Public Law Master Program


Programme Profile

The main goal of the programme is procuring well qualified expert jurists in public law, with intense technical knowledge and capacity to analyze and resolve complicated legal problems, ability to conduct academic research on certain legal problems and adequacy in at least one foreign language.

Qualification Awarded

Public Law Master’s Degree

Level of Qualification

LLM Degree (Second Cycle)

Access Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Law; ALES (Academic Personel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) score of minimum 65; ÜDS (Interuniversity Board Foreign Language Proficiency Examination) score of minimum 70 or KPDS (Public Service Foreign Language Proficiency Examination) score of 70 or its equivalent in any other international language exam accepted by the University Senate in French or English.

Programme Requirements and Regulations

The Master’s Degree in Private Law is awarded to students who have successfully completed all the compulsory and facultative courses in the curriculum and the required number of elective courses (60 ECTS) with a cumulative grade point average of minimum 2.75 out of 4.00, and a master’s thesis (60 ECTS).

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students may be exempted from the courses that they have taken in another university, in case the related commission of the Institute confirms that the content of the relevant courses are compatible.

Programme Outcomes

Occupation Profiles of Graduates

The degree enables the holder to exercise the practice of public law, as counsel, judge, consultant, lawyer in a international court or organisation and/or in similar status.

Access to Further Studies

May apply to third cycle programmes.

Grading Scheme and Grade Distribution Guidance

For each course taken, the student is given one of the following letter grades:

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A student who has received a letter grade of “AA”, “BA” or “BB” in any course is considered successful. Students who have received a grade of “CB” or “CC” are also considered successful provided that their cumulative grade point average is at least “2.75”. The letter grades “P” and “F” indicate “Pass” and “Fail”, respectively. The grade BL is given to a student who sucessfully completes the Master’s Thesis, whereas “BS” denotes a failing grade for Master’s Thesis.

Cumulative Grade Point Averages (CGPA): The total credit points for a course are obtained by multiplying the grade points by the credit hours. In order to calculate CGPA the sum of total credit points earned in all the courses taken by a student is divided by the sum of all credit hours.

Mode of Study

Full- time


Head of Department (or equivalent): Prof. Dr. Necmi YÜZBAŞIOĞLU
Adress: Galatasaray Üniversitesi
Çırağan Cad. No:36, 34349 Ortaköy/İstanbul
Telephone: 0212 227 44 80

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