TURKÄ°SH STUDÄ°ES
Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program

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The basic characteristics of the Master Degree Program are that it adopts an interdisciplinary and a holistic approach. To analyze holistically the cultural assets of Turkish Civilization composed of language, history, literature, folklore, art, music, political and social structure, material culture properties and daily life for each period of time is the key feature of this program within the frame of data, findings, methods and theories grounded by related Social and Human Sciences. With this perspective, our institute aims at analyzing comparatively the cultural assets of Turkish Civilization composed of language, history, literature, folklore, art, music, individual and social behavior patterns, material culture properties, production and consumption patterns, and sharing the findings on educational programs of graduate level following interdisciplinary and contemporary methods.

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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The candidates who graduated from a four-year undergraduate program in Turkey or abroad whose equivalence is accepted by The Council of Higher Education (YÖK), and those who meet the minimum application requirements determined by Social Sciences in Examination Regulation of Hacettepe University Graduate Education can apply for this program.

It is a must to pass the entrance exam to have a right to register the program.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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- Students enrolling the program except from the division of History, Turkish Language and Literature, Turkish Education and Turcology are to take additional courses with no more than 6 credits for each semester by the proposal of the Course Advisor and Head of the Department.

- The student who successfully completes his/her courses prepares an M.A. Thesis on the related field, and has the right to have a ‘M.A.' degree within the prescribed time stated in the Regulation and approved by the committee.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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Student continues his/her education on the content knowledge gained in the fields of History, Turkish Language and Literature, Sociology, Art History, Folklore, Political Sciences and International Relations by means of a perspective of Turkish studies and an interdisciplinary approach. Student transfers the methodology gained by the courses taken and thesis done by his/her own discipline to the field of Turkish Studies.

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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To analyze comparatively the cultural assets of Turkish Civilization consisting of language, history, literature, folklore, art, music, individual and social behavior patterns, material culture properties, production and consumption patterns, and share the findings on educational programs of graduate level following an interdisciplinary method, and prepare students for further (Ph. D) education by means of a holistic approach.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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Students who successfully graduate the program;

i) Approach Turkish history and culture with a holistic view,

ii) Gain knowledge production capacity in parallel with global scientific methodology and findings in the field of Turkic studies.

iii) In the changes in language, culture and social structure from past to present, explain the role and place of migrations, geographical, technological and climatic conditions.

iv) From past to present, read, comprehend and analyze at least one resource language required for Turkic studies and produce and interpret new knowledge contributing to universal knowledge.

v) Have the required complements for being a successful academician, teacher etc.

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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Masters program of Turkish Studies Department consists of 4 semesters. The first 2 semesters include courses while other semesters are for thesis. Course period consists of 40 courses in total; 1 seminar and 3 obligatory courses with 37 elective courses. The program is equal to 280 ECTS with 28 ECTS for each semester. 90% of the program courses are in elective format.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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Students have to attend courses coded and fulfill minimum requirements for success. These include attendance, presentations, assignments and passing grade for exams.

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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Students who fulfill course period with success are required to prepare a master thesis with an interdisciplinary and authentic methodology. This thesis is required to be defended in front of the jury appointed by the institute to be successful.

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Associate Prof.Dr. Yunus KOÇ