Overview

ŞEHİR History MA Program provides an innovative, flexible, and interdisciplinary context for the study of the past. Designed primarily to prepare students for PhD-level work in history, humanities and social sciences, the program helps students develop their research, writing and teaching skills. In addition, it provides an excellent background for alternative careers in teaching, library and archival work, government service, historical preservation, and allied research fields. The program taught in English is particularly strong in the fields of Islamic and Ottoman/Turkish history.

History

ŞEHİR History MA Program provides an innovative, flexible, and interdisciplinary context for the study of the past. Designed primarily to prepare students for PhD-level work in history, humanities and social sciences, the program helps students develop their research, writing and teaching skills. In addition, it provides an excellent background for alternative careers in teaching, library and archival work, government service, historical preservation, and allied research fields. The program taught in English is particularly strong in the fields of Islamic and Ottoman/Turkish history.

At ŞEHİR History, you will learn how to work with primary and secondary sources and to interpret them critically. You will also gain a thorough understanding of different schools of historical interpretation and experiment with them. Students are encouraged to build coherent arguments and express their thoughts lucidly and coherently. During the course of the program, you will gain experience in giving oral presentations in an educational setting, making use of appropriate audio-visual techniques and possibilities, and will be provided with the skillset you need for a doctoral program in history or humanities and the pursuit of your academic career.

Prof. Tufan Buzpınar
Program Coordinator, History Graduate Programs

Program Outcomes

Students who graduate with an M.A. in History should be able

  1. To recognize the theories and methodologies commonly used in the discipline of history.
  2. To understand the basic assumptions, advantages, and limitations of major schools of historical interpretations.
  3. To recognize historians’ role in shaping the images of the past and the role of contemporary political, social, economic, and cultural contexts in shaping historians’ perspective.
  4. To conduct historical research based on appropriate and critical use of primary sources.
  5. To demonstrate basic proficiency in research methods, asking sensible research questions, pursuing answers carefully, building sensible arguments based on findings (relying on available primary and secondary sources), and expression of findings coherently and clearly.
  6. To demonstrate a degree of competence in the field of either Islamic history or Ottoman/Turkish history as a primary focus.
  7. To develop oral presentation skills, in delivering talks, teaching, or leading class discussions.
  8. To be adequately prepared for doctoral programs in history or humanities, for students who choose to continue their education.

Entry Qualification

Undergraduate diploma (or higher)

GPA minimum: 2,5/4,0 or 65/100.

Language Requirements

English

  • TOEFL IBT 90 (minimum 22 from each band) is required.
  • STEP (SEHIR Test of English Proficiency): 75

Other Requirements

At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.

A motivation letter must be added to your application.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 5, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
Duration
6 semesters
Full-time
Price
8,000 USD
Deadline
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Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
End Date
July 2022
Application deadline

Sep 23, 2019

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