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Tuition fee $6,000 per year
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The Department of History embraces interdisciplinary and comparative approaches. Courses are offered in various subfields in both Turkish-Ottoman and world history. Attention is paid to the latest trends in Turkish and world historiography. The connection between history and social sciences is something that is focused on. In addition to attaining a familiarity with the methodology and resources of history, a literary writing style is something that is also emphasized. Not only do we search for the universal, we are also full of zeal for the local. Although the methods of historical interpretation created in the world at large have provided an irresistable framework, we are aware of our responsibility in developing local and distinctive methods of historiography and introducing them to general historiography. With an erudite academic staff and distinguished students, the Department of History sets out to make a unique contribution to historiography in Turkey.

Programme structure

At the History Department at Istanbul Şehir University, we have an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to history. Paying attention to new trends in Turkish and world historiography, we are opening classes in various subfields of world history, ranging from Ottoman-Turkish history to European, Asian, and American history. We want you to become familiar with historical methodology and resources, along with the methods of the social sciences, and be able to write with in a literary style. Without neglecting the methods of historical interpretation produced in Europe and America, we hope to develop methods for regional history writing and incorporate them into general history. We consider it a responsibility of Turkey’s historiographers to share Turkey’s rich historical material with the world. By training future academics in undergraduate and graduate studies, and by supporting research projects, the History Department at Istanbul Şehir University will offer original contributions to historiography in Turkey.

Career opportunities

History majors may work in national and international institutions, civil society organizations, research centers, various fields in the private sector, and in universities. If you want, you may continue your studies in a master’s program in any discipline; or you may work as a historian or archivist in an institution. After finishing a master’s degree in Secondary School Education (with no thesis), you could become a history teacher in primary or secondary school, or at a teaching center. You might work in an institution uncovering buried documents in the Ministry of Culture, records offices, the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, and their affiliated palaces and courts.

Or after graduation, you may choose to work in the tourism industry or in the world of mass media.

Apply now! Commence year 2019
This is a rolling intake - applications are accepted all year round.
Studies commence
Nov 4, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States