• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Gaining the students the methods and approaches necessary for history studies. Developing the skills of acquisition of data, reviewing the literatures and making analyses. Interpreting the historical sources critically in terms of historical method, content and use of sources. 

Developing the skills of use of languages in accordance with professional fields. By means of having the classes from other disciplines, developing different points of view.

History outcomes from BAU

  • Students utilize and analyse Primary Sources in Ottoman
  • Students perform their researches objectively.
  • They gain the ability to do comparative research
  • Students will attain knowledge of other social sciences' methods.
  • Students perform their researches by being loyal to the historical context.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Ottoman Turkish and Primary Sources
  • A Seminar on the Rise of the Ottoman State: From Northwest Anatolia to Thrace, Macedonia and Beyond
  • A Seminar on the Ottoman Urbanization and Architecture (1300-1500)
  • Comparative History of Europe and the Ottoman Empire
  • Ottoman Social and Economical History

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You only need to take one of these tests:

  • 610

    This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 450

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

  • The minimum requirements for acceptance to the History M.A. Program, Institution of Social Sciences are like that: Owning a four-year bachelor's degree. Being successful at written and oral examinations. 
  • Being successful at Scientific Preparatory Program which will be suggested if necessary. Having minimum 55 points at ALES to the relevant type of points (if it is LES the minimum point need to be 45) or GMAT 450, GRE Numerical 610 points.

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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