For successfully completing their studies, students need to accumulate a total of 90 Credits (ECTS). The teaching language is Greek and English.
During the first semester the students attend three compulsory and one elective course from the total offered. In the second semester, students also attend three compulsory and one elective course from those offered. Each of the courses (compulsory and elective) is equivalent to 7.5 Credits (ECTS).
During the academic year, educational meetings are held for each of the courses (compulsory and optional), as follows: six (6) telemeetings of a duration of two hours with the adviser for each course, who is responsible for informing, guiding, advising and evaluating the students. These meetings are primarily aimed at the general support of students as well as in the elaboration, deepening and development of all the courses that the students are studying. The presence of students at these meetings is not mandatory. However, the experience so far has shown that the participation of the students in these meetings contributes to a fuller understanding of the subject matter and increases the probability of a more positive performance of students, both in the written assignments and in the final exams.
Each course is evaluated through a written assignment during the semester, an interactive activity, and exams at the end of the semester in appropriate premises which are determined in time according to the geographic distribution of the students. Each course’s syllabus specifies precisely the method and procedure of the assessment.
In the third semester, students prepare their dissertation, corresponding to 30 Credits (ECTS). The prerequisite for the start of the third Semester is the successful completion of eight (8) courses. The dissertation can be submitted for up to one academic year after the successful completion of the second semester of study. The dissertation must be relevant to the content of the postgraduate student’s studies, be original, be based on research or full use of the published sources and exhaustive study of the relevant international literature and concluding with convincing conclusions. The extent of the dissertation cannot be less than 10,000 words and more than 15,000 words. The conclusions, the bibliography and the abstract are included. After submission, the principal supervisor submits a written and reasoned report with his / her consent for public support, which is done publicly or via an electronic videoconference before a three-member committee.
The overall academic performance of students is based on the assessment of the written assignment, the formative assessment and the final exams. The physical presence of students in the final exams is mandatory. A passing mark in the mid-term assignment is not a prerequisite for his/her participation in the final exams. The final grade awarded to each student is the sum of the grades awarded for the assessment components. All assessment components are marked in the scale 0 (complete failure) to 100 (absolute success).
- The grade awarded for the assignment represents the 20% of the Course’s final grade.
- The grade awarded for the interactive graded activities represents the 10% of the Course’s final grade
- The grade awarded for the final exams represents the 70% of the Course’s final grade.
- In order to get an overall passing mark, a student must be graded with at least 50/100 in any of the above assessment components.