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Maximum graduation Time Master with Thesis : 4 semester classes + 2 semester thesis so 6 semester. Master without Thesis : 3 semester

Requirements for graduation from Program Master with Thesis: 7 classes + 1 Seminer and Thesis. Master without Thesis: 10 classes + Graduation Project.


Process of LL.M. Programme

Those candidates, who are graduates of the law faculty, who complete the postgraduate programme are given an LL.M postgraduate diploma in Law.

Lectures and seminars are preferably given in the evening during weekdays and in the afternoon on Saturdays. However, certain lectures may be given between 16.00-19.00 during weekdays. Foreign lecturers in particular may prefer  to give ‘block’ lectures. Accordingly, a guest professor, who comes to İstanbul for one week, may complete a fifteen-hour class module by giving lectures for three hours every day. These lectures are given between 16.00-19.00.

A limited number of candidates are accepted  to the LL.M programme. Those who are interested in applying should pre-register with Yeditepe University Law Faculty and the Social Science Institute. A bachelor degree diploma, a transcript,  ALES Exam Result, a Military Service Situation document, a copy of the ID Card, a Residence Certificate and 6 headshots are required for registration. During the registration, the candidate delivers a list of selected courses to  Programme Managment, following which the courses to be taken by the candidate are approved by their Academic Advisor.

The seminars and courses are attended by a limited number of participants. Those courses which are selected by at least 8 applicants are opened in the relevant academic year. The advantages of the Programme include:

• A three-dimensional approach in various fields of domestic/foreign and global law,

• Instructors with superior experience and qualifications,

• Realistic and practical course content based on a diversity of courses, case studies and contemporary judicial decisions,

• The central Library’s rich and up-to-date collection,

• Allows the development of students.

However, the success of students is also based on the following:

• The students’ learning consciousness, willingness and honesty, as well as regular attendance

•  Their ability to seek a broad perspective and a comparative and analytical approach to issues,

•  Their willingness/ability to transfer their knowledge, opinions and experiences to their instructors and classmates in a participatory, shared environment, either individually or jointly,

• Ultimately, students should specialise by making the necessary synthesis

According to the graduate program with thesis, the student prepares a graduation thesis which consists of a detailed examination and which should contribute to knowledge through making important innovations and evaluations. The thesis is written in Turkish or English under the supervision of the Thesis Advisors approved by the Management Board of the Institute of Social Sciences. The thesis, which is non-credit,  is also reviewed by a thesis jury determined by the Board of Directors. In the case of positive evaluations, it proceeds to a verbal defence, which is evaluated as successful or, in the event of failure at the end of the additional period, as unsuccessful.  According to the program without thesis, the student prepares the compulsory graduation project in English or Turkish under the direction of the Project Advisor, who gives the course. Project work is non-credit and evaluated by the Project Advisor as successful or unsuccessful.

Post-Program Facilities

For those students who receive a Yeditepe University  Master of Laws LL.M. diploma with a high-grade average and who want to work in the United States, the Loyola Law School, located in New Orleans, provides an opportunity to complete the  3-years JD Programme in 2 years, and to obtain the J.D. Diploma enabling them to attend the Bar Exams.


Students who successfully complete Yeditepe University Social Sciences Institute's " Master in Law" (LL.M.) Programme are given a  “Master of Law" (LL.M.) diploma. On condition that they pass all the courses, students whose grades are between 3.65-3.74 are awarded Honours degrees and students whose grades 3.75- 4.00 are awarded High Honours degrees.

Basic Principles

The courses  and  instructors of an education period are determined by the Institute of Social Science after  identifying the requirements. In the case of low demand during the add/drop period, courses may be cancelled or postponed by the Institute management.

The number of course that a student can take is limited to seven for both the spring and fall terms. However, the student may take one more course upon approval by the Institute as a result of  assessments of the student’s success level and reasons forcing him/her to take an extra class.

While the programme with thesis consists of a minimum of 21 credits, the programme without thesis consists of 30 credits as well as the graduation project.

If the advisor approves, the student can withdraw from a course by the end of the second week after the start of the spring and fall terms. Withdrawing from a course has not been possible since 1 October 2008 ?.Except for force majeure, as accepted by the Institute Management, the student can not select another course instead of the dropped course.

Attendance to all courses is compulsory. However, absenteeism of not more than 30 percent from theoretical courses and 20 percent from applied course can be tolerated.

A student in the program, whether with or without thesis, must have a combined grade point average of 2.50/4 (GPRS), which correspond to the letter grade CB, in order to be regarded as a successful student. If the student does not achieve the required level  and if she/he  demands a chance to increase their average, the Institute enables the repetition of courses in which the student has got a D (letter grade)


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