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About the Department

A country’s literary tradition can be better evaluated when compared with other literary traditions and by its relationship with other forms of art. The major goal of the Master’s Program Comparative Literature offered by the Department of Turkish Language and Literature is to provide students with a better understanding of Turkish literature through a comparison of the Turkish literary tradition with other literary traditions and cultures of the world. Educating students to become international researchers with a broad perspective, and educating teachers and teacher candidates to have a contemporary view of the field of literature are among the goals of the program. The interaction of literature with mythology, cinema, music, fine arts, among others, is featured in this Master’s program along with a special focus on the comparison of Turkish literature with Western literature, Persian literature and the Mediterranean literatures.

The Master’s Program Comparative Literature admits students who have a BA degree in Turkish language and literature as well as students who hold a degree from another field. Those students who have a background in a field other than Turkish language and literature are expected to attend a preparation program, whose content is designed on the basis of each student’s needs.


CLICK HERE for the curriculum of the Comparative Literature MA Program

CLICK HERE for the Bologna Packet of the Comparative Literature MA Program

CLICK HERE for the Course Contents of the Comparative Literature MA Program

CLICK HERE for the NQF-HETR Schema of the Comparative Literature MA Program


By completing an MA Degree in the Comparative Literature program, students will be able to

  • analyze and critically evaluate the literary texts of Turkish produced in various periods of history using the perspective of philology and the contemporary studies of linguistics and literature, and recognize the impact of relevant disciplines in forming the basis of the contemporary theories of literature and linguistics.
  • work independently or assume responsibility as a team member to solve practical and theoretical problems encountered in the field of Turkish Language and Literature, and share the results of their research with other academics in national and international venues.
  • use (in educational institutions as well as in public and private sectors) the theoretical and practical information they acquire throughout their undergraduate education. 
  • demonstrate basic knowledge and skills necessary for academic research; present basic knowledge and skills (such as computer software and information and communication technologies) in their field of study to assist them in conducting academic research; organize or take part in organizing scientific, cultural or artistic events such as workshops, conferences, colloquia; adopt a positive approach to lifelong learning.


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Applications are taken online throughout the year. Candidates should take the written and oral exams given every month except July and August. (See the current dates below.) Candidates should upload their documents (ALES, YDS/TOEFL, transcripts, etc.) and also send them to the e-mail...