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MScTurkish Studies

Tuition fee $18,000.00 per year


MATS, the Turkish Studies MA program at Sabancı University, is the first such interdisciplinary graduate program in Turkey with English language instruction. Its primary purpose is to meet the growing international demand for knowledge about and a deeper understanding of Turkey. With a highly flexible curriculum that capitalizes on the intellectual and scholarly resources available at one of Turkey’s leading private universities, MATS offers students a broad range of courses in History, Political Science, Economics, Cultural Studies, Conflict Resolution, and Visual Arts. In addition, the curriculum also seeks to meet the needs of those international students who wish to learn or improve their command of the Turkish language. Also available are a number of other language courses, including, for example, Ottoman Turkish, Arabic, Persian or Kurdish.

Programme structure

Sabancı University’s Graduate Program in History concentrates on Ottoman and Modern Turkish History. It aims to foster fresh, unbiased and critical visions of the Ottoman-Turkish past that are informed by the novel theoretical insights and comparative sensibilities characterizing leading-edge practice in historical studies. In its innovative and comprehensive approach to the field of Ottoman and Modern Turkish field of studies, the History Programs benefits from the wide-ranging professional capabilities of its academic staff as well as from the interdisciplinary make-up of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The separate MA and PhD trajectories in the program are envisaged as constituing a total and integral course of study that promotes research in diverse areas ranging from political and legal to intellectual and cultural history as well as nationalism studies.

Career opportunities

The program offers several advancement possibilities. Graduates will be competitive candidates for PhD programs in various fields of the Humanities and the Social Sciences, including especially History and Political Science (as already borne out by our still very young alumni placement record). The MA degree in Turkish Studies is also likely to enhance the career prospects of students for positions in the public sector (diplomacy and various bureaucratic careers), the private sector (international business, media, tourism), and international ngo’s.

Apply now! Commence year 2019
Application deadline
Sep 1, 2019 23:59
Europe/Istanbul time
Studies commence
Nov 4, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States