Philosophy PhD. degree program consists of 8 semesters. The department offers only formal education and the language of instruction is Turkish. Students enrolled to the program are expected to finish at least 120 ECTS coursework and seminars in the first 4 semesters before they take their qualifying exam. To graduate from the program, the thesis of the PhD candidates must be approved by their Thesis Supervision Committee.
Terms of Exchange and Transition Programs
Exchange and transfer between programs are subject to Adnan Menderes University, Institute of Social Science, Education and Examination Directive
Graduates who successfully complete all the requirements of the program are awarded with the “Doctorate Degree in Philosophy”
Specific Admission Requirements
Admission Requirements are determined by Instructions and Directions of Adnan Menderes University. The applicants who hold a Master's Degree in Philosophy and willing to enroll in the Doctorate programme should have at least 65 of equal weight score out of 100 from the Academic Staff and Graduate Study Education Exam (ALES) conducted by Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) or other scores equivalent to ALES equal weight score of 65. The applicants should also a have minimum 55 score out of 100 from University Language Exam (ÜDS) or some other equivalent language exam. Applicants should also have related documents written in announcement. The applicants should provide following documents due to application deadline: Master's Degree Diploma in Philosophy, transcript, ALES or equivalent exams document, ÜDS or equivalent exam document. The assessment for admission to the doctorate programs is based on: 50% of ALES, 20% of their undergraduate GPA and 30% of interview grade. (Please see Adnan Menderes University Graduate School of Social Sciences Directives for Graduate Education and Training for further information)
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning
Arrangements for recognition of prior learning are determined by Instructions and Directions of The Council of Higher Education. Having a MA Degree in Philosophy is one of preconditions for the acceptance of PhD. Program.
Profile of The Programme
Our graduate program, opened on the basis of the need and importance of higher education in philosophy, offers a course catalog covering all core areas of philosophy. Students are given opportunity to have a profound philosophical knowledge and improve their academic research skills.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Successful graduates of Philosophy Doctorate Programme are eligible candidates for academic staff positions at universities both at home and abroad. Others can choose to pursue a teaching career at high school level. Considering that philosophy improves analytic and critical thinking abilities, communication skills and these are transferable to many other job fields, graduates can have successful careers in private sectors like publishing, human resources and public relations.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who successfully completed the PhD Degree are eligible candidates for academic staff positions at universities both at home and abroad.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Education programmes are based on semesters. Examinations consist of mid-terms, final exams and summer term final exams. Students must attend at least 70% of theoretical courses in order to take final exams. Full grade is 100 points. Examinations may be written or oral. Final grade consists of the 40% of mid-term exam and 60% of final exam or summer term final exam. Student should get at least 75 points final grade in order to be considered successful in a course. (Please see Adnan Menderes University Graduate School of Social Sciences Directives for Graduate Education and Training for further information)
Students who had finished their coursework, passed their qualifying exam and successfully defended their PhD thesis and so completed 240 ECTS are eligible for graduation. (Please see Adnan Menderes University Graduate School of Social Sciences Directives for Graduate Education and Training for further information)
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