Located in one of the most culturally and historically diverse cities of the world, Fatih University offers a unique set of M.A Programs in Area Studies, with its faculty coming from a multilingual and multi-national background, with a rich fieldwork experience in the Balkans, European Union and the Middle East.
Comprehensive and interdisciplinary in nature, the M.A program in Balkan Studies combines teaching of relevant multi-disciplinary academic literature on the Balkans and methodological expertise in their fields of study to analyze contemporary Balkan societies.
Content of the Program
The duration of the program is two academic years. The first year consists of three obligatory and four elective courses, to be concluded by a graduate seminar and writing of a Master’s thesis in the second year.
Students are encouraged to take two of the elective courses from the language courses category. Students who fulfil the necessary academic criteria can graduate at the end of the third semester.
Collaboration with other universities
Fatih University participates in exchange programs with the following universities, which allow the students of the Balkan Studies for a wider choice of specialisations in their chosen field of study:
- “Hëna e Plotë” (Beder) University (Albania), International Burch University, University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Prishtina University (Kosovo), St. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje (Macedonia).
Qualifications for Admission
Applicants must possess a B.A. degree in History, International Relations, Political Science, Sociology or a relevant disciplinary specialization in social and political sciences, proficiency in English (TOEFL- IBT 66), two reference letters, a letter of intent demonstrating a strong motivation, affinity with and ability for scholarly research.
Tuition and Scholarships
Current rate for 2-year M.A. program is TL 15,750 (app. € 4.700). Fatih University has a wide range of scholarship options including full scholarship for successful students. For further details in scholarships, please see http://sbe.fatih.edu.tr/?indirimler&language=EN
The Master’s programmes in Balkan and Middle Eastern Studies prepare students for work in a variety of sectors. In addition to an academic career, graduates can find employment in policy-making positions at relevant ministries, non-profit organisations and think tanks as well as positions in socio-cultural sectors.
For detailed information: http://sbe.fatih.edu.tr/
For online applications: http://sbe.fatih.edu.tr/?newapplication&language=EN
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