The minimum duration of study for the awarding of a Master’s Degree is set at three (3) teaching semesters, which includes one semester of study for the dissertation.
The Master of “Management of Health & Welfare Units” is developed in 3 semesters of study, lasting 13 weeks each. In the first two semesters, students attend a total of 10 courses (i.e., 5 courses each semester), while in the third semester they prepare their dissertation or attend two intensive courses. Each course lasts 3 teaching hours and corresponds to 6 credit units of the European Credit Transfer Scheme (ECTS). The dissertation corresponds to 30 credits of the ECTS system. The whole of the studies at Master corresponds to 90 ECTS credits.
All lessons are taught remotely using synchronous educational methods and technologies, in accordance with the current legislation.
The participation of postgraduate students in seminars, workshops, meetings, conferences, educational trips and visits to relevant workplaces is also foreseen. The offered courses as well as their content are – as long as necessary – the subject of an annual update by the Master’s Coordination Committee, so that the offered study program to respond over time to the interdisciplinary developments of both the Administration of Health & Welfare Units, as well as the labor market and the science of administration.
The attendance of the courses (remotely) takes place on days and hours that are judged to be the most convenient, according to the needs of postgraduate students and teachers. Courses can take place any day of the week (including Saturday and Sunday) and any month of the year.
Greek is defined as the main language of teaching the courses in all their forms (theory, exercises, workshops, assignments, seminars, exams, etc.). This also applies to the dissertation. However, it is possible to teach entire or individual courses in the English language, as well as the preparation of assignments and final written exams in the same language. It is also possible to prepare a dissertation in English, either in whole or in part, if the students wish so. Consequently, the prospective students of the Master must know English well (level B1 and above).
As pointed out above, according to the Official Gazette of the Foundation of the Master’s Degree, the teaching of courses can be done with the simultaneous physical presence of students and teachers (live) or with distance synchronous and/or asynchronous education (without obligatory simultaneous physical presence of students and teachers) or in a hybrid moder with flexible forms of learning using a combination of live education and the use of IT and communication technologies, and additionally distance teaching.