Philosophy and Sciences of Religion

Doctorate Degree - Instıtute Of Socıal Scıences

General Information

Philosophy and Religious Studies PhD program includes the sub-fields of History of Philosophy, Islamic Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Sociology of Religion, Psychology of Religion, Religious Education departments. PhD is available in all sub-fields above. Language of education and instruction is Turkish.

Length of Programme & Number of Credits

4 Year - 240 ECTS

Feature & Definition

Philosophy and Religious Studies PhD program educates students and researchers for productive scholarship and to educate well-equipped researchers in the field of Philosophy and Religious Studies who are able to get, produce and share academic information within scientific criteria and whose ability of knowledge, analysis and synthesis are developed.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Head of Department


ECTS / Course Catalog Coordinator

Doç. Dr. Aslıhan ATİK

Erasmus Coordinator


Internship Coordinator


Orientation Staff



The aim of this programme is educating a science person who can use the scientific disciplines at sciences of philosophy and religion with comparative and interdisciplinary understanding, add new practical and theoretic knowledges to area of sciences of philosophy and religion, use scientific methods and technicals and finally share the knowledges as social and institutıonal which he has.


For the postgraduate students of the institute: 1. Determining the research areas related to theology-related disciplines including philosophy and religion studies. 2. Specifying the necessary knowledge and information sources and facilitating the data collection processes. 3. Facilitating the ways for the students to gain the reasoning abilities with regards to the evaluation of the suitability of the obtained information for the research problem. 4. Helping the students to acquire skills on how to conduct research and produce results based on scientific measurements. 5. Guiding the students to have the ability to communicate with related bodies and share their knowledge and findings with those organisations. 6. Educating the students on the pillars of conducting trustworthy studies based on scientific morality principles.

Specific Admission Requirements

Candidates who will apply for doctorate programs must meet the requirements of ÇUKUROVA UNIVERSITY GRADUATE EDUCATION AND TEACHING REGULATIONS. For the Regulation:

Qualification Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be awarded Ph.D.

Level of Qualification


Qualification Requirements of Graduation

Defending the doctoral thesis and getting acceptance from the jury.

Access to Further Studies

Students who graduate from this program may apply to study in post-doctoral programs.


There is no internship in this program.

Applied Course

There are no applied courses.

Work Placement

It is not a professional program.

Double Major, Additional Major & Exchange Possibilities

Double Major Program is not available. Students are expected to do a PhD in a single field.

Employment Opportunities

The graduates of the Philosophy and Religious Sciences program are able to fulfill their duties in the field of education and religious services in a more equipped way and have the opportunity to work as a research assistant and lecturer in the faculties of theology, science and literature, education, social and humanities.