History of Science and Technology Master’s Programme (MA)


The aim of the History of Science and Technology Master’s Programme is to give advanced level education to students in history of science and technology and develop their independent scientific research skills. The programme considers the history of the natural sciences and formal sciences, as well as the scientific institutions and technological evolution while taking account of the contributions of different civilizations. The formation of modern science in Europe, the industrial revolution, the history of Turkish science and technology, the development of science and technology in the Islamic world, the evolution of engineering and technology, the institutionalization and the dissemination of science are fundamental issues.

Graduates’ Working Areas

Students who successfully complete the program will be able to work in museums, science centers and archives, and they will be able to continue their careers in academia by means of doctorate programmes.


The Graduate Programme is interdisciplinary structured, therefore, it aims not only the graduates of the engineering and natural sciences departments of the universities, but also the students who come from the humanities, social sciences, and art fields, university graduates working in techno-universities and private sector, as well as non-governmental organizations, and wish to conduct an empirical research university graduates.

Admission Requirements for the History of Science and Technology Master’s Programme

For information please visit the Admission Requirements website.


Compulsory Courses

First Semester

BVT 514 Teknolojinin Gelişim Tarihi (History of Development in Technology) (3+0) (Türkçe) 
BVT 502 Historiography for History of Science (Bilim Tarihi Yazıcılığı) (3+0) (İngilizce) 

Second Semester

BVT 511 TarihteMühendislik (Engineering in History) (3+0) (Türkçe)
BVT 508E Science and Technology during the Industrial Revolution (Sanayi Devriminde Bilim ve Teknoloji) (3+0) (İngilizce) 

Compulsory Non-Credit Courses

Seminar (0+0)
Thesis (0+0) 

Elective Courses

BVT 501 AstronomiTarihi (History of Astronomy) (3+0) (Türkçe) 
BVT 503 Bilim Aletlerinin Tarihsel Gelişimi (Historical Development of Scientific Devices) (3+0) (Türkçe) 
BVT 505 İslam Dünyasında Bilim veTeknoloji (Science and Technology in Islamic World) (3+0) (Türkçe)
BVT 506-506E The Rise of Civilization (Medeniyetlerin Doğuşu) (3+0) (İngilizce) 
BVT 507-507E Science and Technology in the Missionary Activities in the Middle East (Ortadoğu’daki Yabancı Okullanın Faaliyetlerinde Bilim ve Teknoloji) (3+0) (İngilizce) 
BVT 509-509E History of Art 
BVT 510 ŞehircilikTarihi (History of Urbanism) (3+0) (Türkçe) 
BVT 512E Warfare Technology in History (Tarihte Savaş ve Teknoloji) (3+0) (Türkçe)
BVT 513E History of Design (Tasarım Tarihi)(3+0) (İngilizce)
BVT 515 Türk Bilim ve Teknoloji Tarihi (History of Turkish Science and Technology) (3+0) (Türkçe) 
BVT 516E History of Geology (Yer Bilimleri Tarihi) (3+0) (İngilizce) 
BVT 521E Scientific Revolution (Bilimsel Devrim) (3+0) (İngilizce) 

Academic Executive Committee

Prof. Dr. Aytekin ÇÖKELEZ (Programme Coordinator)
Prof. Dr. Tuncay ZORLU
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Burak BARUTÇU

Erasmus Coordinator

Res. Assist. Emirhan TEZER

Academic Members

Adı Soyadı Research Fields
Prof. Dr. A.M. Celal Şengör Tectonics of Turkey / History and Philosophy of Science / Tectonics of Mars and Mercury
Prof. Dr. Aytekin Çökelez History of Science and Technology / Engineering Education / Science Education
Prof. Dr. Cafer Özkul
Prof. Dr. Eda Tahir Turanlı
Prof. Dr. Gülname Turan Product Design, History of Design, History of Crafts
Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Toros Atmospheric Sciences / Meteorology / Numerical Modeling/ Air Quality
Prof. Dr. Kazım Yavuz Ekşi Astronomy / Astrophysics and Space Sciences
Prof. Dr. Neşe Özdemir Mathematical Physics, Theories of Gravitation, Cosmology
Prof. Dr. Nilgün Doğrusöz Dişiaçık Historical Musicology , Music Paleography , Music History , Music Sociology
Prof. Dr. Tuncay Zorlu
The history of Ottoman Thought / History of Science and Technology in Ottoman
Prof. Dr. Turan Öztürk Organic Material Chemistry
Doç. Dr. Atabey Kaygun Algebra / Topology / Statistical Data Analysis
Doç. Dr. A.Savaş Arapoğlu Gravitation and Cosmology , String Theory
Doç. Dr. Bülent Arıkan Early Bronze Age , Settlement Archeology , Landscape Archeology
Doç. Dr. Ebubekir Ceylan Middle Eastern Studies / Late Ottoman History / History of Iraq
Doç. Dr. Hasan Karataş Ottoman Socio-Economic History / History of Early Modern Knowledge
Doç.Dr. Mehmet Kerim Ramazanoğlu Condensed-Matter Physics , Superconductors and Magnetic Materials , Neutron Physics
Dr.Öğr.Üyesi Fatma Turhan Sel Balkan History , Ottoman History , History of Bosnia
Dr.Öğr.Üyesi Giovanni Mion Philosophy of Science/ Epistemology/ Analytic Philosophy/Logic
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Burak Barutçu
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Mehmet Ali Doğan
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Murat Çakan Renewable Energy systems, Fluid Mechanics, Energy, Turbomachinery, Building Physics, Science Communication
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Mustafa İnce
Öğr. Gör. Dr. Aslıhan Erkmen Birkandan
Öğr. Gör. Dr. Özge Atalay Urban Sociology / Social Policy / Gender
Dr. Ali Demirci Applied Mathematics / Dispersive Shock Waves / Nonlinear Opinion Dynamics / Mathematical Epidemiology / History of Mathematics
Dr. Çiğdem Özkan Aygün Urban Archaeology , Settlement Archaeology , Medieval Archaeology , History of Science and Technology , Cultural Heritage Management , History of Trade