Master Program in Media and Communication Studies


Programme Profile

This programme aims to give its students awareness about social, cultural and political developments and technological innovations both at global and national levels; to train researchers who will conduct scientific researches academic studies by a critical perspective.

Qualification Awarded

Master's degree in Media and Communication Studies

Level of Qualification

Second Cycle program

Access Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle), ALES (Academic Personel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) score of minimum 70 or GRE (Graduate Record Examination) Quantitative Section score of minimum 685 (154 points according to the new scoring system), ÜDS (Interuniversity Board Foreign Language Proficiency Examination) score of 70 in French or in English or KPDS (Public Service Foreign Language Proficiency Examination) score of 70 in French or in English.

Programme Requirements and Regulations

The students who have successfully completed the required compulsory and elective courses (60 ECTS) with a cumulative grade point average of minimum 2.75 out of 4.00, and a master’s theses (60 ECTS) obtain The Master’s Degree.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Programme Outcomes

1 The students understand and correlate the events both at the national and international levels.
2 The students follow innovations and developments in the media and communication Technologies.
3 The students know theoretical background, methods and applications required to realize researches and studies in the fields of media and communication.
4 Students acquire the analytical and synthesis skills.
5 Students have a critical point of view in evaluating events and phenomena.
6 Students acqueirent ethical values ​​in the field of media and communication and defend the public interest, respect for human and individual rights.
7 Students acquirent the sensitivity to understand the diversity of cultures and societies.

Occupation Profiles of Graduates

In parallel with the multi-disciplinary approach, students who graduate from the programme find the opportunity to work in different areas of job. To meet the needs of the universities for qualified academic staff, they may pursue their academic career for doctoral programmes. In addition, the graudates of the programme will find the opportunity to use their knowledge and experience in different departments of non-governmental and international organizations; and also they may work for public institutions, printed and visual media.

Access to Further Studies

The students graduated from this programme may apply to doctorate (Third Cycle) programs.

Grading Scheme and Grade Distribution Guidance

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


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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 grade “F” indicates “Fail”. The grade “BL” is given to a student who successfully completes  the Master’s Thesis, whereas “BS” denotes a failing grade for  the Master’s Thesis. The letter grade “IA” indicates a failing grade caused by the inattendency of the student and the letter grade “NP” indicates the failing grade caused by the non-presence of the student in the final exam.


Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): The total credit points for a course are obtained by multiplying the grade points by the ECTS credits. 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 ECTS credits.

Mode of Study

Full time


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

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