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Archaeology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #551 (QS) Ankara, Turkey
The aim of the undergraduate program in the Department of Archaeology from Bilkent University is to provide a thorough and comprehensive understanding of archaeology, ancient history and art. 
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The curriculum of the undergraduate program in the Department of Archaeology from Bilkent University includes practical as well as academic work, for example field trips to museums and participation in surveys, excavations, research or activities of the department or sponsored by other institutions; they may choose to do an internship in museums in Turkey and abroad. Department students can also enroll in Erasmus exchange programs in various European countries.

The first two years of the program embrace a wide range of essential introductory subjects designed to familiarize the student with the background material required for the more specialized subjects offered over the following two years. In the third and fourth years, besides the compulsory courses, the student has the opportunity to choose elective topics in his or her field of particular interest. 

In the fourth year, the students do a supervised Senior Project on a topic of their own choice and present it in the department as a poster or in any suitable form. Every student is required to take at least one ancient language (Greek, Latin, Hittite and Akkadian may be offered): a basic knowledge of these is invaluable for those students who decide to specialize in archaeology, or ancient history.

At the end of the program the student will emerge with a good knowledge and comprehension of most aspects of Near Eastern, Mediterranean, and European art and archaeology from the Prehistoric period onwards. Emphasis will of course be placed on Anatolian civilizations since the environment at Bilkent provides an ideal opportunity for first-hand familiarity with the ancient sites and monuments of this country.

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:

  • Introduction to Computing for Social Sciences
  • English and Composition 
  • Orientation
  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Ways of Seeing: Approaches to Art and Architectural History
  • Introductory Mathematics
  • Turkish 
  • Introduction to Computing and Programming for Social Sciences
  • Introduction to Research Skills
  • Human Evolution and World Prehistory
  • Physics for Poets
  • Collegiate Activities Program 
  • Anatolian Archaeology, Neolithic to the Iron Age
  • History of Civilization 

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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