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History and Theory of Architecture

24 months
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The History and Theory of Architecture program at Yildiz Technical University aims to educate historians of architecture able to work with international equivalent Academic institutions in the field of history of architecture, to carry out research projects within the framework of critical contribution to world architecture and turkish architecture.


The History and Theory of Architecture program at Yildiz Technical University outcomes:

  • It has a high level of knowledge and comprehension that provides the necessary basis for architecture, preservation and restoration fields based on competency achieved in undergraduate level.
  • It has the critical awareness on problems concerning the nature of knowledge, its resources, production and verification in the interfaces between fields of history and theory and architecture/planning/designing and other areas.
  • In vocational graduate program, it offers the necessary cognitive and practical abilities for vocational practice competency in the field of history and theory of architecture.
  • It applies the obtained knowledge, comprehension and problem solving abilities in new and extra-ordinary situations for larger, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and ultra-disciplinary contexts.
  • It shares the findings and results of a study and its underlying knowledge and rationale with expert and non-expert groups clearly and systematically in the field of history and theory of architecture.
  • It uses computer software at the level required for its field as well as information and communication technologies interactively at an advanced level.
  • It conducts an academic study systematically and critically, while it conducts an academic dialogue for its critical and categorical results; it presents papers at national and international circles.
  • Career

    Master architect that has a specialization in History and theory of architecture.

    Programme Structure

    Course include:
    • Ornamentation in architecture
    • Turkish in world architecture and art
    • Ottoman language
    • Issues about the Ottoman Architecture
    • European architecture
    • contemporary architecture
    • Contemporary Architecture in Turkey
    • Antique and Byzantine Architecture
    • History of Building Technology

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 24 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


    90 ECTS
    • The graduate students in this program must complete a minimum of 21 local credits (7 courses), a seminar course and a thesis; they must be successful in all of the courses with a minimum achievement grade of CB, must have completed 90-120 ECTS credits and have scored a minimum CGPA of 2.50/4.00 to qualify for graduation.


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GRE admission requirements GRE®
    149 (quantitative)

    English requirements

    TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • To study in the graduate programs, the students are required to take an exam called “ALES” (Academic Personnel and Graduate Education Exam), which is also administered by ÖSYM, and submit this score with their application. GRE or GMAT can also be a substitute of ALES. The applicants have to meet additional program requirements defined by the universities.
      • In Turkey, the universities have the right to define the admission criteria themselves and these admission criteria have to be approved by Higher Education Council of Turkey (YÖK). 

    Tuition Fee

    Living costs for Istanbul

    2000 - 3240 TRY /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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