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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
  • Epistemology
  • Metaphysics
  • 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

Programme structure

The programme is a two-year Master’s Degree is taught in English.

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Career opportunities

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.

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