Taught course

Archaeology and History of Art (Non-Thesis)

Koç University · Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Entry requirements

1. GPA: 2.5 minimum

2. GRE (foreign students) score with the following minimum scores:

  • GRE: 149 (new exam format); or
  • 610 (older exam format); the minimum scores refer only to the quantitative section.

3. English proficiency exam. Applicants need to have taken one of the following exams and have at least the minimum score listed below. Native English speakers do not need to take an English exam:

  • TOEFL: Paper based (550/4), IBT (80/120)
  • IELTS: 6.5

4. Statement of purpose: In addition to telling us about your academic background, try to be as specific as possible about which topics you would like to study and research while at Koç University.

5. Two letters of recommendation

Two recommendation letters are required for M.A. applications.

6. Writing Sample

The writing sample should be at least eight pages and could be a research paper, a chapter from your M.A. thesis, or an article. We would prefer the writing sample to be in English, but if your previous academic training has been in another language, we can accept a sample in another language.

7. Interviews

A short list of candidates will be invited for an interview, either in person or through Skype.

Months of entry


Course content

The Department of Archaeology and History of Art offers a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of archaeology, the history of art and visual culture, cultural heritage management, and museum studies by employing the most recent theoretical and methodological approaches and a hands-on approach to learning.

Our faculty consists of specialists in the archaeology and history of art of the civilizations that have flourished in the area of modern Turkey. Students will learn about prehistoric Anatolian archaeology, the Greek and Roman eras, Late Antique and Byzantine studies, and the Ottoman period, and can decide to focus more specifically on one of these time periods. Cultural heritage management practices and museum operations are inseparable from the study of archaeology and the history of art, and students will also be instructed in these areas during their four-year undergraduate program.

Students in our department have the opportunity to take courses in ancient languages of the Mediterranean and Anatolian worlds such as Greek, Latin, and Ottoman Turkish. Our lectures are enriched through field trips to archaeological sites and museum excursions, and participation in conferences and workshops organized by visiting lecturers and specialists from Turkey and abroad. We provide hands-on training in methods of analysis and conservation in our archaeological laboratory. Our students are also encouraged to participate in one of our archaeological excavation projects during the summer or to complete internships with museums or cultural heritage organizations.

Information for international students

The program is taught in English and there are a full range of student support services for our international students.

Fees and funding

UK students
16.000 USD per year (55.000 TL)
International students
16.000 USD per year (55.000 TL)

KU Graduate Fellowship

KU Graduate Fellowship is a unique and highly competitive MA and PhD scholarship opportunity for outstanding applicants. Candidates having outstanding academic record and/or having high impact scientific publications are considered for KU Graduate Fellowship.

The scholarships are only available to students applying to Thesis Programs. f you want to be considered for a scholarship, we recommend that you apply to one of our thesis programs instead.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Global Recruitment Team