Cultural Studies - With Thesis (Master's)

Program objectives
Program outcomes 
National qualifications matrix
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Graduation requirements 
Qualification awarded
Mode of study (full-time, part-time; e-learning…)
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Program objectives
The Cultural Studies Program is committed to addressing the critical relations between culture, power, and history through multi-disciplinary engagement, innovative research, methodological openness, and critical pedagogical practice. Combining the strengths of the humanities and social sciences, the MA Program in Cultural Studies seeks to become a unique center of research and debate on culture and politics in Turkey and the world. It also aims to contribute to the ongoing critical self-reflection of the humanities and the social sciences through local and international initiatives. Particular areas of research include Memory and Cultural Heritage; Conflict, Violence and Trauma; Media, Law and Public Spheres; Nationalism and Transnationalism; and Gender and Sexuality.

Program outcomes

  • 1. Develop the ability to use critical, analytical, and reflective thinking and reasoning
  • 2. Reflect on social and ethical responsibilities in his/her professional life.
  • 3. Gain experience and confidence in the dissemination of project/research outputs
  • 4. Work responsibly and creatively as an individual or as a member or leader of a team and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • 5. Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English.
  • 6. Independently reach and acquire information, and develop appreciation of the need for continuously learning and updating.
  • 7. Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis.
  • 8. Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level.
  • 9. Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses.
  • 10. Demonstrate an understanding of the different approaches, concepts, and theoretical legacies in the interdisciplinary field of Cultural Studies.
  • 11. Identify interconnections of knowledge within and across the disciplines of sociology, anthropology, literature, visual studies, philosophy, and psychology.
  • 12. Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple methodologies used in cultural analysis; in particular, ethnographic fieldwork, participant-observation, interviewing, oral history, focus group discussions, textual criticism, and visual analysis
  • 13. Cultivate a critical approach to the study of culture, articulating the relations between culture, power, and history; exploring cultural diversity and socio-cultural change at the local, national and global level; and exploring the corresponding demands for rights and social justice.
  • 14. Be able to conduct original research and develop sound analysis of phenomena in the realm of cultural production, consumption, and representation; develop and present advanced oral and written evaluations of one's research and arguments.

National qualifications matrix

Course and program outcomes matrix 

Graduation requirements
It is required to complete a minimum of 120 ECTS credits from program courses with a minimum passing grade C and a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00.

Qualification awarded
Cultural Studies, Master of Arts

Mode of study: Full time

Program Coordinator: Ahmet Faik Kurtulmış - afaikkurtulmus@sabanciuniv.edu