The media has become an important determinant of the processes of communication we encounter in our daily lives. To understand, to explain and to in times of necessity - manipulate media and these processes of communication requires an interdisciplinary approach encompassing disciplines ranging from political science to psychology.

Today, the speed of change in both communication technologies and our daily-life practices augment the need for professionals, who are specialized in the field of communications, who are critical and who will use their knowledge and capabilities with ethical responsibilities.

In this respect, the aim of the offered masters program is to produce graduates who:

  • Acknowledge the importance of freedom of expression in social, political and aesthetic spheres; realize the value of critical thinking and ethical liability in all forms of communication and act accordingly,
  • Have a full grasp of the theoretical background congruent with the field`s interdisciplinary characteristic; possess research and practice-oriented problem-solving skills; capably transform all these assets into theoretical contributions to the field through their analytical thinking,
  • Can contribute to the emerging approaches and discussions in the subfields of communication such as radio, television, internet, journalism, public communication, film and video, advertising, public relations,
  • Are knowledgeable as much about consumption/interpretation processes as production processes of messages produced in different forms of communication; hence, can transform their knowledge into public service through the citizenry responsibility of being media literate,
  • Can closely follow and be pro-active about the changes in communication technologies and their effects on our daily lives,
  • Are equipped with attributes that will enable them to respond to local and international demands with a qualified and responsible understanding of communication.

Courses

  • MCS 507 Crossroads in Communication Studies
  • MCS 501 Research Methods in Communication Studies
  • MCS 595 Seminar
  • MCS 599 Master Thesis

Elective Courses

  • MCS 505 Media, Power and Politics in Turkey
  • MCS 509 Advanced Topics in Media Theory and Research
  • MCS 553 Media, Ideology and Representation
  • MCS 554 Space, Identity and The Media
  • MCS 555 Gender, Media, and Politics
  • MCS 556 Globalization, Communication, and The New Media Order
  • MCS 558 Film and Visual Theory
  • MCS 559 Film Analysis and Criticism
  • MCS 560 Contemporary World Cinema
  • MCS 563 Semiotics, Psychoanalysis and Cinema
  • MCS 564 Discourse Analysis
  • MCS 565 The Political Economy of Media
  • MCS 567 Digital Media Theory and Practice
  • MCS 568 Alternative Media
  • MCS 562 Selected Issues in IMC
  • MCS 566 IMC Principles and Practices

Application Requirements for International Students

Who can apply?

  • Foreign nationals
  • Blue Card holders (Turkish citizens by birth, but released from citizenship by the Ministry of the Internal Affairs, and who can certify that their minor children who are registered in that permit are eligible for the rights stated in Law No. 5203)
  • Foreign nationals who became Turkish citizen afterward/dual citizens in the same status
  • Turkish nationals who completed the last three years of their secondary education (high school) in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, (including those who completed their entire secondary education (high school) at Turkish schools in the presence of Ministry of National Education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) before 01 February 2013.
  • Turkish nationals who completed their entire secondary education (high school) in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, (including those who completed their entire secondary education (high school) at Turkish schools in the presence of Ministry of National Education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) after 01 February 2013.
  • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus nationals who reside there and completed their secondary education there having a GCE AL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate.

Who cannot apply?

  • Turkish nationals, who completed their entire secondary education in Turkey or in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
  • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus nationals (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education there having a GCEAL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate)
  • Dual citizens who have a Turkish citizenship by birth. (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus/ those who completed their entire secondary education at Turkish schools in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus)
  • Dual citizens who have a Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus citizenship (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education there having a GCEAL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate)
  • Turkish nationals or dual citizens, who have a Turkish citizenship by birth, that attend schools affiliated to the embassies in Turkey, and foreign high schools located in Turkey.
Program taught in:
English

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
Duration
2 years
Full-time
Price
8,500 USD
Payment method: 3 installments /paid per semester
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