Third Cycle Programmes
(Doctorate Degree/Doctor of Fine Arts)

D.1. General Information about Program


Since its establishment in 1964, Hacettepe University's Department of Sociology has become a leading centre to sociologic education and sociologic research in Turkey. Since the beginning, an interdisciplinary approach has been adopted both in education and in research and has become an example to future establishments of other sociology programs in Turkey. The main goal of the department in teaching Sociology is to provide the students an academic and intellectual environment, which will help them gain the best professional information, skills, and experience possible in sociology research. Providing great contributions to scientific developments and the country's social and economical developments through research activities is another goal of the department. The medium of instruction is Turkish.

D.2 Qualification Awarded



D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


1. Applicants who apply to the program must have Bachelor's or Master's Degree from Department of Sociology with an average of at least 3.20 over 4.00 (four).

2. Candidates must receive minimum 60 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. Applicants are required to score at least 65 in the Foreign Knowledge in Foreign Language Placement Examination (Yabanc─▒ Dil Seviye Tespit S─▒nav─▒, YDS). Alternatively, applicants are required to submit an equivalent score from other foreign language examinations, held at the national or international level, whose equivalence is approved by ├ľSYM.

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

5. With the suggestion of the admission committee of the department, the applicants may be required to attend one-year preparatory program or take some courses from bachelor's, preparatory or graduate programs.

6. Those conditions, which are not included, are applied in accordance with the related provisions of the Hacettepe University Graduate Education, Instruction and Examination Regulations (Hacettepe ├ťniversitesi Lisans├╝st E─čitim, ├ľ─čretim ve S─▒nav Y├Ânetmeli─či).

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


The Ph.D programme is a 4-year programme -2 years of courses and 2 years of thesis study Of the 240 ECTS that students must take in total, 80 are elective courses, 40 ECTS are compulsory courses, 120 are Special Topics. Students must complete the coursework, pass the PhD Proficiency Exam, complete their thesis, and have it accepted by the jury as a doctoral thesis.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


Alumni that have met the requirements of the application to the Sociology Doctorate Program and have been found successful at the program entrance exam may enrol to the program. However, students that were identified by the interview jury as in need of developing or improving their academic knowledge are to attend the Scientific Preparatory Program of Hacettepe University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology's graduate program according to the interview jury's suggestion and the approval of the director of the program.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


The aim of the programme is to train academician, researcher, and intellectual individuals.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Sociologists have a wide choice of employment; they can work in technical services or in different positions of public or private institutions and organizations with a sociologist title. Sociologists can also work in the following institutions: The ministries' central organizations, Presidency of Family Research Association, Provincial Directorates of Agriculture, General Directorate of Prisons and Detention Houses, General Directorate of Civil Archives, Housing Development Administration of Turkey, General Directorate of Civil Defence, Secretariat of Atat├╝rk Research and Education Centre, General Directorate of Security Affairs, General Directorate of Press and Information, General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs, South-eastern Anatolia Project Regional Development Administration, Turkish Social Services and Child Protection Institution, Radio and Television Supreme Council, Turkey Statistics Institute, State Planning Organization, Presidency of Religious Affairs, municipalities, chambers of commerce and industry, nursing homes for older people, printed-visual media outlets, research companies, advertisement agencies, publishers, banks, human resources of private companies, and international organizations (such as UN, ILO, EU).

D.13. Access to Further Studies


D.14. Profile of the Programme


Training academician, researcher, and intellectual individuals who have comprehensive, extensive, and interdisciplinary knowledge on basic theoretical and procedural matters and issues of sociology, who has the ability to carry out research that triggers independent, original, and further expansions on sociology's current problems, who can develop political suggestions to solve social matters, who can take over social and ethical responsibility in order to further scientific knowledge and understanding, provide human welfare and social development, and who have become experts in a certain field and can work as an academician in higher education institutions.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Related items of Hacettepe University's Regulations on Graduate Education and Examination are applied for the examinations and grading.,hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik231112.pdf

D.16. Graduation Requirements


For graduation requirements, related items are applied according to Hacettepe University's Regulations on Graduate Education and Examination.,hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik231112.pdf

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Prof Dr. Birsen ┼×AH─░N K├ťT├ťK

Tel:   (00-90-312) 297 84 25

Faks:  (00-90-312) 297 64 37