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Archaeology and History of Art

Koc University

24 months
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The Department of Archaeology and History of Art (ARHA) at Koc University offers a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of archaeology, the history of art and visual culture, late antique and Byzantine studies, cultural heritage management, museum studies, and maritime archaeology.


The courses in this Archaeology and History of Art program at Koc University cover a wide historical and geographical scope including prehistoric Anatolia, the Greek and Roman Empires, the Late Antique period, the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, and the modern period and introduce the students to recent theories and methodologies in archeology and art history.

Active engagement in the study of archeology and art and architectural history is integral to our curriculum and ranges from hands-on training in methods of analysis and conservation in the university’s laboratories to field trips to archaeological sites and architectural monuments, museum visits, and participation in conferences and workshops organized by Turkish and international visiting scholars and specialists.

Students are further encouraged to participate in one of our archaeological excavation projects during the summer, conduct internships at museums or cultural heritage organizations, and participate in workshops in Turkey and abroad. They are also encouraged to take courses essential to their area of interest or specialization in the field of Digital Humanities and in Languages of the Mediterranean and Anatolian worlds, such as Greek, Latin, Hittite, Luwian and Ottoman Turkish.


ARHA’s multidisciplinary educational approach provides a wide range of employment opportunities for their students, including in museums and cultural heritage organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Archaeological Methods and Theory
  • Advanced Historiography and Theory of Art History
  • Modern Historiography of the Late Antique/Byzantine Worlds
  • Museum Studies & Cultural Heritage Management
  • Anatolian Civilization I - Neolithic to Late Bronze Age
  • Anatolian Civilization II - Iron Age to Roman
  • Anatolian Civilization III - Late Roman to Byzantine
  • Anatolian Civilization IV - Ottoman to Recent

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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General requirements

  • Transcripts (B.A. and M.A. when applicable); you must have a 3.00 GPA for MA Applications.
  • GRE or the results of the Turkish ALES (equally weighted scores given preference)
  • English proficiency exam
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing sample, at least eight pages long.
  • Three recommendation letters are required for M.A. applications.
  • A short list of candidates will be invited for an interview, either in person or through Skype. There will be short readings given prior to the interviews.

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  • If you are offered admission into the program you will also automatically receive a scholarship offer (full tuition waiver).

Living costs for Istanbul

2000 - 3240 TRY /month
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