Qualification AwardedTHEOLOGY AND CULTURE
Programme of StudyPMS Tmīmatos THeologías (2008-2011)
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Academic Year2020 - 2021
Contact emailinfo@theo.auth.gr
ECTS / WorkloadOne ECTS unit corresponds to hours of workload.
In the Post Graduate Program of the School of Theology entitled "Theology and Culture" are admitted graduates from the Schools of the two theological Faculties (Athens and Thessaloniki) or from recognized by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Center equivalent foreign Higher Education Institutes. It is also possible to enroll in the Post Graduate Program for those who are: a. graduates of Schools of humanities and social sciences of recognized universities both Greek and foreign. b. graduates of Schools of Sciences and Engineering as well as of Higher Military Education Institutions, Greek or foreign, provided that the subject of the proposed study is in the continuation of their studies, and covered by the School of Theology of AUTH.
To obtain the Post Graduate Degree of Specialization (PDS) a student must attend and successfully pass exams for twelve semester long courses (90 ECTS) and have written a graduate thesis during the fourth semester (30 ECTS), the theme of which is defined at the end of third semester and graded by a three member committee.
The Post Graduate Program of the School of Theology aim to carry out research and to provide a high quality education in the academic field of theology and the study of religion and culture. The more specific aim of the Program is to promote specialized knowledge and the development of high-level research in the academic field of theology and its applications in education and in relationship between the church and society, placing particular emphasis on Orthodox Theology..
A specific objective is to prepare: 1. Prospective theology teachers that will staff Secondary Education. 2. Theologically trained clergy who will staff the Church. 3. Managers for various cultural and religious organizations and 4. Future scientists who will be engaged in the study of Christian theology, with a special emphasis on Orthodox theology, tradition and ecumenical role, as well as Religion and Culture.
The Postgraduate Program ensures conditions so that graduates can adequately be deployed to Orthodox Autocephalous Churches, various educational institutions of the European Union and the special services of the Greek state. Also, they will be able to teach courses in continuing education and training courses aimed at the training or familiarization of trainees on culture, religion and society.
The Postgraduate Program offers the following specializations: I. Biblical Studies - Biblical and Patristic Language, History, Literature, Archaeology and Art, Dogmatics, History of Philosophy and Ecumenical Theology, Ethics, Sociology and the Study of Religion, Practical Theology. Specializations have also been designed for the development of critical thinking and the research skills necessary for doctoral studies and research activity described in scientific fields.
Learning Outcomes
A. Generic
Graduates of the Post Graduate Program of the School of Theology are able to: 1. apply knowledge in practice, 2. communicate in a foreign language, 3. search, process, analyse and synthesise data and information, using the appropriate technological tools, 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.
B. Specific
1. Knowledge
Graduates of the Post Graduate Program of the School of Theology with reference to the courses they have chosen have: 1. a specialised knowledge of the historical, social, and cultural significance of religious traditions, 2. an advanced and critical comprehension of the mechanisms by which religious faith may influence and inform the ethics, outlook, and behaviour of individuals and communities, 3. specialised knowledge of the ways in which specific religions and religious institutions are structured and regulated, 4. an advanced and critical comprehension of the interaction between the Orthodox Tradition, other Christian denominations, religions and societies, both historically and in the contemporary world, 5. an advanced and critical understanding of the social reality and particularly its problems, 6. an advanced and critical comprehension of the dialogue between religious traditions and belief systems, 7. an advanced knowledge of methods and issues in different branches of theological and religious studies as well as the nature of theological research and reflection.
2. Skills
Graduates of the Post Graduate Program of the School of Theology with reference to the courses they have chosen have: 1. an advanced ability to apply in practice their specialised 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. an advanced ability to participate as specialists in the dialogue between religious traditions and belief systems, 3. ability to employ tools as necessary from other relevant disciplines (e.g. literature, semiotics, art history, archaeology, anthropology, law, sociology, philosophy, economics, natural sciences, bioethics), 4. an advanced ability to communicate theological and religious concepts to a broader public, 5. an advanced ability to apply in practice the theoretical knowledge of teaching theological and religious concepts.
3. Competences
Graduates of the Post Graduate Program of the School of Theology with reference to the courses that have chosen have: 1. an advanced ability to understand and evaluate new and developing forms of religious belief and practice with ecumenical spirit and reconciliation, 2. an advanced capacity to take responsibility for the practical application of their knowledge, 3 an advanced ability to read texts critically in their historical context and with a view to their contemporary application, 4. Ability to define and undertake research topics at an advanced level, 5. ability to take responsibility for the management and implementation of projects, 6. ability to communicate in a professional manner both orally and through the written word, 7. an advanced capacity to apply theological knowledge in professional and social life, in accordance with human rights and European values, 8. an advanced ability to show awareness of issues of social exclusion and prejudice.
No additional professional qualification is necessary in order to be employed in the public or private sector.
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
Λίαν Καλώς (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
4 Semesters 120 ECTS.
A full academic year is equivalent to 60 ECTS units and each semester to 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) (1 ECTS=25-30 hours). Compliance with the ECTS regulations started in 2007, when the Greek Legislation was harmonized with the relevant European one (Ministerial Decree no Φ5/89656/B3, art. 1-3, Hellenic Government Gazette no 1466/2007/B). Each course is credited with a number of ECTS (>=2) according to the studentwork load (contact hours, laboratory work, examination etc) and accumulation of credits (ECTS) is accomplished after successful completion of the course.
Chrysostomos Stamoulis