Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program


Masters Degree in Analytical Chemistry was founded in 1971. The program provides theoretical and practical lessons in master?s-level. The purpose of the program is to train individuals with information and the ability  to communicate in national and  international level on spectroscopy, chromatography and electroanalytical chemistry who have received modern education in the field of Analytical Chemistry, reached universal level in the research. The program educates people using advanced scientific and technological developments in analytical chemistry. Students who are in this master?s degree program have the opportunity to work in a research laboratory equipped technically. It is aimed to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills to work and conduct research in laboratories of related fields. The language of instruction is Turkish.

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


Candidates who wish to apply for a master?s program;

Must have a bachelor's degree in Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering Department of Chemical Engineering or Faculty of Education Department of Chemistry Education.

*To provide the hacettepe University Graduate Education Examination Regulation and the Health Sciences Institute Application Conditions.

Please refer to Hacettepe University Directive on Graduate Education and Exams

To have ALES (SAY / EA) score type and ALES and Foreign Language base score determined by the Health Sciences Institute Board and approved by the Hacettepe University Senate

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


In order to graduate from Analytical Chemistry Master's Degree Programme at least C1 (65-69) grade in all courses is required to be successful. Master's degree program includes, lessons with a total of not less than 21 credits, thesis and special topics courses. The programme consists a total of 60 ECTS lesson and 60 ECTS work in special topics courses according to the European Credit Transfer System. Total is 120 ECTS credits. Students whom complete the compulsory courses of the program successfully and with academic average of at least 2.75 can submit thesis proposal after the end of the second semester. Students? academic achievement status and results of the evaluation of the thesis defense exam are evaluated according to Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Exam Regulation.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


Successful students, studied at least one semester graduate program at university or other higher education institutions, may apply to transfer to another graduate program carried out at the university. For the acceptance of applications relevant to the quota of doctoral students in the department, the student needs to meet the conditions of post-graduate program wishing to transfer and should success each of the courses that failed according to 26 of the Regulation the of the third paragraph. Admission requirements of Turkish citizens residing abroad or foreign students to graduate programs shall be determined by the Senate after opinion of the department and on the proposal of the Institute Board of Directors.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


Educate individuals received modern education in the field of analytical chemistry, reached the universal level in research, and the ability to communicate in the field of spectroscopy, chromatography and electroanalytical chemistry with knowledge on national and international level.

Graduates will knowprinciples of working according to the rules of good laboratory practice and basic principles of various spectroscopic (UV, IR, NMR, atomic), chromatographic (HPLC, GC), capillary electrophoresis and electrochemical (polarography, cyclic voltammetry, etc.) methods, develop and validate these methods, and may apply different samples (pharmaceutical preparation, biological material, environment, food, etc. samples). They knownecessaries techniques for sample preparation (precipitation, liquid-liquid consumption, solid - liquid consumption).

Using the findings of its experimental and theoretical knowledge and scientific resources, graduate student prepares, presents and defends his/her master thesis.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


The graduates who know Analytical Chemistry program, theoretical and practical aspects of classical and modern method analysis and using these methods, are working in several ministries such as the Ministry of Health and the relevant units of various government institution that require knowledge of analytical chemistry. They are working in the pharmaceutical industry, all kinds of quality control, biochemistry and food laboratories, hospitals, pharmacies. Also, they are working as academic staff in several universities.

D.13. Access to Further Studies



D.14. Profile of the Programme


Analytical Chemistry Master Program's ratio of required courses is 47 % and ratio of elective courses is 53 %. The courses opened in other departments' program can be taken when necessary. Program has been started with required and elective courses in 1971. Required and elective courses of this program are one term, students can take elective and required courses during both terms. At the end of first year, elective courses is completed with required courses. First year is the theoretical term when taken elective and required courses. Second year is the practical term that the students work on their thesis to carried out.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


For each course, carrying out evaluation and assessment methods are defined in the ?Course Teaching Plan? prepared by relevant faculty member. H.U. Graduate Education and Examination Regulations are applied for achievement scores for exams and courses.

H.U. Graduate Education and Examination Regulations

D.16. Graduation Requirements


1- The courses which is in main department or relevant other main department?s master programs,  take course at least 21 credit (60 ECTS) and be successful (at least 65 points out of 100)

2-   To be successful before the jury when arguing prepared thesis relevant to his/her area.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Program Director:  Prof. Dr. İncilay SÜSLÜ Hacettepe University Faculty of Pharmacy Department of Analytical Chemistry 06100 Sıhhiye ANKARA / TURKEY,