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Gender Studies, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #521 (QS) ,
As an inter- and transdisciplinary PhD program, Gender Studies at Sabancı University investigates how relations of gender and sexuality are embedded in social, political, economic, and cultural formations through a wide variety of academic backgrounds to introduce the doctoral students to the concepts, methods and cutting-edge research that shape gender analyses.

About

The degree program has two objectives: first, to provide advanced education and research oppportunities for educators and scholars-to-be; and second, to serve the needs of professionals for careers in areas such as public policy, non-governmental organizations, and human rights research and advocacy. The PhD program is designed as a collaborative, cross-divisional enterprise with faculty members from the disciplines of Anthropology, Sociology, Literature, Political Science, Conflict Studies, History, Philosophy, Psychology, and Management, as well as the Natural Sciences. 

PhD students must write and present a research paper in a faculty seminar with the participation of thesis committee, faculty members and students before their thesis defense in order to meet the graduation requirement besides fulfilling other program requirements.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include (but not limited to):
    • Gender in the Middle East
    • Gender and Sexuality in Literature
    • Cultural Analysis Workshop
    • Anthropology of the Body
    • Modernism/Postmodernism
    • Gender and Sexuality in Turkey

    English Language Requirements

    You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

    • Minimum required score:

      87

      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

      Schedule TOEFL®

    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 3

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a minimum required score range.

      Minimum required Quantitative Reasoning score:

      149

      The score range represents scores typically accepted at this institution.

      The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

    General Requirements

    Application Documents and Requirements: 

    • Online Application Form Candidates can apply to more than one program via the online system. A separate application form should be filled out for each program to which a candidate wishes to apply.
    • Official Transcript: A sealed official transcript issued by the Student Affairs unit of the applicant's previous university should be submitted. This document should indicate the courses taken and grades received by the applicant 
    • Two Letters of Recommendation: These should be either submitted online or posted in a sealed envelope. Sample letter
    • One Photograph
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Writing Sample
    • Portfolio
    • Result for Graduate Program Entrance Exam

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      18000 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 18000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Istanbul

    • 2000 - 3240 TRY/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

    To learn about funding opportunities please visit https://www.sabanciuniv.edu/en/graduate-scholarships

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