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MAPhilosophy and Social Thought

Tuition fee ₺20,500.00 per programme
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MA in Philosophy and Social Thought Program is designed as a centre for philosophical research and education aiming to provide students with a strong background in the history of philosophy and to focus on the ways in which art theory and social and political thought intersect in modern society.
The Program offers students the possibility of working in two different but related conceptual frameworks: ‘Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Social Sciences,’ and ‘Philosophical Perspectives on Art and Technology.’ Both fields will seek to construct a community of researchers whose main concern is to understand philosophy not as an argumentative skill but as a practice deeply informed by ethics and thoroughly embedded in cultural history. Students are expected to reread and comment on the classics of philosophy and approach contemporary problems from this perspective.
Concentration in ‘Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Social Sciences’ takes social science to be part of the domain it intends to explore and thus contained within social and political thought. This reflexive stance suggests a study of methodology that takes the socio-political background of science into serious consideration, and an approach to political philosophy as a practice informed and mediated by social sciences. The area designated as ‘Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Social Sciences’ intends therefore to constructively combine these two fields.

Programme structure

The MA Program in Philosophy and Social Thought is a two-year graduate program. The first two semesters are devoted to courses (totalling 7 courses and 1 non-credit research seminar). In the next two semesters students take thesis courses, then prepare and defend their MA theses.
15 elective courses (each 3 credits) and 1 non-credit seminar will be offered during the first year. The students must complete a total of 21 credits and pass one non-credit seminar before they proceed to the thesis stage. Subsequently, students will attend two non-credit thesis courses.
Courses are conducted on weekdays, between 3:00-6:00 p.m. and 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Students who enroll in cross-listed courses from undergraduate programs are obliged to attend the courses at the times specified for undergraduates. Such courses will include extended reading materials, separate exams and assignments for graduate students.
MA in Philosophy and Social Thought is a bilingual program, conducted in both English and Turkish.

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Application deadline
Nov 14, 2018 23:59
Europe/Istanbul time
Apply now! Winter 2019
Application start
Nov 14, 2018
Application deadline
Jan 17, 2019 23:59
Europe/Istanbul time

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States