Design, Technology and Society Master's Program (with Thesis)

Design, Technology and Society Master’s Program (with thesis) aims to equip students with knowledge and skills to undertake rigorous research within interdisciplinary fields of design, technology, and society. Students are introduced to topics from broad perspectives and are expected to utilize this knowledge while conducting their in-depth research.


Turkey has a dynamic and developing technological infrastructure and market economy grounded in a strong cultural and social identity. Design is not only built upon this intertwined structure but it is becoming a more prominent player in this technological, economic, and social context.


Design, Technology and Society Master’s Program (with thesis) is structure to meet the needs of this developing context. The program offers a world-class education with its well-trained scholars. Coursework prepares students with the necessary knowledge and skills for students to define their research area and its interdisciplinary relations holistically. In this process, students gain proficiency in utilizing theoretical and practical knowledge where appropriate. In this regard, one of the main purposes of the program is the generation of new interdisciplinary design knowledge and skills. The graduates not only work on national and international scientific research projects but also participate in design and technology development practices.

Prof. Dr. Alpay Er

Graduate studies program head


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayşe Hazar Köksal

Co-director of graduate studies


Asst. Prof. Dr. Ali O. İlhan

Co-director of graduate studies


Asst. Prof. Dr. Özlem Özkal

Co-director of graduate studies


For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Alpay Er ( or Asst. Prof. Ali O. İlhan (


Admission requirements are available here.

To submit your application, please visit Applying for Admission.

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