Archaeology (with Thesis)

Master's Degree - Instıtute Of Socıal Scıences

General Information

The Master's Program started education in 2005. The Department of Archaeology (Protohistory and Near Eastern Archaeology) offers a two-year master's degree program with thesis. The language of instruction of the courses given by the Department is Turkish. The master's program with thesis consists of a total of at least 120 ECTS credits, including at least eight courses, including a seminar course and a thesis study, provided that the total of one academic semester (fall and spring semesters) is not less than 60 ECTS credits. In addition to their educational activities, the faculty members of the program conduct excavations and surveys in various parts of our country and take part in national and international projects. Faculty members are involved in the excavations of Tatarlı Höyük (Adana) and Anavarza (Adana), Kültepe-Kaniş (Kayseri), Küllüoba (Eskişehir), İkiztepe (Samsun), Çaltılar Höyük (Muğla), Ovaören (Nevşehir), Çakmaktepe (Şanlıurfa), Sayburç (Şanlıurfa), İnhisar-Gedikkaya Cave, Tepebağ Höyük (Adana) and the survey of Early Prehistory and Cilician Basalt Fields. In addition, the faculty members of the program conducted the Adana and Kayseri Provinces Survey between 2002-2006, the rescue excavations at Bileç Höyük (Kayseri) in 2007, Kuriki Höyük (Batman) in 2016 and Tilbaşar Höyük (Gaziantep) Dam Rescue Excavations in 2018.

Length of Programme & Number of Credits

2 Year - 120 ECTS

Feature & Definition

Since the program mainly aims to train researchers who can study all periods of the Cilician region and various subjects, related courses can also be taken on these subjects.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Head of Department


ECTS / Course Catalog Coordinator


Erasmus Coordinator


Internship Coordinator


Orientation Staff



The region, which was known as Kizzuwatna in the second millennium BC, then Cilicia and Çukurova, has been continuously inhabited in every period of its history. For this reason, this program is in line with the universities that continue the master's program in Turkey. In addition to Anatolian archaeology, the archaeological characteristics of Syria - Palestine, Northern Mesopotamia, Cyprus and Egypt, which are in cultural unity with Çukurova, will be examined and researchers who will work mainly on the archaeology of the region will be trained.


The aim of the Department of Archaeology (Protohistory and Near Eastern Archaeology) is to train archaeologists who are professionally equipped, who can bring cultural assets to light with scientific methods, who have the knowledge of preserving and exhibiting artifacts with scientific methods.

Specific Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree from the Department of Archeology or a graduate of the Department of History is required. Foreign language score must be at least 50.

Qualification Awarded

Graduates of the Master's Degree in Archaeology can work as archaeologists in universities.

Level of Qualification


Qualification Requirements of Graduation

The student who graduates from the program earns a Master's degree. The graduation requirements of our department are applied according to the graduation requirements presented in Çukurova University, Graduate Education and Training Regulations. For detailed information on the subject, the link address below is given.

Access to Further Studies

There is not yet a PhD program in the Department of Archaeology).


There is no internship course.

Applied Course

There are no practical courses.

Work Placement

There is no workplace training.

Double Major, Additional Major & Exchange Possibilities

Students of the program can benefit from Erasmus and Mevlana Exchange Program.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Master's Degree in Archaeology can work as archaeologists in universities, General Directorate of Cultural Assets and Museums of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Regional Boards for the Protection of Cultural Assets, State and Private Museums and Municipalities (KUDEB). They can also be employed in other branches of the tourism sector.