Degree: Master of Arts

Duration: 2-3 years

Language: Turkish

Program Description: This program deals with the philosophical thought produced within Islamic culture and in Muslim lands. It represents rich and inclusive aspects of the Islamic intellectual heritage. In the Islamic context, Islamic Philosophy is intrinsically related to the other Islamic sciences, including Kalam, Sufism, Jurisprudence, etc.  In the Western context, it is seen that philosophical discussions in the writings of Jewish and Christian Philosophers originally based on the works of Muslim philosophers such as Ibn Sina/Avicenna and Ibn Rushd/Averroes. The program offers courses on almost all philosophical topics, including logic, epistemology, ontology, metaphysics, ethics, and politics and focuses on three sub-fields as The History of Islamic Philosophy, The History of Turkish Thought, and Islamic Ethics. Muhammed b. Tavit Tanci, Hilmi Ziya Ülken, İbrahim Agâh Çubukçu, Cavit Sunar, Hüseyin Atay, Hayrani Altıntaş, and Mehmet Bayrakdar are among the prestigious professors who have contributed to the enhancement of the Department over its history.

Graduation Requirements: Master’s Degree Program with thesis consists of at least seven courses, one seminar, other educational activities and thesis that totals to a minimum of 21 National Credits and 120 ECTS. Students should take 60 ETCS from courses and seminar, and 60 ECTS from thesis. Non-thesis Master’s Degree Program consist of at least 10 courses and semester project that totals to a minimum of 30 National Credits and 90 ECTS. In order to be successful in a course, student’s grade must at least 2,75 out of 4.

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