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Biological Anthropology

24 months
5000 USD/year
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Biological Anthropology is an interdisciplinary field of science that combines methodological research along with integrating laboratory-based and field-based research. Biological Anthropology focuses on the study of human’s biological domain. The program is offered at Yeditepe University.


Key facts

The core focus of Biological Anthropology is Human Skeletal Remains recovered from Archaeological Sites. These human remains are found in different types of graves/tombs from any type of archaeological period. These remains can dates as early as 400,000 BC when Neanderthals first started to bury their dead; or when farming started in the Near East around 12.000 BC, or the beginning of state formation the Hittite Civilization; and until very recent historical periods.

The skeletal remains are analyzed to answer several questions that will help reconstruct diet, health and population affinities in the past. This is important especially when there are no written resources about our vast and long human past.

This new masters program in Biological Anthropology will be a unique study not only in Istanbul but all over Turkey, as this new type of study is highly specialized and not available everywhere in Turkey. This program is unique in its incorporation for the first time the Department of Genetics and Bioengineering at Yeditepe University, where laboratory research and DNA analysis will be conducted jointly. Students of this master program in Biological Anthropology will have hand-on training in the extraction and sequencing of DNA from human archaeological skeletal remains. This is most needed for the evaluation of age, sex in relation to paleopathological conditions that existed in the past; thus making it possible in the reconstruction of past populations’ diet and health.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Osteology
  • Funerary OsteoArchaeology
  • Advanced Skeletal Analysis
  • Paleopathology of Human Remains
  • Dental Paleopathology
  • Research and Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • On-line application form
  • Bachelor degree in a related field
  • Transcripts
  • Copy of your passport
  • Photo
  • English Language Certificate TOEFL (66) or YDS (55)
  • CV.
  • Note: Master degree applicants are not required to obtain a TOEFL before they apply,instead they can take our Proficiency exam. If students dont acquire 55 out of 100 in the Proficiency Exam, they will be automatically placed in our Preparatory School.

Tuition Fee

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    5000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Istanbul

2000 - 3240 TRY /month
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