Academic

 

The Department of  Science aims to educate students in fields such as forensic toxicology, forensic molecular genetics, forensic chemistry, forensic biology, forensic physics and criminalistics that have and impact on forensic sciences or will have an impact on life sciences, and provide classical and current knowledge based on theory and practice.

The Department of Science consists of 3 Professors, 3 Associate Professors, 4 Assistant Professors and 6 Research Assistants, 2 specialists, 1 chemist, 1 biologist and 2 lab technicians.

This comprehensive program incorporates a unique curriculum of 38 courses in Master’s Program and 28 courses in PhD Program.

Graduates can be employed in institutions within the Ministry of Justice and Internal Affairs, units in the Ministry of Health, private laboratories and universities.


 

1 . Year - Fall

Course TitleCreditECTSC/ET/P/L
ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION OF DNA EVIDENCES25S2/0/0
BASIC FORENSIC GENETICS25S2/0/0
BASIC FORENSIC PHARMACOLOGY25S2/0/0
BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE PREPARATION TECHNIQUES IN FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY15S0/2/0
CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION TECHNIQUES25S2/0/0
CRIMINALISTICS37Z3/0/0
CRIMINALISTICS APPLICATIONS14S1/0/0
FORENSIC ANALYTICAL TOXICOLOGY25S2/0/0
FORENSIC BIOLOGY25S2/0/0
FORENSIC MEDICINE35S3/0/0
FORENSIC MICROSCOPY25S2/0/0
FORENSIC PHARMACOGENETICS25S2/0/0
FORENSIC PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY AND PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES35S3/0/0
FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY 125S2/0/0
FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTIONS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAW25S2/0/0
FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTIONS IN CRIMINAL LAW25S2/0/0
GENERAL ENTOMOLOGY25S2/0/0
LABORATORY SAFATY AND WORKING PRINCIPLES25S2/0/0
METALLOENZYMES AND COFACTOR METALS IN FORENSIC MEDICINE25S2/0/0
QUALITY ASSURANCE IN FORENSIC LABORATORIES25S2/0/0
RESEARCH, PLANNING AND WRITING TECHNIQUES25S2/0/0
SEMINAR06Z0/0/0
STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF NUCLEIC ACIDS 125S2/0/0

1 . Year - Spring

Course TitleCreditECTSC/ET/P/L
BASIC MICROBIOLOGY IN FORENSIC SCIENCE25S2/0/0
CLINICAL AND EMERGENCY TOXICOLOGY25S2/0/0
COLOR TESTS IN FORENSIC CHEMISTRY AND MECHANISMS35S2/0/2
DOCUMENT AND INK CHEMISTRY25S2/0/0
DOCUMENT EXAMINATION25S2/0/0
FIREARMS AND GUNSHOT RESIDUES25S2/0/0
FORENSIC SCIENCE AND SEMEN25S2/0/0
FORENSIC STATISTICS25S2/0/0
FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY 225S2/0/0
HEAVY METAL TOXICOLOGY25S2/0/0
POPULATION GENETICS25S2/0/0
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND PUBLICATION ETHICS36Z3/0/0
STATISTICAL EVALUATION OF THE DNA EVIDENCES25S2/0/0
STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF NUCLEIC ACIDS 225S2/0/0
TOXIC SUBSTANCES25S2/0/0


 

0 . Year - Fall

Course TitleCreditECTSC/ET/P/L
CRIMINALISTICS37Z3/0/0
FORENSIC MEDICINE35Z3/0/0
FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTIONS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAW25Z2/0/0
FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTIONS IN CRIMINAL LAW25Z2/0/0

1 . Year - Fall

Course TitleCreditECTSC/ET/P/L
CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS: LOW-LEVEL TOXICOLOGY25S2/0/0
ETHICS IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, PROJECT PREPARATION AND USE OF TEST ANIMALS25S2/0/0
FOOD SAFETY IN FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY25S2/0/0
FORENSIC BOTANIC25S2/0/0
FORENSIC DNA ANALYSIS25S2/0/0
FORENSIC MICROBIOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS25S2/0/0
FORENSIC PALYNOLOGY24S2/0/0
GENETIC INVESTIGATION OF TERRORISM AND NATURAL DISASTERS25S2/0/0
RISK ASSESMENT25S2/0/0
SEMINAR06Z0/0/0
WILDLIFE FORENSICS24S2/0/0

1 . Year - Spring

Course TitleCreditECTSC/ET/P/L
FORENSIC ASPECT OF GENETIC DISEASES25S2/0/0
BALISTICS25S2/0/0
BEHAIOURAL GENETICS25S2/0/0
COLLECTION, PRESERVATION AND DETERMINATION OF PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES25S2/0/0
ENTOMOTOXICOLOGY IN FORENSIC SCIENCES25S2/0/0
EPIGENETICS AND APPLICATIONS IN FORENSIC SCIENCES25S2/0/0
FORENSIC ENTOMOLOGY25S2/0/0
FORENSIC SCIENCE AND DNA25S2/0/0
FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE25S2/0/0
GENETIC IDENTIFICATION25S2/0/0
HERBAL POISONS AND DETERMINATION METHODS25S2/0/0
MICROSCOPIAL TECHNIQUES25S2/0/0
PHYSICAL, BLOCHEMICAL AND TOXIC PROPERTLES OF METALS FOUND IN METALLOPROTEINS25S2/0/0
POPULATION GENETICS DATA AND STATISTICCAL ANALYSIS25S2/0/0
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND PUBLICATION ETHICS36Z3/0/0
TRACE EVIDENCE ANLYSIS25S2/0/0
WATER ANALYSIS AND SAFETY25S2/0/0


 

Division of Social Sciences aim to educate students who already have or goaled to have a career in the criminal justice system and/or raise academic scholars in the field of forensic social sciences by conveying the actual theoritical knowledge and practice.

The Division of Social Sciences consists of 1 Professor, 1 Associate Professor, 2 Assistant Professors and 2 Research Assistant.

This comprehensive program incorporates a unique curriculum of 28 courses in Master’s Program and 19 courses in PhD Program.

Graduates can find employment opportunities in universities and institutions, Justice and Internal Affairs Education, Health and Family and Social Policies Ministries.


 

1 . Year - Fall

Course TitleCreditECTSC/ET/P/L
PSYCHIATRY AND CRIME25S2/0/0
CRIMINALISTICS37S3/0/0
CRIMINOLOGY25S2/0/0
EXPERTISE APPLICATIONS IN FORENSIC MEDICINE25S2/0/0
FAMILY PSCYOPATHOLOGY25S2/0/0
FORENSIC MEDICINE35Z3/0/0
FORENSIC PHOTOGRAPHY25S2/0/0
FORENSIC PSYCHIATHRY25S2/0/0
FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY24S2/0/0
FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTIONS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAW25S2/0/0
FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTIONS IN CRIMINAL LAW25S2/0/0
IDENTIFICATION IN FORENSIC MEDICINE25S2/0/0
LAW AND FORENSIC SCIENCES25S2/0/0
PSYCHOHISTORY24S2/0/0
PSYCHOSOCIAL DYNAMICS OF VIOLENCE25S2/0/0
SEMINAR06Z0/0/0

1 . Year - Spring

Course TitleCreditECTSC/ET/P/L
ALCOHOL IN TERMS OF FORENSIC SCIENCES25S2/0/0
BASIC FORENSIC TRAUMATOLOGY25S2/0/0
CHILD COMMUNICATION IN CRIMINOLOGY25S2/0/0
CHILDREN AS SUSPECT, WITNESS OR VICTIM25S2/0/0
CRIMINAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILING25S2/0/0
DISABILITY IN FORENSIC SCIENCES AND ITS USE IN PRACTICE25S2/0/0
EVIDENCE AND EXPERTISE IN FORENSIC SCIENCES25S2/0/0
FAMILY LAW25S2/0/0
FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY25S2/0/0
FORENSIC PSYCHOTRAUMATHOLOGY25S2/0/0
HEALTH LAW25S2/0/0
HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN TERMS OF FORENSIC MEDICINE25S2/0/0
IT AND TECHNOLOGY LAW25S2/0/0
PENOLOGY25S2/0/0
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND PUBLICATION ETHICS36Z3/0/0
VICTIMOLOGY25S2/0/0


 Division of Medical Sciences provide education, training and research to convey contemporary theory and application knowledge and train academicians and specialists who currently work or aim to work in the justice mechanisms.The Division of Life Sciences consists of 4 Professors, 2 Associate Professors, 2 Assistant Professors, 1 dentist and 2 Research Assistants. This comprehensive program incorporates a unique curriculum of 7 courses in fall semester and 11 courses in spring semester. Our graduates may choose to have a career in various establishments (official expertise institutions, particularly Institution of Forensic Medicine, universities, private corporations…) as an expert.
 

Prep Courses - Fall

Course TitleCreditECTSC/ET/P/L
CRIMINALISTICS37Z3/0/0
FORENSIC MEDICINE35Z3/0/0
FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTIONS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAW25Z2/0/0
FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTIONS IN CRIMINAL LAW25Z2/0/0


 

1 . Year - Fall

Course TitleCreditECTSC/ET/P/L
ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ADDICTION25S2/0/0
BIOCRIME, BIOTERRORISM AND BIOSECURITY25S2/0/0
DEATH IN TERMS MEDICINE AND LAW25S2/0/0
FORENSIC MICROBIOLOGY24S2/0/0
FORENSIC NEUROPSYCIATRY25S2/0/0
FORENSIC PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY24S2/0/0
FORENSIC TRAUMATOLOGY24S2/0/0
MALPRACTICE AND COMMUNICATION25S2/0/0
PSYCHOANALITICAL THEORY AND FORENSIC MEDICINE25S2/0/0
SEMINAR06Z0/0/0

1 . Year - Spring

Course TitleCreditECTSC/ET/P/L
BLOODSTAIN PATTERN ANALYSIS25S2/0/0
CLINIC AND POSTMORTEM TOXICOLOGY25S2/0/0
FOOD MICROBIOLOGY IN FORENSIC SCIENCES25S2/0/0
FORENSIC DENTISTRY25S2/0/0
FORENSIC PATHOLOGY25S2/0/0
FORENSIC RADIOLOGY25S2/0/0
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND EXPERTISE25S2/0/0
PARAPHILIAS IN FORENSIC MEDICINE35S3/0/0
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND PUBLICATION ETHICS36Z3/0/0

Applying to the Institute of Forensic Sciences

Dear Candidates,

All applications regarding post-graduate programs provided by our University for 2017-2018 Academic Year will follow the guidlines below.

In order for the application and registration procedures to be carried out without error and speed, you must carefully examine the published guidelines and complete the requirements.

We congratulate you on your choice of graduate study at our university and wish you success.

ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY RECTOR

All Turkish Citizens may follow the guide in Turkish here.

I. ONLINE APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Application procedures for general and foreign quotas of the institutions listed below which are quoted in fall semester of 2017-2018 academic year will be made online via the internet without interruption within the application deadlines.

Before proceeding to the “Online Application” process, please read carefully the quotes, application conditions and evaluation criteria for the following links.

Please click for the Online Application Guide (TR).


II. QUOTAS

Program
General Quota
Foreign Quota
ALES
Score Type
DepartmentsMaster’s ProgramDoctorateMaster’s ProgramDoctorate
Department of Medical Sciences*103EA/SAY
Department of Life Sciences**251053EA/SAY
Department of Social Sciences***301053EA

* Graduates of Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary or those with Expertise in Medicine Certificate.

** Gradutes in the field of life sciences.

*** Graduates in the field of social sciences.

Quotas given above are official for Academic Year 2017-2018. Academic Year 2018-2019 quotas will be announced and updated in the near future.


III. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

FOREIGN QUOTA: Turkish and foreign candidates may apply.

A) Graduation Requirements:

  • Candidates must have at least one bachelor’s degree or be in the last semester of their studies in order to apply for a Master’s program.
  • To apply for a Ph.D. program, graduates must have a Master’s degree (with thesis) or bachelor’s and master’s degrees, or must be in the last semester of their studies.

  • Candidates who will apply to Master’s Programs (with thesis) must have at least 65 out of 100 GPA (CGPA).

  • Candidates who will apply to the Ph.D. Program must have at least 65 out of 100 (AGNO / CGPA) from their bachelor’s degree (at least 75 out of 100 (AGNO / CGPA) if accepted without a master’s degree) and at least 75 out of 100 (AGNO / CGPA) in their master’s degree of the graduate grade averages.

B) Foreign Language Requirement: Foreign language is not required for candidates applying for this quota.

C) Lateral Transfers: Students who have completed at least one semester in a equivalent post-graduate program provided by another institute, and who successfully complete all courses they have taken may apply to the transfer quota. Transfers are not allowed during the last semester of Master’s programs (with or without thesis) and in the last two semesters of doctorate programs.

D) Other Requirements: The provisions of the Istanbul University Graduate Education and Training Regulations shall apply to the matters not mentioned in this Guide.


IV. EVALUATION CRITERIA

Master’s program admissions are evatuated using 100% of the bachelor’s grade avarage.

Doctorate program admissions are evaluated using 50% of the bachelor’s grade avarage and 50% of the master’s grade avarage.

Those accepted without a master’s degree are evaluated by 100% of their bachelor’s degree.

Candidates are ranked according to their graduation notes, starting with the highest grade, and accepted into the programs within the quota. Candidates who have an equal graduation score, the priority is given to the one with a more recent graduation date and candidates whose application date is earlier are preferred in case of continuation of equality.


V. IMPORTANT DATES

Master’s and PhD ApplicationsMay 22-June 12, 2017
Foreign Language Exam for master’s program candidatesN/A
Announcement of Results of the Foreign Language Exam for master’s program candidatesN/A
Interview periodJune 15-16, 2017
Date of inclusion of interview resultsJune 21st, 2017
Announcement of Evaluation ResultsJune 30th, 2017
Final registration periodAugust 21-25, 2017

VI. ADMISSION PROCESS and REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • Applications for General and Foreign Quota will be made online only and information filled in on-line application will be accepted as a candidate’s declaration.
  • Applicants must have their graduation “transcripts” (printed and approved) indicating the average of bachelor’s / master’s grades declared by the applicants during the interview at the time of application during the interview and during the final registration. Non-graduate students must have transcripts showing the latest (7th semester for 4-year programs and 9th semester for 5-year programs) grade avarage they have entered the system during their online application during the interview and during the final registration.  
  • Online applications are not available for lateral transfers. Applications will be accepted directly by the Institute Administration.

    Documents required for transfer applications:

    a) The approved copy of up-to-date educational status document indicating the stage in which the applicants are, given by the Institute they are enrolled in.

    b) Approved copy of grade certificate (transcript)

    c) Print of online result certificate of ALES or equivalent exam

    d) Print of online result certificate of YDS or equivalent exam

The information requested during the online application process will be the candidate’s declaration and can not be changed after the information is recorded.

NOTE: Those who are found to declare false or wrong information and those whose documents are flawed or falsified can not complete their final registration, even if their final registration has been completed, their registration will  be canceled.

NOTE: 2017-2018 applications must be made in accordance with the special conditions mentioned in the quota tables. Candidates who do not apply in accordance with special conditions will not be allowed to participate in the interview and their applications will be canceled.


VII. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED for FINAL REGISTRATION

Candidates who are entitled to complete registration must submit the following documents to the relevant Institute Administration in person during the announced period:

1. Bachelor’s diploma or graduation certificate for enrolling in master’s programs, master’s degree diploma or graduation certificate approved by notary or related graduate school/institution of higher education for applying to doctoral programs. (1 copy)

Candidates who have graduated from foreign institutions of higher education must submit their diploma or graduation certificates along with it’s Turkish translation. (1 copy)

Foreign citizens who have graduated from foreign higher education institutions and Turkish citizens who are in the same situation and who are registered in accordance with other conditions other than the equivalency certificate are eligible for education if whether or not their institute and their bachelor’s or master’s educations have been recognized before the Higher Education Council (YÖK). (Those who have graduated from one of the Medical, Pharmacy or Dentistry Faculties in foreign countries must have obtained the equivalency document to be issued by YÖK and must be presented at the time of application.)

2. Transcripts showing the achievement grades of all the courses taken during bachelor’s and master’s studies and graduation grade averages certified by a notary approved or related higher education institution. (1 copy)

Candidates graduating from higher education institutions abroad are obliged to submit their transcripts with their translations in Turkish and the grade average. (1 copy)

3. The original or notarized copy of the ALES document’s internet printout or equivalence test result document.

4. The original or notarized copy of the YDS document’s internet printout or equivalence test result document.

5. 6 passport size photographs (4.5×6 cm) taken in the last six months, front-facing, so candidate is easily recognizable.

6. Approved document indicating their residing abroad from Turkish citizen applicants who apply for general quotas of the programs, who have completed their bachelor’s or master’s  education abroad. (1 copy)

7. A photocopy of the identity card (a photocopy of the residence permit for foreign citizens and a document showing the Foreign Citizens Number.)

8. Notarized Turkish translation of the pages showing the passport with student visa’s identity and validity period for foreign citizens (CLICK FOR FOREIGN STUDENT INFORMATION FORM) (Those who certify that they have a valid residence permit will not be required to register for the Study Visa.)

9. Declaration of residence (CLICK for Residence Form)

10. Original copy of up-to-date Military Status Document of male candidates to be taken from the military branches (not required for foreign citizens).

11. “Turkish Proficiency” certificate or approved certificate indicating that foreign candidates know Turkish.

12. Bank receipt for student contribution / tuition fee. (Payments are made to the Halk Bank by taking the reference number from the Student Automation System) The related bank and wage information must be found from the related institute.) (Foreign candidates and Turkish candidates who reside abroad and will apply for foreign quota must pay tuition fees.)


VIII. ATTENTION CANDIDATES

Application via postal services will not be accepted. Applications will be made “online”.

The validity period of the submitted foreign language examinations is 5 years.

Online application can not be changed after the information entered in the system is recorded.

Applicants may only apply to one of the master’s and doctoral programs with thesis. However, if desired, a master’s degree without thesis can be additionally applied to.

With the exception of graduate programs without thesis, more than one graduate program can not be registered and can not be continued.

2017-2018 applications must be made in accordance with the special conditions mentioned in the quota tables. Candidates who do not apply in accordance with special conditions will not be allowed to participate in the interview and their applications will be canceled.

If the student’s transcript or diploma does not have a GPA according to the system of 100, the applicants to the Master’s program will be based on the Istanbul University’s graduation grade conversion table and those applying to the doctoral program will be based on the Istanbul University’s master’s grade conversion table.

Foreign citizens who will be applying for a Master’s degree or Ph.D. degree are not required to apply for equivalence except in the fields of medical medicine and dentistry. Applicants from Turkish Republic (citizens) who are to apply for Master’s or Ph.D. degree must have diploma equivalency application. CLICK HERE for more details about recognition.

Those who are found to declare false or wrong information and those whose documents are flawed or falsified can not complete their final registration, even if their final registration has been completed, their registration will  be canceled.

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Summer Internship Training

Each year during summer, internship training is presented by our institute. Internship training provides interns with the opportunity to see the undergraduate training they’ve received at work. The internship training offered by the academic staff of our Institute of Forensic Sciences includes a theoretical training program in which many subdivisions of Forensic Science are introduced and laboratory training determined according to the undergraduate training of trainees. Trainee students will reinforce their knowledge by applying concepts and practices to what they do in the Forensic Sciences.


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Who can apply?

Undergraduate 3rd and 4th grade students who are undertaking Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Genetic Engineering, Bioengineering, Biochemistry etc. of Pharmacy, Engineering, Health Sciences etc. and are obliged to take compulsory internship training can apply for “Summer Internship Training”.

Please note that all courses given during the training are in Turkish language. For the purpose of an efficient training, please only apply if you are fluent in Turkish.

Application Requirements

  • Obliged to take compulsory internship training
  • Stajyerlerin bağlı oldukları fakültelerden aldıkları “Internship Request Letter” by the faculty they are registered
  • According to the relevant article in 5510 numbered “Social Insurance and General Health Insurance Law”, document that insurance transactions and insurance premium payments are made by the faculties to which they are affiliated.

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Application Deadline and Location

Applications are made to the Institute of Forensic Sciences, Istanbul University, until the end of May each year.

The number of students for summer internship training are subject to quotas determined by the departments and can be changed every year. Also, the application date will be taken into consideration in application evaluations.




ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2018 SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICATION


Students who want to participate in our summer internship program in the institute's laboratories for Academic Year 2017-2018 must submit documents requested by the Institute by April 20th, 2018.

NOTE: Please click here for more details on the Internship Program.

 Documents to be requested during application

  • Petition
  • Motivation letter
  • Student certificate
  • Photocopy of identify card
  • Compulsory internship form (signed by your university)
  • SGK form to be arranged by your university (to be delivered later)