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Graduate School of Social Sciences - Turkish World Studies - Turkish World Studies (Turkish Arts) - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis

General Description
Department of Turkish Art is an academic unit among Ege University Institute for Research of Turkic World which was founded in 1992 and carries on its graduate programs within the structure of Institute of Social Sciences. Department aims to research both Turkish artworks inside or outside Türkiye and concrete cultural heritage and also to find solutions to some of the problems related to Turkish Art through the graduate programs. Department of Turkish Art has opened Master’s program in 1995 and Doctorate program in 1998. Since then, students are admitted to three different programs such as “Master’s with Thesis”, “Doctorate with Bachelor's Degree” and “Doctorate with Master's Degree”. The Aim of The Turkish Art Master’s Program at Ege University Institute of Social Sciences: This program aims to educate students who will have a good command of resources and material of Turkish art as a branch of science; who will learn its main characteristics, who will comprehend the place of Turkish art both in art history and in the art world, who can evaluate Turkish art subjects with scientific methods by keeping attached to the ethic values and who will be qualified enough to continue doctorate programs.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Turkish World Studies (Turkish Arts) 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
In Department of Turkish Art Master’s with Thesis Program, courses including rise and development periods and problems of Turkish Art and methods of methodological research are present. By keeping future research fields of the students in consideration some of these courses are given obligatory, some are given optional.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates of Department of Turkish Art Master’s Program gain status of Master of Science in the subjects of resources, development and application of Turkish artworks. They can have knowledge in theories and methods related to Turkish Art and gain competence sufficient to present solution proposals by approaching problems in a methodological and analytical way. Graduates of this program, by the advantages of their master’s degree, can find a job as preferred personnel in public institutions and organizations which provide employment in related fields. Graduates of the program also gain the right to attend a doctorate program in the same or in a different field.
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
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rüçhan BUBUR Ege University Institute for Research of Turkic World Head of Department for Turkish Art Bornova - İzmir E-mail: Phn: 02323434920 / 2096-126
There is a teaching staff of 7 faculty members consisting of 3 Professors, 1 Associate Doctors and 3 Assistant Professors lecturing in the department. In addition to research facilities and central library of Ege University, students also benefit from a rich reference library within the department.

Key Learning Outcomes
1To have knowledge about identity, origins and development of Turkish art.
2To have a comprehensive knowledge about all the products of Turkish art including their motifs and compositions especially of architecture, crafts and ornament.
3To learn and apply field research methods in art history.
4To gain the ability to analyse and evaluate a material related to Turkish art with scientific methods by remaining attached to ethical values.
5To gain the ability to produce scientific thought and publication about the material he/she analyses on the field of Turkish art by following scientific studies and publications in the field of Turkish art.
6To gain the ability to evaluate architectural and portable handicraft products of Turkish art from a multi perspective viewpoint by using analytical thinking, analyse and comparison methods
7To determine the relations of Turkish art with other environments of culture and art by using comparison method.
8To recognize the subtlety of an artwork and to determine its original qualities.

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
2 9205045052003 The Field Work Methodology In Turkish Art I (E) Compulsory 3 0 0 6
Total 3 0 0 30
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
2 YLSEM590 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
3 9205045062003 The Field Work Methodology In Turkish Art II (E) Compulsory 3 0 0 4
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
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