Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program


The Human Rights Department was established in the year 1999. The department is conducting two programmes – M.A. and Ph.D programmes. The purpose of the programmes is to contribute to the education of individuals who know what human rights are and what each human right demands, and who are able to find out in various situations what should be done for the protection of human rights.

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


In order to be admitted to this program, the candidates must have been graduated from a Bachelor's Degree, must score minimum 60 in ALES (SAY/EA/SOZ), must score minimum 60 in YDS (Foreign Language Test) or equivalent, and must success in both oral and written examination that are held by the jury.

For the other requirements, see Hacettepe University's Regulations on Graduate Education and Examination.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


In order to graduate from the department, students have to take the must and elective courses with total amount of 120 ECTS. In order to graduate from the program, Hacettepe University's Regulations on Graduate Education and Examination are must be applied.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


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

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


The objective of this Human Rights Program is to train human rights instructors, primarily those who give the course on human rights and democracy at different levels of pre-university education, and to equip public officers with the necessary knowledge of human rights.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Our graduates find position in university departments of Human Rights, 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.14. Profile of the Programme


Program consists of lectures and seminar which is in total 120 ECTS*. It is mostly an academic program, in first two semesters students must have take the must and compulsory courses, which are consist of 51 ECTS and a seminar (9 ECTS). Students which are succeed in those courses, prepares the M.A. Thesis with their advisors for two semesters (60 ECTS). After defending the M.A. Thesis successfully, the students have the M.A. degree in Human Rights.

* 1 ECTS corresponds to 30 workload.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


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: (In Turkish only)

D.16. Graduation Requirements


To get M.A. degree, the student should take undergraduate courses if deemed necessary by his or her advisor, complete successfully a program consisting 51 ECTS lecture and a seminar lecture (9 ECTS), write a M.A. Thesis (60 ECTS) and defend it.

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

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Prof. Dr. Cemal G├╝zel

Head of Department of Human Rights


Tel: +90 312 297 83 00

Address: Hacettepe ├ťniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstit├╝s├╝ ─░nsan Haklar─▒ Anabilim Dal─▒

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