GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCESGERMAN TURKISH MASTERS PROGRAM


Curriculum focus

 

The German Turkish Masters Program (GeT MA) is an interdisciplinary and integrated masters program in social sciences where GeT MA students find opportunity to expand their empirical knowledge on political processes in Germany and Turkey as well as on other regions of Europe, focusing on topics such as modernization and democratization, europeanization and migration. 

 

The GeT MA curriculum focuses mainly on three distinct areas:

 

Politics and Society in Turkey; Turkey as a regional and international player;

 

Politics and Society in Germany; Germany as a regional and international player;

 

European Integration, European Institutions, Europeanization, European politics of Turkey and Germany.

Joint Teaching

 

A specific characteristic of GeT MA is the concept of ‘Joint-Teaching’: At least one course of semesters I to III is jointly taught by faculty from both partner universities. By coming into contact with the experienced teaching staff from both universities throughout the program, GeT MA students become familiar with topics and research themes from German and Turkish perspectives, experience individual teaching styles and gain insights into the respective university systems. 

 

Interdisciplinarity

Teaching and research have a clear interdisciplinary focus: all modules and courses cover – in addition to the main focus on political science – sociological, cultural and economical questions. This approach becomes manifest through the participation of professors from different academic disciplines and backgrounds.

 

Course Variety

 

Electives allow students to specialize on specific themes from the start on. They can chose from a variety of courses offered by both universities, which for example cover:

Comparative Government

Global Politics and European Integration

Social Transformation

European and TransAtlantic Studies

International Relations

 

Language of Instruction

 

At both universities, the language of instruction for GeT MA courses is English. Students have the opportunity to study German and Turkish throughout the program. Students who are already proficient in both languages may choose to enroll in courses in a third language.