Biochemistry


Application and Acceptance Principle

(1) Candidates who apply for admission to a master programme should hold a valid bachelor’s degree and, except the applicants to the Department of Music, a minimum score of 55 from the Selection Examination for Academic Personnel and Graduate Studies (ALES) administered by the Student Selection and Placement Centre (ÖSYM). Instead of ALES score, candidates may choose to submit the scores of other internationally accepted examinations whose validity and equivalency are determined by the University Senate. (2) The final admission score is determined as the total sum of %10 of the undergraduate GPA, %50 of ALES score and %40 of the grade received in the entrance examination which is conducted by a jury determined by and representing the Department. The final admission score should be at least 65. The number of accepted students is decided prior to the admission and the successful applicants are shortlisted according to the scores starting with the highest ones.   

The Recognition of Prior Education

A student who has successfully completed at least one semester in a comparable master programme at another accredited institution is eligible as a lateral transfer. Lateral transfers are generally admitted after being evaluated on a case by case basis and upon the decision of the administration of the Department and the Graduate School. 

Duration of Study

The Profile of The Programme

Education and Training Methods

Teaching Methods

Teaching methods are determined so as to improve skills, such as teaching-learning strategies, self-discipline, life-long learning, observation, sharing knowledge, presentation, critical thinking, teamwork, effective use of informatics.

Moreover, the choice of teaching methods pays heed to supporting students with different skills. The teaching methods used in the program are listed below*:

TEACHING METHODS*

LEARNING ACTIVITIES

MEANS

Course

Listening and interpretation

Standard classroom technologies, multimedia devices, projector, computer, overhead projector

Discussion Course

Listening and interpretation, observation/situation handling, critical thinking, question development

Standard classroom technologies, multimedia devices, projector, computer, overhead projector

Special Support / Structural Examples

Special skills planned beforehand

 

Playing a Role / Drama

Special skills planned beforehand

Standard classroom technologies, special equipment

Problem Solving

Special skills planned beforehand

 

Case Study

Special skills planned beforehand

 

Brainstorming

Listening and interpretation, observation/situation handling, critical thinking, question development, team work

Standard classroom technologies, multimedia devices, projector, computer, overhead projector

Small Group Discussion

Listening and interpretation, observation/situation handling, critical thinking, question development

Standard classroom technologies, multimedia devices, projector, computer, overhead projector

Presentation

Listening and interpretation, observation/situation handling

Real or virtual environment suitable for observation

Simulation

Listening and interpretation, observation/situation handling, informatics skills

Real or virtual environment suitable for observation

Seminar

Research – lifelong learning, writing, reading, informatics, listening and interpretation, management skills

Standard classroom technologies, multimedia devices, projector, computer, overhead projector, special equipment

Group Study

Research – lifelong learning, writing, reading, informatics, critical thinking, question development, management skills, team work

 

Field / Land Study

Observation / situation handling, research – lifelong learning, writing, reading

 

Laboratory

Observation/situation handling, informatics, management skills, team work

Special equipment

Homework

Research – lifelong learning, writing, reading, Informatics

Internet database, library database, e-mail

Oral Exam

 

 

Survey and Questionnaire Study

Research – lifelong learning, writing, reading

 

Panel

Listening and interpretation, observation/situation handling

Standard classroom technologies, multimedia devices, projector, computer, overhead projector, special equipment

Guest Speaker

Listening and interpretation, observation/situation handling

Standard classroom technologies, multimedia devices, projector, computer, overhead projector, special equipment

Student Club Activity / Projects

Observation/situation handling, critical thinking, question development, team work, research – lifelong learning, writing, reading, management skills, special skills planned beforehand

 

 

*One or more of the listed methods can be used depending on the specificity of the course. 

 

Vertical Transfer to Higher Level Programmes

Upon successful completion of their master programme, the students are encouraged to embark on further academic studies on the graduate level (doctoral programme) on condition of having received the required score in ALES exam, possessing sufficient knowledge of English or another foreign language, and being successful in the entrance examination.

Assessment and Evaluation

For a student to have successfully completed the master programme, the GPA should be at least 65.

Grades

The grading system to evaluate the student performance is signified by the values in the chart below. For each course students are graded by letters. Letter grades, coefficients and ratios are as follows:

 

 

Grade

Letter Grade

Local Grade

Status

90-100

AA

4.00

Pass

85-89

BA

3.50

Pass

80-84

BB

3.00

Pass

75-79

CB

2.50

Pass

65-74

CC

2.00

Pass

0-64

FF

0

Fail

The Level of Degree

Graduate (Master’s Degree).

Rules to Earn The Degree:

(1) The aim of the master programme with thesis is to form specialists able to access, evaluate and develop knowledge in order to contribute substantially to their academic or professional fields through teaching, research, or professional practice. Students should complete 21 to 27 credits representing 7 to 9 courses, one seminar, and the preparation of a thesis. The seminar and the preparation of a thesis are without credits, their evaluation being done on a Pass/Fail basis. The preparation of a thesis starts no later than in the third semester of study. (2) The duration of study is four semesters. 

Employment Opportunities for Graduates

Graduation Conditions