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

D.1. General Information about Program


Ph.D. degree programs in botany practice education in the fields of Plant Systematics, Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Morphology and Anatomy, Palynology, Paleoecology and Cytogenetic.

In the field of Plant Systematics, various floristic, revision and molecular systematic (phylogenetic systematic) studies are being conducted. The international herbarium with 50000 plant samples, and Hasbah├že, where the geophytes are cultivated, are open to all MSc and PhD students working in this area in order to provide material for their researches.

In the field of Plant Physiology, stress physiology studies are conducted. Especially the changes in plants caused by environmental stress factors (high-low temperature, salt, heavy metals, drought, etc.) are investigated in-vivo and in-vitro, and the responses to these stress factors are examined in terms of morphological, physiological, biochemical and molecular aspects. Meanwhile, propagation of these plants, which are of economical and endemic value, are being carried via tissue cultures.

In the Palynology field, studies are conducted on pollen morphology, aeropalynology, melissopalynology, paleopalynology and forensic palynology fields. Palynology laboratory contains the richest pollen reference collection in Turkey, belonging to 500 different plant species. Cytogenetic and cytotoxic studies are also carried out in this programme.

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 the PhD program in the Botany Section is training the scientists to give a positive contribution to the universal science and the development of our country. Trained scientists in this program can use recent and advanced scientific knowledge together with interdisciplinary perspective to solve specific problems in their research areas.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Those who graduate from botany PhD program would find the opportunity to work in areas related to the following specializations.

1) As a research assistant and/or specialist in universities and institutes.

2) As a specialist in public corporations (The Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning, The Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock, The Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, Food Control, Seed Gene Bank, Natural History Museums, Criminal Laboratories, National Parks),

3) As a specialist in research development departments in public corporations and private sector,

4) As a ÇED specialist in the environmental consulting companies.

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