Δίπλωμα Μεταπτυχιακών Σπουδών (Δ.Μ.Σ.) στη Βυζαντινή Φιλολογία|Diploma Metaptychiakon Spoudon sti Byzantini Philologia –Degree of Postgraduate Studies
A Degree awarded by a Greek Public University or by a recognized foreign Institution of equivalent status or by a Technological Education Institute is required.
The Postgraduate Study Programme on Byzantine Philology aims at the acquaintance of the students with: (a) literary theories and methods of studying, analyzing and interpreting Byzantine texts, (b) the cultural context of the various literary genres, (c) scientific research and writing of original essays in the field of Byzantine literature, (d) textual criticism and editorial technique applicable to Byzantine texts, (e) the conditions of the manuscript transmission of Byzantine texts, and (f) the relevant auxiliary disciplines of philological research.
Graduates of the Degree of Postgraduate Studies of Byzantine Philology, besides the basic knowledge of their discipline and profession are also able: (a) to put the acquired knowledge into practice, (b) to communicate in a foreign language, (c) to find, process and (de)compose data and information, with the use of the appropriate technologies, (d) to adapt to novel situations and apply decision-making and problem-solving techniques, (e) to work independently or in collaboration with others in international and/or interdisciplinary environments, (f) to produce new research ideas, to develop and manage research projects, (g) to respect diversity, multiculturalism and the natural environment, (h) to demonstrate social, professional and moral responsibility and to show sensitivity to gender equality issues, (j) to develop self-criticism, (k) to promote free, inductive and deductive thinking.
Professional qualification is not applicable 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. The grading scheme is as follows (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
Minimum passing grade for each course and the MA Essay is 6.
A full academic year is equivalent to 60 ECTS units and each semester to 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) (1 ECTS = 25-30). 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). A full academic year is equivalent to 60 ECTS units and each semester to 30 ECTS.