Fisheries Basic Sciences (with Thesis)

Master's Degree - Instıtute Of Natural And Applıed Scıences

General Information

The program of Fisheries Basic Sciences is comprised of three departments namely Marine Biology, Inland Waters Biology and basic sciences. 6 professors, 3 associate professors, 2 assistant professors, 2 doctors and 8 research assistants are working in the department. Our advanced degree expert staff continue to education and research activities in various fields of fisheries basic Sciences. Topics such as systematics, distribution, ecology, biology, population Dynamics of aquatic organisms, sustainable use and management of aquatic ecosystems, determine the effect of pollutants to aquatic organisms in natural and experimental environments, monitoring of ecosystems, endangered and invasive species, geographic information systems, remote sensing, algal biotechnology, genetic studies are conducted in marine and inland water ecosystems. These studies are carried out on the sea, inland waters in our region,at the marine, inland water research stations and our laboratories of our faculty.

Length of Programme & Number of Credits

2 Year - 120 ECTS

Feature & Definition

The program is one of the rare departments which offers a detailed education about the aquatic environment, and therefore it is distinguished among similar others thanks to its well-equipped research laboratory and research boats. Depending on their choices, students have the opportunity to select from a wide range of elective courses from Department of Fisheries basic science or other related departments. Thus, graduates, using both individual and interdiciplinary studies, are capable of identifying the problems and providing solutions related to basic sciences.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Head of Department


ECTS / Course Catalog Coordinator


Erasmus Coordinator


Internship Coordinator


Orientation Staff



The aim of this programme to educate the researchers and experts who has ecological perspective in Fisheries Basic Sciences for use sustainable of nature aquatic ecosystem.


The program is educate MSc graduates who to develop theoretical and practical knowledge at the level of expertise in the light of scientific and technological developments in the field of Marine Biology, Inland Waters Biology and Fisheries Basic Sciences; to conducts research to ensure the sustainability and the best use of natural resources aquatic resources; achieve the modern knowledge, skills and techniques required by the sector at the level national and international and make evaluations accordingly.

Specific Admission Requirements

The students can apply to this program providing ALES score, grade point averages and interview in accordance with the regulations of “Çukurova University Graduate Education and Examination Committee” and can pursue their education in their or in related fields.

Qualification Awarded

The students who have successfully accomplished this program gain the master’s degree of Fisheries Basic Science.

Level of Qualification


Qualification Requirements of Graduation

Students who have completed a minimum of 120 ECTS credits at the end of the master's program and successfully prepared their thesis and successfully presented their thesis in the presence of the Jury, receive a Master's degree with a thesis and have the "Master of Fisheries Engineer" degree.

Access to Further Studies

The graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to obtain a PhD degree in their or related fields if they pass the evaluation process designated according to the “Regulations of Çukurova University Graduate Studies”, which includes a required ALES score and an adequate English language proficiency.


There is currently no internship program in this program.

Applied Course

Some courses have applications in laboratory and/or computer package programs.

Work Placement

Field studies, loboratary practice

Double Major, Additional Major & Exchange Possibilities

There are no Double Major, Minor and Change Opportunities.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program can work in the public sector, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Environment and Urbanization and municipalities if they get the required score from KPSS. In the private sector, they are employed in Aquaculture Farms, Processing Factories, private laboratories, research and project companies, and Non-Governmental Organizations. They can also pursue an academic career in universities.