The Turkish Studies MA program at Sabancı University is
the first interdisciplinary graduate
program in Turkey with English language instruction.
Its primary purpose is to meet the
growing international demand for knowledge
about Turkish culture, language, history,
politics, and economy. 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 students
a broad range of courses in History, Political
Science, Economics, and Cultural Studies.
In addition, the curriculum also seeks to meet
the needs of those international students who
wish to learn Turkish language or improve
their existing command of the Turkish language.
There are several possibilities concerning the
career prospects of students enrolled in the
new 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 the
Social Sciences. The MA degree in Turkish
Studies will also enhance the career prospects
of students for positions in the public sector
(diplomatic service and various bureaucratic
careers), the private sector (international business,
media, tourism, etc.), and the
international non-governmental organizations (NGO's).
Within the framework of
the said MA Thesis course, students are expected
to research and write an MA thesis of around
70 pages on a previously submitted and