Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program


The Master of Science program in Mathematics has started together with the foundation of department of Mathematics. The media of education is in Turkish. The thesis language is also Turkish, however the thesis can be written in another language with the permission of administrative board of graduate institute of natural sciences.

MSc. Degree studies are carried out in the following branches of mathematics:

  • Analysis and Function Theory
  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Geometry
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics and Mathematical Logic
  • Topology
  • Applied Mathematics

We have a classroom reserved for graduate courses in our department. Students can use the computer labs in our department. They can also benefit from social and cultural activities carried out in the campuses of Hacettepe University.

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


The candidates who wish to apply for our MSc. Programme should satisfy the requirements adopted by the senate and anounced by the graduate institute of natural sciences (see Regulations concerning graduate education degree and exams in Hacettepe University).

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


The MSc. Program in Mathematics consists of courses no less than 24 credits(60 ECTS) and a thesis study(60 ECTS). The student has to complete 120 ECTS of workload for a MSc. Degree. The student who has been successful in compulsory courses of the program and who has made 2.75 CPGA out of 4 in the first two semesters, can defend a thesis proposal at the end of the second semester, see Regulations concerning graduate education degree and exams in Hacettepe University.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


For course exemptions see Regulations concerning graduate education degree and exams in Hacettepe University.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


The Master of Science program in Mathematics aims to elevate qualified individuals who has acquired certain indispensible abilities and knowledge, can deal with mathematical problems within a wide perspective, have developed their researcher side and can pursue the latest developments in their fields.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Our graduates have the opportunity to work in a wide range of employment sectors; academics, informatics(software engineering, computer technician, etc.), finance and banking, service industry are several of those employment sectors. State employment is also possible.

D.13. Access to Further Studies



D.14. Profile of the Programme


The MSc. Program of Mathematics lasts for 4 semesters. The program consists of courses no less than 24 credits (60 ECTS) and a thesis study (60 ECTS). The workload is 120 ECTS in total. 28 ECTS credits of the courses are compulsory and 32 ECTS credits are elective. The %46.6 of the courses are in elective status.

At most two of the courses that the MSc. Student can take, may be chosen out of undergraduate courses with the condition that the student has not taken the undergraduate course before. See Regulations concerning graduate education degree and exams in Hacettepe University.

The universities from which our master students can take courses are determined by the Academic Board of our department. The course\courses taken at another university by students of the Mathematics Department at Hacettepe University Faculty of Science is/are examined in terms of equivalent credit, curriculum, etc. and with the approval of related department students may be exempt from course\courses with a proposal from the department finalized by Administrative Board of Faculty.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


The evaluation and grading of each course is regulated by its own “course syllabus” that is included in the information package concerning evaluation and grading system. Evaluation of exams and letter grades are done according to “Regulations concerning graduate education degree and exams in Hacettepe University”.

D.16. Graduation Requirements


As indicated in “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” section.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Department Chair: Prof. Dr.Rıza ERTÜRK

Address: Hacettepe University, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics, 06800 Beytepe Ankara Turkey

Phone number: + (90) 312 297 78 77

Fax: + (90) 312 299 20 17