Courses and Learning outcomes

Master degree with dissertation comprises 21 credit core courses with master’s dissertation credits (120 ECTS) with seminar course (0 credits). Master degree without dissertation comprises 30 credit core courses with final project credits (90 ECTS) with seminar course (0 credits). Teaching process includes lectures, seminars, practical workshops and museum visits. Students will be assigned a supervisor to guide the main stages of the work.

Core Courses

All students are required to take the following core courses:

  • Introduction to Museum Education: critical perspectives (3 credits, 14 weeks)
  • Introduction to Museology (3 credits, 14 weeks)
  • Learning in the Museum (3 credits, 14 weeks)
  • Research Methods in Social Sciences (3 credits, 14 weeks)
  • Research Methods in the Museum (3 credits, 14 weeks)

Option Course

  • Museum Politics and Legislation (3 credits, 14 weeks)
  • Museums and the Community (3 credits, 14 weeks)
  • Children’s Museums, Science and Technology Centers
  • Creativity in the Museums (3 credits, 14 weeks)
  • Creative Drama in the Museums (3 credits, 14 weeks)
  • Restoration and Conservation Studies in the Museums (3 credits, 14 weeks)
  • Cultural Heritage, Globalisation and Development (3 credits, 14 weeks)


Learning outcomes

As a result of the course you should feel confident that students will:

  • Understand techniques and research relating to the key museum functions of collections care and management; communication and audience engagement; uses of digitization; the management of human, material and financial resources and education in the museums.
  • Be able to inform related people and institutions about issues related to field; and is able to transfer ideas and suggestions for problem solving.
  • Be familiar with current theoretical perspectives in museum studies and related academic fields.
  • Represent Turkey and branch of education in the field of museum education through national and international level.
  • Have the knowledge of theories and policies of education and knows how to adapt them to the field of museum education.
  • Know the history of museum development and education of current museum studies and heritage issues in national, international and cross-cultural contexts
  • Be familiar with the breadth of museum education literature and how to access it
  • Develop general transferable skills that will be useful whatever their future path (e.g. research, writing and communication skills, interpersonal skills, use of IT, managerial skills)
  • Have the core skills relevant to a museum training professional
  • Be able to discuss and evaluate alternative perspectives on museum educational issues
  • Undertake independent research resulting in their dissertations.
  • Know the development of approaches and contemporary perspectives of restoration and conservation in cultural heritage studies.
  • Develop the policies and methods for the effective use of museums, galleries and cultural heritage in Turkey for educational purposes.


Qualifications of Students

  1. No space limitation is introduced in the program participation. Since the program is of interdisciplinary aspects, graduates of the undergraduate departments of the several universities with a four-year undergraduate degree can apply for the program.
  2. The grade average point must be at least 2.0 over 4 coefficients.
  3. Candidates who have at least 60 points degree from the Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam (ALES) will be available to apply for the programme.
  4. Candidates who will be applying for the programme will be asked to submit document foreign language knowledge. It is necessary to have a score of 55 and above from KPDS, ÜDS or YDS.
  5. Foreign students who have completed their undergraduate studies abroad can apply for a certificate with equivalency certificate from the Board of Higher Education and a certificate of Turkish diploma or Turkish language success document from TOMER.
  6. Foreign students will be required to have a notary certified copy of the Turkish translation of the study visa to be obtained from foreign representatives.
  7. Candidates are assessed at 100 full points in the interview.
  8. In admission to graduate programs; ALES score, grade point average and interview result are evaluated. In the evaluation, 50% of the ALES score, 20% of the license grade average and 30% of the interview result are taken into consideration and the ranking is made among those who have at least a total of 65 points with the decision of the institutional board.