Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program


In the scope of graduate program, several courses are given to our students to improve their theoretical and practical knowledge in different fields such as bimolecular organization principles, structure of cell membrane, membrane dynamics, membrane transport, advanced biochemical techniques, instrumental analyses, human biochemistry, enzymatic regulation, nucleic acid biochemistry, bacteria genetics, molecular biochemistry of mutagens and carcinogens, genomics and proteomics, cancer genetics, practical molecular biology techniques, molecular systematics and short-term mutagenicity test systems

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


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

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


Master's degree program, not less than 24 credits, consists of special topics course and the study of thesis. According to the European Credit Transfer System, not less than a total of 60 ECTS of the courses and not less than 60 ECTS credits for thesis study, by completing the special topics course, which includes thesis study and successfully complete 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


Training of the qualified personnel who are equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge in his/her field.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Our students graduated from MSc programs can be academics in different faculties like science, medicine, agriculture, pharmacy and veterinarian faculties. They can work in different ministries, research institutes, state-owned enterprises within the state sector. Furthermore, our students have job opportunities in private sector organizations like food, drug, agriculture research laboratories, quality control units, test-tube baby laboratories. They can also work as sales representative or consultant. Rapid developments in molecular biology area lead up to new career opportunities.

D.13. Access to Further Studies



D.14. Profile of the Programme


Master of Science program contains 4 semester. Students need at least 24 credits and a master 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 ├ça─člar

Addres:┬áHacettepe ├ťniversitesi Fen Fak├╝ltesi Biyoloji B├Âl├╝m├╝ 06800 Beytepe Ankara

Phone: 0 (312) 297 80 00

e-mail: sualp@hacettepe.edu.tr