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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Social Sciences - Public Relations and Publicity - Public Relations and Publicity (Communication Research) - Doctoral Degree



General Description
History
Communication Researches Doctoral Degree Programme has started in the scope of E.U. School of Social Sciences Institute in 2014-15 Academic Year.
Qualification Awarded
The Doctor of Philosophy(PhD) Degree in Communication Researches Programme is awarded to students who successfully complete all courses in the curriculum plan and defense their thesis proposal and thesis work in related area succesfully.
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.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The doctorate programme consists of a minimum of seven courses, with a minimum of 28 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
Graduates of this program can work in both public and private sectors, become academicians or may work in private sectors as a researcher.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates who succesfully completed doctoral degree may apply to both in the same or related disciplines in higher education institutions at home or abroad to get a postdoctoral position and academic staff or to governmental R&D centres to get expert position.
Access to Further Studies
Methods for measuring and evaluating the lectures within the programme are highlighted in the educational plans which have been prepared by the professors who deliver the lectures.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Methods for measuring and evaluating the lectures within the programme are highlighted in the educational plans which have been prepared by the professors who deliver the lectures.
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. Fusun TOPSUMER (Head of the Program) fusun.kocabas@ege.edu.tr 0 232 311 1563 Assoc.Prof.Dr. Mine YENİCERİ ALEMDAR (Assistant Coordinator) mine.alemdar@ege.edu.tr 0 232 311 1636 Ege University, Faculty of Communications, Department of Public Relations and Publicity, Bornova Campus 35100, Bornova-IZMIR
Facilities
Courses in the Communications Research PhD Degree program are given by 2 professors, 2 PhD and 5 Assoc.Professors. Faculty members are getting expertise in research methods and techniques, research theories, research ethics and culture. During the semester, research process which is required for the field studies is planned with the students under the guidance of a faculty member, and students become competent in the research steps both in a theoritacal and applicational way. There are on-going studies for the determination of the physical conditions related to the Department.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Scanning the national and international literature on communication and related disciplines and reaching current research results about them.
2Mastering in methodology and techniques and being able to distinguish them.
3Using qualitative and quantitative research techniques in an advanced level, gathering, analyzing and interpreting data
4Publishing in communications on national or international levels and contributing to the literature.
5Contributing to the training of researchers with advanced research skills in the field of communication and related fields.
6Performing disciplinary and interdisciplinary teamwork, producing interdisciplinary work/publications by collaborating with academics in various universities or fields in national or international levels.
7Generating research projects, planning, implementing and measuring the project process.
8Mastering in theoretical framework of communication research and producing conceptual works.
9Implementing the stages of qualitative and quantitative research: Research model, data collection, implementation and reporting
10Having knowledge about statistical analyze methods within communication research data analysis and implementing them.
11Creating awareness about communal problems concerning communication research and encouraging research to be carried directed to these fields.
12Having the ability to follow and use technological innovations on collecting and analyzing data in communication research.
13Having the ability to gather and analyze data in qualitative communication research and implement them.
14Being aware of ethical values in cultivating literature in the field of communication and in the research process.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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KNOWLEDGE1
2
SKILLS1
2
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 iltişim_arş_doktora Elective - - - 15
2 9203066152017 Applied Field Research - 1 Compulsory 2 0 0 5
3 9203066172017 Quantitative Data Gathering and Analysis Compulsory 2 0 0 5
4 9203095232016 Research Methods and Ethics (E) Compulsory 2 0 0 5
Total 6 0 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 iltişim_arş_dok.bahr Elective - - - 15
2 9203066142017 Applied Field Research - 2 Compulsory 2 0 0 3
3 9203066042017 Qualitative Data Gathering and Analysis Methods Compulsory 2 0 0 3
4 9203066122017 Scale Developing and Adaptation Compulsory 2 0 0 3
5 DRSEM690 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 6 0 0 30
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 SOSDRYET790 Proficiency in PhD Compulsory 0 0 0 25
2 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
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 SOSDRTEZONE Thesis Proposal 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 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 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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