Tuition fee US$21,500 per year
Application fee TRY 360 one-time

Non-Refundable Application Fee

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Our BA in History program has a duration of 4 years, is taught in English, and offers a supportive learning environment of small class sizes, excellent professors, and academic and extra-curricular support services for international students (Careers Services, International Office, Counselling, Student Clubs, Office of Learning and Teaching and more).

Our History students gain a better understanding of the world and its history and develop critical thinking and writing skills by exploring textual and visual materials.

Lectures are supplemented with field trips, screenings of films, and distinguished guest lecturers from Turkey and abroad.

The department offers courses in:

  • History and Visual Culture of the Byzantine
  • Ottoman, Modern Turkish, Arab, Russian, and European Worlds
  • Ancient languages such as Greek, Latin, and Ottoman Turkish.
  • Archaeology, Art and Architectural History of the Mediterranean, Europe, and the Middle East from the Archaeology and History of Art Department.

Elective courses include:

  • history of modern diplomacy
  • history of ideologies
  • gender, culture and politics, and state and society in the Middle East.

The faculty participates in and organizes international conferences and workshops, and pursues research in archives and at archaeological sites in Turkey and abroad. We cooperate closely with the Koç University Anatolian Civilizations Research Center in Beyoğlu. Our students benefit from its specialized research library, conferences, and seminars, as well as the expertise of its in-residence international fellows.

Students who are interested in advancing their Ottoman language and paleography have an opportunity to participate in the Harvard-Koç Ottoman Language Summer School in Cunda, Ayvalık.

Programme structure

Programme curriculum

Career opportunities

History majors can seek careers in a variety of areas such as government, business, the cultural sector, publishing, broadcasting, and journalism or continue their studies at the graduate level to become scholars.