The PhD in Public Law program aims to provide students with the opportunity to take courses that will equip them with an enhanced competence in both fundamental and advanced areas of public law. Acknowledging the need for training jurists who grasp both national and international regulations due to the growing impact of international law for the analysis of complex legal relations in the wake of globalisation, the program includes courses connected to all fields of public law.
Students of the PhD in Public Law Program who want to specialise in their preferred areas will have access to the necessary academic guidance and support within the scope of the courses given by the faculty members competent in both Turkish and International Law. Furthermore, the program offers methodology courses aimed at improving the ability to work in accordance with academic methods and providing students with a solid background in this regard. Students can then make good use of this knowledge base and skill of analysis in their case studies.
The program consists of courses taught in English and Turkish, and the candidates are expected to have advanced academic Turkish and English proficiency.
ALES (Equally Weighted): 55
- TOEFL IBT (*) (at least 87) or
- IELTS (at least 6.5 average and 5.5 from each section)
- Bilkent PAE (at least C) (*) TOEFL iBT "Special Home Edition" test results will not be accepted.
Proof of Degree: Bachelor’s degree from a law school and a master's degree in law
(Students who graduated from a law school abroad must submit their equivalence certificates approved by the Council of Higher Education (YÖK).)