Aim, objectives and anticipated learning outcomes of the Postgraduate Programme of Studies (EQF and NQF Level 7): By the end of their studies, postgraduate students are expected to have acquired all the learning outcomes that apply in Level 6 of the National Qualification Framework (NQF) plus the following knowledge, skills and competences:
Familiarise with the depth, breadth, and interdisciplinary connections inherent in the specialty area discipline studied.
Identify an important and relevant problem, issue or question and state it in a clear and appropriately focused manner.
Classify apparent and implicit limitations and implications of issue/object/work.
Explicate issues relevant to educational sciences.
Acknowledge the influence of context and assumptions for all fields of Educational practice.
State a clear and insightful conclusion from issue/object/work.
Provide a fully developed rationale.
Demonstrate a solid understanding of theoretical and applied dimension of Education.
Inquire and analyse major educational phenomena.
Think critically and self-reflect.
Think creatively and adapt in multiple educational settings.
Communicate successfully through academic writing and argumentation.
Communicate orally through academic speech and dialogue.
Demonstrate teamworking spirit.
Apply adequate solutions to problems that arise in educational settings and cope with relevant crises.
Perform professionally in relevant working environments during their internships.
Plan and develop all types of curricula.
Organise ad-hoc educational and learning activities.
Evaluate and assess educational programmes and activities.
Investigate evidence pertinent to any of the three major fields.
Develop and apply any type of research design.
Analyse research data both quantitatively and qualitatively.
Respect the differences among people and ideas, and learns to clarify and articulate their own values.
Demonstrate professional dispositions in varied educational settings with regard to a diversity of students and all members of the school community.
Develop research-verified best practices, critical thinking, clear and thoughtful communication, creative expression, and honest open inquiry in designing, implementing, differentiating, assessing, and reflecting on effective theory and/or practice.
Express a reasonable, clear, position or hypothesis, stated or implied.
Demonstrate some complexity of thought. Demonstrate empathy and tolerance to ethnic, cultural and social diversity.
Acknowledge, refute, synthesize, or extend some other perspectives appropriately.
The students of the first postgraduate level which leads to the acquisition of a Master of Science (MSc.) Degree, have only compulsory and specialisation courses equivalent to 150 ECTS (1 ECTS equals to 25-hour workload). The courses with their equivalent ECTS are delivered per semester as follows: a) Seventy (70) ECTS of successful completion of compulsory courses: thirty (30) ECTS from three (3) core/common courses in the 1st and 2nd semesters and forty (40) ECTS of the specialisation courses of a specialisation field that are offered in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd semesters. b) Ten (10) ECTS from Autonomous Learning: Students of the MSc. in the third semester, develop a research project on their elective subject field under the guidance of a professor/tutor. c) Ten (10) ECTS from the Practicum/Internship: The students of the MSc. in the 3rd semester participate in a 260-hour internship programme (practicum) in the field of their cognitive field. d) Sixty (60) ECTS from the diploma thesis: The students of the postgraduate programme prepare and write individual research diploma thesis on the subject of the elective field of specialisation within the framework specified in the Postgraduate Studies Programme Regulation in the 4th and 5th semesters. The total weekly teaching hours for the 1st and 2nd semesters are 6h/w. In the 3rd semester for 20 hours a week they participate in the program of Practicum/Internship in the field of their specialisation. Postgraduate students receive their degree when they have accumulated 150 credits (ECTS), and specifically when:
(a) they have successfully completed all courses of the Postgraduate Study Programme in the department Education;
(b) they have successfully completed their postgraduate thesis;
(c) they have completed 2,5 years of study.
Upon successful completion of the Programme students will:
(a) have acquired advanced scientific, theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of Education and the related profession/s;
(b) be able to properly apply the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired during the study period in their professional area which is education and teacher training;
(c) have gained the necessary competencies to proceed to the next cycle of studies.