B›OLOGY (ZOOLOGY)
Third Cycle Programmes
(Doctorate Degree/Doctor of Fine Arts)

D.1. General Information about Program

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We organize our zoology program into eight themes: cell biology, histology, developmental biology, entomology, ornithology, systematic zoology, toxicology and ecotoxicology. Different researches are carried out in different cell line and model organisms such as mouse, rat and chick within the areas of cell biology, histology, developmental biology. We have well-equipped laboratories for these researches. Studies into the theme of ecotoxicology have been carried out on different animal groups (fish, amphibians, and birds). Systematic studies are mostly concentrated on different insect groups (e.g. Orthoptera, Odonata, Coleoptera, and Hymenoptera). We have been also conducting researches on birds and mammals, which is about themes of systematic and phylogenetic perspective and studies on biology and regeneration on amphibians. Studies on relationships between the parasite insects and its host plant are also among research topics in the zoology section.

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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Information about the application and admission requirements for graduate program can be found at http://www.fenbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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PhD program, consists of special topics course and the study of thesis. According to the European Credit Transfer System, not less than total of 240 ECTS which includes thesis study. (http://www.fenbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/file/yonetmelik/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf)

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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With the inclusion of graduate courses, which were taken as a special student of a student, graduate courses, which were taken before the enrollment in the institute in the last five years, from domestic/international higher education institutions can be transferred to program, the student is enrolled, according the advisor opinion, recommendation of the board of the department and decision of board of institute. However, more than 2/3 of the total credit a student enrollment of program is not considered to transfer of credits of graduates courses as special student. (http://www.fenbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/file/yonetmelik/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf )

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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The aim of PhD program of the zoology section is to train a scientists who will give a positive contribution to the universal science and contribute to the development of our country. Specialized scientists in this program can use recent and advanced scientific knowledge together with interdisciplinary perspective to solve specific problems in their research area.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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Those who graduate from this program will find the opportunity to work in areas related to the following specializations.

  • As an academic stuff in universities,
  • As a specialist in public corporations (The Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning, The Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock, The Ministry of Health, The Ministry of Culture and Tourism, The Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs),
  • As a specialist in research development departments in public corporations and private sector, food control departments, in vitro fertilization (ivf) units, medical diagnosis laboratories,
  • As a zoologist in the environmental consulting companies.

D.13. Access to Further Studies

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D.14. Profile of the Programme

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PhD program contains 8 semester. Students need at least 240 ECTS and a PhD thesis in order to graduate from the program.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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Information about the Examination Regulations, Assestment and Grading for graduate program can be found at (http://www.fenbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/file/yonetmelik/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf)

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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A student, who successfully completed to compulsory courses of the program and has academic average at least 2.75, presents thesis/art work at the end of the second semester. After the succesful thesis defence, the student graduates from program.

(http://www.fenbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/file/yonetmelik/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf)

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Head of Department: Prof.Dr. Mehmet Ali Onur

Address: Hacettepe University Faculty of Science Department of Biology 06800 Beytepe Ankara

Phone: 0 (312) 297 80 00

e-mail: mali@hacettepe.edu.tr