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Study Guide

FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolPsychology
Qualification AwardedSocial Psychology: Research Methods and Community Applications
Programme of StudyPMS Koinōnikī PSychología
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Academic Year2023 - 2024
StatusActive
Websitewww.psy.auth.gr
Contact emailinfo@psy.auth.gr
ECTS / WorkloadOne ECTS unit corresponds to hours of workload.
Social Psychology: Research Methods and Community Applications
Postgraduate
Candidates that are eligible to attend the Postgraduate (Masters) Programme of Specialization in " Social Psychology: Research Methods and Community Applications" are: 1) Holders of Bachelor Degrees that are awarded from High Education Institutions of Greece. Specifically, graduates from Departments of Psychology, Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, the Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences (with specialization in Psychology) of the University of Crete, Departments of Social and Political Science, Departments of Journalism and Mass Communication Media, 2) Holders of Bachelor Degrees from foreign Higher Education Institutions that are equivalent to Greek Institutions. These Bachelor Degrees should be related to the scientific fields described under 1. The Postgraduate Diploma is not awarded to a postgraduate student whose first (Bachelor) degree has been obtained from a foreign institution but has not been recognized by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center (NARIC) according to law 3328/2005 (A ).
The Postgraduate Program in " Social Psychology: Research Methods and Community Applications" is a four-semester full-time program leading to a Postgraduate (Master Degree of Specialization in " Social Psychology: Research Methods and Community Applications". The successful completion of the Postgraduate Program leading to Postgraduate (Master Degree is achieved through the successful examination of five (5) compulsory and two (2) elective-compulsory courses, that correspond to sixty (60) ECTS credits in total, the successful completion of 800 hours of supervised practical training, during the 2nd, 3rd and 4th semester, which corresponds to thirty (30) ECTS and the successful completion of a Postgraduate Diploma Thesis which corresponds to thirty (30) ECTS credits. The successful completion of the Postgraduate Program corresponds to a hundred and twenty (120) ECTS credits in total, that correspond to a workload of 30 ECTS credits per semester.
The aim of the Postgraduate programme in "Social Psychology: Research Methods and Community Applications" of the Department of Psychology, AUTh is to promote theoretical knowledge and research in the field of Social Psychology, as well as their applications, with emphasis on community applications. Moreover, it aims to train highly-skilled scientists capable of contributing to the production and dissemination of knowledge, methodological tools and research results in the field of Social Psychology and to the application of theoretical principles and research results to the wider community.
In the context of the Postgraduate programme "Social Psychology: Research Methods and Community Applications" students attend theoretical seminars, research seminars and methodology workshops and conduct an independent research project under supervision, while at the same time they actively participate in various fields of psychosocial intervention and applications in the wider community. On successful completion of the programme, students are expected to acquire skills related to:
a) specialized and in-depth training in social psychology and its applications, b) training in the design, implementation and evaluation of applications and interventions in different settings, organizations and different populations c) training in scientific research techniques in the above fields of knowledge and e) writing a postgraduate thesis in the relevant field of study.
Graduates of the Postgraduate (Masters) Programme of Specialization in "Social Psychology: Research Methods and Community Applications" of the School of Psychology at the A.U.TH, whose undergraduate degree is in Psychology have already been granted a license to practice as professional psychologists prior to their admission to the postgraduate programme under the provisions of the Act 991/1979 (G.G. 278/ 20-12-1979/A) as amended by the provisions of the Act 2646/1998 (G.G.236/20.10.1998/A). Graduates of the same postgraduate programme who hold an undergraduate degree different from Psychology are not granted a license to practice as professional psychologist.
The qualification is a terminal award and allows access to Doctoral Studies (PhD).
A scale of 1 to 10 applies to the marks of each subject in the Hellenic Higher Education.
Άριστα (Arista) Excellent from 8.50 to 10.00
Λίαν Καλώς (Lian Kalos) Very Good from 6.50 to 8.49
Καλώς (Kalos) Good from 6.00 to 6.49
Ανεπιτυχώς (Anepitychos) Fail from 0.00 to 5.99
Minimum passing grade, according to the SchoolPostgraduate Studies Regulations is 6.00
4 SEMESTERS, 120 ECTS
A full academic year is equivalent to 60 ECTS units (European Credit Transfer System) and each semester to 30 ECTS (1 ECTS=25-30 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.
Full-time studies
Maria-Eleni Kosmidis