ACTUARİAL SCİENCE
Third Cycle Programmes
(Doctorate Degree/Doctor of Fine Arts)

D.1. General Information about Program

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Department of Actuarial Sciences, which is the first department in this field in Turkey, has been established on 20th June, 2000. Principle objective of the department is to educate modern and creative individuals by giving basic information about not only actuarial sciences, statistics, mathematics, insurance, computer sciences and finance but also sociology, psychology and philosophy.

Actuarial sciences deal with the financial effects of unpredictable events which influence the individuals' lives (birth, death, illness, accidents, disability, retirement) and the effects which influence individuals' property holdings (fire, earthquake, theft and fraud). Actuaries are educated in order to analyze the risk of occurrence, to estimate the probabilities and to form the security programs that relieve the financial effects of these events.

Actuary takes place in the ranking of top ten occupations of United States and Europe in terms of income, prestige and job satisfaction. The graduates of this department may work at insurance companies, public and private social security institutions, banks and investment firms. Graduates of this program may also take the international actuarial exams to get the authority to sign as an actuary.

D.2 Qualification Awarded

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Doctorate

D.3. Level of Qualification

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QF-EHEA: 3
EQF-LLL: 8

D.4. Provisions for Registration

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Admission, registration and approval procedures shall be carried out according to relevant provisions of Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations.

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Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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Philosophy of Doctoral: Degree of Ph.D in Hacettepe University Institute of Science Section of Actuarial Sciences.

Philosophy of Doctoral Program: At least 24 credits / 120 ECTS, success in proficiency exam and a doctoral thesis.

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Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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Admission to Philosophy of Doctoral Program in Actuarial Science is coordinated by Institue of Graduate Studies in Science.

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Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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The founding purpose of the department is to equip the students with the skills required to access information, evaluate and interpret knowledge and do scientific research, and therefore the department provides advanced level of knowledge and skills in Actuarial Science.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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The graduates of this department may work at insurance companies, public and private social security institutions, banks and investment firms. Graduates of this program may also take the international actuarial exams to get the authority to sign as an actuary.

D.13. Access to Further Studies

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D.14. Profile of the Programme

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Doctor of Philosophy program contains 8 semester. Students need at least 24 credits / 240 ECTS, they have to pass proficiency exam and they need to complete a PhD thesis in order to graduate from the program.

90 ECTS of total credits must be course credits, 30 ECTS must be earned from Preparation to Doctoral Proficiency and 120 ECTS from the thesis.

93% of all courses are elective courses, and students do not need to take out-of-department courses.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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The evaluation and grading of each course is defined for each courses in the course details. Grading is applied through the rules given in “Hacettepe University Regulations on Graduate Education and Examination” documentation.

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Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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Philosophy of Doctoral Program: At least 24 credits / 120 ECTS, success in proficiency exam and a doctoral thesis.

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Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Dep. Chair: Meral Sucu, Assoc. Prof.

Address: HU Faculty of Science Department of Actuarial Sciences 06800 Beytepe, Ankara TURKEY

Phone: +90 312 297 6160

Fax: +90 312 297 7998

e-mail: msucu@hacettepe.edu.tr