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MAMedia and Communication Systems*

Tuition fee ₺28,950.00 per programme
Application fee $100.00 one-time
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It has been one year since we established our program aiming at analyzing, understanding and critiquing the media-society relations on domestic as well as global levels. In the mean time, we added “production” dimension to analysis and critique.
We have established strong partnerships with prominent media groups, research companies and NGOs. Our students who follow our non-thesis (project) track will spend one year of their studies in one of these institutions to realize a project toward their degrees. Those who are involved in thesis track are spending a semester either working in an NGO, doing research in a research company or taking courses in United Kingdom.

Our main goal is to render Media and Communication Systems MA Program into a center in which high quality academic work is produced while conveying it beyond the borders of academy, opening it to the world.

Our program, located in Santral Campus, offers rich international opportunities to our students through Laureate International Universities Network and extensive ERASMUS connections.

Programme structure

The Master of Arts Program in Media and Communication Systems is a two-year graduate program with thesis or project.

MA with thesis: In the first two semesters of the program, students have to take the following courses: Media Theory I & II, Seminar I & II and either Quantitative Research Methods or Qualitative Research Methods. In addition to these obligatory courses, students have to take four elective courses. Two of these elective courses have to be MED courses while the other two can be from any other graduate program at BİLGİ. In addition to the courses it offers, the Master of Arts Program in Media and Communication Systems encourages its students to take courses from different fields because of the multidisciplinary nature of media studies. Students who complete their coursework can start writing their thesis from the third semester onwards.

MA with project: The same coursework structure delineated above also applies to this option. Students who enroll in this program take the Seminar I & II courses in order to create media content in a different structure. In their third semester students take the Media Workshop course and with this, they start to work on their MA Project. In the context of Media Workshop and MA Project courses the students are directed towards suitable Program Partners and finish their projects in these institutions. The MA Project is presented both as media content and a written project report. After defending their project in front of a jury, the students gain the right to get their MA degree.

Courses are conducted on weekdays, core courses between the hours of 19:00-22:00, elective courses between the hours of 15:00-18:00 or 19:00-22:00.

MA in Media and Communication Systems is a bilingual program, offering students the chance to write their thesis in either Turkish or English.

Apply now! Fall semester 2019
Application deadline
Nov 14, 2018 23:59
Europe/Istanbul time
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 20, 2019
Apply now! Commence year 2019
Application deadline
Jan 16, 2019 23:59
Europe/Istanbul time
Studies commence
Feb 13, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States