Welcome to METU IR

Department of International Relations, founded in 1984, is one of the leading institutions in international relations in Turkey. The Department offers B.Sc., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. Currently, the Department has 48 full-time academic personnel, including 20 full, associate or assistant professors, 6 lecturers, and 22 research assistants. Courses offered cover issues like international relations theories, international political economy, international law, international organizations, security, migration as well as area studies such as European, Eurasian, Middle Eastern, Asian studies, reflecting the interdisciplinary approach of the Department.


  • 2019-2020 Spring Course List

    The list of courses offered in Spring can be found here.

  • Update regarding IR422 course

    Dear students,


    Please note that the times for the IR422 course offered by Professor Faruk Yalvaç is updated as follows:


    Thursdays 09:40-12:30 in room G102 (instead of Tuesdays 13:40-16:30)