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The Program
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Master in Social Anthropology and History

The Program

The Department of Social Anthropology and History organizes and runs a two-year Program of Postgraduate Studies entitled �Social and Historical Anthropology,� according to the provisions of the Law 2083/92. The operation of the Program began in the academic year 2001-2002 and focuses on the interdisciplinary study of contemporary and historical societies and cultural systems from the viewpoint of social and historical anthropology.
The two-year cycle of courses constitutes a field of intensive preparation in the basic areas of contemporary social and historical anthropology, while simultaneously trains students in the ethnography and social history of the wider Greek, Balkan, and Mediterranean area. During the summer following the second semester of their studies, students are obliged to engage in summer practice. At the beginning of the third semester, students choose their major among the two disciplines offered by the Program. Requirement towards graduation from the Program is an M.A. thesis, the topic for which is chosen and then outlined during the fourth semester, and should be composed in a period of no longer than one semester beyond the fourth.
University graduates from Greece and from abroad and of all specialties of Humanities, Social Sciences, as well as the Exact Sciences may be admitted to our Postgraduate Program. The attendance of the courses does not presuppose any specialized knowledge in Social Anthropology or History. Following the publication of the relevant announcement in the daily press, and according to its content, candidates submit to the Department an application for participation in the admission examinations and a curriculum vitae. Applicants are examined in at least one of the two foreign languages primarily represented in the literature pertaining to the Postgraduate Program (i.e. English and French). They are also examined in writing on topics deriving from a selected bibliography, which is provided to them in due course by the Department Secretary. Finally, candidates are also required to participate in an interview.

Students are obliged to attend the lectures and seminars of the postgraduate courses as these are defined in the Program. Our postgraduate courses usually combine lectures with the development of certain topics in the form of a seminar. The exact cycle of lectures and seminars and the suggested bibliography are specified in the course description. Postgraduate students are evaluated according to their oral participation, the seminars they present, and the written papers they elaborate on in each course.

Graduates of the program are entitled to submit a proposal for a Ph.D. dissertation in the Department, which, pending approval, allows the Ph.D. candidate to work towards obtaining a Ph.D. degree. During the period of the relevant research there is regular co-operation between the research student and a supervisor. The final evaluation of the dissertation is carried out by a seven-member committee consisting of the supervisor, other members of the advisory committee, and two other members of the same or another University and of the same or another closely related scholarly speciality.

The excellent operation of the Program of Postgraduate Studies is guaranteed by the long experience of the Department in providing postgraduate courses. The great importance we attribute to them is substantiated also by the fact that the operation of our postgraduate studies in 1987-1988 preceded the undergraduate program of studies.

The Committee in charge of the PPS in Social and Historical Anthropology:

E. Papataxiarchis, Associate Professor
Th. Paradellis, Associate Professor
M. Stamatoyanopoulou, Assistant Professor