Profile of the Programme
Aims and objectives of the program are to:
- Promote an interdisciplinary approach and research by giving students the opportunity to specialize in Public and International Law, Political Theory, Political Science, International and European Studies, as well as other domains that fall within the broader field of Political Science. The systematic development and enrichment of knowledge in the aforementioned fields is an important asset for those who wish to work in a number of professions, sectors and organizations.
- Provides postgraduate education to holders of a Bachelor degree in Law, Social Science, or other relevant Bachelor degrees, as well as to individuals who intend to work in fields relevant with legal science (e.g. as lawyers, judges, legal consultants in companies and in other private organizations).
- Provide postgraduate education to individuals who intend to work in the public sector, semi-public organizations, the local administration, public agencies and organizations, non-governmental organizations, or in the diplomatic corps.
The specific objectives of the program are to:
- Assimilate basic concepts in the fields of Public Law and Political Science. This is an important prerequisite for developing an in-depth approach to complex issues.
- Provide the necessary knowledge in relation to the rich institutional and legal issues pertaining to a series of fields, such as the constitutional organisation of the state and governance, human rights, the operation of the EU and its interconnection with member states and national jurisdictions, current developments in public administration (corporate governance, e-government, new mechanisms of accountability and transparency), the design and implementation of social policy with reference to modern social and economic justice theories etc.
The program is structured in a way that allows students to specialise in the areas of their special interest, after having acquired the basic foundations of interdisciplinary and methodical research, and basic knowledge in the fields of Public Law and Political Theory.Τhe programme aims to serve as, inter alia, a “workshop” for, and a developmental field of, a structured interdisciplinary culture, through the identification of the complexity of spatial problems, but also through the careful delineation of disciplines and methodological approaches of legal science and political science respectively.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Third Cycle degrees (Doctorate Degree)
Upon successful completion of this program, the students should be able to:
- Develop knowledge of basic concepts, principles and theories in the fields of Public Law and Political Science.
- Demonstrate skills related to the content and to the particular objects of the cognitive field.
- Apply the necessary methodological tools in order to conduct independent research on specific issues or problems in the specialist fields of Public Law and Political Science.
- Utilise the basic concepts, principles and theories, as well his/her specific knowledge of the various objects of the cognitive field, in order to conduct the aforementioned independent research.
- Combine in an interdisciplinary manner the methodological and cognitive tools of legal and political science respectively, in order to deliver innovative approaches and proposals.
- Develop his/her own specific theories on which to base the interdisciplinary and methodical approach to specific issues and problems.
- Combine theoretical and empirical knowledge, so as to be able to treat simple or complex issues that arise in professional areas of interest.
- Identify priority issues, which deserve analysis and evaluation at national, European or international level.
- Implement the necessary analytical, organisational, managerial, and communication skills required in order to get involved in his/her professional fields of interest, both nationally and internationally.
- Utilise the necessary supplies and the associated culture in the pursuit of continuous improvement of his/her individual skills and competencies after the completion of studies.
Evaluate and propose improvements in institutional organization systems and in procedures related to the subjects of the programme, especially in processes of the wider area of public administration.