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

D.1. General Information about Program


The hydrobiology PhD programme is aimed to teachs; bioecology of all aquatic ecosystems (river, lake, estuari, wetland, hot water, groundwater)¸equipments, technics and methods used in these ecosystems; biological diversity, usage and management of aquatic systems; determination of quality with biological and chemical methods; animal morphology, systematics and biogeography. In animal morphology, systematics and biodiverstiy; faunistic and molecular systematics, behaviour and population genetics are carried out. Several vertebrate in invertabrate animal species collections are deposited in order to support PhD students. There are four research laboratories in this program: Biomonitoring Laboratory, Freshwater Fısh Bıology And Ecology Laboratory, Brackishwater Research Laboratory, Protozoology Laboratory.

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 of the hydrobiology section is to train a scientists who will give a positive contribution to the universal science and contribute to the development of our country. Specialized scientists in this program can use recent and advanced scientific knowledge together with interdisciplinary perspective to solve specific problems in research area. The programme also contributes to become a specialist on the protection and management of land water and undergroundwater areas; additionally programme teachs how to determine and solve problems and become a leader on the topic.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Those who graduate from this program will find the opportunity to work in areas related to the following specializations.

a)As an academic stuff in universities,

b)As a specialist in public corporations (The Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning, The Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock, The Ministry of Health, The Ministry of Culture and Tourism, The Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs),

c)As a hydrobiologist in the environmental consulting companies and ARGE.

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 (at least 60 ECTS credits) 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 Çağlar

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

Phone: 0 (312) 297 80 00

e-mail: sualp@hacettepe.edu.tr