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Academic courses are taught by highly qualified professors from different academic disciplines on various topics such as modernisation and democratisation, Europeanisation, and migration. Students deepen their empirical knowledge of political processes using Germany, Turkey, and other countries and regions of Europe as examples.
Our aim is to do research together rather than about each other.
The courses of the study programme offer a specialised perspective on current academic and political debates in these fields by using the examples of Turkey and Germany. Looking at the interplay of politics and society in German-Turkish relations as well as the European dimension of domestic and foreign politics in both countries will help students to cultivate the analytical and methodological tools used in comparative government, integration theories, and social change.
Teaching and research have a clear interdisciplinary focus. The courses in the programme cover various sub-disciplines in political science and sociology and also address cultural and economic questions. This approach manifests itself through the participation of professors from different academic disciplines and backgrounds.
Educational organisationGeT MA - The German-Turkish Master's Programme in Social Sciences - is a unique, interdisciplinary, two-year Master's programme offering an excellent academic experience in two of Europe's vibrant capitals: Berlin, Germany and Ankara, Turkey.
A specific characteristic of GeT MA is the concept of "Joint Teaching": at least one course in semesters one to three is taught jointly by faculty from both partner universities. By coming into contact with the experienced teaching staff from both universities throughout the programme, 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. Students attend graduate courses in the social sciences at the Middle East Technical University (METU) Ankara (year one), Turkey and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (year two).
Most GeT MA courses are taught specifically for GeT MA students. Some courses may be conducted together with our other international MA programmes. In addition, electives that are related to the topics of the GeT MA study programme and allow students to acquire a broader perspective can be chosen from the course catalogues of both universities.
Study abroad unit(s)All students attend their first year of studies in Ankara, Turkey at the Middle East Technical University's (METU) Graduate School of Social Sciences and the second year at the Department of Social Sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.
InternshipsAll students complete a compulsory 12-week internship.
Forms of assessmentFinal module exams, written exams, essays, oral presentations, MA thesis
Course objectivesGeT MA is a dual-degree Master's programme taught in English and designed for students from all over the world pursuing international careers in government agencies, diplomacy, public policy, NGOs, administration, consulting, journalism, teaching, or research.
The programme enables students to work in an interdisciplinary framework, equips them with intercultural communication skills, and allows them the experience of mobility between two countries.
Language requirementsAll applicants must provide proof of their English skills:
TOEFL, IELTS, METU Proficiency Exam
Academic requirementsBA or equivalent in a relevant subject area (humanities, social sciences, etc.) from a recognised institution of higher education
The minimum admission requirement is an above-average BA degree, e.g. cumulative grade point average 2.50/4.00; 70/100. Students who graduate in the ongoing semester must include a confirmation by the registrar's office stating the exact date of graduation.
Costs of livingThe monthly cost of living in Berlin, including accommodation, is approx. 800 EUR. In Ankara it is around 450 EUR.
Funding opportunities within the universityStipends and tuition fee reductions are available for excellent students.
Arrival supportAs our students come from all around the world, we are making a special effort to assist them in acquiring the necessary documents for their stay in Germany. All GeT MA students receive a student handbook with details regarding the programme as well as information on accommodation, university registration, assistance for international students, visas, libraries, computer labs, etc.
Services and support for international studentsGeT MA takes student counselling very seriously by providing all our international MA students with comprehensive academic and extra-curricular advising. Students are assisted throughout the time leading up to and during their studies.
Furthermore, our staff frequently provides information on internships, events in Berlin and scholarship opportunities. Our student services staff has an open door policy, which makes them easily approachable at all times.