Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program


Hacettepe University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cosmetology Sub-department was founded in 1993 under the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology according to the Law of Higher Education number 2547. Education in licence and master of science degrees have been conducted in Cosmetology Sub-Department since 1993 the year it was founded. Foundation purpose of Cosmetology Sub-Department is, to educate pharmacists who are experts on medicines, primarily on lectures of cosmetology in licence or master of science degree, to serve in industry or pharmacies. Since cosmetology is an interdisciplinary field, Cosmetology Master of Science programme (without thesis) accepts medical doctors, biologists, chemists and chemical engineers along with the pharmacists.

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Non-thesis Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


 Having graduated from Pharmacy, Medicine, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology Undergraduate programs.

Having 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 

To meet the application requirements of Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations and Institute of Health Sciences.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


"Master without thesis program with a total of thirty credits and at least ten courses, not less than 60 ECTS. consists of a term project course.
Graduate students without thesis who fulfill the Graduation Requirements of the Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations are awarded a master's degree without thesis.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


 The relevant regulation rules apply to the recognition of the education received by a student who previously studied at a higher education institution in Turkey or abroad

D.7. Goals and Objectives


In the light of the recent developments regarding the subjects of cosmetics and cosmeceutics, this program aims to train qualified personnel who have sufficient knowledge and skills to work in public associations of health about this topic; to train proficient personnel that can evaluate and conduct the regulations and applications in Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture or any other related associations in Turkey who can also internalize the applicability of EMA (European Union) and FDA (USA) standards (R&D, manufacturing, quality control, quality assurance, registration). Also to enable the pharmacists to serve as a cosmetics consultant in their pharmacies.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


The graduates with cosmetology knowledge and skill background would take responsibility in industry and public associations of health.

D.13. Access to Further Studies



D.14. Profile of the Programme


The curriculum constitutes of 30 credit (60 ECTS) obligatory and optional lessons and a semester project.  

Elective courses are determined by the Institute of Health Sciences together with their advisor.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


 The relevant terms of Hacettepe University Regulations on Uppergraduate Education and Examination will be applied

D.16. Graduation Requirements


The non-thesis master's program consists of a total of 30 credits and a term project course with at least ten courses, not less than 60 ECTS. The student has to register for the term project course in the semester it is taken and submit a written project and / or report at the end of the semester. Term project course is taken in the last semester.

H.√ú. A non-thesis master's degree is awarded to a non-thesis graduate student who fulfills the graduation-related provisions of the Postgraduate Education and Examination Regulations.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Sub-department of Cosmetology Head: Prof. R. Neslihan G√ľrsoy

Telephone: 0 312 305 12 41

Fax: 0 312 310 09 06