Building Research and Planning, M.Sc. | Yildiz Technical University | Istanbul, Turkey
24 months
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The students who successfully complete the program are awarded the degree of Master of Science (M.S.) in M.Sc. Programme in Building Research and Planning at Yildiz Technical University.


Changes in both technological opportunities and changes in needs of users resulted in spatial variations and different building types. Along with this development different areas of specialization have emerged.

In this context basic area of focus of Building Research and Planning Program  from Yildiz Technical University, is especially questioning planning, programming, design, building and management of complex building types and helping in defining criteria for these phases.

On the other hand a concept that this century that we are witnessing brings forth is taking into account built environment in terms of sustainability. Program gives specialization in building types and sustainability. 

Every term, the building types that will be taught are defined by taking students’ opinion. The student takes courses on defined building type, in courses connects with specialists, makes design and research.

Occupational Profiles Of Graduates 

  • Master architect that has a specialization in a specific building type.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Building Project 
  • Function-Relationship Analysis
  • Sustainable Architecture 
  • Tourism Buildings 
  • Architectural Design And Discourse
  • Sustainable Architecture, Critical Approach
  • Conversion of Use in Buildings
  • Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


125 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
149 (quantitative)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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