Study Humanities and Social Sciences Courses in Turkey

Social science

Are you interested in the social sciences? Meaning that do you like to think, read, and learn about human relations in general? If your answer is yes and you’re planning to study social sciences in Turkey, you may like to read this article.

To start with I want to give you a general idea about the education system in universities in Turkey. Usually when we say social sciences, we divide it in categories like politics, economics, sociology, management, anthropology, philosophy, international relations, and communication sciences and so on. In other words, you have lots of choices if you like to study in this area.


Almost all the universities in turkey have the faculties of arts and sciences or economics and administrative sciences that contain those departments in it. But to give a general idea here is a few universities that have great and prestigious social science departments:

  • Boğaziçi University
  • Galatasaray University
  • METU (Middle East Technical University)
  • İstanbul University
  • Koç University
  • Dokuz Eylül University
  • Bilkent University


As I said before, these are just a few examples of universities where you can get a highly qualified education in social sciences. English is the education language of almost all these universities, so do not worry if you don’t speak Turkish. In addition to that, Turkey has very moderate policies for foreign students and always hospitable. So, for an undergraduate education, Bachelor’s degree, summer school or an exchange program; Turkey would be a great place to study in.


Another advantage of studying social sciences in Turkey is that Turkey has very successful academicians in these areas. Because of the geographical and political position of turkey and its demographical and economic conditions; Turkey’s universities have very strong departments in this area. So, this is a very suitable country to study in the social sciences.


So here is another question: What if you are very interested in social sciences and want to be major in more than one department? As we all know, these majors are closely interlinked to each other. We can’t think one of them independent from another because all of them are about human beings living in this world. So, what can you do if you want more to learn? Like in many places, the universities in Turkey also offer double major and minor programs. For example, you can study sociology and have a double major with management or maybe you can study history and have a minor program with politics. To conclude, there is nothing that stops you from learning, thinking, creating, or criticizing when you are a student of social sciences.


Now let us say that you decided to study in turkey and stay in after your graduation. What can you do? Where can you work at and in which positions? If you are a student of social sciences let’s say politics economics or sociology; you end up with having an idea about a lot of things going on in this world. You know many things and that means you are qualified to do many things. Other than staying in university and focusing on academics; there are many work opportunities for you. For example, working in international offices and corporations are the mostly preferred places to work by the international students. Human resources, advertising, public relations, banking, authorship, or journalism are just a few common fields that a social sciences student can work in. This means that there are very little restrictions and plenty of opportunities in here. You can be sure that there is a perfect job for you.





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