Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program


The Department of Social Survey Methodology was founded as a separate department within the Hacettepe University Institute of Population Studies in 2013; on the basis of the experience in classes taught on social survey methods and nation-wide surveys conducted since 1968. The deparment aims to educate future experts on quantitative and qualitative survey techniques.

The Department of Social Survey Methodology offers a master's degree program; a non-thesis master's degree program; and another non-thesis master's program, the classes of which are taught in the evening. All offered programs are in English. Our Master's program includes elective courses on different fields and enocurages the students to specialize.

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


- The program accepts students with Bachelor's degrees. The applicants are asked to provide an academic transcript of their Bachelor's degree; 2 head shot photos; a signed copy of their ID card (or equivalent document); a letter of intent; and two academic letters of recommendation.

- Whilst applying for and entering the program; students are required to bring a document proving their level of English; according to the HUIPS regulations (Equivalent to 75 points from YDS or 90 points TOEFL IBT; determined by the university). International students are required to provide a document for CPE (75 points minimum) or TOEFL Internet Bases (90 points minimum).

- Whilst applying for and entering the program; students should have an ALES score of 65 minimum, which is calculated by weighing verbal and quantitative scores equally. International students are required to present a GMAT Document (480 points minimum) or a GRE Quantitative Score Document (151 points minimum).

- International students are required to present a passport that is valid at the application date instead of a signed copy of their ID cards. Furthermore, they are required to present an education visa and residence permit; in addition to the documents listed above. The acceptance of such students to the program is decided upon after these documents are received and reviewed by the Institute.

- and can be visitied for the university regulations and ├ľSYM exams, respectively.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


In order to get a master's degree on Social Survey Methodology, students need to complete 120 ECTS (21 national credits) credits. The program consists of 4 semesters; class taking in the first two semesters; and thesis writing in the last two semesters. Before proceeding with thesis work, 60 ECTS credits worth of classes should be completed. The minimum grade to succeed in a class is C1 (2,5 in a 4-grade system, or 65-69 percent, Hacettepe University Graduate Education Regulations, Item 16)

MA students can choose to take their elective courses from the PhD program in Social Survey Methodology. Furthermore, they can choose to take a maximum of two elective courses from other graduate programs with the approval of their advisors. can be visited for Hacettepe University Graduate Education Regulations.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


According to the HU Graduate Education and Exam Regulations, a student can transfer classes she/he has already taken if: these classes have been taken from graduate schools in Turkey or abroad within the last five years preceding the date of registration to the program - including classes taken as a special student.; if his/her advisor approves; the Department approves; and the Institute Board approves.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


The MA program in Social Survey Methodology aims to educate future experts on survey design, implementation and data analysis; using quantitative and qualitative methods. Another aim of the program is to introduce wide and in-depth interpretation of quantitative and qualitative survey results; using scientific methods.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Our program aims to raise graduates who are willing and skilled to conduct surveys; that are open to new ideas, have a high skill of analysis and good at communication. The graduates have career opportunnities in institutions that carry out surveys, especially the departments of public institutions that perfom surveys; as well as international instituions and market research companies. The fact that the program is taught in English increases the chances of graduates to persue a career abroad and work at international institutions.

D.13. Access to Further Studies



D.14. Profile of the Programme


The proportion of must courses is 50%; and the proportion of elective classes is 50% in the program. Students are free to take elective classes from other departments with the approval of their advisors. In order to accept a class from another as a must course; a procedure similar to that in item f is followed, in line with the Hacettepe University Graduate Education Regulations (Items 16 and 21). The classes offered at the department of Social Survey Methodology are semester courses; and some of the classes have prerequisites.

a. The number-proportion of must courses: 4 must courses, 4/8=0.50

b. The number-proportion of elective courses: 4 elective courses, 4/8=0.50

c. The year when elective courses will be first offered: 2014

d. Number of non-departmental electives: -

e. Courses with prerequisites: SAY612, SAY622, SAY 632, SAY641

f. The structure of the program in terms of years: Students need to complete a total of 8 courses within the first two semesters; 4 must-courses and 4 electives. Two more courses are taken in the following two semesters for thesis writing. Students begin their thesis work in the third semester under the supervision of their advisors; and complete them at the end of the fourth semester; thus gaining eligibility for the MA degree.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


The methods of grading and assessing differ for each class, and are defined in the syllabuses prepared by faculty. As regards exams and course success criteria, the related items of the Hacettepe University Graduate Education Regulations are applied can be visited for Hacettepe University Graduate Education Regulations.

D.16. Graduation Requirements


Students accepted to the MA program in Social Survey Methodology are required to complete a total of a minimum of 24 national credits within 2 academic years. In order to graduate, they need to write their theses and successfully defend them. Hacettepe University Graduate Education Regulations provide detailed requirements.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Head of Department: Prof. Dr. A. Sinan T├╝rky─▒lmaz

Phone: 0312 305 11 15

Fax: 0312 311 81 41