Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program


The Human Rights Department was established in the year 1999. The department is conducting two programmes – M.A. and Ph.D programmes. The purpose of the programmes is to contribute to the education of individuals who know what human rights are and what each human right demands, and who are able to find out in various situations what should be done for the protection of human rights.

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


1. Candidates must have been graduated from a four year undergraduate program

2.┬áCandidates must receive minimum 55 standard score in one of the verbal or equally-weighted scores from Academic Staff and Graduate Education Entrance Examination (ALES) which has been done by Evaluation, Selection and Placement Centre (├ľSYM) or international exams such as GRE and GMAT whose equivalence are approved by the Hacettepe University Senate.

3. Candidates must receive minimum 60 score from Foreign Language Exam (YDS, Y├ľKD─░L) or from one of the international or national exams whose equivalence and validity are approved by ├ľSYM.

4. If it is required, candidates are supposed to take Scientific Preparation courses which are determined by Department.

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

Candidates who meet the above application requirements are taken to the program entrance exam. Candidates who get the minimum score determined by the department in the written and/or interview examination are considered successful. The ranking of successful candidates is made by the overall success grade. 

For the other requirements that are not mentioned, see Hacettepe University's Regulations on Graduate Education and Examination.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


In order to graduate from the department, students have to take the must and elective courses with total amount of 120 ECTS. In order to graduate from the program, Hacettepe University's Regulations on Graduate Education and Examination are must be applied.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


The recognition of the courses which belong to students' prior learning is organized through Hacettepe University graduate education regulations.

Exchange students must take into account that their courses are recognized only if there is a similar course in their home university and providing that the instructor and the head of the department approve the recognition.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


The objective of this Human Rights Program is to train human rights instructors, primarily those who give the course on human rights and democracy at different levels of pre-university education, and to equip public officers with the necessary knowledge of human rights.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Our graduates find position in university departments of Human Rights, in private and public educational institutions, in related units of various ministries, in media including TRT, and in the units of education, culture, human relations, planning and assessment of various private and public corporations.

D.13. Access to Further Studies



D.14. Profile of the Programme


Program consists of lectures and seminar which is in total 120 ECTS*. It is mostly an academic program, in first two semesters students must have take the must and compulsory courses, which are consist of 51 ECTS and a seminar (9 ECTS). Students which are succeed in those courses, prepares the M.A. Thesis with their advisors for two semesters (60 ECTS). After defending the M.A. Thesis successfully, the students have the M.A. degree in Human Rights.

* 1 ECTS corresponds to 30 workload.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Assessment methods and gradings vary for every course and determined by the instructor in accordance with Hacettepe University graduate education regulations. You can find information for every course in the “Course Package”s prepared by instructors.

For Hacettepe University regulations see: (In Turkish only)

D.16. Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from the department, students have to take (totally 120 ECTS) the must and elective courses with total amount of 60 ECTS and must write a M.A. Thesis (60 ECTS) and defend it. 

In order to graduate from the programme, Hacettepe University Regulations on Graduate Education and Examination are must be applied. (in Turkish only)

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Prof. Dr. Harun Tepe

Head of Department of Human Rights


Tel: +90 312 297 83 00

Address: Hacettepe ├ťniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstit├╝s├╝ ─░nsan Haklar─▒ Anabilim Dal─▒ Beytepe Yerle┼čkesi ├çankaya Ankara

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