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.