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SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Qualification AwardedMA in Historical Research
Programme of StudyHistorical Research
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Academic Year2016 - 2017
ECTS / WorkloadOne ECTS unit corresponds to 30 hours of workload.
MA in Historical Research
A degree awarded by a Greek public university or by a Technological Education Institute or by a recognised foreign institution of equivalent status is required. Foreign degrees must be recognised by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center (ΔΟΑΤΑΠ-DOATAP), according to Law 3328/2005 (A 80). According to the Regulation of Studies, candidates are subjected to oral or/and written examinations, according to the specialisation chosen, after their necessary qualifications documents (degree, foreign language certificates, cv) have been checked.
In order to receive their post-graduate degree, students must attend and be successfully examined during three semesters of studies (A, B, C) in three (3) compulsory (one per semester) courses and in two optional (semesters A and B), equivalent to 75 ECTS. One of the above compulsory courses is a one-to-one tutorial for the preparation of the thesis, which is researched and written during semester C and D, is defended in front of an audience, is 30,000 words long (max) and it is credited with 45 ECTS.
The aim of the Post-Graduate Degree in Historical Research is (a ) to offer to students specialized professional research training in specific sub-fields of History (b) to familiarize them with new theoretical approaches and the contemporary methodological tools used in historical research and (c) teach them the interdisciplinary approach of historical questions.
The graduate has demonstrated
Critical skills sufficient to formulate and refine a significant research problem, to gather the necessary information to address it and formulate a conclusion which can be defended in a scholarly context.
Concern for quality and ethical commitment: awareness of the standards required for scientific research and publication including critical awareness and intellectual honesty.
Awareness of and commitment to scientific standards in accuracy and breadth of the documentation located, utilized and signed in assignments and in the final dissertation.
Ability to present written texts and to give oral presentations of different length and complexity on his/her own language.
Ability to choose a sector of specialization, planning and completing appropriate course work, and utilizing the resulting competences in preparing and carrying out a research plan within the established time frame.
Capability of locating and retrieving historical evidence with the use of the appropriate method.
Capability of reading, translating and analyzing archival and published historical documents as well as historiographical texts from various periods (according to the period of specialization), interpreting and contextualizing them correctly in course work, written reports and the final dissertation.
Detailed and critically founded knowledge of the chosen period or thematic domain of specialization in course work and written texts as well as in the final dissertation.
Ability to use of ICT resources in a scholarly way, applying high standards of textual analysis to electronic as well as to archival, published and oral sources, according to specialization.
Ability to distinguish different registers of scholarly expression and to apply them appropriately in summaries, reviews and written and oral assignments as well as in his/her final dissertation.
Ability to conduct and complete a medium length research project, incorporating tools from related disciplines, and addressing a significant problem (according to the period of specialization), elaborating his/her findings in the form of a narrative text provided with critical apparatus (e.g. notes, references, annexes οf any kind) as appropriate to the subject, of about 30.000 words and defended it before a commission of academics.
Not applicable.
The qualification is a terminal award and allows access to doctoral studies.
Α scale of 1 to 10 applies to the marks of each subject in the Hellenic Higher Education. The grading scheme is as follows in the qualification "Ptychion" (Ministerial Decision no Φ.1231/Β1/425 art.60, Hellenic Government Gazette no 1099/2000/B):
Άριστα (Arista) Excellent: 8.50-10.00
Λίαν Καλώς (Lian Kalos) Very Good: 6.50- 8.49
Καλώς (Kalos) Good: 6.00-6.49
Ανεπιτυχώς (Anepitichos) Fail: 0-5,99
Minimum passing grade: 6
Four (4) Semesters, 120 ECTS
A full academic year is equivalent to 60 ECTS units, each semester to 30 ECTS and one (1) ECTS = 25-30 student work load hours. Compliance with the ECTS (European Credit Tranfer and Accumulation System) regulations started in 2007, when the Greek legislation was harmonised with the European, following 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 (class hours, seminar work, examination etc) and accumulation of credits (ECTS) is accomplished after successful completion of the course.
Eleni Manaklidou