SOC─░OLOGY
Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program

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The graduate programs of the Sociology department have been carried out since the 1967-1968 academic year. The graduate program aims to train individuals who can use the detailed and analytical information on basic theoretical and procedural matters and issues of sociology, who has the ability to carry out research that triggers independent, original, and further expansions on sociology's current problems, who can develop political suggestions to solve social matters, who can take over social and ethical responsibility in order to further scientific knowledge and understanding, provide human welfare and social development.

Since the beginning, an interdisciplinary approach has been adopted both in education and in research and has become an example to future establishments of other sociology graduate programs in Turkey.

The medium of instruction is Turkish and it is necessary to be competent in a foreign language to be able to follow related sources.

D.2 Qualification Awarded

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Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification

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QF-EHEA: 2
EQF-LLL: 7

D.4. Provisions for Registration

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1. Applicants who apply to the program must have completed a four-year Bachelor's Degree with an average of at least 2.40 over 4.00 (four).

2. Candidates must receive minimum 60 standard score in one of the verbal or equally-weighted scores from Academic Staff and Graduate Education Entrance Examination (ALES) which has been done by Evaluation, Selection and Placement Centre (├ľSYM) or international exams such as GRE and GMAT whose equivalence are approved by the Hacettepe University Senate.

3. Applicants are required to score at least 60 in the Foreign Knowledge in Foreign Language Placement Examination (Yabanc─▒ Dil Seviye Tespit S─▒nav─▒, YDS). Alternatively, applicants are required to submit an equivalent score from other foreign language examinations, held at the national or international level, whose equivalence is approved by ├ľSYM.

4. International students' applications are accepted in line within “Hacettepe University Graduate Programme and Exam Regulation" in Official Gazette (29 November 2016, No:29900).

5. With the suggestion of the admission committee of the department, the applicants may be required to attend one-year preparatory program or take some courses from bachelor's, preparatory or graduate programs.

6. Those conditions, which are not included, are applied in accordance with the related provisions of the Hacettepe University Graduate Education, Instruction and Examination Regulations (Hacettepe ├ťniversitesi Lisans├╝st E─čitim, ├ľ─čretim ve S─▒nav Y├Ânetmeli─či).

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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The graduate program is a composite structure that combines courses and thesis studies. Except for SOC 603 Seminar on Sociology, SOC 611 Methodology I, and SOC 612 Methodology II (%40), all other courses provided within the program are elective (%60). (1 ECTS= 25 hours). Students are required to take over at least 21 credits (60 ECTS) of courses and succeed them with an average academic score of at least 2.5 out of 4.00. Those that fail their courses or cannot reach the necessary minimum average academic score are given an additional academic year to improve their academic success. With the approval of the director of the department, on condition of not having previously selected them, students may choose two of the Sociology undergraduate courses. Similarly, students may choose some of their courses (3 at most, %30)) from other graduate programs of other departments. Students of the graduate program do not have any compulsory course from another department.

http://www.hacettepe.edu.tr/Eklenti/1235,hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik231112.pdf

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http://www.sosyalbilimler.hacettepe.edu.tr/Jtr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=138&Itemid=189

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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Alumni that have met the requirements of the application to the Sociology Graduate Program and have been found successful at the program entrance exam may enrol to the program. However, all students that have gained their bachelor's degree from another field than Sociology and some students, who have gained their bachelor's degree from Sociology but were decided to be in need of developing or improving their academic knowledge are to attend the Scientific Preparatory Program of Hacettepe University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology's graduate program according to the interview jury's suggestion and the approval of the director of the program.

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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The Sociology graduate program aims to train individuals who can use the detailed and analytical information on basic theoretical and procedural matters and issues of sociology, who has the ability to carry out research that triggers independent, original, and further expansions on sociology's current problems, who can develop political suggestions to solve social matters, who can take over social and ethical responsibility in order to further scientific knowledge and understanding, provide human welfare and social development.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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Sociologists have a wide choice of employment; they can work in technical services or in different positions of public or private institutions and organizations with a sociologist title. Sociologists can also work in the following institutions: The ministries' central organizations, Ministry of Family and Social Politics, Provincial Directorates of Agriculture, General Directorate of Prisons and Detention Houses, General Directorate of Civil Archives, Housing Development Administration of Turkey, General Directorate of Civil Defence, Secretariat of Atat├╝rk Research and Education Centre, General Directorate of Security Affairs, General Directorate of Press and Information, General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs, South-eastern Anatolia Project Regional Development Administration, Turkish Social Services and Child Protection Institution, Radio and Television Supreme Council, Turkey Statistics Institute, State Planning Organization, Presidency of Religious Affairs, municipalities, chambers of commerce and industry, nursing homes for older people, printed-visual media outlets, research companies, advertisement agencies, publishers, banks, human resources of private companies, and international organizations (such as UN, ILO, EU).

D.13. Access to Further Studies

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QF-EHEA: 3
EQF-LLL: 8

D.14. Profile of the Programme

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The Sociology graduate program aims to train individuals who can use the detailed and analytical information on basic theoretical and procedural matters and issues of sociology, who has the ability to carry out research that triggers independent, original, and further expansions on sociology's current problems, who can develop political suggestions to solve social matters, who can take over social and ethical responsibility in order to further scientific knowledge and understanding, provide human welfare and social development.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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Related items of Hacettepe University's Regulations on Graduate Education and Examination are applied for the examinations and grading.

http://www.hacettepe.edu.tr/Eklenti/1235,hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik231112.pdf

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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For graduation requirements, related items are applied according to Hacettepe University's Regulations on Graduate Education and Examination.

http://www.hacettepe.edu.tr/Eklenti/1235,hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik231112.pdf

Specified Graduation Requirements

Students are required to take over at least 21 credits (60 ECTS) of courses from the program's courses in Sociology, which is a non-credit course, and to succeed the chosen courses with an average academic score of at least 2.5 out of 4.00. As mentioned in the previous item, students who have successfully completed their courses are to write an original master's thesis and defend it in front of a jury that will decide by the majority of their votes.

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Prof. Dr. Aylin G├Ârg├╝n-Baran

Tel: (00-90-312) 297 84 25

Faks: (00-90-312) 297 64 37

E-posta: abaran@hacettepe.edu.tr