Undergraduate Studies

The Departmental Undergraduate Studies Program will apply in its revised form from the 2019-2020 academic year. It remains the most flexible of its kind in Greece, the aim being to achieve the best possible ratio between compulsory and elective courses.

The Department of Philology offers studies with four Majors, corresponding to its four Divisions:

  • Classical Studies
  • Byzantine and Modern Greek Philology
  • Linguistics
  • Theater-Cinema Studies and Musicology

Students choose their major at the beginning of their third, fourth or (at the latest) fifth semester.

Over the eight semesters of their undergraduate studies, students must successfully attend a total of at least forty-four (44) courses.

In particular:

  • Twenty-five (25) Basic Courses in Philology, each comprising twenty-three (23) lectures and 2 exercises.
  • Sixteen (16) Major Courses, each comprising twelve [12] lectures[1]and four seminars.
  • Three (3) Free Electives, which may include a Practical Training Exercise.

The department offers students the opportunity to attend a special course cycle and obtain a Certificate of Pedagogy and Teaching Competence (Greek: PPDE). Students can incorporate some or all of those courses into their degree.

The Undergraduate Program of Studies is set out in detail online in the Department of Philology Undergraduate Studies Program Guide

[1] Ten lectures and two exercises in the case of Classical Studies Majors.


As a Higher Education degree, the standard of qualifications acquired by degree holders from the Undergraduate Studies Program in the Department of Philology (as described above, as well as in the detailed Studies Guide) corresponds to Level Six in the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), as described by the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance.

As regards the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning) and the European Qualifications Framework for higher education area), the standard of qualifications obtained by degree holders from the Department of Philology Undergraduate Studies Program corresponds to Level 6 (Undergraduate Higher Education), as described in the relevant European Commission text from 2009.