One of the priorities of the “Turkish National Maritime Research Strategy (TUDAS) Document,” approved by the Council of Ministers, is the improving and strengthening of strengthening of research and education capacity in the field of the sea and maritime law. Following the recommendation of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to achieve such purpose, Ankara University established Ankara University Research Center of the Sea and Maritime Law (DEHUKAM) in 2015. With the aim of training persons to qualify in the Sea and Maritime law, DEHUKAM organizes or participates in international symposiums, workshops and courses, and from collaborates with other key institutions in the World.

With the aim of training persons to qualify on the Sea and Maritime law, DEHUKAM runs The Master Program on the Sea and Maritime Law (without thesis) after the approval letter No.1243, dated 05/01/2018 of Turkish Council of Higher Education and The Master (LLM) Program on the Sea and Maritime Law (with thesis) after the approval letter No.51488, dated 17/07/2019 of Turkish Council of Higher Education.

The Master Program on the Sea and Maritime Law provides a master’s degree (without thesis), for law graduates and those from other disciplines. During the program, and depending on their performance, an opportunity to obtain a ‘master’s degree with thesis’ will be provided to participants who qualify and wish to pursue a doctoral (PhD) degree program. For others to apply for the master degree with thesis, participation in the scientific preparation program is mandatory.

The Master (LLM) Program on the Sea and Maritime Law provides a master’s (LLM) degree (with thesis) to Turkish and foreign students. For foreign candidates from Far East Countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia or Black Sea Countries such as Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria or African Countries are in the scope of Turkiye Scholarship Program and they can apply for such Scholarship. Further information regarding Turkiye Scholarship Program and application period can be discerned from <https://www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr>.

The Master Program on the Sea and Maritime Law (without thesis) and The Master (LLM) Program on the Sea and Maritime Law (with thesis) comprise of more than thirty courses focused in three major units in the field of: (i) International Law of the Sea, (ii) Maritime Law, and (iii) Maritime Security Law. DEHUKAM’s aim is to offer a program that will, among other things, enable its attendees to specialize in maritime security and safety law in the benefit of not only law graduates but also coast guards, navy and port security personal.

DEHUKAM is open to negotiate cooperation protocols with foreign embassies in Turkey or any foreign institutions on exchanges of foreign students and visiting faculties in support of the Program. Faculties who will deliver courses in the program will be from Turkey as well as foreign countries, with each faculty being a specialist and/or practical expert in its academic field.

Tuition, fees, the date of application, the form of the exam and the other conditions for participation in “Master Program on the Sea and Maritime Law (without thesis) and Master (LLM) Program on the Sea and Maritime Law (with thesis)” will be announced on our web site. For this reason, candidates wishing to participate in our program are expected to follow our website.

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