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Master of Science Program in Biology
Qualification Awarded

Institute students are awarded with a Second Cycle Degree in the curriculum programme and fulfilling all other requirements for graduation.

Level of Qualification

Second Cycle Degree

Objectives

Upon successful completion of the programme, the student;

Possesses vast theoretical and practical knowledge and gains expertise in the same or another field pursuant to the education at bachelor level, improves and elaborates the knowledge in question, analyzes and interprets the knowledge by the medium of statistical methods.Resolves field specific issues by use of research methods.Reviews the field specific information in a critical way and orientates learning.Presents the field related developments and works to the groups of the field or the groups of different fields in written, oral or visual form systematically along with the enhancement of qualitative and quantitative data. Reaps the benefit of internalized knowledge together with the skills to resolve field related issues and make applications in performing interdisciplinary studies.

Specific Admission Requirements

Students with a bachelor’s degree from a high school of 4 year education period or an equal degree are accepted to Second Cycle Degree Programs. The education period of Second Cycle Degree Program is at least 4 semesters with an Master thesis or 3 semesters without Master thesis.

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

Institute students who are registered with vertical transfer have the right to request the recognition of their prior learning. For the recognition of their prior learning, they should submit their transcript and course contents to the relevant department in the first week of their registration semester.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The requirements for getting Second Cycle Degree are to complete 120 ECTS credit hours including at least seven courses the credit of which is above 21 National Credits, a seminar and thesis study.

Profile of The Programme

Biology department has been established within the Faculty of Sciences and Letters which is one of the main faculty of Mehmet Akif Ersoy University that was established in 2006 by the Law No. 5467. The Department has started education and training activities in 2008 and gave its first graduates in 2012. Following graduation programme, the master studies  was started in 2009. These programmes are still continue to accepting students. 

The department consists of five different divisions: General Biology, Hydrobiology, Molecular Biology, Botanic and Zoology. 2 associate professors, 8 assistant professor, 1 Dr. research assistant, 3 research assistant are working within the department. 

There are many national and international scientific articles published in journals, oral presentations and posters presented at congress and scientific books published by the department members. The department’s research and students laboratories are qualified for both advanced researches and students practices. Faculty members in our four different divisions carry out their advanced researches at theirs specific areas.

Program Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this program, the students will be able to;
 1-  Improves and deepens his/her knowledge at an expert level, makes analyzes and concludes by using statistical methods in the same or in a similar area depending on the competences acquired during first level education
 2-  Based on the abilities that will be gained during the second level education, develops and deepens the current advanced level of knowledge to a higher level by an original approach/research and reaches to genuine descriptions that will bring new understandings to the area,
 3-  Comprehends the multidisciplinary interrelations and reaches to genuine results by using the expert level of knowledge during conducting analysis, synthesis and drawing conclusion in the process of evaluation of new and complicated ideas
 4-  Develops an original method, concept, idea, and/or application in the area or advances an already existing idea, method, concept or application to a different area and investigates on an original subject, understands, adapts and applies
 5-  Gains advanced level abilities to use the research methodology during the studies in his/her relevant area,
 6-  Conducts an independent study in the area that requires expertise,
 7-  Publishes at least a scientific article in peer rewieved national or international journals or broads the boundaries of his/her study area by producing genuine works and interpretations,
 8-  Evaluates the knowledge and the abilities that are gained in the area in a criticizing approach and thus accordingly directs his/her learning activities,
 9-  Develops newer ideas and methods by using higher level of mental processes such as creative thinking, criticizing, resolving problems and making decisions
 10-  Systematically transfers the current developments and his/her quantitatively and qualitatively supported studies verbally, written and in other ways to groups in the area or to other groups outside the area,
 11-  Defends his/her genuine ideas when partaking in a discussion with other experts in the area and communicates effectively in a way that will prove the competences gained,
 12-  Inspects, watches for, and teaches the cultural and scientific ethics during the processes of collecting data, drawing conclusion, applying and informing others,
 13-  Uses the gained knowledge, the ability to solve problems and the competences of application during multidisciplinary works
Occupational Profiles of Graduates

At the end of their study period at the graduate level, the students become specialist in their fields and they can work in the universities as a teaching staff or in private sector.

Access to Further Studies

It is possible for the institute students to continue their third cycle education after second cycle degree.

Examination Regulations, Assesment and Grading

Examinations are composed of one mid-term and one final exam. In order a student to take the final exam, s/he should attend at least 70% of theoretical courses and 80% of applied and laboratory studies. The examinations can be in written form, oral form, written-application form, oral-application form or project form. The course grade is calculated by adding 40% of mid-term grade to the 60% of the final exam. To be accepted as successful from the course, the second cycle degree students should get at least 70(CC) out of 100, the third cycle degree students should get 75 (CB) out of 100. The final exam results should be 70 (CC) for second cycle degree students in order to pass the course

Graduation Requirements

The requirements to graduate from Second Cycle Degree are to complete 120 ECTS credit hours including at least seven courses the credit of which is above 21 National Credits, a seminar and thesis study.

Mode of Study
Full - Time
ECTS Coordinator

Asst. Prof. Dr. Pınar GÜLLE

Contact

MEHMET AKİF ERSOY UNİVERSİTY
INSTITUTE of SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY
BURDUR

Course & Program Outcomes Matrix
Course Unit Title P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 P8 P9 P10 P11 P12 P13
Acarology 5 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 3
Advanced Microbial Biotechnology 1 4 4 4 5 3 3 4 4 4 4 5
Advanced Population Ecology 5 4 4 4 5 4 1 5 3 2 3 3 4
Biology of Aging 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 5 4 4 5
Brackish Waters 3 4 4 5 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 4
Chromosome Preparation Techniques 3 4 4 4 5 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 5
Elective Lesson 1 5 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 5 3 4
Elective Lesson 2 4 5 5 4 4 3 4 5 4 5 4 3 5
Elective Lesson 3 4 5 4 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 4 4 5
Elective Lesson 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 5 5 4 5 5 5
Elective Lesson 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 4
Elective Lesson 6 4 4 3 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Elective Lesson 7 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4
Endemic Fish Species; Threat and Conservation 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 5 4
Environmental Management System 4 5 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 4 5
Eutrophication and control 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Evolutionary Ecology 4 5 4 4 4 3 1 5 4 1 5 4 5
Extremophiles 2 4 4 5 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 3 4
Food Safety and Risk Analysis 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 4
Foreign Fish Species, Impact and Control 3 4 4 5 5 5 2 5 4 4 4 5 5
Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnological Production 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 5 5 4 4 3 4
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 5 5 5 4 5 4 5 4 5 5 5 4 4
Karyotype Analysis Methods in Plants 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 4 5 4
Limnology 3 2 4 3 4 3 2 5 4 5 3 4 5
Malacology in Turkey I 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 4 5
Malacology in Turkey II 4 4 5 4 5 4 4 5 4 5 5 4 5
Master Thesis Studies 5 4 4 5 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Medicinal Plants 5 1 5 2 5 2 2 5 4 5 4 2 5
Molecular Biological Techniques 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 5 4 5 4 4 5
Molecular Cell Biology 4 5 4 2
molecular genetics
Mutations and mutagenesis
Plankton and study technics I 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 5 4 4 4
Plankton and Study Technics II 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 2 4 4 3 3
Plant Cover of Turkey 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Plant Systematics Terminology 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Principles of Systematical Zoology 4 4 5 5 4 5 4 4 5 5 4 5 4
Quality Control 5 5 5 4 5 4 4 5 5 4 5 4 5
Sampling Methods and Analysis Techniques in Ecology 5 4 4 4 5 5 1 3 4 1 1 5 5
Scientific Research Methods 4 5 4 5 5 4 5 4 5 4 5 4 3
Seminar 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 3
Special Studies 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 5 5 4 5
Stem Cell Biology
Steppe Vegetation of Turkey and Its Ecology 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
The Biology of Cancer 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 5 4 4 5
The Biology of Invertebrates I 3 5 5 5 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 4
The Biology of Invertebrates II 5 4 5 5 5 4 5 4 4 5 5 4 5
The Eukaryotic Cell Organelles 5 5 4 5 4 4 5 5 5 5 4 5 5
The Floristic Richness of Turkey 5 4 4 4 5 5 4 5 5 5 4 5 4
Turkish Zoogeography 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 4 5 5 4 5 4
Utilization of the Plants 5 2 4 1 5 1 5 5 3 4 1 5
Water Mites Biology I 4 4 4 4 3 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 4
Water Mites Biology II 4 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 4 3 3 4
Water Quality of Lakes and Streams 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 3 4 4 3
Wetland Management 3 3 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 4 5
Evaluation Questionnaires
 THE OVERALL EVALUATION OF THE COURSE V. Good Good Average Poor V. Poor No Idea
 1. Stating the content and objectives at the beginning of the course
 2. Supplementing the course with current issues
 3. The clarity of the exam questions and their appropriateness to the course
 4. The contribution of the course to your knowledge and skills
 5. Access to the course sources
 6. The relativeness of the course compared to the other courses in the department
 7. The selection of the sources according to the objectives of the course
 8. The contribution of the assignments to the course
 
 THE EVALUATION OF THE INSTRUCTOR Very Good Good Average Poor Very Poor No Idea
 1. The way the instructor handles the course
 2. The instructor's competence in answering the questions in the class
 3. The instructor's encouragement to take part in the class by allowing different ideas and comments
 4. The instructor's preparation for the class
 5. The efficient use of class time
 6. The instructor's in-class management
 7. The instructor's objective evaluation of the exams and assignments
 8. The instructor's punctual and regular attendance
 9. The instructor's rapport with the students
 10. The availability of the instructor’s time except for the class time and the sufficiency of the time s/he allocates to you
 
 LEVEL OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF COURSE OUTCOMES TO PROGRAMME COMPETENCIES 5 4 3 2 1 X
Graduates who successfully complete this program;
 1. have high level information and skills supported by the course books that include the most recent information, application equipment and other scientific sources related to education technologies, teaching profession, general information and basic sciences; use these informations and skills in daily life and in jobs,
 2. examine and evaluate concepts about education technology and teaching profession, ideas and data with scientific methods; diagnose, analyze and discuss complicated problems and subjects; develop suggestions based on scientific discoveries and evidences,
 3. inform the audiences who are not expert and do not have information about education technology and teaching profession; express related ideas about these problems and solutions with written and oral,
 4. have learning to learn, self control, critical thinking, creative thinking skills and perform independent studies related to study field,
 5. get responsibilities and try to produce solutions when faced with unexpected and complicated cases in applications of education technologies and teaching professions,
 6. know students’ interests, wishes and needs; know social, cultural and economic properties of families and environment; plan, apply and manage learning and teaching process suitable for these properties; get students active participation in learning process,
 7. know information about education technologies and teaching professions and comprehend adequately; have information about foreign language in level of communicating with professional colleagues,
 8. have information about computer software and hardware in level of teaching computer and information and communication technologies courses and supporting other teachers; use information and communication technologies,
 9. consider social, scientific and ethic values in levels of gathering data, analyzing, interpreting, announcing when doing teaching professions or working in private sector, being researcher or source of data,
 10. continuously try to develop with doing self assessment; be on new information and ideas ; play affective role in developing of themselves and their intuition; know and behave according to the laws about their job, main values and principles, know the rights about job security and social security; have conscious about protecting social values and environment,
 11. evaluate students’ improvement and learning, get students to evaluate themselves and other students; use the results of evaluation for better instruction; share the results with student, family, managers and teachers.

 WORKLOAD DETERMINATION - ECTS
 1. Your percentage of attendance
 2. Did you do any preparations for this course? (except some activites like quiz, homework, labs,mid-term exams, final exams)

    

a. If yes, preparation time per week (hour)

 3. Did you do any assignments as a part of this course?

    

a. If yes, number of the assignments done

b. Average time spent in preparing the assignment (hour)

 4. Did you prepare any presentations or seminars as a part of this course?

    

a. If yes, number of the presentation/seminar done

b. Average time spent in preparing each presentation/seminar (hour)

 5. Did you take a midterm exam in this course?

    

a. If yes,number of the mid-term exams you done

b. The average time you spent on preparing for each mid-term exam (hour)

 6. Did you make any projects as a part of this course?

    

a. If yes, number of the projects done

b. The average time you spent on doing each project (hour)

 7. Did you attend any laboratory work as a part of this course?

    

a.If yes, number of the laboratory works you attended

b.The average time you spent on each work (hour)

 8. Did you attend any field surveys as a part of this course?

    

a. If yes, number of field surveys you attended

b. If yes, the average time you spent on each survey (hour)

 9. Did you take the final exam of this course?

    

a. If yes, the average time you spent on the final exam (hour)

Students should:

  • successfully complete at least 7 different graduate courses from the following list offered below,
  •  have totally minimum of 21 national credits, (60 ECTS credits, including graduate seminar)
  • take special studies course on the thesis subject, (20 ECTS credits),
  • prepare and defende thesis, (40 ECTS credits),
  • obtain a cumulative grade point average of at least 70 on a 100 scale.
 

   1stYear (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  01BİY1600 Special Studies Required 8 6
- Elective Lesson 1   3 6
- Elective Lesson 2   3 6
- Elective Lesson 3   3 6
- Elective Lesson 4   3 6
    Total : 20 30


   1stYear (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  01BIY1500 Seminar Required 0 6
  01BİY1600 Special Studies Required 8 6
- Elective Lesson 5   3 6
- Elective Lesson 6   3 6
- Elective Lesson 7   3 6
    Total : 17 30
    Annual Total : 37 60


   2ndYear (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  01BİY1700 Master Thesis Studies Required 0 24
  01BİY1600 Special Studies Required 8 6
    Total : 8 30


   2ndYear (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  01BİY1700 Master Thesis Studies Required 0 24
  01BİY1600 Special Studies Required 8 6
    Total : 8 30
    Annual Total : 16 60




  Electives
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  01BIY1250 Brackish Waters Elective 3 6
  01BIY1269 Acarology Elective 3 6
  01BIY1216 Scientific Research Methods Elective 3 6
  01BIY1201 Plant Systematics Terminology Elective 3 6
  01BIY1206 Karyotype Analysis Methods in Plants Elective 3 6
  01BIY1209 Utilization of the Plants Elective 3 6
  01BIY1218 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Elective 3 6
  01BIY1252 Environmental Management System Elective 3 6
  01BIY1245 Sampling Methods and Analysis Techniques in Ecology Elective 3 6
  01BIY1255 Extremophiles Elective 3 6
  01BIY1248 Endemic Fish Species; Threat and Conservation Elective 3 6
  01BIY1241 Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnological Production Elective 3 6
  01BIY1247 Evolutionary Ecology Elective 3 6
  01BIY1257 Food Safety and Risk Analysis Elective 3 6
  01BIY1212 Water Quality of Lakes and Streams Elective 3 6
  01BIY1256 Advanced Microbial Biotechnology Elective 3 6
  01BIY1246 Advanced Population Ecology Elective 3 6
  01BIY1258 Quality Control Elective 3 6
  01BIY1213 The Biology of Cancer Elective 3 6
  01BIY1278 Stem Cell Biology Elective 3 6
  01BIY1221 Chromosome Preparation Techniques Elective 3 6
  01BIY1215 Limnology Elective 3 6
  01BIY1219 Molecular Biological Techniques Elective 3 6
  01BIY1275 molecular genetics Elective 3 6
  01BIY1276 Molecular Cell Biology Elective 3 6
  01BIY1277 Mutations and mutagenesis Elective 3 6
  01BIY1226 The Biology of Invertebrates I Elective 3 6
  01BIY1227 The Biology of Invertebrates II Elective 3 6
  01BIY1220 The Eukaryotic Cell Organelles Elective 3 6
  01BIY1266 Eutrophication and control Elective 3 6
  01BIY1222 Plankton and study technics I Elective 3 6
  01BIY1223 Plankton and Study Technics II Elective 3 6
  01BIY1204 Principles of Systematical Zoology Elective 3 6
  01BIY1267 Water Mites Biology I Elective 3 6
  01BIY1268 Water Mites Biology II Elective 3 6
  01BIY1265 Wetland Management Elective 3 6
  01BIY1207 Medicinal Plants Elective 3 6
  01BIY1202 Plant Cover of Turkey Elective 3 6
  01BIY1224 Malacology in Turkey I Elective 3 6
  01BIY1225 Malacology in Turkey II Elective 3 6
  01BIY1205 Steppe Vegetation of Turkey and Its Ecology Elective 3 6
  01BIY1214 Turkish Zoogeography Elective 3 6
  01BIY1211 The Floristic Richness of Turkey Elective 3 6
  01BIY1249 Foreign Fish Species, Impact and Control Elective 3 6
  01BIY1242 Biology of Aging Elective 3 6
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