The Programs of Postgraduate Studies that are organised in cooperation with the Departments of the University of Patras are the following:

  • The Department of Educational Sciences and Early Childhood Education at the University of Patras in cooperation with the Pedagogical Department of the University of Nicosia operates the approved Joint Postgraduate Program entitled ‘’Special Education’’. The Master Programme in Special Education is addressed to teachers of all levels of education and aims at deepening in the modern trends in special education, both at theoretical and practical level. It also aims at providing students the opportunity to get familiar with various assessment tools for identifying children with special needs and exercise in their implementation. An additional common goal is to help students become critical readers of educational research and be able to plan and carry out their own research activity. Finally, the program aims at the practical training of students, which will be mandatory and will be offered with the conventional (in person) training methods.
  • The Program in “Biological Inorganic Chemistry” operates at the University of Ioannina with the collaboration of the Departments of Chemistry of the University of Ioannina, the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the University of Patras, the University of Crete and the University of Cyprus.
    The Program aims in the training of high-level scientists (Chemists-Biochemists-Biologists) in Biological Inorganic Chemistry who will be able to contribute through research in the fields of Biological Inorganic Chemistry.
    The total European Credit Units (ECTS) required for awarding the Master Degree in Biological Inorganic Chemistry are ninety (90).
    The duration of the postgraduate degree is defined in three (3) academic semesters.
  • M.Sc. «Drinking - Sea Water and Health»: This is an M.Sc. course offered by the Medical School of the University of Patras and the Department of Marine Sciences of the University of the Aegean, offering highly specialized training on water quality related issues and their impact on health.  It concentrates on contemporary problems related to water quality and methods of prevention and improvement. It trains students on practical aspects as well as research objects. It offers in depth knowledge on drinking and recreational water microbiology, chemistry, water pollution, water safety, methods of treatment, distribution, reuse, laboratory accreditation, desalination, relevant legislation. The programme offers extensive laboratory training on microbiology and chemistry at the Laboratory of Hygiene of the Medical School of the University of Patras, one of the top water laboratories in the country.
    The course duration is 12 months (total 60 ECTS units). The tuition fees are 3.500 euros.
    The MSc program is structured as a two-semester program of modules, containing also an MSc Dissertation. It consists of a core of mandatory modules, as well as options.
    The graduates will be able to get employment in the private industry, water bottling companies, water treatment facilities, as well as in the public sector, water distribution companies, public services.
  • The Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Athens in collaboration with the Department of Architecture of the University of Patras and the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean, have organized an interdisciplinary program of postgraduate studies entitled “Management of monuments: Archaeology, Urban Planning and Architecture”.
    Purpose: The program aims at an interdisciplinary approach of the interconnections and interactions between architecture and the management of monuments in urban and sub-urban areas. It is based on the concept that constant development, a notion that has in recent years become an international obsession, and the idea of historical continuity and preservation of the cultural heritage in urban space, can and should coexist, support each other and combine into a scientifically, morally and socially beneficial result. The main purpose of the program is the education of young scholars specializing in the management and administration of historical city centers and adjacent areas and in promoting interaction between the disciplines of archaeology and architecture, combining proposals from different perspectives.
    Short description: It is a full time two-year program (duration of studies: full- time 4 semesters, part-time 8 semesters), with the following basic components:
    1. Postgraduate seminars
    2. Workshops on cultural heritage management issues within the urban structure
    3. Interdisciplinary seminar
    4. Postgraduate thesis
    The coordination and the administrative support of the program are assigned to the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Athens. The seminars take place daily in Athens (in the lecture hall of the Archaeological Park of the University Campus). Every academic year up to 20 students may be accepted.
    Fees: 1600 euros
    Further and updated information can be found in the website of the program or in the website of the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Athens
  • The IPSP “Palaeontology-Geobiology” is supported by the School of Geology A.U.Th. (Leader); the School of Biology, A.U.Th.; the School of Geology and Geoenvironment, University of Athens; the School of Geology of the University of Patras and the School of Geography of the Aegean University of Greece. It includes the following Specializations:
    • Macropalaeontology
    • Micropalaeontology-Biostratigraphy
    The duration of the IPSP which leads to the acquisition of the Postgraduate Diploma (Master degree) is defined as three (3) semesters minimum (90 ECTS), and includes the implementation and defense of a Postgraduate Diploma Thesis (PDT- Master Thesis). The maximum permissible time for completion of studies is four (4) semesters.
  • The Nanomedicine for Drug Delivery (NANOMED) Master’s degree is a 24-months curriculum offering a high quality and multidisciplinary education in the emerging field of Nanomedicine. The design of nanomedicines for drug delivery requires combining knowledge from Pharmacy, Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Physics, and Engineering. Thus four European Universities have brought together their expertise in Nanomedicine to create a unique and comprehensive training programme: Paris Descartes University (coordinator, France), Patras University (Greece), Pavia University (Italy) and Angers University (France).
    Moreover, renowned experts in the field of Nanomedicine coming from academia and industry are also involved as guest Lecturers or invited Professors. The curriculum provides both theoretical and practical knowledge for 3 semesters combined with a 6-months traineeship. Application requirements will include the completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, or (under special provisions) in Medicine, Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Material Sciences or other adequate discipline. English language proficiency is a main requirement.
    The NANOMED EMJMD (Nanomedicine for Drug Delivery) aims at filing the gap between basic training in Drug Delivery currently provided by most Schools of Pharmacy at the Master’s level, and advanced knowledge in Nanomedicine required for post-graduate young scientists. The NANOMED graduates will thus understand and be able to integrate the advances in Nanotechnology towards the development of Advanced Particulate Drug Delivery Systems.
    Diploma: NANOMED EMJMD students receive Titles from all four participating Universities, together with a Document signed by all four Academic Coordinators. The possibility for a joint-Diploma is currently being investigated.
    Tuition Fees: The tuition fees for participation in NANOMED EMJMD are 4500 €.