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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Agricultural Economics - Agricultural Policy and Extension - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
Department of Agricultural Economics, was established in 1977 as a part of Faculty of Agriculture. There are two major fields under the name of Agricultural Policy and Extension and Farm Management in the department. The department is consisted of 13 professors, 7 associate professors, 1 assistant professors, 9 research assistants, 2 experts, 2 secretaries and 2 retainers.
Qualification Awarded
The Doctorate Degree(PhD) in Agricultural Economics (second cycle in Agricultural Economics) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully fulfilled all programme requirements.
Level of Qualification
Third Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Master's Degree and willing to enroll in the Doctorate programme may apply to the Directorate of 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 55 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 55. The candidates holding Bachelor's or Master's Degree taught totally in English are exempted from English proficiency requirement. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 15% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) 10 % of academic success in the master's programme and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 60 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 65 at least are accepted into the Doctorate 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 Doctorate 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 Doctorate 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 doctorate programme consists of a minimum of seven courses, with a minimum of 21 national credits, a qualifying examination, a dissertation proposal, and a dissertation. The period allotted for the completion of the Doctorate programmes is normally eight semesters (four years). However, while it is possible to graduate in a shorter time, it is also possible to have an extension subject to the approval of the graduate school. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 240 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 Doctorate course load and credits. The PhD students are required to take the Doctoral Qualifying Examination, after having successfully completed taught courses. The examination consists of written and oral parts. The Doctoral Qualifying Committee determines by absolute majority whether a candidate has passed or failed the examination. Students who fail the Qualifying Examination may retake the examination the following semester. Students failing the Examination a second time are dismissed from the program. 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 dissertation supervisor who must hold the minimum rank of assistant professor is appointed for each PhD student. When the nature of the dissertation topic requires more than one supervisor, a joint-supervisor may be appointed. A joint-supervisor must hold a doctoral degree. Periodic monitoring of research work by a thesis monitoring committee is required to be awarded the Doctoral degree. 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 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 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to two may be selected from another Department or another University. The co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. Thesis defense by the candidate is open to all audience and a jury decides to grant/deny the Doctoral degree. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to six months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
The aim of the Programme is to provide students to comprehend economic problems of agriculture and developed project based solutions for these problems, data collection at micro and macro levels, use advanced modern techniques to analyse the data, interpretation and transfer research results into practice. Under the programme students are provided the opportunity to developed to integrate resource allocation and productivity with environment, food safety and sustainability objectives, monitor national and international agricultural markets, understand the behaviors of market actors and ability of decision making. Besides, the activities in the graduate training programme, encourages students to advanced management skills, work independently in the major, participate to disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies, inquisitive and analytical thinking, have professional, moral values and social responsibility, dynamic, innovative, express ideas verbally and written and communicate effectively.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates take a role in establishment of many public and private sector. Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation, Forestry, Ministry of Forest and Water Management, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Ministry of Development, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of EU Affairs, Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology General Directorate of Productivity, Undersecretariat of Treasury, Export Development and Study Center, Public and Private Banks, Agro-Industry Enterprises, Agricultural Cooperatives, Control and Certification Bodies, Consulting Firms in agriculture and agro-industry
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who succesfully completed doctorate degree may apply to both in the same or related disciplines in higher education institutions at home or abroad to get a position in academic staff or to governmental R&D centres to get expert position.
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 Doctorate student must receive at least 75 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 )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Prof. Dr. Murat YERCAN (Head of Department) Assit. Prof. Dr. Özlem KARAHAN UYSAL (ECTS Coordinator of Dept.) ADDRESS: Ege University Faculty of Agriculture Department of Agricultural Economics 35100 Bornova / İzmir TEL: (232) 388 40 00 / 2911 - (232) 388 18 62 FAX: (232) 388 18 62 E-mail: ekonomi@mail.ege.edu.tr web: http://agr.ege.edu.tr/tarimekonomisi/
Facilities
The department has within two floors; 1 undergraduate and 1 graduate classrooms, 2 meeting rooms, a seminar room, library and a computer lab.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Understand and solve the economic problems of agriculture by using basic principles of agriculture and economics
2Comprehends of economic problems of agriculture, data collection at micro and macro levels, analysis, interpretation, to developed project based solutions
3Use modern techniques for economic applications, to interpret and transfer the results to practice
4Relates resource allocation and productivity with environment, food safety and sustainability objectives.
5Monitor national and international agricultural markets, understand the behaviors of market actors and ability of decision making
6Have management skill such as leadership, organization, time and risk management, quality conscious, efficiency
7Find creative and unique solutions, to develop alternatives appropriate to the conditions of contemporary life and work
8Have professional, moral values and social responsibility
9Participate in disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies and create a team spirit ability
10Work independently in the major, make judgements, express ideas verbally and written and communicate effectively
11Have dynamic, innovative, analytical thinking and social identity by understanding the necessity of lifelong learning
12Do research on their own, to manage projects independently
13Effective in speaking and writing of scientific studies related to the major
14Creative and critical thinking, find permanent solutions to problems
15Improve new ideas and methods related to the major
16Consults on issues related to the major

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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KNOWLEDGE1
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SKILLS1
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3
4
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
2
3
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 TEK-SG-DOK-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 22
2 9102066172014 Price Analysis Compulsory 3 0 0 8
3 9102066332018 Research Methods in Agricultural Economics Compulsory 2 2 0 6
Total 5 2 0 36
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9102066022002 Agricultural Macro Planning Compulsory 3 0 0 8
2 TEK-SG-DOK-B ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 16
3 FENDRSEM1 SEMINAR I Compulsory 1 0 0 6
Total 4 0 0 30
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FENDRYET790 Qualifying Exam Compulsory 0 0 0 9
2 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
3 FENDRTEZONE Thesis Proposal Defense Compulsory 0 0 0 16
Total 0 0 0 30
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
5. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FENDRSEM2 Seminar II Compulsory 1 0 0 6
2 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
3 DRTEZ694 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 19
Total 1 0 0 30
 
6. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
7. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
8. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
 
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