Programs of Biology
Both undergraduate and graduate programmes in English Language and Literature are designed to study literature, history, philosophy, religion, arts, politics and social life pertaining to British Culture in particular and Western world at large. The courses aim at enabling students to engage in multi-disciplinary study by providing input in fields such as established literary and cultural traditions, contemporary and popular culture, and critical theory.
The principal aim of the department is to enable students to have the opportunity to study and analyse various literary and critical pieces by taking courses in four major literary genres. In addition to carrying out generic analysis, students are also encouraged to examine the social context and to trace the historical, cultural and philosophical background reflected in the works. Apart from literature and culture courses, the department also offers courses in linguistics and translation studies to increase students’ language competency and awareness. In order to improve their research and academic writing skills, the students are to take rhetorics and research techniques.
With the advent of Turkey’s determination to join European Union, the interest in teaching English language and literature, engaging in international affairs and carrying out editorial work has grown. The Department of Western Languages and Literatures intends to form a cultural bridge between European Union and Turkey through its well-trained students, all qualified with the required language and communicative skills as well as the capacity to ease Turkey’s adaptation process.
For Turkish Citizens-Master's Degree Programmes for MA/MS
- Holding an undergraduate degree
- Having a minimum score of 55 from ALES (Examination for Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education) in the test type the programme applied for; or an equaling score from GRE or GMAT
- Applicants are required to have a minimum score of 50 from UDS or KPDS (Governmental Foreign Language Proficiency Test) in one of the English, French or German languages; or must have an equaling score from the exams specified by the Committee of Higher Education.
For Turkish Citizens-Doctorate Degree Programmes
- Holding either an undergraduate or post graduate degree
- Having a minimum score of 55 from ALES (Examination for Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education) in the part of the programme applied for; or an equaling score from GRE or GMAT
- Applicants must have a minimum score of 50 from UDS or KPDS (Governmental Foreign Language Proficiency Test) in one of the languages of English, French or German; or must have an equaling score from the exams specified by the Committee of Higher Education.
- With undergraduate degree applications, applicants should have a minimum score of 70 from ALES in the test type of the programme applied for; or an equaling score from GRE or GMAT. With TUS (National Test of Speciality in Medicine) score applications to Health Sciences Institute, minimum basic medicine score of 50 is required from TUS for the graduates of Faculty Medicine.
For International Students-Master's Degree Programmes
- Holding either a bachelor's or a master's degree.
The applications of international students from countries that have a cultural agreement with Turkey, or from Turkish and Relative Communities are evaluated by taking the reference letters, grade point average, the courses they have taken during their master's studies or undergraduate studies and other personal documents into consideration by the related main branch directorate and the applicants whose scientific proficiency level is evaluated as "satisfying" may be accepted to masters programmes they applied for.
The foreign language for international students is Turkish. The foreign applicants who get the required score from the Test of Turkish Language Proficiency, conducted by an academic jury of three, who are chosen by the board of chairs of the related institution, are eligible to continue the master's or doctorate programme. The ones who fail the language exam are considered as "on leave" for one year in order to learn Turkish language. Students who fail Turkish Language Proficiency Test within one year's time lose their registration right to masters or doctorate programmes.
In addition to the Turkish Language Proficiency Test, foreign applicants who apply for programmes where the medium of instruction is another foreign language are given an oral exam in that language as well. The applicants who fail in this exam are given one year's time to improve that language. The applicants who fail the language test in the given time lose their registration right. There is a requirement of ALES for international students with an undergraduate or master's degree; however there is no requirement for a minimum score of 55.
There is no ALES requirement for international students holding a bachelor's or master's degree from foreign universities.