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Graduate School of Social Sciences - Journalism - General Journalism - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis

General Description
The purpose of this program is to provide the ability to win the students have access to information through scientific research and evaluation and interpretation of this information.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Journalism is awarded to the graduates who have successfully fulfilled all programme requirements.
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
This program provides the following courses: News Analysis, The Development of Democracy in Turkey, Media Studies in Turkey, Web Programming Techniques, Theories of Mass Communication, Political Parties and Voting Behavior in Turkey, Popular Culture, Media Business Organizational Behavior, Structure and Problems of Media in Turkey, Communication Psychology and so on.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Students who complete this program are able to continue to the academic careers of doctoral programs. If they are successful in the examinations they can work as a lecturer at universities. Also They can work the press sector, the private and public sector organizations in senior positions.
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
Students are required to take a mid-term examination and/or complete other assigned projects/homework during the semester and, additionally, are required to take a final examination and/or complete a final project for course evaluation. The final grade is based on the mid-term examination grade, the final examination grade and/or evaluation of final project, with the contributions of 40% and 60%, respectively. To pass any course, a Master's student must receive at least 70 out of 100. Students must repeat courses they have failed or may substitute courses the Department accepts as equivalent. The assessment for each course is described in detail in “Individual Course Description”.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Program Başkanı: Prof. Dr. Gülgün TOSUN ERDOĞAN Ege Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi Gazetecilik Bölümü Kampüs Bornova/İzmir Tel: +90 232 311 1559 Faks: +90 232 311 8826 e- posta: AKTS/DS Koordinatörü: Prof. Dr. Selda İÇİN AKÇALI Ege Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi Gazetecilik Bölümü Kampüs Bornova/İzmir Tel: +90232 3884837/157 Faks: +90 232 311 8826 e-posta: AKTS/DS Bölüm Yardımcı Koordinatörü: Ar.Gör.Dr. Aslı ELGÜN ORAL Tel:+90 232 388 40 00/2222 e-posta:
Within the Department of Journalism there are 4 professors, 3 associate professors, 8 assistant professors, 2 research assistants, 2 instructors. Also there are 6 research assistants which are assigned to work Law No. 35 of 2547. The Journalism Department has 4 sub-departments: General Journalism, Press Economy and Management, Press Publication Techniques and Computer Technology and Communication (IT). Ege Ajans Practice Center and Kalem Newspaper which is published monthly, allows students to test their theoretical knowledge in practice. There are “Journalistic Investigation and Research Community” and “Social Responsibility Community" in the Journalism Department. These communities have organized various activities that provide multi-faceted contributions to the development of students. "Düşünceler", a peer-reviewed journal, allows the publication of articles and scientific research performed by graduate students.

Key Learning Outcomes
1To be able to acquire the relevant professional journalistic practices.
2To be able to have the consciousness of professional and ethical responsibility.
3To be able to have the basic theoretical information on disciplinary and interdisciplinary.
4To be able to understand the structure, properties and functions of the press businesses.
5To be able to follow current developments in national and international.
6To be able to use of information technologies in the press sector.
7To be able to collect the data, implementation, analysis and interpret results.
8To be able to build relations between concepts, synthesizing and writing skills.
9To be able to access and use of academic information resources.

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

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 GAZ-YL-SDG1 ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 21
Total 0 0 0 21
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9203015822016 Communication Researches and Ethics (E) Compulsory 3 0 0 6
2 GAZ-YL-SDG2 ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 18
3 YLSEM590 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 3 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 YLTEZ592 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
Ege University, Bornova - İzmir / TURKEY • Phone: +90 232 311 10 10 • e-mail: