Design Studies, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
Design Studies graduate program of Izmir University of Economics has been established with the aim of uniting all design disciplines in order to make these more creative by interacting.


Design Studies graduate program of Izmir University of Economicshas been established with the aim of uniting all design disciplines in order to make these more creative by interacting. The program commenced its facilities though advanced level research in Design Studies area is needed.

The priority of the program is to be creative in design field. It is aimed to make further research and acknowledge the innovational updates on environmental design, interior architectural design, industrial design, fashion and textile design, visual communication design. That is why the curriculum of the program has many options in manners of the elective courses. Students may choose related elective courses for their individual research. As soon as the courses are completed, students start to write their doctoral theses after their qualificatin exam and thesis proposal. Design Studies doctoral program also allows students to accomplish conjunct doctoral studies.

In the last years there has been a rising interest upon multidisciplinary studies thereby uniting varied disciplines; Design Studies doctoral program provides this multidisciplinary study pool.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included
  • Design, Art, Culture, History
  • Integrated Approaches in Design
  • Seminar
  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Thesis Proposal
  • Doctoral Thesis

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Application Requirements for Graduate Programs

  • Being graduated from an undergraduate program (4-year) of a higher education institution recognized by the Higher Education Council of Turkey (YÖK).
  • Being successful in the interviews made face-to-face or online.
  • For master degree and PhD candidates also having a successful grade from English Proficiency Exams and accepted by Izmir University of Economics

Required Documents for Application to Phd Programs

  • Undergraduate Diploma
  • Undergraduate Transcript
  • Master degree diploma
  • Master degree transcript
  • 2 reference letters
  • Letter of intention
  • TOEFL- IBT score min. 84 
  • Passport copy

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • USD 7500 International
  • USD 1323 National
  • 4720 TL (KDV Dahil) including VAT


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