PHYSICS MASTER’S DEGREE (THESIS)

The aim of İKÜ Institute of Sciences Physics Master’s Degree Program (Thesis) is to teach the students scientific and technological developments and to direct them to further research on current issues.

After the field researches, two new course packages were created in the Physics Master’s Degree Program (Thesis):

  1. A course package for the Master of Physics in line with the new curriculum for teachers of Astronomy, Science and Physics,
  2. A course package for the Master of Biomolecular Physics, the meeting point of Biology, Medicine and Physics. 

Teachers play a critical role in increasing interest in science and technology among primary and secondary school students. More effective, productive and enjoyable class environments can be created by using the visual and current contents of Astronomy to encourage young people about scientific curiosity, methodical work, comparison and observation. A new course package has been created under the İKÜ Physics Master (Thesis) program in order to enrich the knowledge of astronomy, science and physics teachers on science education and physics, astrophysics and astronomy and to turn their knowledge into educational activities. With the help of this new course package, which will enable teachers to improve themselves in line with the innovations made in the secondary education curriculum by the Ministry of National Education Board of Education, it is aimed that teachers will gain additional knowledge, skills and equipment with modern science education methods and techniques. The students, who will attend the training to be given by İKÜ Physics Department Astrophysics Working Group, will gain project experience by participating in the R&D and scientific research projects carried out by this group.


Biomolecular Physics is an interdisciplinary field that has rapidly become widespread in recent years, including the Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics and Medical sciences. In general, it is a discipline to determine the molecular structure of biologically active molecules using theoretical and experimental methods, to determine their conformation, to determine their intermolecular interactions and to investigate their biological activities.

This program investigates the structure and energetic properties of molecules using modern spectroscopic and computational methods and their relationship to biochemical and cellular functions. It aims to understand the biological systems from the smallest organisms to supramolecules in terms of their structural organization and dynamic behavior. The studies carried out within the scope of this program cover a wide range from new drug designs, molecular imaging, molecular diagnosis of diseases to forensic sciences.

The Biomolecular Physics working group conducts interdisciplinary studies on the applications of Physics in the fields of Biology, Pharmacy and Medicine. In cooperation with the fields of Biology and Medicine, methods are developed to complement the methods used in medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases. In addition, experimental and theoretical molecular modeling studies and new computer design studies are carried out.

The scientific studies carried out within the İKÜ Institute of Sciences Physics Master’s Degree Program (Thesis) are supported by national and international institutions such as İstanbul Kültür University (BAP) and (TUBITAK).

Period of Study

Program with Thesis: 2 Academic Years (4 Semesters)

  • Medium of instruction is Turkish.
  • The program is a master’s degree program with thesis.
  • Physics Master’s Degree Program consists of 120 ECTS.
  • In order to graduate, students must prepare “Master's Thesis” in addition to the normal course load.
  • General conditions for application:
  • To be a graduate of 4-year undergraduate program
  • To enter ALES exam and get a minimum score of 55 from the quantitative score type,

Program Opening Periods:

Applications to the program are accepted twice a year in the Fall and Spring semesters.

In the Physics Master’s Degree Program (Thesis), we aim to educate scientists and experts with universal competitiveness through graduate education and research activities based on scientific and analytical thinking by teaching current technological innovations. 

In the Physics Master’s Degree Program, we have 1) A course package for the Master of Physics in line with the new curriculum for teachers of Astronomy, Science and Physics, 2) A course package for the Master of Biomolecular Physics, the meeting point of Biology, Medicine and Physics.
İstanbul Kültür University, Physics Master’s Degree Program with Thesis forms a strong background for both physics graduates who are considering an academic career and Physics teachers who want to improve themselves.

Prof. Dr. Sevim Akyüz
Department Head

 

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GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR APPLICATION TO ALL PROGRAMS

During the application candidates must bring the following:  

  • Copy of Diploma or Temporary Graduation Certificate,
  • Copy of Transcript,
  • Copy of ALES Certificate,
  • Certificate of Military Service Status (For male candidates),
  • 2 passport photos,
  • Copy of the Identity Card,
  • Copy of the Foreign Language Certificate for PhD Programs,

During the final registration students must submit the following:

 

  • Certified copy of Diploma or Temporary Graduation Certificate,
  • Certified copy of Transcript,
  • ALES Certificate, (To be printed out at the Institute.)
  • Original of Military Service Status (For male candidates),
  • 6 passport photos,
  • Foreign Language Certificate for PhD Programs, (To be printed out at the Institute)
  • First installment of Tuition Fee,
Prof. Dr. Sevim Akyüz
Prof. Dr. Dursun Koçer
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Özer
Assoc. Prof. Gülce Öğrüç-Ildız
Asst. Prof. Ayşegül Fulya Yelkenci
Asst. Prof. Gürsel Hacıbekiroğlu
Department Head Prof.Dr. Sevim AKYÜZ 
E-Mail s.akyuz@iku.edu.tr
Tel 0212 498 4317
Deputy Head of Department Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayşegül F. YELKENCİ
E-Mail a.teker@iku.edu.tr
Tel 0212 498 4320

 

Address: İstanbul Kültür Üniversitesi, Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi, Fizik Bölümü, Ataköy Yerleşkesi, 34156 Bakırköy / İstanbul
Fax: 0212 465 8310