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Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Biology - Zoology - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis



General Description
History
Qualification Awarded
Level of Qualification
Second Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Bachelor's Degree and willing to enroll in the Master's programme may apply to the Directorate of the Graduate School with the documents: 1-Sufficient score (at least 55 out of 100) from the Academic Staff and Graduate Study Education Exam (ALES) conducted by Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) or GRE Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score equivalent to ALES score of 55. 2-English proficiency (at least 70 out of 100 from the Profiency Exam conducted by Ege University Foreign Language Department, or at least 50 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 50. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 25% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 50 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 60 at least are accepted into the Master's programme. The results of the evaluation are announced by the Directorate of Graduate School.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The rules for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. A student who is currently enrolled in a Master's Degree programme in the same discipline at another institution and has successfully completed at least one semester, upon submitting all required documents before the deadline, may transfer to the Master's Programme at EGE University upon the recommendation of the department administration and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The decision taken will also include eligibility for exemption from some course requirements of the graduate program. Students who transfer from another university must be successful in the EGE University English Proficiency Exam or in an equivalent English examination. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ege University is not an exception to this.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The programme consists of a minimum of seven courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The duration of the programme is four semesters. The maximum period to complete course work in a masters program with thesis is 4 semesters. However, with the approval of their advisors, students can in subsequent semesters take additional departmental courses with or without credits. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 120 ECTS. A student may take undergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. However, at most two of these courses may be counted to the Master's course load and credits. Students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The Master's thesis jury is appointed on the recommendations of the relevant Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and 3 to 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to one may be selected from another Department or another University. In case the jury consists of 3 members, the co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". The Department Chairperson will inform the Director of the Graduate School, in writing, of the jury's decision within 3 days. To correct or change a thesis found incomplete and/or inadequate by the jury, the jury must specify in its report that such corrections are necessary. A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to three months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who successfully completed the Master's Degree may apply to doctorate (third cycle) programmes in the same or in related disciplines.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
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Key Learning Outcomes
1Bilimsel yayın ve raporların okunması, anlaşılması ve değerlendirilmesine yönelik beceriler kazanmak
2Temel ve sistematik zooloji ile ülkemizin biyolojik çeşitliliğini saptama ve koruma, envanter geliştirme alanlarında mevcut bilgilerden yararlanarak kuramsal ve uygulanabilir açılımlar getirmek, bu açılımların geçerliliklerini gözlemler ve deneylerle araştırmak
3Arazi araştırmaları ve laboratuvar çalışmalarında gereken beceri ve deneyimi kazanmak.
4Araştırmalarda toplumsal ve evrensel değerleri, ülke gereksinimlerini ve çıkarlarını etik kurallar çerçevesinde gözetmek
5Kendi alanında kapsamlı lisansüstü tez hazırlayabilmek, özgün araştırma projeleri tasarlayabilmek ve uygulamaya koymak
6Alanıyla ilgili teknolojik gelişimleri izlemek ve teknolojik yenilikleri eğitim, tarım ve sanayi, sağlık ve çevre sorunlarının çözümü amacıyla kullanabilmek
7Farklı disiplinlerdeki araştırmacılarla birlikte çalışmalar yapabilmek

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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KNOWLEDGE1
2
SKILLS1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
2
3
4
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
2
3

Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 BİY-SG-YL-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 22
2 9101025032013 Methods and Principles of Systematic Zoology Compulsory 3 0 0 8
3 9101025512018 Scientific Method and Ethics in Science Compulsory 2 0 0 6
Total 5 0 0 36
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 BİY-SG-YL-B ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 24
2 FENYLSEM Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 0 0 0 30
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 YLUAD591 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 4
2 YLTEZ591 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 26
Total 0 0 0 30
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 YLUAD591 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 4
2 YLTEZ592 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 26
Total 0 0 0 30
 
ELECTIVE COURSES 1
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9101025131998 Cell and Tissue Culture in Animals Elective 2 0 4 8
2 9101025191998 Selected Topic on Invertebrate Endocrinology I Elective 2 0 0 7
3 9101025211998 Protozoology I Elective 2 0 4 10
4 9101025472001 Fundamental Elements of Behaviour Elective 2 0 0 7
5 9101025611998 Ecology of Birds Elective 2 0 2 8
6 9101025632018 Growth Regulators in Insect Development Elective 2 2 3 8
7 9101025651998 Selected Topics on Osteology Elective 2 0 4 10
8 9101025671998 Defense and Attack Behaviors in Poisonous Animals Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9101025712013 Cell Death In Animal Tissue Elective 3 0 0 8
10 9101025752003 Colouration Animals Elective 3 0 0 8
11 9101025772009 Working with Animal Chromosomes Elective 2 0 2 8
12 9101025812013 Sampling and Monitoring Techniques of Vertebrate Populations Elective 3 0 0 8
13 9101025832003 Basic Neurobiology Elective 3 0 0 8
14 9101025992011 Advanced Entomology Elective 3 0 0 8
15 9101027012014 Cell Signaling And Growth Factors İn Animal Development Elective 3 0 0 8
16 9101027092018 Database Creation, Management and Basic Biostatistics in Biology Elective 2 2 3 8
17 9101027172018 Aquatic Birds of Turkey Elective 2 0 2 8
ELECTIVE COURSES 2
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9101025042006 Biological Photography Techniques Elective 3 0 0 8
2 9101025181998 Insect Physiology Elective 2 0 0 8
3 9101025201998 Selected Topic on Vertebrate Endocrinology II Elective 2 0 0 8
4 9101025242008 Insect Hormones Elective 3 0 0 8
5 9101025262008 The Mode of Action of Toxic Chemicals Elective 2 0 0 8
6 9101025362001 Mimicry in Biology Elective 2 0 0 8
7 9101025461998 Selected Topics on Reptilia Biology Elective 2 0 0 8
8 9101025501998 Biology of the Silkmoth Elective 2 0 2 8
9 9101025521998 Selected Subjects from Vertebrata Hematology Elective 2 0 2 8
10 9101025681998 Wetlands of Turkey and Their Importance Elective 2 0 0 8
11 9101025762009 Herpetofauna of Turkey Elective 3 0 0 8
12 9101025822003 Advanced Neurobiology Elective 3 0 0 8
13 9101025842000 Communication in Herptiles Elective 2 0 2 8
14 9101025962014 Methods For Analysis Of Cell Death Elective 3 2 0 10
15 9101027062015 Wildlife Ecology Elective 2 0 0 7
16 9101027082015 Survival Techniques In The Wild Elective 3 0 0 7
17 9101027102018 Advanced Microscopic Analysis Methods in Zoology Elective 2 3 0 9
18 9101027122015 Zootherapy Elective 3 0 0 8
19 9101027242018 Marking Techniques in Birds Elective 2 0 2 8
 
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