Advanced Studies in Physics (PSF)

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The aim of the PSP is to provide advanced knowledge to the graduates of the H.O.U. undergraduate study program “Studies in Natural Sciences”, and to graduates of departments of Physics, Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering. Teaching is oriented primarily on the structure of Matter and the Universe and Materials and Device Science.


Upon successful completion of the PSP, students will be able to:

  • Utilize the necessary theoretical groundwork to understand the basic laws and principles of modern physics, and learn their applications in cutting-edge scientific research through familiarization with the most important of said applications.
  • Successfully navigate in a mathematically sound fashion the problems in all advanced topics of modern physics.
  • Be reasonably informed on specific matters of current research interest through the preparation of a high-level diploma thesis, with a view to obtaining all the necessary qualifications, supplementary knowledge, and skills to effectively participate in doctorate programs.

Curriculum Academic Credits (ECTS): 120

Beginning in academic term 2013-14, the minimum study period is 2 academic terms.

UNESCO ISCED-2011 Classification

– according to field of education: 44 Physical Sciences
– According to education level: 7

UNESCO ISCED-2013 Classification

– according to field of education: 0533 Physics

The Post-graduate programme accepts graduates or higher institution diplomas of related disciplines. The programme is offered in Greek. 

The knowledge of a foreign language and good computer-Internet skills would be useful for the successful participation in the programme.


Holders of a degree or diploma of higher education means graduates of Greek Universities or Polytechnics or Higher School of Fine Arts or Higher School of Pedagogical and Technological Education or Higher Technological Educational Institutions (ATEI) or those who hold academically equivalent first cycle degrees from recognized foreign educational institutions with the degrees awarded by the Greek Higher Educational Institutions, in accordance with the provisions of article 304 of Law No. 4957/2022 (Government Gazette 141/21.07.2022, vol.)


For the evaluation of the application to the Postgraduate Studies Programme, it will be examined whether the candidate’s institution of study is or may be included in the National Register of Recognised Higher Education Institutions of Foreign Countries and whether the candidate’s degree is or may be included in the National Register of Types of Degrees of Recognised Institutions of Foreign Countries.

The Hellenic Open University, if the degree is included in the list of article 307 of Law No. 4957/2022, must request a “Certificate of Place of Study”, which is issued and sent by the foreign university. If the place of study or part of the studies is confirmed as the Greek territory, the degree is not recognized, unless the part of the studies that took place in the Greek territory is in a public higher education institution or in a recognized foreign educational institution within the meaning of paragraph b) of article 299 of Law No. 4957/2022.

1st Year


PSF50 Advanced Studies in Classical Physics

(C¹, 20 ECTS)

PSF51 Mathematical Methods of Physics

(C, 20 ECTS)

PSF60 Advanced Studies in Quantum Physics

(C, 20 ECTS)

2nd Year

(C, 20 ECTS)

PSF61 Structure of Matter and Universe

(O², 20 ECTS)

PSF62 Materials And Devices Science

(O, 20 ECTS)

PSFDE Thesis

(C, 40 ECTS)




O²: Optional


Module Selection Instructions

Students in the first (1st) academic term may select from one to three T.U., PSF50, PSF51, and PSF60. Students who select only one T.U. are required to select either PSF50 or PSF51. Students who select two T.U. must select both PSF50 and PSF51. Students in the second (2nd) academic term must select one T.U., either PSF61 or PSF62. Students may elect to prepare the postgraduate diploma thesis either concurrently with attendance of the final T.U. or after successfully completing all four T.U. of the program.

When selecting T.U.s, students must first pass all the available T.U.s that belong to the previous term and then select T.U.s belonging to the next term.

To complete the PSP in two academic terms, students must successfully complete all three first-term T.U. in their first term, and the final, second-term T.U. concurrently with the preparation of their PDT, in accordance with the aforementioned instructions.

Students may only present their Postgraduate Diploma Thesis after successfully completing all the T.U. of the PSP.

To obtain the postgraduate specialization diploma, students are required to possess a degree or higher education diploma from a similar field, must successfully attend and pass exams in at least four Thematic Units, and prepare a postgraduate diploma thesis, the preparation of which is regulated by the General Regulation for the Preparation of Postgraduate Diploma Theses.


Konstantinos Sfetsos, Professor
Field of Specialization: Theoretical Physics of Elementary Particles

e-mail: sfetsos.konstantinos@ac.eap.gr

Tuition fees for each Thematic Unit are 650€, and the total tuition fees for the Postgraduate Study Program are 3.250€.

For more information regarding the program, please contact:
Student Registration Department from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00:

Telephone Number: 2610367332

Ε-mail: psf@eap.gr

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