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    * Enabling students with an ability to conduct research in the field of history education and instruction
    * Developing students ability of reaching and evaluating data
    * Enabling students with an ability to interpret data reached during research
    * Providing students with new perspectives and an in-depth understanding of recent developments in the filed of on history teaching
    * Enabling students with an ability to identify the necessary steps towards new syntheses and conclusions
    * Providing applications of recent ideas and methods that has risen up in the field of history education and instruction
    * Putting forward what skills the history teachers and historians of the 21st century are required to have in order to explicitly express themselves

    MA with Thesis
    Students who have enrolled to this program are required to successfully complete modules of at least 21 credits, besides successfully completing a seminar module. They are required to acquire at least CC from each module studied and to acquire BB as a CGPA= Cumulative Grade Point Average. Once students complete the modules according to the requirements mentioned above, they are required to work under the supervision of an advisor; which will be assigned by the Graduate School of Educational Sciences. Students will need to prepare a thesis during this supervision and will then have to defend it in front of a thesis committee; usually consisting of at least three members. In order to complete this program successfully, students are required to get an approval from the thesis committee. The maximum duration of the program is 6 semesters, where as the least duration is 4 semesters

    Module Contents
    The Nature and Role of History in Education

    This module involves focusing on the role and significance of history in the social sciences. It also involves the focus of the role and significance of history instruction in the field of education.

    Applied Statistics in History Instruction

    Students are provided the basic concepts of statistics and the usage of the SPSS program. The usages of the SPSS program are studied through relative examples.

    Turks and History

    This module focuses on: Emergence of Turks and the identity of Turks in history, Turks and the government, historical outcomes of the Turkish dominance in middle Asia, Islamic civilisation and Turks, Turkish universality in the Seljuk Period, Turkish dominance over three continents and Pax-Ottomana, the birth of modern Turkey.

    Teaching of History of Republic of Turkey

    This module involves the study of: Ottoman government and Treaty of Mondros, establishments of national associations, Amasya Circularization, Erzurum Congress, Sivas Congress, Representative Committee and Istanbul Government, establishment of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Treaty of Sevres, Moudania Armistice, the removal of Sovereignty, Lozan Conference, Proclomation of the Republic of Turkey, removal of caliphate, principles and revolutions of Atatürk, the establishment and the development of national economy, foreign policies of the Republic of Turkey, 2nd World War and Turkey, and the analysis of the development of Turkish democracy system.

    History of Education in Cyprus

    Students will be provided information on education systems used and developed by the governments, of the past and the present, in Cyprus. Through the light shed by the information stated above, comparisons of the education systems and the present education system will be made.

    History of Ottoman Texts I

    This module focuses on: the analysis of the printed and hand written texts of the Ottomans and the presentation of different styles of calligraphies used in the history of Ottoman Empire.

    History Education and Identity

    This module involves the analysis of the relationship between history education and identity, the emphasis of how different narrations of history effect the formation of identity of the communities and the relationships between different communities.

    History of Modern Political Thought

    This module involves the study of the primary elements of the modern political ideologies and the relative developments in the historical continuum. It also involves the effects of these thoughts on the world that we are living in now; socially, politically and economically.

    Teaching Atatürk Principles and Revolutions

    This module involves a close study of the History of Republic of Turkey and Kemalism taught in primary and secondary education, History of Atatürk Principles and Revolutions taught at university level. The aims of this lesson are studied through contemporary perspectives in education, and the procedures involved in teaching history through contemporary approaches. This module also involves the analysis of history course books, CD-Roms and websites in terms of content and pedagogic basis.

    Analysis of History Course Books of Secondary Education

    History books used in secondary education, which have been printed in various periods of Turkey, are analysed in terms of content, visual quality, language, and accuracy of the information provided.

    World History and European History in the 20th Century

    This module focuses on: Formation of a European Block, 1st World War, Bolshevik Revolution in Russia and the empowerment of the new regime, 2nd World War, moving into a world with the cold war, detached states, conflicts in the period following the cold war, developments in the Middle East, wars between Arabs-Israel, Iran and Afganistan in the 20th century, the Balkans, and the dissolution of the Soviet Union and relative outcomes, and European Union.

    History of Turkish Innovation

    This module focuses on the investigation of developments that have emerged during the last periods of the Ottoman Empire and the reasons behind the destruction of the empire. The efforts put forward to prevent destruction, starting from before the period of Selim the 3rd to 2nd Constitutional Monarch are also studied in detail. In addition, revolutions at the period of Republic of Turkey are also dealt with as part of this module.

    History of Ottoman Texts II

    Ottoman calligraphy and documents of different eras will be examined.


    Students are given tasks on conducting research on certain periods of the Turkish history and these tasks are evaluated with historical methodology.

    Modern Approaches in History Instruction

    Concepts such as; historical thought, critical thinking, historical knowledge, multiple perspectives, and historical empathy are studied through student centred history instruction. New approaches in the filed of history instruction are closely examined, and in-class activities are carried out to support the notions presented to the students.

    Challenges of History Instruction

    Basic problems and issues related to the field of history instruction are emphasized. Students are encouraged to investigate these problems through critical thinking and discuss on possible solutions relative to these problems.


    Requirements for applications to postgraduate programs of Near East University are as follows:1) Graduating from a 4-year based undergraduate program..2) Obtaining a score minimum 55 which is relevant to intended study field from Academic Postgraduate Education Exam (ALES) (this document must be submitted for registration)Documents required for application:1) Copy of undergraduate diploma2) ALES result for students from Turkey3) Transcript4) Copy of identity card5) 2 passport size photos6) 2 reference letters7) Curriculum VitaeApplication forms can be obtained from the web page of Registrars Office. Students whose applications evaluated are called for interviews or exams on previously announced dates and following that, the final decision about the applications are announced. Application dates are different for each term and these dates are announced via media.


    Diplomas conferred upon by the Near East University are accredited by YÖK as well as many international accreditation institutions. Our university has a full membership of IAU (International Association of Universities), an academic authority within the body of United Nations. We are also a full member of EUA (European University Association), an academic authority of the European Union and FUIW (Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World). These memberships are certified by the special seals on our diplomas. Also, Our policy is to establish academic affiliations with innumerable universities and the other foreign higher education institutions to provide our academicians with exchange programs.

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