Design, Technology and Society, M.A. | Koc University | Istanbul, Turkey
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Design, Technology and Society

24 months
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The graduate program in Design, Technology and Society from Koc University aims to provide students with an opportunity to acquire an applied, theoretical, and critical understanding of interactive communication, experience design and service design, and to develop as researchers and practitioners.


Ongoing technological developments offer a wide range of opportunities for the creative industries. In the fundamental fields of the global market where creative industries can grow – design, film production, music, animation, interactive media, computer games, digital advertisement, gastronomy and cultural heritage – the creative industries need scholars and professionals who can use interdisciplinary thinking skills to develop new approaches for the utilization of technologies and digital products. 

All over the world, there is an expanding need for experts who can creatively manage the convergence of different communication platforms, who can analyze, anticipate and address the changing needs and expectations of individuals as consumers or as citizens.

More so than in the past, creative industries in today’s world comprise increasingly complex components and processes in terms of form, function, material and production. 

Key features

  • Consequently, it is becoming more important to acquire an interdisciplinary understanding of new concepts of the 21st century, such as interaction design, experience design, and service design.
  • The graduate program in Design, Technology and Society from Koc University which combines applied design, social and behavioral sciences, computation, and experimental design requires an extensive understanding of human cognition, emotions, and perceptions; of systems and informatics; of the history and philosophy of science; of technology, and information. Therefore, close collaboration between the disciplines of design, computing, psychology, sociology, history and media studies is imperative.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Practicum
  • Interdisciplinary Research Methods
  • Design Thinking For Interactivity
  • Children’s Books
  • Philosophy of Technology


Graduates from the fields of design, engineering and the social sciences will be accepted into the programs.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


20 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
154 (quantitative)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Link to online CV (web page or PDF file download)
  • Link to online portfolio (if applicable)
  • ALES/GRE scores
  • TOEFL/ E-YDS/ YDS/ YÖKDİL scores
  • GPA

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD per year during 24 months.

Thesis: scholarship, full tuition waiver


  • national: 67500 TL (7625 USD)
  • international: 9800 USD

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.


Scholarships and funding opportunities are available for qualified candidates, through Koç University and/or externally funded research projects. Decisions regarding a candidate’s suitability for financial aid will be made on an individual basis.

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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