|Study location||Turkey, Istanbul|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
The Department accepts applications from talented students of diverse academic backgrounds, including different levels of prior experience in philosophy.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Turkish.
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
- You should aim to provide 2 academic references but employer references are also accepted
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
****Please insert your Statement of Purpose(Motivation Letter) in this section. Admissions Committee will not take applications without a Statement of Purpose (Motivation Letter) into consideration. You can also upload the extended version of your Statement of Purpose under checklist documents..****
One of the most important parts of your application is the motivation letter. Its goal is to introduce your background and support your application. In short, its goal is to answer the question:
Write in a clear and logical manner: remember, the way you write and present yourself says a lot about you. Do not plagiarize as this will mean automatic disqualification from the evaluation process.
Some points that may help you answer this question:
Click here to check our How to write a strong Motivation Letter or Statement of Purpose video on YouTube.
• Official Transcripts
• English Language Proficiency:
- TOEFL (for international applicants),
• Standardized tests:
-GRE (for international applicants)
• Written sample
• Writing exam
• Statement of Purpose
• 2 reference letters
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The Department of Philosophy at Koç University produces world-class research, scholarship, and instruction in philosophy and its history. Our graduate program offers a wide range of courses and expert supervision in several specializations, aimed at providing students with the skills necessary for advanced research in philosophy and for pursuing doctoral or professional work at leading international institutions.
Our two-year MA program accepts talented students from diverse academic backgrounds, including different levels of prior experience in philosophy. Students receive training in several core philosophical fields, as well as guidance in the production of a high-quality, original master’s thesis in a chosen specialization. Additionally, the Department offers interdisciplinary training in two of its principal strengths through two certificate programs, the Certificate in Ancient Philosophy and the Certificate in Mind & Language.
Research areas covered in the department include:
- Feminist philosophy
- Contemporary French Philosophy
- Ethics and Value Theory
- Social and Political Philosophy
- History of Turkish Thought
- Philosophy of Language, Evolution of Language
- Philosophy Curiosity
- Philosophical Logic, Philosophy of Logic, Logic, Philosophy of Mind,
- Philosophy of Science
- Free Will and Determinism
- Cognitive Science
- Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
- Philosophy of Perception
- Philosophy of Action
- History of Early Analytic Philosophy
- Virtue Ethics
The programme is a two-year Master’s Degree is taught in English.
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The logical and critical reasoning skills developed over the course of a graduate degree in philosophy are applicable to many different fields including higher education, media, public relations, charitable foundations, and civil society.