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.

The program offers a total of 24 courses in both specializations. All courses are three hours per week. Courses can be supplemented by two-hour weekly practice classes.

Completion of the program requires 30 credits. Each course represents 3 credits. The Master’s thesis represents 9 credits. Successful candidates pass 7 courses (4 core courses and 3 specialization courses) and their Master’s thesis. Graduate students enroll in one of the specializations (either Moral and Political Philosophy, or Epistemology and Metaphysics).

Students choose four of the five core courses (common to both specializations) in the first year of studies. In the second year, students follow three courses in their area of specialization. Options, which vary from year to year, 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 M.A. admissions committee composed of full-time faculty. The admission procedure is based on a points system. It takes into account

  • grades obtained in the written entrance examinations set by the admissions committee,
  • grades obtained in the candidate’s first degree,
  • undergraduate thesis grades no lower than 7/10, and if applicable, other M.A. or Ph.D. degrees or academic publications.

More on the admissions procedure on the departmental website here.

MA Studies Program Guide 2019-2020



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