The Master’s program in Cultural Studies at Sabanci University fosters an open intellectual atmosphere where students and academic staff engage with ongoing debates on critical issues of cultural politics in Turkey and around the world in the era of neo-liberal globalism.
The program’s core staff are involved in a wide range of research projects and public platforms, both national and international. Particular strengths of the program include ethnographic and interpretive methodologies, and collaboration across disciplines on the following research themes:
Students in the Master’s program can pursue two degree pathways. All students are expected to complete one year of intensive seminars. During the second year, students who are interested in research or academic careers can opt to work on a research theme of their own choice, under the supervision of a faculty member. Such students are expected to write a well-argued thesis, subject to evaluation by a thesis committee. Examples of recent MA research topics by students include:
Students who desire enhanced specialization for careers in culture industries or non-governmental organizations can choose the non-thesis path. Such students are expected to fulfill their MA requirements by undertaking an additional semester of seminar work, subject to the approval and supervision of an academic committee.
You can apply until:
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You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:
This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a minimum required score range.
Minimum required Quantitative Reasoning score:
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International students can apply for a graduate degree program at Sabanci University with the following required documents.
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