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Design, Technology and Society

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About

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.

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Overview

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. 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 12 April (Pre-application Deadline).

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

20 - 30 alternative credits
  • With thesis - 7 credit courses (3 required and 4 elective), amounting to a minimum of 20 credits in total.
  • Without thesis - The non-thesis MDes Program, with a graduation project, consists of a total of 10 courses, amounting to a minimum of 30 credits.

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
154 (quantitative)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Minimum GPA of 3.00/4.00.

Proof of English language proficiency:

  • TOEFL: IBT min. 80, CBT min. 213, PBT min. 550
  • ÜDS: min. 87
  • KPDS: min. 87
  • YDS: min. 80
Standardized tests:
  • ALES: min. 70 equally weighted (EA); min. 80  for PhD applicants without a masters degree
  • GRE: min. 685/154 Quantitative (for non-Turkish citizens)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Koç University prides itself in offering extensive scholarship packages for high caliber graduate students that meet our selective admissions criteria.

To be considered for a scholarship:

  • Complete and submit the online application form for your program of interest with all the required documents. There are no separate scholarship forms
  • Submitting an application without the required exam scores (GRE, TOEFL) significantly diminishes your admission chances and therefore your scholarship chances.
  • All applications are evaluated on the academic merits of the candidate and not financial need.

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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