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Graduate School of Social Sciences - Archaeology - Protohistory and Near Eastern Archaeology - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis

General Description
Protohistory and Near Eastern Archaeology department was established in 1993.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Archaeology (Protohistory and Near Eastern Archaeology) 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
The Department of Protohistory and Near Eastern Archaeology studies the civilizations of the ancient Near East in a long time span starting from the Neolithic Period which marks the beginning of the first agricultural activities and the appearance of first settlements, followed by the Chalcolithic Period and Bronze Ages until the end of the Iron Age. All of the civilizations in the Near Eastern including Mesopotamia, Iran, Syria, Palestine and Caucasia are studied in a chronological order with a special emphasis on Anatolian cultures.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates, having been qualified as "archaeologists", may find occupations as academics in the universities, as well as as archaeologists in the state or private museums, in the local municipals or in the Ministery of Culture.
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
Head of the Subdepartment: Prof. Dr. EŞREF ABAY Ege Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi, Arkeoloji Bölümü 35100 Bornova, İzmir tel. 232 3113074 fax. 232 3881102; ECTS Coordinator: Doç. Dr. Çiler Çilingiroğlu Ünlüsoy Ege Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi, Arkeoloji Bölümü 35100 Bornova, İzmir tel. 232 3113931 fax. 232 3881102
About 5 students are accepted to master program in the Department of Protohistory and Near Eastern Archaeology per year. The courses are instructed by the academic staff. The students of the department are highly encouraged to participate in the excavations, surveys and other archaeological research projects directed by academic staff. Phokaia (directed by Prof. Dr. Ömer Özyiğit), Claros (directed by Prof. Dr. Nuran ŞAHİN), Antandros (directed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gürcan POLAT), Beycesultan (directed by Prof. Dr. Eşref ABAY), Yeşilova Höyük (directed by Assist. Prof. Dr. Zafer Derin), Başur Höyük, Çattepe (Directed by Assist. Prof. Dr. Haluk Sağlamtimur) are among the excavations directed by the Ege University members.

Key Learning Outcomes
1The graduates will be able to conduct and present scientific research on a specific topic in archeeology.
2The graduates will be able to approach problems occuring during theoretical or field study analytically.
3The graduates will be able to have advenced knowledge on a specific topic in archaeology.
4The graduates will be able to present a topic in good scientific conduct both orally and in written form.
5The graduates will be able to solve style and chronology related problems of a specific archaeological material.
6The graduates will be able to solve issues for the public interest concerning cultural heritage in relation to tourism and environment.
7The graduates will be able to record and archive image- based and text based archaeological data using technological tools.
8The graduates will be able to effectively use contemporary methods and techniques for archaeological investigations in the field.
9The graduates will be able to consult information from other disciplines like history, geography, economy, anthropology and architecture to solve an arc
10 The graduates will be able to participate in research requiring teamwork in archaeology or as part of an interdisciplinary team.
11The graduates will be able to browse scientific sources in the field (both in Turkish and foreign languages) by using necessary web based tools and develop a life long learning habit.
12The graduates will demonstrate high standard of professional ethics.
13The graduates will be able to conduct independent and individual work to solve archaeological problems.

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 arkeoloji2 Elective - - - 12
2 9201065152016 Research Methods and Ethics Compulsory 3 0 0 6
Total 3 0 0 18
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 arkeoloji Elective - - - 12
2 9201055002013 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 0 0 0 18
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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