M.A. On Campus


Bogazici University

24 months
569 EUR/year
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The Graduate Program in History from Bogazici University aims to train the student in productive scholarship and for effective teaching. The program provides the student with the theoretical and methodological tools for historical research and analysis, and encourages comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives.


The areas of specialization of the History program from Bogazici University offered include Ancient, Ottoman/Turkish, European (including the Byzantine Empire), Asian History, and the History of Art and Architecture. The areas of specialization in Ottoman/Turkish, European and Asian History focus on the political, social, economic, and cultural aspects of medieval, the early modern, and modern periods of the respective areas. 

What you'll study

The concentration in Byzantine History within the area of specialization in European History focuses on the social and economic history of the Byzantine Empire and its interrelationships with Western Europe and the Middle East. 

The area of specialization in Ancient History focuses on the ancient history and archaeology of Anatolia within the matrix of the eastern Mediterranean region. The specialization in the History of Art and Architecture focuses on the art, visual culture and material environment of the Eastern Mediterranean, concentrating on the Seljuk and Ottoman heritage within their broader cultural, social, political, and aesthetic context.

Degree requirements

Students in the M.A. Program are expected to achieve competence in graduate research. The program also provides the department with evidence for the evaluation of those who wish to apply to the Ph.D. program. Students of the M.A. Program in History are required to take 24 credits of coursework spread over two semesters, and the submission and defense of an M.A. thesis. The students of the M.A. Program in History are expected to know the language(s) of their area of specialization.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historiography
  • Method and Theory in the History of Art, Architecture and Visual Culture
  • Method & Theory in Archeology
  • M.A. Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


122 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA: 2.75/4.00
  • GRE / GMAT: ALES Equal Weight 60 or Verbal 60 or [GRE Quantitative score of 149 and GRE Verbal score of 149 and Analytical Writing score of 3.5] is accepted.
  • Official Transcript
  • An undergraduate degree diploma or a graduation document.
  • Statement of Purpose: Required, Written in English, double spaced, not exceeding 4 pages, stating research interest. Candidates applying to English preparatory class may write their Statement of Purpose in Turkish.
  • Reference letter: Two letters

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    569 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 569 EUR per year during 24 months.

International: 5940.00 TL/year

Living costs for Istanbul

2000 - 3240 TRY /month
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