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Masters Program in Humanities and Social Sciences

The Humanities and Social Sciences masters program aims to present a research platform for students who have completed a university degree in natural or social sciences and wish to specialize on a subject in humanities or social sciences. With an interdisciplinary orientation the program welcomes students from diverse academic fields.

The main objective is to help students acquire an interdisciplinary vision in social sciences and prepare prospective PhD candidates for their future research and academic life.  The students are expected to write a thesis and will be guided prior to the course-election process in a specific area of their choice: sociology, history or philosophy.

The Humanities and Social Sciences masters program wishes to meet a high-quality education standard and aims to provide the students with a sense of academic empowerment.  The program encourages candidates to fulfill the needs and expectations of a globalizing world and Turkey in accession to the European Union by offering an intellectual environment and by equipping them with essential academic tools.  Furthermore, the program concentrates on training prospective graduates to enable them to fill a wide-range of positions in public or private sectors.

Academic Unit: Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Type: Master Program: English

Level Of Qualification: This is a Second Cycle (Master’s Degree) Program

Qualification Awarded: The students who successfully complete the program are awarded the degree of Master of Arts (M.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences M.A. Program (English)

Mode Of Study: Full-Time

Specific Admission Requirements: Together with ALES examination, cumulative GPA in BA degree there is an interview. The applicant should also meet the specific English language requirement of the program (KPDS 80/ÜDS 80/TOEFL 96).

Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning: Having a BA degree from a social sciences discipline is an important reason for consideration. Applicants from arts, engineering or natural sciences departments can also apply but are expected to have a certain level of social sciences background.

Qualification Requirements And Regulations: In order to be qualified all courses should be passed and a master thesis should be written in accordance with academic standarts in English.

Profile Of The Programme: The
 Humanities
 and
 Social
 Sciences
 MA
 programme
 aims
 to
 present
 a
 research
 platform
 to
 those
 students
 who
 have
 completed
 a
 university
 degree
 in
 natural
 or
 social
 sciences
 and
 wish
 to
 specialize
 on
 a
 subject
 in
 humanities
 or
 social
 sciences.

Occupational Profiles Of Graduates With Examples: The
 Humanities
 and
 Social
 Sciences
 MA
 programme
 contributes
 to
 a
 quality
 of
 higher
 education
 and
 empowerment.
 The
 programme
 encourages
 candidates
 to
 fulfill
 the
 needs
 and
 expectations
 of
 a
 globalizing
 world
 and
 of
 Turkey
 in
 accession
 to
 the
 European
 Union
 by
 offering
 and
 intellectual
 environment
 and
 equpping
 them
 with
 essential
 academic
 tools.
 Furthermore,
 the
 programme
 concentrates
 on
 training
 prospective
graduates
to
enable
them
to
fill
a
wide‐range
of
positions
in
the
 public
or
private
sectors.

Access To Further Studies: Completing the degree gives the right to the student to apply for a PhD degree in a related social science program.

Examination Regulations Assessment And Grading: A variety of academic measuring techniques will be used such as term papers, weekly assignments, take-home exams, presentations, mid- term exams and/or final exams.

Graduation Requirements: The
 students
 are
 expected
 to
 write
 a 
MA thesis
 and
 will
 be
 guided
 prior
 to
 the
 course
 selection
 process
 in
 a
 specific
 area
 of
 their
choice:
 sociology, 
history 
or 
philosophy.