INFORMATİON MANAGEMENT
Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program

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The Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University was founded in 1972 by Professor İlhan Kum under the name of "Institute of Librarianship and Documentation". The Department of Librarianship of Hacettepe University accepted its first undergraduate students in October 1974. The Department differed from other similar programs in that students completed a year-long English Language Preparatory School before they started their four-year undergraduate program. The curriculum of the undergraduate program was revised in 1978/1979, 1983/1984 and 1990/1991 academic years. Morever, it was restructured in 1993 so as to form three divisions, namely, Librarianship, Archiving, and Documentation and Information. While the Department offered its undergraduate courses under the new structure between 1994 and 2000, master's and Ph.D. degrees during this period were granted only in the Division of Librarianship as part of the Institute of Social Sciences.

As per the decision of the Higher Education Council in 2002, the divisions of Librarianship, Archiving, and Documentation and Information at the Departments of Librarianship were merged and the Department of Librarianship was renamed as the "Department of Information and Records Management" with a new curriculum. The names of the graduate degrees offered by the Department have also been changed in the 2006/2007 academic year.

The Department of Information Management aims to educate creative and self-confident information professionals with leadership capabilities who can design, implement and run information systems so that individuals, organizations and the society can get the utmost benefit from the recorded, printed and electronic information repositories; and train the new generation of researchers with a high degree of knowledge about their specialties who can conduct original research and offer the new knowledge produced to the service of the society. It also strives to carry out theoretical and applied research and publish results to further the development of information systems, information services and information technologies on national and international levels.

The names and average lengths of the degree programmes offered by the Department are as follows:

- Undergraduate studies leading to a bachelor's degree in Information Management (4 years).

- Masters studies leading to a masters degree in Information Management (2 years).

- Doctoral studies leading to a doctor of philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in Information Management (4 years).

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 must hold a Bachelor's degree

2. Applicants are required to provide minimum 60 standard scores of Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam (ALES) in any qualification fields of or to have an equivalent score on GRE and GMAT recognized by the Senate of Hacettepe University.

3. Applicants must obtain a minimum score of 55 on the Foreign Language Exam (YDS) or an equivalent score on an exam recognized by the Higher Education Board (YOK).

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

4. The provisions not listed above are enforced pursuant to the relevant decrees of Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulation

5. The prospective Master's students found to be successful may have to take Scientific Preparation Courses based upon related Clause/s of Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulation.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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Post-graduate and doctoral programs have the structure that combines lectures and thesis. All the courses are under both mandatory and elective status. Students are required to take 120 ECTS in total (60 ECTS of lectures and 60 ECTS of thesis) and achieve at least 2.75 out of 4.00 GPA (Grade Point Average) to begin their research and writing their thesis. After the completion of courses, students are expected to carry out original research and write a master's thesis. Students conduct their research under the supervision of a faculty member who is appointed by the Department's Academic Council. Students have to present and defense their thesis in front of a jury which is composed of student's supervisor and four other members.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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Lateral Transfer: Students who received at least one semestre post-graduation education at other departments or other higher education institutions can apply for lateral transfer. The main rules for acceptance are; sufficient amount of quota, required qualifiications, passing grades from previous courses (Social Sciences Institute's Regulation) (http://www.hacettepe.edu.tr/Eklenti/1235,hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik231112.pdf?0).

Lateral transferred students have to earn half of the total required credits from their previous program.

European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students (ERASMUS): Students have to take at least 2,5 general academic average to join ERASMUS programme at post-graduate level. Courses to be taken have to be identified by Department's ERASMUS Coordinator. Courses taken and credits earned are recorded in students' transcipts by the decision of the Department's Academic Council.

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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The Department of Information Management aims to educate creative and self-confident information professionals with leadership capabilities who can design, implement and run information systems so that individuals, organizations and the society can get the utmost benefit from the recorded, printed and electronic information repositories; and train the new generation of researchers with a high degree of knowledge about their specialties who can conduct original research and offer the new knowledge produced to the service of the society. It also strives to carry out theoretical and applied research and publish results to further the development of information systems, information services and information technologies on national and international levels.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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Graduates can get various job opportunities both in private sector and public institutions. There are many working areas for alumnis such as university, research, public, school and special libraries, archives and documentation centers. The job opportunities is not only restricted with libraries, but also contains database design, indexing and abstracting services, softwares companies, news agencies, publishing firms and research & development centers. Through the renewed curricula, our alumnis have a chance to utilize current job opportunities such as information architecture, web designer, usability expert, 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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The courses of Master's Program are both mandatory and elective. If found appropriate by the Department's Academic Council, some of these lectures' instruction language can be English.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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Assessment and evaluation system for each course was defined in the “Course Training Plan” section of the information package which was prepared by faculty. As for the exams and course achievement scores, and grading system, Hacettepe University Postgraduate Educational Program and Exam Regulations are implemented.

http://www.oid.hacettepe.edu.tr/index_sub.php?grp=y&dir=&file=lisans_20120928_0934&filetype=html&submenuheader=3

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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The courses are under both mandatory and elective status. Students are required to take 60 ECTS and achieve at least 2,75 out of 4,00 GPA (General Point Average) to begin their research and writing their thesis. After the completion of courses, students are expected to do an original research and write a master's thesis. Students conduct their research under the supervision a faculty who is appointed by Departmental Academic Council. Students have to present and defense their thesis in front of a jury which is composed by student's supervisor and four other members.

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Prof. Dr. Bülent Yılmaz
Head of the Department

Department of Information Management
Faculty of Letters Gate B
06800 Beytepe, Ankara

Phone : +90 (312) 297 82 00
Fax : +90 (312) 299 20 14

e-mail : byilmaz@hacettepe.edu.tr