About the Department

The aim of the Ph.D. program is to give students the ability to conduct independent research, interpret and analyse scientific events with a broad and deep perspective, and determine the steps necessary to reach new syntheses. In the PhD program, there are 1 seminar and 7 elective courses with a total of 21 credits, and field proficiency exams applied before starting the thesis study. In the course selection, specialization in the field of science (Folk Literature, Old Turkish Literature, New Turkish Literature, and Turkish Language) is aimed. The seminar course and thesis work are non-credit and are evaluated as successful or unsuccessful. The student has to register for each semester of thesis study at the beginning of the third semester at the latest. Admission to the Ph.D. program is subject to a master's degree in the related field of study, and in the case of acceptance to the programme from other disciplines, the Scientific Preparatory program is applied according to the evaluation of the master's degree. The thesis that will be prepared at the end of the Ph.D. study must fulfil one of the qualifications; to bring innovation, to develop a new scientific method, or to apply a known method to a new field.

Education Opportunities

The Turkish Language and Literature Ph.D. Program helps to meet the needs of university faculty members in one of the fields of Folk Literature, Old Turkish Literature, New Turkish Literature, or Turkish Language. The program aims to accelerate the development of Turkology studies by researchers and academicians. It is cultivated, develops new theories and models in Turkish Language and Literature fields; it aims to bring researchers who will build bridges of language and culture to the world of science by doing comparative studies in the Turkish world. In one of the sub-branches of Turkish Language and Literature, the student's original studies enable them to gain the expertise to be able to act as both individual and group member. The program gathers individuals who have developed national and universal values in the field of Turkish language, culture, and literature, and have acquired a scientific personality with the sensitivity to carry them to future generations.

Career Areas

Graduates of The Department of Turkish Language and Literature are awarded the title of Doctor of Turkish Language and Literature (Turkish Language, Old Turkish Literature, New Turkish Literature, Folklore) in the branch of the Turkish Language and Literature. Graduates of the program are primarily faculty members and administrators at universities; who can work as a researcher at various institutes and centres. On the other hand, our graduates can work in various libraries, archives, the Ministry of Culture, and in radio and television as program producers, news editorials, and as presenters. Those with special talents can do 'writing' and 'editing' in newspapers and magazines. They can work in Central Asian Turkic Republics. By working towards interdisciplinary studies, they can develop themselves in other fields of social sciences and get the opportunity to work in many interrelated sectors. They can be found individually in field studies, open publishing houses, establish research and training centres and continue their professional development in various sectors.


Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Çevik Uraz Center, CU244
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institue E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr


3-5 Years