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Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

Graduate School of Social Sciences - Tour Guiding - Recreation and Tour Guiding - The Master's Degree



General Description
History
Department of Tour Guidance, The MA Programme of Recreation and Tour Guidance, Ege University Institute of Social Sciences, was established in 2014.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Recreation and Tour Guidance is awarded to the graduates who have successfully fulfilled all programme requirements. Also the students who graduated from the department can get their Professional Tour Guidance certificate after completed all the requirements of Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
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
The Master of Arts Programme of Recreation and Tour Guidance is based on the Department of Tour Guidance. The programme aims to enhance the academic works in the field.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates who successfully completed the programme can work as an academician at the university. Also, they can get their licence after took part in the tour of Turkey which is organized by Turkey Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the Union of Tour Guides.
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
The assessment for each course is described in detail in “Individual Course Description”. The procedures of Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading will be applied for the mid-term and final exams.
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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Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Head of the Department: Assistant Professor Ismail GEZGIN, Ege University Cesme School of Tourism and Hotel Management, 35945 Dalyankoy-Cesme IZMIR, ismail.gezgin@ege.edu.tr, Tel. 0(232)7249522-138 Fax. 0(232)7249529 AKTS/DS Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Ismail GEZGIN
Facilities
Recreation and Tour Guidance Program is the first Second Cycle established in Turkey. Our education targets to enhance the knowledge of our students in the field of Social Sciences under the supervision of professional academicians. We have a reading/lecture room and library. Additionally, the program offers to the students a large scale of lectures. Multidisipliner bir program olan Rekreasyon ve Turist Rehberliği öğrencilerine geniş bir ders yelpazesi de sunmaktadır.

Key Learning Outcomes


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 Tur.Reh.Rek.Tur.SDG1 Elective - - - 18
2 9229015172016 The Principles of Tourism Compulsory 3 0 0 6
3 9229015012014 Tour Guiding and Social Sciences Compulsory 3 0 0 6
Total 6 0 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 Tur.Reh.Rek.Tur.SDG2 Elective - - - 12
2 9229015182016 Research Methods (E) Compulsory 3 0 0 6
3 YLSEM590 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 3 0 0 24
 
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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