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Master's in Human Rights and Migration Studies

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The Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies and the Department of International and European Studies introduces a 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 non governmental 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 Accommodation is not provided but students will be able to access the program’s website for recommendations. Meals can be purchased at moderate prices in the school cafeteria.

Structure: 90 ECTS: 10 courses + Dissertation. All subjects are mandatory .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
  • World Conflict, Forced Migration and Humanitarian Law
  • Comparative issues in Gender and Cultural Diversity

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. A comprehensive faculty list will be made available at a
later stage.

Admission prerequisites
Applicants must be University graduates. Holders of non Greek University degrees must have their degrees recognized by the Greek authorities (Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Center “DOATAP”). Please visit the DOATAP website ( for detailed information. Additional qualifications, such as job experience or additional languages and degrees, although not required, will be taken into consideration.

Language competence:
Very good knowledge of the English language is required 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 certificates of comparable value may also be accepted.
Language of instruction: English
Admission procedure
Evaluation of application file
Skype interview
Maximum number of students: 35
Tuition fees: 3600€
Additional Information:
please contact us at or +30



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