Postgraduate Programme Regulations

Postgraduate Programme (MA) “Studies in Local History – Interdisciplinary Approaches”

 

The Postgraduate Programme (MA) “Studies in Local History – Interdisciplinary Approaches” aims to advance historical research through an interdisciplinary approach, with the help of other related disciplines, such as Folklore Studies, Social Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Demography, Archaeology, History of Art, Didactics of History Teaching, and Human Geography.

The programme’s main objectives are:

a) to train graduates (of DUTh’s Department of History and Ethnology or other departments) in the use of interdisciplinary methods to approach historical phenomena, with an emphasis on the local or regional level, and to deepen and amplify the skills and expertise they acquired during their undergraduate studies.

b) to contribute to the in-depth training of specialists, so that they may produce new knowledge either through independent research or through collaboration with research institutions in Greece or abroad.

c) to contribute to the further specialization of (employed or unemployed) teachers of primary and secondary education in using interdisciplinary approaches, so that they can more efficiently organize and implement activities on local history, environmental education, cultural affairs, and cross-thematic approaches in the classroom.

Eligibility: graduates of Greek Universities (including the Hellenic Open University and the International Hellenic University) and equivalent foreign HEIs. Exceptionally, graduates of Greek or foreign Technical Higher Education Institutions can also be accepted, as long as they fulfill additional criteria determined in each case by the Department of History and Ethnology.

Duration: In order for the Degree of Postgraduate Studies to be awarded, a minimum of four (4) semesters is needed, including the period for composing and submitting a dissertation. The period dedicated to the dissertation should be at least three months. The Programme must be completed within no more than eight (8) semesters. This is a full-time degree only; part-time study is not currently an option.

 

 

Courses and Structure of the Programme

120 ECTS are required for the successful completion of the degree (see the table below). The student has to successfully complete nine courses (six obligatory ones [Y] and three electives [E]) and submit a dissertation (12,000-15,000 words excluding bibliography; topic to be determined after consultation with a member of staff).

Course

ECTS

Teaching Hours

 

1st Semester

 

 

 

YM01 – Meaning and Content of Local History: Theoretical and Methodological Issues

10

30

 

YM02 – Bibliographical and Archival Sources for the Study of Local History

10

30

 

YM03 – Local History of Thrace

10

30

 

Subtotal required:

30

90

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Semester

 

 

 

YM04 – Populations in Greece: Demography, Migrations, Bio-history.

10

30

 

YM05 – Oral History, Memory and Spatiality

10

30

 

EM01 – Public History, Local History and Communities of Memory

10

30

 

EM02 – Studying in a Local Museum: Research Planning and Practical Training

10

30

 

EM06 – Caves and Humans in Greece

10

30

 

Subtotal required:

30

90

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Semester

 

 

 

YM06 – Monumental Topography and Local History

10

30

 

EM03 – Local Societies, Nation States and Inter-Balkan Relations

10

30

 

EM04 – Teaching Local History

10

30

 

EM05 – Rituals and Occupations in Greek Traditional Culture

10

30

 

EM07 – Towns and Settlements of Thrace

10

30

 

EM08 – Literature and Local History

10

30

 

Subtotal required:

30

90

 

 

 

 

 

4th Semester

 

 

 

Dissertation

30

90

 

Subtotal required:

30

90

 

 

 

 

 

Total for degree:

120

360

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The language of instruction is Greek.

Attendanceof classes is obligatory (up to three absences per course).

Fees: 1700€ for the entire Programme. Fee waivers may be granted on the basis of personal and family income. One scholarship per cohort / year available.

Application procedure: Candidates should submit a dossier, following the instructions of the call for applications to the Postgraduate Progamme issued by the Department each year. Criteria include (but are not limited to): grades of undergraduate degree and of particular courses pertaining to the Programme’s subject-matter; research or professional activity pertinent to the Programme’s subject-matter; performance at interview. Upper-Intermediate competence in English (level B2 or higher) is a minimum prerequisite.  

Annual intake: a maximum of 25 students.

 

For further information, please contact the Department Postgraduate Secretariat (pmstidp@he.duth.gr)

For the full text of the corresponding regulations (in Greek), please consult the attached file.

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Department of History and Ethnology

Panagi Tsaldari 1
Komotini, 69100

Τel: 25310-39462
Fax: 25310-39483

Email: secr@he.duth.gr

 

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