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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #551 (QS) Ankara, Turkey
The Psychology Undergraduate curriculum from Bilkent University is designed to provide a broad core education in the science of psychology with some emphasis on cognition. The aim for a contemporary world-class education with courses in areas where modern psychological research is most active, such as Perception and Action and Cognitive Neuroscience.
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The Psychology Undergraduate curriculum from Bilkent University particularly emphasises research and science training. Starting from level (year) 1, courses in Statistics and Research Methods are required until level 3, over four semesters. These courses are project-based, and tailored for psychology. A senior thesis to complete the degree program is required, in which students are supervised on a one-to-one basis by members of staff, on individal research projects.

In addition to field-specific courses, the program requires basic science subjects such as calculus and biology as well as acquisition of skills in computing. Students are also encouraged to attend elective courses in a broad range of subjects such as fine arts and foreign languages.

Learning Outcomes for Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

  • Demonstrate functional knowledge across distinct content areas of psychological research.
  • Demonstrate the ability to describe key theoretical ideas and empirical findings in a variety of areas of psychology.
  • Develop analytical thinking skills for interpreting observed psychological phenomena.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify alternative explanations and adjudicate between these alternatives based on empirical evidence.
  • Demonstrate the ability to review the literature and develop testable hypothesis.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design experiments to test hypothesis.
  • Demonstrate the ability to collect data using a variety of methods.
  • Demonstrate the ability to organize and analyze data using statistical methods and statistical software.
  • Develop effective writing skills for the communication of ideas, including in a foreign language, and finding pertinent to psychological research.
  • Demonstrate the ability to function on research teams.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand the impact of psychological theory and research on real world problems.
  • Recognize the need for and the ability to engage in life-long learning.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Perception, Attention, and Action
  • Learning, Remembering, and Thinking
  • Cognitive and Social Development
  • Abnormal Psychology

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • A minimum diploma score of 28 out of 45. Mimimum one HL subject related to the applied program.
  • Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal holders in International Science Olympiads recognized by TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and  Technical Research Council of Turkey)
  • SAT Reasoning Test: A minimum score of 900 out of 1600 in “Math” and “Critical Reading” sections.
  • SAT Subject Test: A minimum score of 500 out of 800 from mimimum two sections related to the applied program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7685 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7685 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 45.000 TL for Turkish students

Living costs for Ankara

  • 1600 - 2350 TRY/month
    Living Costs

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