Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program


The main aim of the program is to relate the modern linguistics methods and approaches to the studies carried out in our country, and to emphasize the importance of having a scientific viewpoint towards the studies in Turkish and in English. Another aim of the program is to contribute to the first and second language acquisition studies by having theoretical and applied studies. The medium of the MA and PhD programs has been English since 1970/71 academic year, and new courses and programs are added in accordance with the scientific developments and social requirements. 

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


1. Applicants are required to hold at least a Bachelor's Degree in any science or humanities field.

2. The cumulative GPA is to be a minimum score of 2.5 or its equivalent out of a scale of 4.00

3. A minimum of 70 points (any of the scalar, verbal, or equal-weight categories) in ALES (Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam), administered by ÖSYM (Turkish Assessment, Selection and Placement Center), or an equivalent score of 70 points in internationally accepted exams such as GRE or GMAT, which are also subject to Hacettepe University Senate equivalence standards,

4. Minimum of 85 in English in YDS (Foreign Language Exam), or internationally valid scores, which are subject to ÖSYM equivalence standards.

5. International students' applications are accepted in line within “Hacettepe University Graduate Programme and Exam Regulation" in Official Gazette (29 November 2016, No:29900).

6. Any exceptional case not stated above is to be administered in accordance with ‘Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations'

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


 The requirements to graduate from the program are:

  1. The students must be successful in the must courses of the program (32 ECTS) and in the elective courses (28 ECTS).
  2. They should get 120 ECTS in total. 60 ECTS of it are received in courses and 60 ECTS of it are received while preparing the MA thesis.
  3. They should also accomplish other requirements stated in Hacettepe University, Education and Assessment Regulations.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


The rules which have been published in ?Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulation? with number 26338, on 06.11.2012 are applied:

D.7. Goals and Objectives


The major aim of the program is to raise expert linguists who can apply the basic knowledge and skills that s/he gained on academic and professional settings, can specify a domain-specific or interdisciplinary problem, can develop strategies in order to resolve that problem, can produce projects, can take responsibility and lead in teamwork, can attend to scientific meetings actively, has respect for ethical values, and who question and think critically.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Our department raises academicians for the fields like linguistics, language teaching, language and literature.

D.13. Access to Further Studies



D.14. Profile of the Programme


The program contains 27 courses, 4 of which are compulsory (intra-departmental - each 8 ECTS) and 23 of which are elective (intra-departmental - each 7 ECTS) (14.9 % compulsory intra-departmental, 85.1 % elective intra-departmental). The students do not have to take any inter-departmental courses for graduation bu they can take any courses from any other departments as elective. There is no compulsory internship in our department. The courses in our program are per semester and theoretical, there is no practical courses. There are no prerequisites for any of the courses. The student who completes the course semester successfully is expected to complete the thesis writing process with 60 ECTS successfully. 

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Measurement and evaluation methods applied for each course have been defined in Course Plan which is determined by related lecturers. In regard to exams and scoring, relevant agents of HU Graduate Academic and Exam Regulations are applied.

D.16. Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from our academic program, students should be successful in 4 compulsory (32ECTS) and 4 elective (28ECTS) courses and complete thesis which equals to 60ECTS.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Doç. Dr. Emine YARAR


Tel: 2978525/118