Course Catalog


The Turkish Studies MA program at Sabancı University is the first interdisciplinary graduate program in Turkey with English language instruction. With a highly flexible curriculum, which capitalizes on the intellectual and scholarly resources available at one of Turkey's leading private universities, the Turkish Studies MA program offers its students a broad range of courses in History, Political Science, Economics, Conflict Resolution, European Studies, and Cultural Studies. In addition, the curriculum seeks to meet the needs of the next generation of scholars, policymakers, and practitioners by providing them with necessary skills to analyze, understand, evaluate, and make policies in key areas including foreign, environmental, energy, health, and welfare policies.

There are several possibilities concerning the career prospects of students enrolled in the renewed graduate degree program in Turkish Studies. Graduates of the program will be competitive candidates for Ph.D. programs in various fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The MA degree in Turkish Studies will also enhance the career prospects of students for positions in the public sector (policy-making, bureaucratic and diplomatic service), private sector (international business, media, tourism, etc.), and national and international non-governmental organizations (NGO's).


Course Category Min. ECTS Credits Min. SU Credits Min. Courses
Term Project - - 1
Required Courses - 12 9
Core Electives - 18 6
Free Electives - 3 1
Total 161 33 17

Term Project

An original work on a previously approved topic is called for.

  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     TS 595 MA Term Project 20 0 FASS

Required Courses

The following courses are all required.

  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     GR 501S Academic Practices and Development 7 0 FASS
     GR 502S Academic Practices and Development 2 7 0 FASS
     GR 555S Academic Writing for Graduate Students 7 0 FASS
     POLS 529 Methods and Scope of Political Analysis 10 3 FASS
     POLS 530 Quantitative Research Methods 10 3 FASS
     POLS 550 Turkish Politics 10 3 FASS
     POLS 553 Current Issues in Turkish Politics 10 3 FASS
     TS 500 MA Pro-seminar 5 0 FASS
     TS 590 Internship 5 0 FASS

Core Electives

Minimum 18 SU credits from the pool below.

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Free Electives

Max. 3 SU credits from FASS graduate courses catalog, subject to program coordinator' s approval.

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**Courses in more than one areas are listed in the area according to order of appearence in Summary of Degree Requirements list. That is, if a course is both area elective and core elective,then it is listed in core elective courses list.

***Undergraduate courses are not listed in graduate area requirements even if they are among them.

****Since graduation requirements may change dependent to the enrollment year to the University, we advise our students who enrolled at SU in previous years and still continue their education, to track their graduation requirements completion via Information System - Degree Evaluation.