Doctoral studies aim at creating high-quality and up-to-date scientific research, as well as training scientists capable of contributing to the advancement and progress of science and research.

Graduates of doctoral programs are intended to staff the research, business and educational potential of the country and abroad. At the same time, the doctoral program is a source of academic prestige and international academic excellence for the Department, as well as for the University in general, and contributes to the qualitative and quantitative upgrading of research production in cutting-edge areas of Pharmacy.

The minimum qualifications of candidate PhD students are:

  1. University Degree from a Greek University, or an equivalent foreign institution, as determined by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Center (NARIC).
  2. Postgraduate Diploma (MSc) from a Greek University, or an equivalent foreign institution as recognized by determined by the Hellenic NARIC.

In special cases (e.g., high-quality scientific publication or patent), and after a reasoned decision of the Department's Assembly, candidates who do not hold an MSc degree can be accepted as PhD candidates. Candidates who do not hold an MSc degree or hold an MSc degree in a field other than that of the candidate's proposed PhD project, are required to complete a focused group of courses assigned by the Assembly of the Department.

PhD candidates are required to participate as tutors in laboratory courses and tutorials, to attend seminars and study courses and when applied, successfully attend and complete all assigned courses. Courses and writing the thesis will be in Greek and in specific cases in English.

The time period for obtaining the Doctoral Degree may not be less than three (3) full calendar years from the date of the appointment of the three-member Advisory Committee for MSc holders, and four (4) calendar years for non-MSc holders.

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