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School of History and Archaeology

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Postgraduate Studies Programme

The postgraduate programme of the Department of History and Archaeology aims towards:

1. The specialized and in depth teaching of the fields of the Department.

2. Professional training in certain sections of the subject areas of the Department.

3. The promotion of new technologies in the research and study of humanities.

4. The integration of the study of the subject areas of the Department with the environment, both natural and manmade in its historical perspective.

The Postgraduate Programme offers two degrees:

a) Master’s Degree, which is awarded upon completion of successful graduate across four semesters and the writing of an M.A. thesis.

History Module

1. Ancient History

2. Byzantine and Medieval History

3. Modern and Contemporary Greek and Global History

4. Balkan and Turkish History

5. Folklore and Social Anthropology

Archaeology and History of Art Module

1. Prehistoric Archaeology

2. Classical Archaeology

3. Byzantine Archaeology

4. History of Art

b) Ph.D. Degree is awarded after a successful viva of a thesis in a period of no less than of 6 semesters.-. Ph.D. candidates are expected to  complete a  thesis and participate in graduate seminars, colloquia, and conferences organized by the Department.

For enrollment in the postgraduate programme a degree from any Greek Department of History and or from any other Department, domestic or foreign, is required, as long as there is a recognized degree equivalence by DOATAP (

For entry to the postgraduate programme for a Master’s Degree the applicants are required to take written and oral exams. The study material for the examinations and the announcement of positions per field and specialization are published every May. The examinations are held in the first two weeks of October. The applications are submitted in September.

The thesis for the Master’s Degree should not exceed the 40,000 words, including notes and references, excluding appendices. It should also not be less than 30,000 words. The thesis is examined by a three-member committee, in which the supervisor participates. The examination includes a public oral presentation of the thesis by the candidate, followed by questions posed by the committee. The committee evaluates the ability of the candidate to undertake independent scholarly research, the ability for analysis and synthesis, and his/her theoretical and methodological competence.

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