Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Standard period of study: 4 semesters
Start: Winter semester
Admission requirements: B.A. degree or equivalent degree with an overall grade of at least 2.5 (no additional oral examination). With an overall grade from 2.6 to 3.0 there will be an additional oral examination.
Verification required of academic achievement totalling at least 50 credits, including credits in advanced language competence in Turkish of Turkey totalling at least 5 credits.
Language requirements: Very good knowledge of the Turkish of Turkey; 24 credits in the area of language acquisition of the Turkish of Turkey (alternatively: 18 credits in the Turkish of Turkey as well as 6 credits in the area of language acquisition of an additional Turkish language).
Note for international applicants: For the enrolment at the Faculty of Humanities certified proficiency in German language is required!
Entrance requirements for module packages: Overview (pdf in german)
Application: application procedure
Language of the programme: German
The programme conveys a scientific in-depth education in the subject of Turkish Studies (in regards to philology, cultural science and history of religion). It prepares students for a career in the academic field or in research-oriented institutions or institutions that are closely linked to research.
Students must acquire 42 credits during studies that are to be earned in four mandatory modules.
Research foci in Göttingen:
Students will receive a thorough education in ancient and medieval Turkish philology and codicology that is supplemented with knowledge from the areas of the history of religion, cultural science and literary science. An emphasis is placed on Central Asian Turkish literature from the pre-Islamic but also Islamic period. Students will also acquire knowledge in classic Mongolian. A special in-depth understanding of the cultures along the ancient silk road is conveyed.
Work in the fields of research and teaching, in libraries, in publishing houses.