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FacultySocial and Economic Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Qualification AwardedΠτυχίο Πολιτικών Επιστημών (Ptychio Politicon Epistimon) (Undergraduate Degree in Political Sciences)
Programme of StudyUPS School of Political Sciences (2014-today)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Academic Year2018 - 2019
ECTS / WorkloadOne ECTS unit corresponds to 27.5 hours of workload.
Πτυχίο Πολιτικών Επιστημών (Ptychio Politicon Epistimon) (Undergraduate Degree in Political Sciences)
Upper secondary degree. National level examination.
In order to receive the degree of the School of Political Sciences students are obliged to follow and pass the examinations of the required number of courses from the undergraduate studies program (core courses, elective courses, exchange). Marking of each course can be based on written or oral examinations, on the submission of essays or on a combination of the aforementioned methods.
Upon graduating from the undergraduate program of the School of Political Sciences, graduates are equipped with:
The necessary knowledge (theoretical, conceptual and analytical) allowing them to map and understand political phenomena: political institutions, processes and antagonisms, as they unfold at the local, national and international levels.
The required tools and methods, originating from various (quantitative and qualitative) research traditions in political science and related disciplines, permitting them to analyse relations between collective and individual subjects within the framework of organized society.
The intellectual/critical skills allowing them to describe and interpret identities, relationships, ideologies and policies, and to support decision-making processes in a democratic public sphere.
The practical skills necessary for the successful collection and evaluation of evidence, the processing and synthesis of information from a variety of sources (conventional and electronic), the scientific questioning and development of arguments in written and oral discourse, the tackling of multiple challenges in a comprehensive way, the efficient completion of individual and group asignements, as well as for participating in the design and implementation of research and professional projects with a feeling of social, democratic and ethical responsibility.
In terms of career opportunities available, the aforementioned skills and competences confer on the graduates of the School of Political Sciences the ability to perform a variety of professional duties in the public sector (from local councils and the civil service to the educational sector and the diplomatic service, the private sector (from the media to consulting and advertizing enterprises) as well as in Non Governmental Organizations and International and Regional Organizations.
Not applicable.
The qualification concludes a full programme of underagraduate studies and allows access to postgraduate studies.
A scale of 1 to 10 applies to the marks of each subject in the Hellenic Higher Education.
Άριστα (Arista) Excellent: 8.50-10.00
Λίαν Καλώς (Lian Kalos) Very Good : 6.50- 8.49
Καλώς (Kalos) Good : 5.00-6.49
Ανεπιτυχώς (Anepitychos) Fail: 0-4.99
Minimum passing grade : 5
A full academic year is equivalent to 60 ECTS units and each semester to 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) (1 ECTS= 25-30 student work load hours).Compliance with the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) regulations started in 2007, when the Greek Legislation was harmonized with the relevant European one (Ministerial Decision no Φ5/89656/β3, art. 1-3, Hellenic Government Gazette no 1466/2007/B). Each course is credited with a number of ECTS(>=2) according to the studentworkload (contact hours, laboratory work, examination etc) and accumulation of credits (ECTS) is accomplished after successful completion of course
Mr Ioannis Papageorgiou, Professor