One of the priorities of the “Turkish National Maritime Research Strategy (TUDAS) Document”, approved by the Council of Ministers’ Decree No.2014/6798 is the employment and strengthening of research capacity in the marine sciences  and, within this context, implementing education programmes for researchers in the field of the sea and maritime law (Official Gazette No. 29137 dated 02/10/2014).

For this purpose and following the recommendation of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs No. 21252218-460.00-2104/6697758, dated 15/07/2014, Ankara University Research Center of the Sea and Maritime Law (DEHUKAM) was established within Ankara University (Official Gazette No. 29229 dated 07/01/2015).  For the aim of training qualified persons work in the sea and maritime law, master program was approved by Council of Higher Education with Decree No. 1243 and dated 05/01/2018.  This program aims to graduate with master degree without thesis, for the ones graduated from law faculty or other faculties. During the program, depending on their performance, an opportunity of ‘master degree with thesis’ (LLM) will be provided to participants graduated from law schools and faculties in order to pursue them to continue Phd degree. For the others to apply for the master degree with thesis, the participation in the scientific preparation program is mandatory. 

Although the program is intended for evening education, it could also be during working hours, in particular, to facilitate the participation of faculty members from abroad.

Tuition, fees, the date of application, the form of the exam and the other conditions for participation in “Master Program in the Sea and Maritime Law” 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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