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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Social Sciences - Archaeology - Protohistory and Near Eastern Archaeology - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
Protohistory and Near Eastern Archaeology department was established in 1993.
Qualification Awarded
Dr Archaeologist
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 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 "MA 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 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 must attend courses and examinations in the first year. Student’s attendance is followed by the instructor. One midterm examination is given during each semester. Dates of midterm examinations are announced in the first month of the semester. In addition to midterm examinations and other work, students are required to take a final examination. Final examinations are held at the announced date and place. The grade is evaluated by the sum of 40% of the midterm exam and 60% of the final exam grade. Lecturers may also take several other criteria (such as seminar works, written or oral presentations, attendance to the discussions, etc.) into consideration while evaluating the grades. After the courses are sucesfully completed, students may work for their thesis.
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
Head of the Subdepartment: Prof. Dr. EŞREF ABAY Ege Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi, Arkeoloji Bölümü 35100 Bornova, İzmir esref.abay@ege.edu.tr tel. 232 3113074 fax. 232 3881102; ECTS Coordinator: Doç. Dr. Çiler Çilingiroğlu Ünlüsoy Ege Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi, Arkeoloji Bölümü 35100 Bornova, İzmir cilingirogluciler@hotmail.com tel. 232 3113931 fax. 232 3881102
Facilities
About 5 students are accepted to the phd program in the Department of Protohistory and Near Eastern Archaeology in per year. The courses are instructed by the departmental academic staff. The students of the department are highly encouraged to participate the excavations, surveys and other archaeological research projects directed by some departmental academic staff. Phokaia (directed by Prof. Dr. Ömer Özyiğit), Claros (directed by Prof. Dr. Nuran ŞAHİN),Antandros ( Doç. Dr. Gürcan POLAT), Beycesultan (Prof. Dr. Eşraf ABAY), Tripolis (Ass. Prof. Dr. Aytekin ERDOĞAN), Yeşilova Höyük (Ass. Prof. Dr. Zafer Derin), Türbe Höyük, Çattepe, Başur Höyük (Ass. Prof. Dr. Haluk Sağlamtimur).

Key Learning Outcomes
1The graduates will be able to conduct competent and independent synthetic research and produce original ideas in archaeology.
2The graduates will be knowledgeable about archaeological theory and practice to develop original ideas, techniques and methods.
3The graduates will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge on a specific area of research in archaeology.
4The graduates will be able to present research in oral and written form at a recognized scientific venue.
5The graduates will be able to demonstrate independent and critical thinking on archaeology by following recent developments.
6The graduates will be able to document and process archaeological data by implementing technological tools.
7The graduates will be able to orally present and publish scientific research at least in one foreign language.
8The graduates will be able to produce original knowledge on archaeology by using relevant information and theories from other social and natural sciences.
9The graduates will be able to direct an interdisciplinary research project.
10The graduates will have the high standards of professional ethics to ensure that archaological and cultural heritage is duly protected for next generations.
11The graduates will be able to make effective and independent decisions for the public interest in issues concerning archaeology and cultural heritage.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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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 ARK.PRO.LDD.SDG3 Elective - - - 12
2 9201066172016 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 ARK.PRO.LDD.SDG4 Elective - - - 12
2 DRSEM690 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 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 15
Total 0 0 0 20
 
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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