COMMUN─░CAT─░ON SC─░ENCES
Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program

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Communication Sciences Master of Art Program started in July 2006, accepting its first graduate students.

The courses of the program are prepared in order to focus on the discussion of the contemporary communication issues at graduate level in accordance with the graduate programs of the European and international universities. The courses of the program aim to provide students with the knowledge that enables them to discuss current issues and to develop solutions to these issues. The design of the program is suitable for regular updates according to the social and technological changes. Considered as a whole, the program combines the examination of the theory and practice in communication sciences and encourages the usage of the theoretical knowledge through applications. The program supports an interdisciplinary approach and is in dialogue with different fields of social sciences such as sociology, history, political sciences, philosophy, art, economics, anthropology, psychology, philology and law.

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 2.80 (two point eighty) over 4.00 (four).

2. Applicants are required to score at least 55 standard points from either one of the quantitative or verbal or equal weight categories of the Academic Staff and Graduate Education Examination (Akademik Personel ve Lisans├╝st├╝ E─čitimine Giri┼č S─▒nav─▒, ALES) organized by Measurement, Selection and Placement Center (├ľl├žme, Se├žme ve Yerle┼čtirme Merkezi, ├ľSYM). Alternatively, applicants are required to submit an equivalent score, determined by the Hacettepe University Senate, in the internationally recognized GRE and GMAT examinations.

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. The students who are admitted to the program might be required to take relevant course/s from the Communication Sciences Graduate Scientific Preparation Programme, in case deemed to be a necessary by the jury of the oral exam.

6. Those conditions, which are not included below, 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).

Special Requirements for the Admission of Graduate Programme of Communication Sciences

Applicants should submit,

· -at least- one-page letter of intent (Font: Times New Roman, Font Size: 12, 1.5 Line Spacing) explaining the candidate's reasons for pursuing graduate study in Communication Sciences or Cultural Studies and Media, or doctorate study in Communication Sciences

· a curriculum vitae (cv) with photo,

· two letters of reference handed in closed envelopes

to Hacettepe University Faculty of Communication, Department of Communication Sciences with the above documents.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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In order to complete M.A. of Communication Sciences Program it is required to take 27 national credits from courses in total, 2 seminar courses, an implementation course, and to submit and defend a successful master's thesis and an implementation project. A minimum of 120 ECTS course credit hours is required at the end of these studies.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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The student is expected to meet the admission terms in order to transfer to the Communication Sciences M.A. program at Hacettepe University. For other issues, the related items of Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Testing Legislation are effectual.

http://www.sosyalbilimler.hacettepe.edu.tr/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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The aim of the H.U. Social Sciences Institute graduate program of Communication Sciences is to have graduates that are

  • able to evaluate the theoretical and practical reflections of the basic approaches, concepts and the relationship among the concepts in the communication sciences,
  • have the knowledge of the basic methodological approaches, methods and research technics and their implementations,
  • are capable of designing a social research, implementing it, analyzing the findings, reporting them and putting all into an original piece of academic writing,
  • are able to think interdisciplinary, questions, assesses and evaluates,
  • follow the contemporary knowledge and approaches in the communication sciences area and evaluate these with a critical and inquisitive manner,
  • use the knowledge and the skills related to the area,
  • find solutions to the problems in communication and media,
  • develop policy propositions and transform these into projects and action,
  • continue their educations in a higher degree.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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The graduates who complete this program, can work as instructors in faculties of communication after continuing their education in PhD degree as well as working in positions such as communication expert, communication consultant and print consultant in the media sector and state institutions.

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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Some of the students who are accepted to the HU Communication Sciences MA program may be appointed to complete the Scientific Preperation Program, if required. All the courses in this program are compulsory. Succesful completion of the preparation program is a prerequsite for continuing the Communication Sciences M.A. program.

SCIENTIFIC PREPARATION COURSES

Semester 1 -ILT511 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION (ECTS 6) ,ILT512 HISTORY OF COMMUNICATION (ECTS 6), ILT515 SOCIOLOGY OF COMMUNICATION (ECTS 6), ILT517 RESEARCH METHODS (ECTS 6)

Semester 2-ILT516 COMMUNICATION AND ANTHROPOLOGY (ECTS 6), ILT521 BASIC THEORIES OF COMMUNICATION (ECTS 6), ILT524 POLITICAL SCIENCE (ECTS 6), ILT526 COMMUNICATION RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS (ECTS 6)

Seminar and Implementation courses included in Communication Sciences MA program are compulsory while the rest are elective. In this program 1 ECTS credit is equal to 30 hours of workload.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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The methods of evaluation and assesment for each course are defined in “Course Structure Plan” in the Information Package prepared by the course instructor/s. For the exams and grades, related items of the Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Testing Legislation are applied.

http://www.sosyalbilimler.hacettepe.edu.tr/yonetmelik_02_12_2013.pdf

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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In order to complete M. A. of Communication Sciences Program it is required to take 27 national credits from courses in total, 2 seminar courses, an implementation course, and to submit and defend a successful master's thesis and an implementation project. A minimum of 120 ECTS course credit hours is required at the end of these studies.

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Prof. Dr. Suavi Ayd─▒n

Head of Department

E-mail: suavi@hacettepe.edu.tr

Tel: +90 312 2976230

Fax: +90 312 2976289

Address: ─░leti┼čim Bilimleri B├Âl├╝m├╝ – ─░leti┼čim Fak├╝ltesi

Edebiyat Binas─▒ ─░├ži Hacettepe ├ťniversitesi Beytepe Yerle┼čkesi

Beytepe Ankara 06800

Web Address: http://www.iletisim.hacettepe.edu.tr/index.php?id=egitim/yukseklisans