The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA) will soon establish Greece’s first undergraduate degree to be offered as a result of a course of study conducted exclusively in the English language.
The leading Greek university’s School of Philosophy will create a new degree program called the ”BA Program in Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece.”
Its duration will be the normal four years of study, consisting of a total of eight semesters, and the student will acquire 248 ECTS points in the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System.
The new BA will include a series of educational trips to a number of Greece’s most important archaeological sites, including Delos, Santorini, Crete, Delphi, Vergina and others.
The new BA degree from the National and Kapodistrian University, created with the cooperation of the International Hellenic University of Thessaloniki, will be exclusively available to non-EU citizens.
Its aim is to attract students from overseas who are interested in studying the ancient Greek world in the very place it flourished — but without first having to master the intricacies of the Greek language itself.
More English-speaking undergraduate degrees to come
According to reports, the EKPA is now in the process of organizing additional English-speaking undergraduate degrees, some of them in fields which are strongly associated with Greece.
The next degree in the works, currently being created by the University’s Theological School, is expected to be in the field of Orthodox Christian Studies.
The students of this program will earn a degree in Orthodox Christianity and will then be able to pursue any related postgraduate degrees in that field.
These developments are seen as a very positive turn for Greece’s universities, which are now trying to attract more foreign students.