The Department of Philosophy offers a two-year MA Studies program. Entry is competitive and limited to 20 candidates for each two-year term. The program leads to a Master of Arts degree with specialization options in (a) Metaphysics and Epistemology and (b) Moral and Political Philosophy.

Completion of the program requires 120 ECTS credits. Core courses have 15 ECTS credits each, specialization courses 10 credits each, and the MA thesis 30 credits. Students have to pass 4 core courses, 3 specialization courses and the MA thesis. Students enroll in one of the specializations (Moral and Political Philosophy / Epistemology and Metaphysics) at the start of the second year. Students have to pass four of the five core courses in the first year of studies. Options for both core and specialization courses are taken from the table here.

Eligible applicants include all holders of a first degree from a Greek university or higher technical education college or a foreign institution recognized as equivalent by the Greek NARIC authority. Candidates from abroad are required to submit a State Certificate of speaking ability in Greek. Applicants must be fluent in at least one of the following languages: English, French, or German. As proof of fluency, they may either submit a language certificate in one of these languages or sit the Department’s language examination.

Selection for admission to the program is supervised by a select MA admissions committee composed of full-time faculty. The admission procedure is based on a points system. It takes into account (a) grades obtained in the written entrance examinations set by the admissions committee, (b) grades obtained in the candidate’s first degree, (c) undergraduate thesis grades no lower than 7/10, and if applicable, other M.A. or Ph.D. degrees or academic publications. For more information about the admissions procedure see the departmental website.

MA Studies Program Guide 2019-2020

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