To graduate from the School of Theology, students have to attend and successfully complete 44 compulsory courses (75%) and 14 elective ones (25%). Ten compulsory courses require theoretical knowledge and internship. 30% of the courses require, further to lectures, a written essay; 10% of the courses requires continuous assessment and exercises.
Final exams are written, oral or in a project form.
Students may apply to participate in the "Internship program" of the School of Theology. After going through the selection procedure, students get involved in one of the three directions: a. Teaching in secondary schools, b. Pastoral work in parishes and dioceses, c. Social work in the Church, Local Authorities and NGOs.
All students are required to participate in the "Internship on Teaching Religion" that takes place in secondary schools in Thessaloniki.
The undergraduate study program offered at the School of Theology aims to provide high quality education in the academic field of theology as well as the study of religion and culture. The main objective is to prepare theologians, teachers of religion for secondary education, theologically trained clergy for the Church, staff who can offer social work and work for cultural or religious organizations, researchers capable of studying both the Christian (and especially Orthodox) theology and, more generally, the diversity of the religious phenomenon.
Graduates of the School of Theology, further to the basic knowledge of their discipline and profession are able to: 1. apply knowledge in practice, 2. communicate in a foreign language, 3. search, process, analyse and synthesise data and information, use also the necessary technologies, 4. adapt to novel situations and make decisions, 5. work independently or in groups in international and/or interdisciplinary contexts, 6. generate new research ideas and design and manage projects, 7. respect diversity, multiculturalism and the natural environment, 8. demonstrate social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues, 9. view themselves as well as others critically, 10. promote free, inductive and deductive thinking.
Graduates of the School of Theology according to the courses and internships they have chosen are able: 1. to be aware of the historical, social, and cultural significance of religious traditions. 2. to understand critically the mechanisms by which religious faith may influence and inform the ethics, outlook, and behaviour of individuals and communities. 3. to be aware of the ways in which specific religions and religious institutions are structured and regulated. 4. to understand critically the interaction between the Orthodox Tradition, other Christian denominations, religions and societies, both historically and in the contemporary world. 5 to understand critically the social reality and particularly its problems 6. to understand critically the dialogue between religious traditions and belief systems 7. to be aware of methods and issues in different branches of theological and religious studies as well as the nature of theological research and reflection.
Graduates of the School of Theology according to the courses and internships they have chosen are able: 1. to apply in practice their knowledge on the complexity of different mentalities, social behaviours and aesthetic responses, as well as the interaction of theological ideas, religious beliefs, values, sacred texts, art forms, social data and politics, 2. to participate in the dialogue between religious traditions and belief systems, 3. to communicate both orally and through the written word, using the terminology and techniques accepted in the profession, 4. to communicate theological and religious concepts to a broader public, 5. to apply in practice the theoretical knowledge of teaching theological and religious concepts.
Graduates of the School of Theology according to the courses and internships they have chosen are able: 1. to show awareness of gender issues and equal opportunities. 2. to act on the basis of ethical reasoning 3. to evaluate new and developing forms of religious belief and practice with ecumenical spirit and reconciliation, 4. to read texts critically in their historical context and with a view to their contemporary application 5. to apply theological knowledge in professional and social life, in accordance with human rights and European values. 6. to show awareness of issues of