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

D.1. General Information about Program


Ecology Doctoral program is held by academics staff of Ecology Section in Department of Biology. Within the context of Ecology Doctoral program, theoretical and practical researches on population and community ecology, bio-ecology and control of vector and pest animals, entomopathogene nematodes, development of resistance against pesticides and plant-derived biopesticides, molecular taxonomy, fire ecology, forest succession, mammalian ecology, parasite ecology, vector-borne viruses, ecological speciation and phylogeography, biological diversity and conservation, ecological modelling, and ecosystem planning and management are conducted. The context of the courses in Ecology Doctoral program are formed through the research subjects mentioned above. The students in the program graduated with abilities to conduct an independent research, and with knowledge on the up-to-date scientific literature on these subjects.

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 purpose of Ecology Doctoral program is to educate science experts with Ph.D. who are;

- Being knowledgeable on the up-to-date ecology and environmental sciences scientific literature,

- Sensitive to environmental problems and being able to examine these problems with a ecological point of view,

- Being able to view the biological phenomena multi-dimensionally,

- Being able to conduct scientific research independently on ecology, evolution and environmental biology.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


The students graduated from Ecology Doctoral program are able to work as academician in universities, as specialist biologist with Ph.D. in ministries and other governmental bodies, as ecologist in research and management projects related to nature conservation and natural environment that are supported by governmental bodies or private sector.

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