Ημερομηνία Λήξης Προκήρυξης: 2019-10-03





The Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies and the Department of International and European Studies invite applications for its new Postgraduate Programme leading to a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Migration Studies. The aim of this course is to provide a high quality educational opportunity for students interested in these two related disciplines in preparation for a career in fields such as human rights monitoring and implementation as well as services and management of immigration, migration, refugees and asylum seekers. Prospective employers include governments, international governmental and nongovernmental organizations, specialized agencies, private enterprises, charitable institutions, the European Union, local authorities, the security services, e.t.c. People already employed in these fields will also benefit from attending this course in terms of knowledge as well as opportunities for professional advancement. Finally the course will prove indispensible to those contemplating a career change or wish to pursue a PhD.

The course consists of three semesters, two of which require class attendance, while the third is dedicated to the writing of a dissertation. During the third semester students are not required to reside in Thessaloniki

 The language of instruction is English.

Subjects taught are as follows:

First Semester

  • International Protection of Human Rights
  • Human Rights Law: A Comparative Approach
  • The Anthropology of Migration
  • Migration and World History
  • The Economics of Migration

Second Semester

  • International Development and the Global South
  • EU Migration, Asylum and Refugee Policies
  • Research Methods in Social Sciences
  • Comparative issues in Gender and Cultural Diversity
  • World Conflict, Forced Migration and Humanitarian Law

Third Semester

  • Dissertation

All subjects are mandatory.

Faculty members include, Dr Theodosios Karvounarakis, Dr Christos Nikas, Dr Konstantinos Zafeiropoulos, Dr Despoina Anagnostopoulou, Dr Foteini Tsimpiridou, Dr Eftihia Voutira, Dr Christos Paraskevopoulos, Dr Dimitrios Kirkilis, Dr Konstantinos Tsitselikis.  Information regarding the instructors can be found at the University website (

Tuition fees: 3600 € payable in four installments.

Accommodation is not provided but students can access the program’s website for recommendations. Thessaloniki is a lively seaside city with more than 100,000 students. It is full of history and local color with many recreational opportunities.

Meals can be purchased at moderate prices in the school cafeteria.

Applicants must be University graduates and have a very good knowledge of the English language certified by Cambridge or Michigan Proficiency or English speaking university degree or by a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (Computer based) or 213 (Internet based) or by a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. Other language certificates might be considered based on the Greek legislation.

Please send:

  • a completed application form found at “”
  • certified academic transcripts of university degree translated into English or Greek where appropriate
  • proof of proficiency in English
  • two letters of reference
  • proof of ID
  • A short CV

 to: The Postgraduate Secretary

Department of International and European Studies

University of Macedonia

4th floor, building KZ

Egnatia 156

54636 Thessaloniki, Greece

Additional qualifications, such as job experience or additional languages and degrees, although not required, will be taken into consideration.

Following an initial selection, interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype (Please include in your application your phone number and/ or Skype account). Once admitted, candidates with undergraduate degrees NOT awarded by Greek Universities will also need to have their degrees recognized by the Greek authorities (Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Center “DOATAP”). Please visit the DOATAP website ( for detailed information.

Application deadline is the 3rd of October 2019. Students from non-EU countries may need a student visa. Please inquire at the Greek consular authorities and apply early enough for the completion of this process prior to the beginning of classes.

Applications will be processed as soon as they are received and places in the program will be offered within a short period of time. Applicants are advised to apply early to ensure a place in the program. Course begins October 2019.

For further information, please contact the Postgraduate Secretary at or 0030 2310 891507.


The Academic Coordinator

Dr Theodosios Karvounarakis


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