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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Social Sciences - Geography - Geography (Social and Economic Geography) - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
Doctorate(PhD) Program in Social and Economic Geography started to accept students with the foundation of Institute of Social Sciences in 1982.
Qualification Awarded
The Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Geography (Social and Economics) awarded to the graduates who have successfully full filled 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
This Program aims at the students to be well-versed in the related academic literature, actual social and economic issues, and geographical approaches. Students are encouraged to interdisciplinary work and social projects.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Those who receive a Doctor of Phylosophy degree from this program can work in academic life and also in the related public and local administrative units.
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
A 70% of attendance to the courses is compulsory. 40% of the mid-term exam result and the 60% of the final exam constitutes the mark of the course. This mark must be minimum 70 out of 100. Student assessment methods are separately proposed detailly in “indivudual course description” for each course
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 geography Department: Prof. Dr. Şevket IŞIK, e-mail: sevket.i@ege.edu.tr Tel: 0232 3111375 Human Geography Master Program Head: Prof. Dr. Füsun BAYKAL, e-mail: fusun.soykan@ege.edu.tr Tel. 0232 3111679 ECTS Coordinator: Assist. Prof. Dr. M. Kirami ÖLGEN, e-mail: kirami.olgen@ege.edu.tr Tel. 0232 3111332 Ege University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Geography 35100 Bornova-İzmir/Turkey
Facilities
For some of the courses given in this Program, the GIS Laboratory is used. The books in the archive room and the various maps available at the Department are open for the use of the students.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Evaluating actual event and problems with a historical depth and a regional geographical approach
2Conducting applied researches on the topics within the field of human and geography
3Understanding and using the GIS techniques
4Using basic information technologies, cartographic tools and statistics in the human geographical researches
5Making analysis and interpretations on urbanisation, urban conservation, metropolitan cities with an urban geographical perspective
6Making analysis and interpretations on migration, demographics and industrialization in Turkey on the basis of population geography and industrial geography
7Understanding the environmental problems and offering solutions
8Evaluation the current tourism tendencies with a geographical perspective
9Understanding and analyzing the national and international dimensions of sustainability and development as major topics of geography
10Understanding the geopolitical position of Turkey in the frame of New World Order and having knowledge on the countries which have important cultural and economic connections with Turkey.
11Understanding the relations between “culture” and “geography” and analyzing the different cultural regions of the world
12Developing individual working skills, decision making and oral and written expression
13Preparing a thesis with a professional and ethical responsibility.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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SKILLS1
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COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
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COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
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COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
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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 BEŞERİ-DOK-SDG1 Elective - - - 24
2 9201106232014 Cultural Geography Studies 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 BEŞERİ-DOK-SDG2-16 Elective - - - 15
2 9201106252014 Geopolitical Location of Turkey Compulsory 3 0 0 6
3 9201106312016 RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND ETHICS I Compulsory 2 0 0 3
4 DRSEM690 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 5 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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