Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program


Master program of radiotherapy physics is a two-year full-time education program. During the first two semesters of the program, along with didactic courses, applied education proceeds in medical physics unit and radiotherapy machines in the department of radiation oncology in order to improve the clinical and practical capacity of a student. Students, therefore, have the opportunity to observe the radiotherapy applications and enhance their knowledge which they have gained in the lectures. They improve their practical sufficiency under the supervision of radiotherapy physics specialists. The diverse machines in the department give a change to individually observe the modern applications of brachytherapy and external radiotherapy for the students.

During the education program, a student observes and comprehends the function of radiotherapy physics specialist in the radiation oncology clinics. They comprehend both the contribution of physics specialist in diverse levels of radiotherapy of a patient and the mechanism of the treatment process. They also observe and comprehend both the relationships of a radiotherapy physicist with the other members of the department, i.e. physicians, therapists and nurses and the harmony in working mechanisms of different units in radiotherapy clinics.

During the third and fourth semesters of the program, along with clinical practices, students continue academic studies with master thesis supervised by the professors in the radiation oncology department. Students will therefore be adequate in academics along with in clinics. They graduate from the program with a quality necessary to both follow the clinical and practical improvements in the radiotherapy field and contribute them.

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


· Students graduated from physics, physical engineering, nuclear energy engineering and other related undergraduate programs can attend the master program of radiotherapy physics.

· Students must have a standard score at ALES (Admittance test of academic staff and graduate education) determined by the university senate.

· Students must have got minimum scores determined by the university senate from the national and international tests of English, i.e. ÜDS, KPDS, TOEFL (Test of English As a Foreign Language), and IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

· Applicants who will both supply the requirements above and be successful in an interview will be accepted to the program.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


Students must complete 24 national credits and their MS thesis must be accepted as successful by their thesis committee in order to be qualified for MS degree in radiotherapy physics. The requirements and rules which indicated in sections with numbers of 30, 31, 32 and 33 in regulation of graduate education and examination of Hacettepe University are put into practice.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


The applicants must have been graduated from four-year undergraduate program which supply strong basis for MS program of radiotherapy physics. These undergraduate programs are physics, physical engineering, and nuclear energy engineering and other related programs.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


· Learning and comprehending the principles of radiation oncology and general oncology along with physical aspects of radiotherapy applications.

· Gaining the competency and capability of being a radiotherapy physicist at international level.

· Gaining the capabilities of searching, interpreting and using information in the field of radiotherapy physics.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


The graduates are able to work as medical physicists in state and private medical institutions according to the section with the number of 13f of the regulation on Application Methods of Medicine and its Divisions (Tababet ve Şuabatı Sanatlarının Tarzı İcrasına Dair Kanun – in Turkish).

D.13. Access to Further Studies



D.14. Profile of the Programme


The MS program of radiotherapy physics is planned to last four semesters. The first two semesters are occupied with lectures and practical courses whereas thesis studies are planned to be completed in the third and fourth semesters.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Examination and grading methods of the courses are defined in “Course Information” forms prepared by instructors for each course. The related sections of regulation of graduate education and examination of Hacettepe University are put into practice. The link of judgment of university senate about the regulation is:,sn101012pdf.pdf?0

D.16. Graduation Requirements


Graduation from MS program of radiotherapy physics requires to complete at least 24 national credits (60 ECTS) and to have at least GPA of 2.75. Along with the requirements on credits and grades, students must successfully complete their MS thesis. The related sections of regulation of graduate education and examination of Hacettepe University are put into practice.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Prof. Fadıl Akyol, MD.

E-mail: hakyol@hacettepe.edu.tr

Hacettepe University

Faculty of Medicine

Department of Radiation Oncology

06100 Ankara Turkey

Office: +90 312 305 2900