Course Information
TitleDissertation / Dissertation
FacultySocial and Economic Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorIoannis Papageorgiou
Course ID600022686

Programme of Study: International Studies: Specialization in European Studies

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course429

Class Information
Academic Year2024 – 2025
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Skills Development
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
The dissertation presupposes that students have passed successfully all the courses of the three previous semesters of the Program.
Learning Outcomes
Upon the successful completion of the dissertation, students: - will be able to present their findings in response to the research question. - will have acquired independent research skills they have acquired during their studies.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The Dissertation thesis is completed during the 4th semester of studies. The thesis must be approximately 15,000 words, including any footnotes or endnotes, not including the cover page and bibliographic list at the end, and be written in English. The Curriculum Committee prepares and publishes on the website of the Program a preparation guide, formatting templates and a model cover of dissertations that students of the Program must follow, as well as the criteria for judging the dissertation. For the preparation of a Postgraduate Dissertation thesis, the following procedure is followed: • At the beginning of the fourth semester, the student submits a proposal to the Department to which the proposed supervisor belongs, stating the proposed title of the thesis, the proposed supervisor and attaching a summary of the proposed thesis. • The Department to which the application is submitted informs the Curriculum Committee thereof without delay. • The Curriculum Committee examines whether the student has completed his/her teaching obligations of the previous semesters. In a positive case, it appoints the thesis supervisor and establishes a three-member Examination Committee for its approval, one member of which is the supervisor. The members of the three-member Examination Committee must have the same or a related scientific discipline with the subject of the Program. The Dissertation is defended before the three-member Examination Committee at a date and place determined by the Curriculum Committee according to the academic calendar of the universities involved, either in person or online. Following its approval by the Committee, it must be posted on the website of the relevant Department. In exceptional cases, if there is an objective impossibility or an important reason, it is possible to replace the supervisor or member of the three-member Examination Committee at his/her request and by decision of the Curriculum Committee. The Dissertation, after its completion and grading, is submitted to the library of each Department in electronic form and in any way specified by each Department. The dissertation file should be in conventional font, full alignment, line spacing 1.5, numbering at the bottom of the page, margins 2.5 cm on all sides of the page.
dissertation thesis
Course Organization
Reading Assigment1073.9
Written assigments1405.1
Student Assessment
Defense in public
Student Assessment methods
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
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