The National Qualifications Registry of Greece is a special software application (Database) that will include the qualifications classified in the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and referenced to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).
The programme aims to the following: (a) the preparation of future executives for the public or private sector, for NGOs and international organisations active in the East and Southeastern Europe, (b) the continuous education and specialisation of already working executives, and (c) the proper preparation of students interested in furthering their studies to acquire a doctorate diploma.
In the last two decades there have been dramatic changes in both the political systems and economies of Southeastern Europe (SEE). These economic and political developments are intimately interrelated. The initial political changes of the early ’90s had important economic consequences; the economic progress and prospects of the region are constrained by its political institutions and governance. At the same time, several countries of the region have become full members of the European Union, some also of the Eurozone, and others are still in the process of accession. The MA in the Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and Southeastern Europe aims at offering a comprehensive analysis of both political and economic development in the region, emphasizing the interrelation between the two, and setting the institutional and social context on firm analytical grounds.
MASTER’S DEGREE (METAPTYCHIAKO DIPLOMA EIDIKEFSIS)
Double Master's Degree - Political Science and Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and Southeastern Europe (University of Bamberg/ University of Macedonia). Programme graduates are awarded a double master’s degree, meaning one degree from the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki (Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and Southeastern Europe) and one from the University of Bamberg (Political Science). The programme is structured such that students spend their first year of study at the University of Macedonia and their second year at the University of Bamberg. This Double Master’s Degree equips students with the knowledge and analytical and transferable skills needed to pursue further postgraduate research or an internationally oriented career in the public or private sectors. Typical careers include careers in business, government, NGOs and international organisations operating in Eastern and Southeastern Europe; Employment in international organisations (EU, WTO, UN etc.); Research in policy-oriented domestic or international think tanks; Careers in government administration further postgraduate research at PhD level; Journalism.The holders of the Postgraduate Titles of the Department can conduct a Doctorate in the Department for Balkan, Slavic and Eastern Studies, as well as in other Departments / Schools of Higher Education with a relevant subject in Greece and/or abroad.
University of Macedonia
Holders of qualifications that belong to this type may work either as self-employed or in positions of responsibility in companies and organizations in the private or in the public sector.
Access to this type of qualification have those who hold a Bachelor Degree (level 6). The selection of graduate students is mainly based on the following criteria: the overall grade of the Bachelor Degree, the grades in undergraduate courses that are relevant with the subjects of the Master’s program, the performance in thesis, where is foreseen at the undergraduate level and any research activity of the candidate. The detailed application of the above mentioned criteria, the definition of additional criteria or the conducting of examinations and interviews, the results of which are taken into account in the selection, are determined by decision of the relevant Department.
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 8.
Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.