Interinstitutional Master’s Programme on "Physical and Chemical Methods for the Diagnosis of Corruption in Materials of Cultural Heritage"
Bachelor Degree in Chemistry or in a subject related to the specialisation of the programme.
The Institutional Postgraduate Program «Physical & Chemical Methods for Diagnosis of Deterioration of Cultural Heritage Materials » between the Departments of Chemistry (leader), Physics and Geology, School of Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Department of Ecclesiastical Relics Management of the Supreme Ecclesiastical Academy of Thessaloniki, offers integrated education on the characterization, deterioration diagnosis and the rescue of materials and objects of cultural interest, as well as on the development and improvement of methods for their protection. The object of the Program is the Science of Maintenance of Cultural Heritage. The Program aims at the preparation of skilled scientists capable to deal with deterioration problems of Cultural Heritage and to develop new expertise and effective methodology for its protection. Major characteristic of the Program is interdisciplinarity regarding the teaching staff, learning objects and problem approach.
The time duration of studies in the Program is three (3) academic semesters. The total number of credit units (ECTS) required for acquisition of the Postgraduate Studies Diploma is ninety (90). During the first two semesters, students attend courses credited with 60 ECTS totally (30 in each semester). During the third semester, students prepare their MasterThesis on a research project, which is credited with 30 ECTS.
Areas for professional employment of the graduates of the Program include Education, Research Institutes, Public Organizations and Services (Ministry of Culture, Antiquities Authorities, Local Government Organizations, etc.), Private Organizations involved in the protection of Cultural Heritage.
The qualification is a terminal award and allows access to doctoral 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
ΛίανΚαλώς (Lian Kalos) Very Good : 6.50- 8.49
Καλώς (Kalos) Good : 6.00-6.49
Ανεπιτυχώς (Anepitychos) Fail: 0.00-5.99
Minimum passing grade : 6
3 SEMESTERS, 90 ECTS
A full academic year is equivalent to 60 ECTS units and each semester to 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) (1ECTS=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 the course.