D.1. General Information about Program

Upon the relevant resolution (dated 01.05.2002 and numbered 2002-53) of the senate of the Hacettepe University and the approval (dated 19.07.2002 and numbered 2002.7.70) of the Higher Education Board, the offer to establish a faculty of law within the hacettepe university addressed to the ministry of education. Upon the positive consideration of the ministry, and the relevant decree (dated 14.07.2005) of the council of ministers, official status has been given right from the promulgation of that decree (dated 05.08.2005 and numbered 25897) in the official gazette.

Hacettepe University Faculty of Law undergraduate programme has similarities with other domestic faculties of law on the issue of compulsory courses. The main difference can be observable on the issue of variability of elective courses. The programme intends to bring an education involving the students as the curious, thoughtful and effective actors of future lawmaking, not just some memorizors of codes.Thats why, it's curriculum tends to emphasize other social sciences as philosophy, sociology, antrophology. In order to achive that goal, compulsory courses are set at minimum and much weight was put on broad range elective courses which were evolved from current developments.

The medium of the programme is Turkish. Upon their will, our students will have the opportunity of learning basic information about the foreign law systems alongside with relevant foreign languages. We intend to provide our students the ways of getting first hand experiences with those systems via the channel of student exchange programs.

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Bachelor's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


Faculty of Law accepts admission from high school graduates (from institutions within national territories or from a foreign counterpart) with an adequate score obtained from university entrance examination.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


Students must obtain a grade point average of at least 2.00 out of 4.00 and must successfully pass all courses in the curriculum of a minimum total credit sum of 150 (equivalent to 240 ECTS credits). Admittance in an English preperatory class is solely dependant on the will of the student. For graduation, no additional requirements like compulsory internship or completion of a graduation project are provided.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


Faculty of Law accepts admission from high school graduates (from institutions within national territories or from a foreign counterpart).

The recognition of the previous formal educations at Turkish higher education institutions are carried within the scope of relevant Higher education board regulation (dated 24.4.2010 and Off.Gaz. no:27561).Exams of exemption are organised at the start of each year at the University for the courses of English Language and Computer Skills. The students who had reached the adequate proficiency level for these courses on his/her own or through other means, and believe that they have achieved the learning outcomes specified are given the right to take the exemption exam. The students who achieve a passing grade from these exams are held exempt from the related course in the curriculum.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


The undergraduate program of Hacettepe University of Faculty of Law aims to train distinguished students and future legal academics, playing an active role in the process of creating law, contributing to the development of legal culture and sense of justice, watching and reviewing global and local issues closely and being able to assess these issues not only from the perspective of law but also from the angle of philosophy and sociology.

Faculty's target also includes encouraging students for profound research and covering scientific research process together with the process of education. Professional experience gained in time indicates that academic knowledge is a precondition for a successful career. Throughout our program, the students will familiarize with concerning methods to access necessary knowledge for their academic and professional activities and carry out research. Inclusion of contemporary techniques and methods to the education process and encouragement of students for an effective use of their senses and communication and interaction skills require a limited number of students. Accordingly, it is planned to limit the number of students at a certain level and give close attention to their academic and personal developments.

The program will provide the students with an opportunity of improving themselves in the field of official correspondence, international and local contract types, along with methods of writing, legal communication skills, oral presentation, communication skills and meeting techniques.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


The graduates of the program gain the title of “graduate of faculty of law”. Additionally, the graduates satisfying required conditions, passing concerning exams ,completing vocational education and training process are eligible for the titles of “lawyer”, “judge” or “prosecutor”. The graduates may also be employed for various positions in public and private sector.

D.13. Access to Further Studies



D.14. Profile of the Programme


Programmeconsists a large number of elective courses. This makes the programme more flexible, thus making it possible to adopt new and contemporary conditions. In addition, the large selection of elective courses offers a lot of alternatives to students according to their personal interests, in the case they do not know a foreign language or do not want to take a course on foreign languages. Students can also elect courses (like painting, sculpture, photography, fine arts, etc. that will be provided by University's elective courses unit) out of their field from other departments thus having the opportunity to improve themselves in different fields.

74.7% of the total amount of credits of courses that students who are enrolled in the program must fulfil in order to graduate are obligatory courses and 25.3% are elective courses.

One ECTS credit equals to 30 study hours.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Evaluation techniques for each course is described in the “Course Education Plan” that was prepared by the concerning academic member/s and is located in the information package. Concerning clauses of “Hacettepe University Associate Degree, Degree Education and Examination Regulation” shall be applied to exams and passing grades.

D.16. Graduation Requirements


Minimum credit students must complete to graduate the programme is 150. AKTS number is 240. Students do not have an additional requirements like compulsory apprenticeship, end project, etc. to graduate. General academic average should be at least 2,00 in the 4,00 grading system for graduation.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Dean Prof. Dr. ÇağlarÖzel



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