Third Cycle Programmes
(Doctorate Degree/Doctor of Fine Arts)

D.1. General Information about Program


General Biology Program established as ‘'General Biology Department'' in 1976 and after that it took place like one of the programs in Biology Department in 1981.

The first head of General Biology Program was Prof. Dr Ahmet Noyan. The following heads of the program were Prof.Dr. Nazif Kolonkaya, Dr. Ali Nihat Bozcuk, Prof. Dr. Emir Cansunar and Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali Onur. Currently head of the department is Prof. Dr. Hacer ├ťnl├╝.

There are four basic science branches in this program: Animal and Cell Physiology, Genetics,

D.2 Qualification Awarded



D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


Information about the application and admission requirements for graduate program can be found at http://www.fenbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


PhD program, consists of special topics course and the study of thesis. According to the European Credit Transfer System, not less than total of 240 ECTS which includes thesis study. (http://www.fenbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/file/yonetmelik/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf)

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


With the inclusion of graduate courses, which were taken as a special student of a student, graduate courses, which were taken before the enrollment in the institute in the last five years, from domestic/international higher education institutions can be transferred to program, the student is enrolled, according the advisor opinion, recommendation of the board of the department and decision of board of institute. However, more than 2/3 of the total credit a student enrollment of program is not considered to transfer of credits of graduates courses as special student. (http://www.fenbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/file/yonetmelik/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf )

D.7. Goals and Objectives


The aim of PhD program in General Biology is to educate the doctors of phylosophy that will be capable of interpreting actual and advanced data in the scientific field by original thought and/or its research and to be capable of proposing solutions related to specific scientific issues.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Graduates of PhD program can work in related disciplines in universities, hospitals, research institutes and related public institutions and organizations.

D.13. Access to Further Studies


D.14. Profile of the Programme


PhD program contains 8 semester. Students need at least 240 ECTS and a PhD thesis in order to graduate from the program.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Information about the Examination Regulations, Assestment and Grading for graduate program can be found at (http://www.fenbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/file/yonetmelik/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf)

D.16. Graduation Requirements


A student, who successfully completed to compulsory courses of the program and has academic average at least 2.75, presents thesis/art work at the end of the second semester. After the succesful thesis defence, the student graduates from program.


D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Head of Department: Prof.Dr. Selim Sualp ├ça─člar

Address: Hacettepe University Faculty of Science Department of Biology 06800 Beytepe Ankara

Phone: 0 (312) 297 80 00

e-mail: sualp@hacettepe.edu.tr