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

D.1. General Information about Program

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The Department of Philosophy was founded in 1969. It covers a wide range of fields in the history of philosophy and offers programmes in undergraduate and graduate levels. There are elective courses for students from other departments, especially for students from the Department of Sociology and of Psychology who want to pursue a career as a high-school teacher. The language of education is Turkish. Besides, the department has Erasmus and Farabi agreements with several universities. In addition, the department offers minor degree programs in various fields provided that the student meets the criteria.

Since 2007, the Department of Philosophy organizes symposiums concerning distinguished philosophers in every semester, and it has Bilge Karasu Library with approximately 4000 books on literature and philosophy.

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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In order to be admitted to this program, the candidates must have been graduated from Bachelor's Degree program in philosophy or have a M.A. Degree in philosophy, must score minimum 60 in ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam) (Verbal) which is arranged by Ölçme Seçme ve Yerleştirme Merkezi (ÖSYM), GRE or GMAT which is determined by H.U. Senate and must score 70 in YDS (Foreign Language Exam) which is arranged by ÖSYM or they must gain equivalent score from another language exam which has equivalence to YDS determined by ÖSYM.

International student applications are accepted via Decision of Senate which is issued 15.01.2014 and 2014-28: “Principles for Applying and Admitting of International Students to Hacettepe University Graduate Education Programs”.

For the other requirements that are not included above, see Hacettepe University's Regulations on Graduate Education and Examination.

If it is required candidates are supposed to take Scientific Preparation courses which are determined by Department.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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In order to graduate from the department, students have to take the must and elective courses with total amount of 240 ECTS.

In order to graduate from the programme, Hacettepe University's Regulations on Graduate Education and Examination are must be applied.

http://www.sosyalbilimler.hacettepe.edu.tr/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf (In Turkish only)

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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The recognition of the courses which belong to students' prior learning is organized through Hacettepe University graduate education regulations.

http://www.sosyalbilimler.hacettepe.edu.tr/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf (In Turkish only).

Exchange students must take into account that their courses are recognized only if there is a similar course in their home university and providing that the instructor and the head of the department approve the recognition.

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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The purpose of the program is to train professionals who can make prestigious researches, work in academic and research institutes in national and international area, and provide positive contributions to science and humanity by its education and researches that provide to be borne in upon of necessity of philosophical knowledge in directing both personal and social life and research in various fields of knowledge.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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Our graduates find position in university departments of philosophy, in private and public educational institutions, in related units of various ministries, in media including TRT, and in the units of education, culture, human relations, planning and assessment of various private and public corporations.

D.13. Access to Further Studies

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D.14. Profile of the Programme

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Programme consists of lectures and Ph.D. Thesis in total 240 ECTS*. It is mostly an academic programme, the first three semester students must have take the must and compulsory courses, which are consist of 90 ECTS. After getting success on these courses, students take the Preparation to Doctoral Proficiency which is 30 ECTS. Students which are succeed in proficiency exam, prepares the Ph.D. Thesis with their advisors for two years (120 ECTS). After defending the Ph.D. Thesis successfully, the students have the Ph.D. degree in Philosophy.

* 1 ECTS corresponds to 30 workload.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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Assessment methods and gradings vary for every course and determined by the instructor in accordance with Hacettepe University graduate education regulations. You can find information for every course in the “Course Package”s prepared by instructors.

For Hacettepe University regulations see:

http://www.sosyalbilimler.hacettepe.edu.tr/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf (In Turkish only)

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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In order to graduate from the department, students have to take the must and elective courses with total amount of 120 ECTS, must write a Ph.D. Thesis (120 ECTS) and defend it.

In order to graduate from the programme, Hacettepe University's Regulations on Graduate Education and Examination are must be applied. http://www.sosyalbilimler.hacettepe.edu.tr/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf (in Turkish only)

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Prof. Dr. Cemal Güzel

Head of Department of Philosophy

E-mail: cmlguzel@hacettepe.edu.tr

Tel: +90 312 297 83 00

Fax: +90

Address: Hacettepe Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Felsefe Anabilim Dalı

Web Address: http://www.felsefe.hacettepe.edu.tr/english