Master of Science Program in Physics

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Qualification Awarded

Students are awarded with a Second Cycle Degree in Physics upon successful completion of all the requirements in the curriculum programme and fulfilling all other requirements for graduation.

Level of Qualification

Second Cycle Degree


The basic orientation of this programme is to prepare a specialist in physics. The study contains the high level physics courses that needed for third cycle. The above mentioned competences guarantee full qualification of the researcher at educational and non-educational institutions.

At the end of the program the student, will have the basic theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in the fields of physics such as atomic physics, nucleer and high energy physics, solid state physics etc., will be able to gain competences necessary to continue their PhD study.

Specific Admission Requirements

Students' admission to Second Cycle Degree is based on a nation-wide Academic Personnel and Entrance Examination for Graduate Studies(ALES). The examination is held twice in a year and is administered by the Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). Candidates gain access to institutions of Second Cycle Degree based on their composite scores consisting of the scores on the selection examination and their First Cycle Degree grade point averages

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

The students of our University have the right to request the recognition of their prior learning at different universities. For the recognition of their prior learning, they should submit their transcript and course contents to the relevant department in the first semester of their registration year.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The requirements for getting Second Cycle Degree are to complete (21) credit hours as diveded below and to fulfill all other requirements.Maximum study period to receive Second Cycle Degree is 3 years.

Profile of The Programme

Four Associated Professors, three Assistant Professors and two Research Assistants are available in the department. Physics graduate program started admission of students in the school at 2009-2010 calender year. Up to now, five students graduated and  twelve students have continued.

Program Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this program, the students will be able to;
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

After completing the second cycle degree programme, it is possible to continue further studies in the third cycle degree programme.The graduates are awarded as Master title (MS).

Examination Regulations, Assesment and Grading

Each student must attend the courses, applied studies, laboratories, projects, seminars, workshops, graduation projects and other studies of the semester s/he is enrolled for.Examinations are generally in written form. However, the instructor of the course may decide to conduct the exam in the form of an oral exam, project or assignment on condition that s/he states it on the course information form (syllabus). Examinations are arranged and conducted by the instructors teaching the courses.

Graduation Requirements

Physics majors are subject to the following sets of graduation requirements:

Mode of Study
Full - Time
ECTS Coordinator

Assoc. Prof. Fatma GÖDE


Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Faculty of Science and Arts Physics Department Istiklal campus 15030, BURDUR TURKEY


Tel:+90 248 213 3044 

Fax:+90 248 2133099

Course & Program Outcomes Matrix
Course Unit Title
Advanced Electromagnetic Teory I
Advanced Nuclear Physics I
Advanced Quantum Mechanics I
Advanced Quantum Mechanics II
Advanced Solid State Physics I
Atomic and Molecular Physics
Defects and Mechanical Properties of Solids
Elective Lectures 1
Elective Lectures 2
Elective Lectures 3
Elective Lectures 4
Elective Lectures 5
Elective Lectures 6
Elective Lectures 7
Group Theory
History of Science
Lattice Dynamics
Master Thesis Studies
Mathematical Methods in Physics I
Molecular Spectroscopy
Molecule Group Theory
Moleculer Modelling
Numerical Calculations in Physics
Radiation Physics
Scientific Research Methods
Semiconductors Physics
Special Studies
Spectral Analysis
Statistical Physics
Symmetry and Spectroscopy
Thermal and Mechanical Propertis of Materials
Vibration Spectroscopy
X-ray Spectroscopy
Evaluation Questionnaires
 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
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.

 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)



 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  01FIZ1500 Seminar Required 0 6
  01FIZ1700 Master Thesis Studies Required 0 24
  01FIZ1600 Special Studies Required 0 6
  01FIZ1700 Master Thesis Studies Required 0 24
  01FIZ1600 Special Studies Required 0 6
  01FIZ1600 Special Studies Required 0 6
  01FIZ1600 Special Studies Required 0 6

 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  01FIZ1201 Advanced Quantum Mechanics I Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1237 Semiconductors Physics Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1226 Statistical Physics Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1238 Numerical Calculations in Physics Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1232 Molecular Spectroscopy Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1202 Advanced Solid State Physics I Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1205 Advanced Nuclear Physics I Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1229 Biophysics Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1214 Radiation Physics Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1246 History of Science Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1215 Molecule Group Theory Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1217 Defects and Mechanical Properties of Solids Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1233 Symmetry and Spectroscopy Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1216 Spectral Analysis Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1227 Group Theory Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1242 Scientific Research Methods Elective 3 6
  01FİZ1231 Nanostructures Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1207 Atomic and Molecular Physics Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1210 X-ray Spectroscopy Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1212 Moleculer Modelling Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1234 Vibration Spectroscopy Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1209 Mathematical Methods in Physics I Elective 3 6
   Elective Lectures 2 Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1203 Advanced Electromagnetic Teory I Elective 3 6
   Elective Lectures 6 Elective 3 6
   Elective Lectures 7 Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1245 Lattice Dynamics Elective 3 6
   Elective Lectures 1 Elective 3 6
   Elective Lectures 5 Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1224 Advanced Quantum Mechanics II Elective 3 6
   Elective Lectures 3 Elective 3 6
   Elective Lectures 4 Elective 3 6


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