Overview

The MA in the Classical Archaeology and the Ancient History of Macedonia Programme is being offered by the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics of the University Center of International Programmes of Studies of the International Hellenic University. The programme considers the history and the archaeology of ancient Macedonia, covering the region of Macedonia and the Macedonians from the Mycenaean period until the Roman era.

The MA in the Classical Archaeology and Ancient History of Macedonia is designed to provide a postgraduate (Master’s) level education in the archaeology, history, and culture in general of ancient Macedonia. It will focus on the acquisition of specialist knowledge on issues concerning public and private life in ancient Macedonia and in general cultural issues (institutions, art, religion, dialects) in the province of Macedonia and the greater Hellenistic world. It will emphasize the acquisition of a holistic, in depth grounding in the study of ancient Macedonia and its cultural influence, at an institution located at its heart and next to its archaeological sites.

The MA in the Classical Archaeology and Ancient History of Macedonia of the International Hellenic University accepts, after a careful selection process, graduates of History, Archaeology, Social Sciences, Humanities, Ethnography, journalism, Balkan, Mediterranean or Oriental Studies and other related subject areas, from Greek universities or equivalent institutions from abroad and from Technological Educational Institutions of related subject areas according to Law 4485/2017 and 4610/2019, as applicable.

The Programme is funded by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.

The courses are taught exclusively in English. The academics teaching on the programme come from universities both abroad and in Greece.

Official Government Gazette:

Re-establishment PDF (in Greek)

Regulation PDF (in Greek)

Key facts

Start date: October 2020

Application deadline: 12 October 2020 or until places are filled

Campus: Thermi, Thessaloniki

Duration/Mode:
3 semesters (full time) or 6 semesters (part time) / weekdays

Taught language:
English

Entry requirements:
An undergraduate degree from a recognised University

Language requirements:
IELTS (academic 6.5 and above), TOEFL (IBT, 90 and above) or TOEIC (850 and above) score, or a recognised by the Greek State certificate of proficiency in English

Fees:
2,500€ (total)

How to apply:
Programme announcement (en+gr)

Who can apply

To be considered for the programme, candidates are required to have:

  • an undergraduate degree from a recognized University
  • proof of English competence [a recognised certificate of proficiency, recently acquired IELTS (academic 6.5 and above), or TOEFL (IBT, 90 and above) or TOEIC (850 and above) score]

IHU Educational Archaeological Excavation

Please click here to visit the excavation website

Schedule

The MA in the Classical Archaeology and the Ancient History of Macedonia is a 14-month full-time programme of study comprised of three parts over three semesters. It is taught mainly on weekdays over three-hour teaching periods. The first two semesters cover the core and elective courses of the programme. Each teaching term has 13 teaching weeks followed by a 10-day exam period. The third period is taken up with work on the Master’s dissertation. The programme is also available in part-time mode.

The Academic Faculty

Manoledakis Manolis Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology / International Hellenic University Dean of the School of Humanities, Social Studies and Economics

Director of the MA in the Classical Archaeology and the Ancient History of Macedonia

+30 230807537

m.manoledakis@ihu.edu.gr

Akamatis Nikos Academic Associate / International Hellenic University +30 2310807508

n.akamatis@ihu.edu.gr

Aristodemou Georgia Adjunct Lecturer (Roman Archaeology) g.aristodemou@ihu.edu.gr
Giannakopoulos Nikos Assistant Professor of Ancient History / National and Kapodistrian University of Athens +30 2107277448

giannakn@arch.uoa.gr

Kyriakou Athanasia Laboratory Teaching Staff / Aristotle University of Thessaloniki +30 2310997990

akyriak@hist.auth.gr

Pashidis Pashalis Senior Researcher (Ancient History) / Institute of Historical Research +30 2107273693

paspas@eie.gr

Tsiafaki Despoina Director of Research / “Athena” Research Center +30 2541078787

tsiafaki@ipet.gr

Urem-Kotsou Dusanka Associate Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology / Democritus University of Thrace +30 2531039477

durem@he.duth.gr

Xydopoulos Ioannis Assistant Professor of Ancient History / Aristotle University of Thessaloniki +30 2310997184

ixydopou@gmail.com

Fees & Financing

Fees

The programme fees for the MA in the Classical Archaeology and the Ancient History of Macedonia is 2500€. The amount is payable in two instalments for the full time mode or in four instalments for the part time mode at the beginning of each semester. The fees are also eligible for financing through LAEK 0,45% – OAED programme.

Deposits

If you have been accepted to a postgraduate programme, you will need to make a payment of the deposit of 500 Euros to secure your place. This amount will count towards the first instalment of your tuition fees. The deposit is non-refundable once you have commenced your studies at the IHU. Prior to that, a refund can be made but a 20% administrative fee will be retained. The deposit can be paid by bank transfer or bank draft. Credit card payments can be made through electronic banking (contact your Bank as handling fees may apply).

Scholarships

The School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics offers a number of scholarships for the programmes it offers, covering a significant proportion of the fees. These scholarships are competitive. Award criteria include the quality of the first degree, the undergraduate grades of the candidate, his/her command of the English language and overall profile. Candidates for scholarships should include a separate letter with their application documents in which they request to be considered for a scholarship, stating the reasons why they think they qualify.

Programme announcement – Admissions

Next MA in the Classical Archaeology and the Ancient History of Macedonia class starts in October 2020. Interested parties are invited to submit their application by October 12th 2020 or until places are filled, by following instructions at the page ‘Apply to UCIPS’.

Programme announcement (English)

Programme announcement (Greek)

Ideal career path

The MA programme offers a critical and multifarious study of ancient Macedonia, from institutions, languages and cults to art and the important archaeological sites. The obtained skills that the graduates develope allow them to work in Educational Institutions and Academies concentrating on ancient Macedonia or Greece, Archaeological Departments, Research Institutes, Museums, etc.

Location

The MA in the Classical Archaeology and the Ancient History of Macedonia takes place in the facilities of the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics of the University Center of International Programmes of Studies of the International Hellenic University in Thermi-Thessaloniki.

Contact

Postal address:
School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics
Department of School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics
University Center of International Programmes of Studies
14th km Thessaloniki – Nea Moudania 570 01 Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece

Tel: +30 2310 807 529/526

Εmail: infosoh@ihu.edu.gr