Programs of History

Objectives

  • To show the students both historical and current relations of the academic studies that they will carry out and to ensure that the students are informed about the international studies.
  • To ensure that the students make scientific contribution to the field of history.
  • To give the students academic discipline through the master’s program.
  • To provide the students with academic information concerning the selection, classification and determination of scientific study-research subjects.

Mission

The master’s program of the Department of History initiated the education and training in association with the Institute of Social Sciences in 2007-2008. The students of the department take 16-credit (40 Ects) compulsory and 8-credit (20 Ects) elective courses in one year. In addition to this, each student takes a seminar course in both semesters with regard to the era that they are interested in. The education and training are carried on with a interdisciplinary approach.

Vision

The department of history has adopted as a principle to understand and clarify the human in the context of interdisciplinary relations with an approach based on the expressions of “History is the tragedy of human” and “Everything that concerns human concerns us”. It attaches importance to teach how to search the history rather than historical knowledge.

For Turkish Citizens-Master's Degree Programmes for MA/MS

Admission Requirements:

  • 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

Admission Requirements:

  • 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

Admission Requirements:

  • 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.