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New Media (MA)

Kadir Has University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Program description

New Media (MA)

The aim of the "New Media Program" which was launched in 2009 as the first of its kinds in Turkey by the Faculty of Communication at Kadir Has University, is to provide a practical knowledge and experience on media, culture and communications industry. It targets professionals who wish to follow and adopt the latest developments in media and communication technologies to their profession.

New communication environments like the Internet, GSM systems, online journalism have led to the social, cultural, political and economic changes both in Turkey and all around the world. Following these developments, new specialties have occured in this newly formed communications environment. The aim of this program is to train the communications and media practitioners of the 21st century according toa chosen area of expertise.

The language of instruction is English. the language of instruction of the program with thesis-option is Turkish and non-thesis-option is English.

Admission requirements

Those students who have sucessfully completed at least one semester in another program of the graduate school or in another university may apply to transfer to the MA Program in New Media. The conditions for transfers are decided by the KHAS University Senate. Students should have completed courses of at least 6 credit hours (15 ECTS) and should have a minimum GPA of 2.50/4.0 point average grade. Students accpted to the program may apply for exemption courses priorly taken elswhere or as a Special Student at Kadir Has University. Decision to credit courses is taken by the Executive Board of the GSSS upon the proposition of the Division Director of the MA Program.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Research Methods
  • Seminar
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Year 2

  • Master's Thesis

Elective courses

  • Media and Communication Theory
  • Theories of New Media
  • Fundamentals of Digital Media
  • Interactive Entertainment and Game Design
  • Mobile Media
  • Social Media
  • Internet Journalism
  • New Media Management
  • Internet and Mobile Marketing
  • User Experience
  • Fundamentals of Digital Media
  • Digital Design Studio
  • Cyber Culture and Virtual Identity
  • Media Archaeology
  • Digital Media Environments

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the website.

Tuition fees

  • Masters with thesis (per year): $12,000
  • Masters non-thesis (full program): $12,000


The students who successfully complete the program are awarded an Master of Arts (MA) degree (Level 7) in New Media.

Program outcomes

  1. Will be able to have a comprehensive theoretical and/or practical knowledge in communication, and new media; demonstrate competency in critical and analytical thinking.
  2. Will be able to demonstrate creative, original and independent thinking as they are actively participating democratic communication, academic and media worlds.
  3. Will be able to connect various fields of communication and academic world, demonstrate skills in interdisciplinary work, and successfully express themselves in verbal and written form.
  4. Will be able to practice the knowledge and skills attained with responsibility, professionalism, and ethical obligations demanded by academic and professional worlds
  5. Will attain the necessary skill and competence to continue their education and find jobs in academia or communication industry in Turkey and abroad.
  6. Will have a command of the changing communication strategies of publishing, management and entrepreneurship in new media; will be able to manage and transform these strategies with social responsibility.
  7. Will be able to discuss a theoretical question in one of the subfields fields of new media such as experience, digital marketing and online journalism from an academic perspective, do research about it, find solutions, apply it and evaluate its outcomes

Continuing studies

Graduates of the program with thesis option can apply to PhD programs in related areas depending on their academic goals.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the program can pursue academic careers and can work in private and public sectors, in particular as social media managers, online journalists, mobile marketing specialists, and digital broadcasters, by combining and further developing the qualifications they obtained in their undergraduate areas with the formation they have acquired in the MA Program in New Media.

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Kadir Has University

Kadir Has University, one of the oldest foundation universities in Turkey, is located in the heart of Istanbul. The university with 5 Undergraduate faculties and School of Graduate Studies, is dedicated to becoming a leader in Turkish higher education and...

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Kadir Has University

Cibali Mahallesi
Kadir Has Caddesi, Fatih
34083 Istanbul

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