D.1. General Information about Program

Department of English Linguistics was founded in 1972 as an evening program of English Language and Literature Department in the Faculty of Social and Administrative Sciences. Following a restructuring process carried out by the Turkish Council of Higher Education (YÖK), the program gained the status of major field of study in 1982 as a part of Western Languages and Literatures Department. In 1994, English Linguistics became the first linguistics department in Turkey, contributing to the acknowledgement and recognition of the discipline in Turkey as a field of social sciences due to its efforts to bring in a scientific perspective in studying language and educate students at undergraduate and graduate levels. An important distinguishing feature of the Department of English Linguistics is that it bridges the micro fields of linguistics such as phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics with other disciplines like psychology, sociology and philosophy to attain a macro perspective in studying language, and thus, provide a multi-faceted language education for the students. The medium of instruction in the department is 100% English.

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Bachelor's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


In order to enroll in this department students have to be graduated from a high school. The program accepts students with LANGUAGE-1 type grade gained in ÖSYS exam. Once the student acquires the right to enroll in the department, he/she has to take the Foreign Language Proficiency Exam held by the School of Foreign Languages at Hacettepe University. On passing this exam, the student can start his/her education with the 1st grade in the department; on failing the exam, he/she first starts a language education at the School of Foreign Languages and takes the proficiency exam again. In 2011 ÖSYS, the quota for student enrollment was 88, the minimum grade required for enrollment was 393,914 and the maximum grade for enrollment was 472,377. However, the quota, the minimum grade and the maximum grade can show changes in years depending on the success rate. The quotas are decided by the Council of Higher Education.

Terms of Application for International Students

1) Individuals with foreign nationalities,

2) Individuals born as a Turkish citizen but acquired a permission to terminate from Turkish citizenship, or the children of these individuals blow the age of majority, who are listed in the declaration of renunciation of citizenship and who want to use their rights stemming from the Law No. 5203,

3) Individuals with dual citizenship, who are foreign in nationality by birth, but who later acquired right to Turkish citizenship,

4) Turkish citizens who completed the last 3 years of their high school education in a foreign country other than KKTC.

5) KKTC citizens who live and completed their secondary education in KKTC and who have sufficient results from GCE AL exam can also apply in the status of a foreign student. There are differences depending on different countries as to what grade has to be achieved from what kind of exams/diplomas. Information related with this issue can be attained from Hacettepe University Student Registrar's Office.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


The required conditions in order to graduate from this program are as follows:

  1. Being successful in the compulsory courses of the department that has a total of 134 ECTS credits (1 ECTS is equal to 30 hours workload),
  2. Succeeding in the departmental elective courses with 70 ECTS credits, selected from among a set of elective courses provided in the department with a total of 155 ECTS credits,
  3. Succeeding in the common compulsory courses of 10 ECTS credits (AIT, TKD, BEB) in their education program.
  4. Succeeding in external elective courses with a total of 26 ECTS credits.
  5. In addition to the conditions stated above, in accordance with Hacettepe University Education and Exam Regulations for Associate and Undergraduate Education Item No. 30, the student has to fulfill the following conditions in order to complete the program and receive a graduate status:
  1. Succeeding in all the courses, practices, and training that the department requires the student to take in accordance with the Regulations stated above.
  2. Gaining the total number of credits (given in items 1, 2, 3, 4) as required by the program.
  3. Attaining at least a Cumulative GPA of 2,00.
  4. Not being dismissed from the university because of a reason given in the Regulations, Item No. 29.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


In accordance with Item No. 8 and 9 in Hacettepe University Education and Exam Regulations for Associate and Undergraduate Education published on the Official Journal in 28.09.2012, undergraduate and graduate transfers are permissible:

Undergraduate Transfers

ITEM 8 – (1) Undergraduate transfers are permissible between compatible programs within Hacettepe University faculties (intra-institution) and compatible programs of other universities at home and abroad (inter-institution). These undergraduate transfers are regulated by Senate decisions and the Terms and Conditions of Transfer between Associate and Undergraduate Programs, Double Majors, Secondary majors, and Credit Transfers between Institutions, which were published on the Official Journal with the Issue Number 27561 on 24.4.2010. Undergraduate transfers and course exemption are decided by the relevant administrative committee. Inter-institutional undergraduate transfers can be made only in the first semester for undergraduate programs and in both semesters (1 and 2) for associate programs. Intra-institutional undergraduate transfers can be made in the first semester for undergraduate and associate programs.

(2) Undergraduate transfers made between universities that are involved in European Credit Transfer System and the transference of courses taken are regulated by the legislation provisions determined by the Council of Higher Education.

Graduate Transfers

ITEM 9 – (1) For the graduates of vocational high schools and graduates with an associate degree to be placed in an undergraduate program, the procedures are regulated in accordance with the Terms and Conditions for Transference of Vocational High School Graduates and Open University Associate Graduates to an Undergraduate Program, published with the Item Number 24676 on the Official Journal on 19.2.2002.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


The basic objective of this program is to develop individuals who are equipped with skills to comprehend structural and functional properties of natural languages and who can conduct both theoretical and practical linguistic research with an interdisciplinary perspective through the use of critical thinking skills, and ability to question, evaluate, and improve knowledge.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


The graduates of our department can work in public and private sector. Those who work in public sector can be academician and instructor in universities, teacher in the Ministry of National Education, administrative officer and translator in Ministries. They can take various positions by using their foreign language skills in private sectors (teacher in private sectors, administrative assistant, translator, import-export etc.).

D.13. Access to Further Studies



D.14. Profile of the Programme


The program contains 57 courses, 26 of which are compulsory and 31 of which are elective. (45.7 % obligatory and 54.3% elective). In order to graduate from the program, the students must take 26 compulsory, 14 departmental elective and 5 general compulsory courses. In addition, they must take non-departmental elective courses, which have 26 ECTS in total (13.04% of total credit for graduation). The departmental elective courses are started to be given in the third semester. The students can take any courses from any department as non-departmental elective. There is no compulsory internship in our department. The courses are given per semester and they are all theoretical. There are no practical courses. None of the courses require prerequisites. In the first four semesters, introductory courses which serve to teach basic linguistic terms and to increase students' level of proficiency are given. In the other four semesters, the courses which aim to have students make advance level practices and researches are given.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Measurement and evaluation methods applied for each course have been defined in Course Plan which is determined by related lecturers. In regard to exams and scoring, relevant agents of HU Undergraduate Academic and Exam Regulations are applied. (See: Hacettepe Üniversitesi Önlisans, Lisans Eğitim-Öğretim ve Sınav Yönetmeliği).

D.16. Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from our graduate program, students should be successful in 26 compulsory, 14 elective and 5 joint compulsory courses. Further, they are also required to take courses from other departments which equals to 26 ECTS.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emine Yarar


Tel: 2978525