POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS OF STUDY
The FECE is involved in five postgraduate programs at the master’s level (M.A. or M.Sc.), four of which are organized in collaboration with other faculties and universities. It also offers the chance for a Ph.D. degree. The recent legislative reform of Greek higher education (i.e. Laws 4009/2011, 4076/2012 και 4115/2013) may, however, lead to changes in the organization of postgraduate studies more generally. More specifically, they will be organized by postgraduate schools and not individual faculties whose main role are undergraduate programs.
This is a Joint MA programme of the National and Kapodistrian University (UOA) and the University College London Institute of Education (UCL IOE). It aims at the development of theory, research and practice in Education and Human Rights. It consists of:
a) the Joint MA Program “Education and Human Rights” which awards a Joint degree by both Universities (UOA and UCL)
b) the Joint MA Program “Education and Human Rights” which awards a Separate degree by the University of Athens with reference to the UCL IOE
The Programme aims at developing specialists and professionals involved in research, teaching and the formulation of educational policies with emphasis on combatting social inequalities and the consolidation of human rights in education.
For further details see the website: http://www.ehr.ecd.uoa.gr/
The M.A. Program was originally established in the academic year 2001-02 as an option within the transnational Program “Education and Human Rights” jointly organized by the FECE and the Institute of Education of the University of London. However, it became independent in the academic year 2008-09 as well as organized solely by the FECE. As many other postgraduate programs in Greece, it was funded until 2004 by the Ministry of Education and the European Union (through the EPEAEK Program. i.e. the Enterprising Program of Education and Initial Professional Training). However, its functioning subsequently relied upon tuition fees. Some financial assistance is, nonetheless, provided to students offering administrative duties.
The Program aims above all at an in-depth exploration of issues regarding special education as well as inclusion settings in general schools. More specifically, it provides knowledge on: a) disability, b) contemporary approaches to the education and social inclusion of people with disabilities, c) research methodology on special education, inclusive education and disability. In addition, it provides students with the ability to teach in special schools and inclusion settings. It exploits not only the academic staff of the FECE and its research and professional training activities, but also staff of other faculties, universities and research centres in Greece and abroad.
The M.A. is a two-year program, which includes a dissertation. It also includes a semester (the spring Semester of the first year) of supervised practical training at inclusion programs in general schools, special education schools and units as well as day treatment centres conceded for this purpose by the Greek State.
Applicants should have a first degree relevant to special education as well as certified knowledge of Greek and English.
The Program is governed above all by a Coordinating Committee, consisting of Professor A. Zoniou-Sideri (Director of the Program), Assistant Professors K. Papadopoulou and E. Nteropoulou as well as Assistant Professor D. Papoudi as a deputy member.
Administrative support is provided by the Secreteriat of the FECE at 13a Navarinou Str. ground floor. The program is also served by its own Support Office at 35 Ippokratous Str., 3d floor (by K. Micha, tel: 210-3688526, Fax No. 210-3688527, e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.).
For more details see the website:
A reading room and library operates on the 3rd floor of Ippokratous 35.
Information and Communication Technologies in Education
The Program was established in the academic year 2005-06 in collaboration with the Faculty of Communication and Mass Media Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Department of Architecture of the University of Thessaly. It provides a joint degree by the three Faculties. The Faculty of Electronics Engineering of the Higher Technological Institute of Piraeus is an additional partner offering teaching space and staff. The M.A. was originally funded, as many other postgraduate programs in Greece, by the Ministry of Education and the European Union (through the EPEAEK Program. i.e. the Enterprising Program of Education and Initial Professional Training) which allowed collaboration only among university faculties. The Program has subsequently relied for its functioning upon tuition fees.
The M.A. lasts for two academic years and includes a dissertation. It principally aims at the following: to develop a critical stance towards the role of technology in education and professional training, to enhance knowledge on applications of information and communication technologies and to bring students in contact with experts on the use of such technologies in various sectors of education.
It accepts applicants preferably with a first degree which qualifies them to work in primary, secondary and further education but also a degree in any relevant field.
The program is run by a three-member coordinating committee, one from each collaborating faculty, The Committee is presided by E. Kourti, Associate Professor of the FECE and includes Professor M. Meimaris from the Faculty of Communication and Mass Media as well as Associate Professor G. Papaconstantinou from theUniversity of Thessaly.
Administrative support is provided by the Secretariat of the FECE, 13a Navarinou Str., ground floor, A. Gontika, tel. 210-3688043, e-mail: email@example.com. For further details see the website http://www.icte.ecd.uoa.gr.
Counselling Psychology and Counselling in Education, Health and Work Settings
The M.Sc. was established in the academic year 2009-2010 through the collaboration of the FECE with the Faculty of Social Administration of the Democritus University of Thrace. It provides a joint degree by both Faculties.
The Program’s primary objective is specialization in Counselling Psychology and Counselling as applied in education, health and work settings. In fact, it provides not only theoretical knowledge but also high-level professional skills for those working in Counselling Psychology and Counselling. More specifically, It strives to: a) equip students with the necessary knowledge, experience and skills for careers in which Counselling Psychology and Counselling are considered necessary, b) train specialists in Counselling Psychology and Counselling who will staff universities, schools, hospitals, health centers, organizations, businesses and other institutions of the public and private sectors, c) prepare specially trained professionals who will eventually reinforce the teaching staff of higher education institutions and promote research and teaching in Counselling Psychology and Counselling, d) train post- graduate students according to the scientist-practitioner model; a model requiring professionals to master both the helping, practitioner roles and the methods of investigating science in order to be equipped with the necessary skills that will ensure their proper preparation for an academic, scientific, research and professional career at a European, as well as, at an international level.
Two options of specialization are offered, in fact as two separate degrees: a) Counselling Psychology and b) Counselling. The Program lasts for two years (four semesters). It depends for its functioning upon tuition fees.
Graduates of the Program can continue for a Ph.D. degree, the requirements of which are specified in detail in the section of the Guide on doctoral studies.
Pending changes to be brought about by recent legislative reform on the functioning of postgraduate programs, the Program is governed by a Special Interfaculty Committee of five members: From the FECE Professor Maria Malikiosi-Loizos (President of the Committee), Associate Professor Evangelia Kourti and Assistant Professor Kalliroi Papadopoulour and from the Faculty of Social Administration of the Democritus University of Thrace Professors Theano Kallinikaki and Antonia Papastylianou as well as Associate Professor Agapi Kandylaki.
The Program is supported administratively by the Secretariat of the FECE, Navarinou 13A, ground floor (P.Tabaki, tel: 210-3688055, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Details concerning the structure, program content and teaching staff , as well as the procedures and selection criteria of post-graduate students, are included in the Joint Postgraduate Program Student Guide as well the website http://www.gcp.ecd.uoa.gr. A reading room for students operates on the 6th floor of 35 Ippokratous St.
PH. D. STUDIES
The FECE offers a chance for doctoral studies in various areas relevant to education in the wider sense. Two of the Master’s programs described above, the Political Science and Sociology as well as the Counselling Psychology and Counselling in Education, Health and Work Settings, also offer the chance for continuing towards a Ph.D. degree within their own particular framework.
Applicants for a Ph.D. thesis in the FECE more generally must hold a Master’s degree of some sort, although exceptions can be made in special cases. Selection of applicants takes place three times a year, in October, February and May.
Applications with all required documents are submitted to the Secretariat of the FECE and must be accompanied by the following: a) A sample of scholarly work, preferably a copy of the M.A. dissertation, b) A research proposal not exceeding 10 pages, which must include a brief description of the topic of research and the context of relevant approaches, an outlining of a research methodology and relevant bibliography. Applications are evaluated by members of the academic staff whose work is closest to the proposed research topic. If an academic teacher decides that s/he can supervise the proposed project, s/he submits a proposal to the General Assembly of the FECE which must ratify the acceptance of a candidate. As is typical so far of Greek higher education, the main supervisor is assisted by two academic teachers from the FECE or other faculty. Ph.D. theses can also be undertaken after a relevant call by the FECE in a certain research area.
The Ph.D. degree as a continuation of the M.A. in Counselling and Counselling Psychology in Education, Health and Work Settings
The minimum period of doctoral studies cannot be less than three (3) years and no more than five (5) years. Enrollment is permitted to holders of: a) the M.Sc. of this particular program, b) the M.A. or M.Sc. of a related subject from a Greek university or other recognized foreign higher education institution (in accordance with Article 12 paragraph 2 of Law 2083/1992) as long as they have sufficient knowledge of Greek. Applicants must also be proficient in the English language. More specicically, students accepted must have the following backgrounds: a) A first degree in Psychology for the “Counselling Psychology” option. b) For the “Counselling” option, applicants can be graduates of the faculties of Philosophy-Pedagogy-Psychology in Greek Universities, Social Administration with an emphasis upon Social Work, Nursing, Education, and more generally graduates in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Greek or foreign universities, in addition of the School of Health and Welfare of Higher Institutes of Technology (ATEI in Greek) (according to the requirements of article 5, par. 12c of Law 2916/ 2001, which was supplemented to Article 25 of Law 1401/87, Gov. 114a ‘).