The English Language Education Master’s Program (with thesis) at Bahcesehir University focuses on the theoretical and practical issues that impact on the teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). It is designed to develop knowledge and critical understanding of recent theories and research in language acquisition and learning, and relate these to the practice of English language pedagogy.


In this program, the students will discuss and apply instructional models and linguistic theories which relate classroom experiences of EFL students to real-life contexts. They will also improve their skills in understanding and conducting research in foreign language education. By the end of the program, the students will get acquainted in becoming a reflective TEFL practitioner, a competent educational researcher and an active member of the international academic and professional TEFL community.

The English Language Education program is offered by the Bahcesehir University. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methods in Education
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Teaching Language Skills
  • Departmental Elective
  • Seminar
  • Departmental Elective
  • Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Only students with B.A. degree in English Language Teaching, English Language and Literature, American Culture and Literature, Linguistics or Translation and Interpreting Departments are eligible for this program.

  • Grade Point Average (GPA) 10% Holding a B.A. degree in English Language Teaching, English Language and Literature, American Culture and Literature, Linguistics or Translation and Interpreting Departments. Bachelor’s degree graduation grade-point average (GPA) will make up 10% of the admission score.
  • Foreign Language (English) 40% Minimum foreign language exam score requirements are stated as; TOEFL-IBT:79; Bahçe?ehir University Proficiency Exam: 80

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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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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