Cultural Organisations Management (DPM)

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The aim of the programme is to provide specialised knowledge to people who are or will be employed in the field of cultural policy, administration and management.


Upon completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Understand the basic concepts of culture, the cultural industry, cultural policy and management.
  • Explore the ways in which cultural management, policy and communication are shaped in the cultural realm.
  • Identify the systems of economic management, administration, communication and cultural policy in the institutional framework that has been developed.
  • Describe new trends in cultural economics and methods of promoting culture in the information and knowledge society.
  • Examine the structure, organisation and management of cultural units in the existing institutional framework.
  • Develop their research skills and critical thinking in management, cultural policy development, economic analysis, and communication strategy for the promotion of cultural goods and organizations.

ECTS Programme of Studies Credits: 120

The minimum duration of study is 3 academic years.

Classification according to the Unesco ISCED-2011 code

– by field of education: 34 Business Administration
– by level of study: 7

Classification according to Unesco ISCED-2013

– by field of education: 0314 – Sociology and Cultural Studies

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

2nd Year

3rd Year


C¹: Compulsory


Guidelines on Module selection

Students can choose in the first year either DPM50 or DPM51. However, in order to choose any of the second-year Modules, students must first have successfully completed DPM51.

The presentation of the Postgraduate Diploma Thesis will take place after the successful completion of all four Modules of the programme.

In the Modules declaration process, the previous year’s Modules must be exhausted first and then the next year’s Modules declaration must begin.

For the acquisition of the MDE, the successful attendance of four Modules as well as the successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma Thesis is mandatory.


Georgios Gantzias, Professor
Subject: Cultural Policy and Administration

e-mail: gantzias@eap.gr




Each Thematic Unit is priced at 650€ and the total cost of the Postgraduate Programme is 3.250€.

For information about the programme contact:
Student Registration Department from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00:

Contact telephone: [pdm]

Ε-mail: dpm@eap.gr

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