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.