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Communication Science (EEP)

HOU > Communication Science (EEP)
Purpose – Description
Learning Outcomes
Admission requirements
Structure
Teaching Staff
Tuition Fees
Contact

Purpose

The aim of the Postgraduate Programme, which is addressed to graduates of AEI and TEI who wish to engage professionally in the promotion and study of science and technology in the public sphere, is:

  • providing specialised knowledge about the nature of scientific work and technological innovation,
  • familiarisation with the theory and practice of communication and their application to issues of public understanding of science and technology
  • the cultivation of skills to deal with critical techno-scientific problems and to participate in scientific and technological policy-making.

Goals

A key objective of the programme is to highlight the pathways through which science and technology are constituted. To approach science and technology as human activities that take place within specific institutional, historical and socio-political contexts. At the same time, this programme aims to show that public discourse around techno-scientific issues can be engaging, informative and inspire the general public as well as specific professional categories to actively engage with these issues. Another objective is to highlight the complex social relations that constitute science, the risks that scientific practices and technological innovations can introduce into social activities, the role that techno-science plays in the formation and reproduction of social distinctions and cultural norms. The programme offers the chance to acquire specific skills, which its graduates will be able to use professionally.

ECTS Credits

The total number of credits (ECTS) required for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma of Specialisation is 120 ECTS (30 ECTS per semester).

Classification according to Unesco code ISCED-2011

By level of study: 7

Classification according to Unesco code ISCED-2013

By field of education:

Classificationaccording to Unesco ISCED2013: – by field of education: 0388 (‘Inter-disciplinary programmes and qualifications involving social sciences, journalism and information and arts and humanities’)

Duration of study

The minimum duration for the completion of the programme is two (2) years, i.e. four (4) semesters.

Learning Outcomes

The expected learning outcomes for students of the programme are the following:

  • Develop skills in writing authoritative and evidence-based articles and books on the public image of science and technology.
  • Develop skills in communicating the results of scientific research to and with the general public.
  • be able to deal with conflicting opinions and controversies on controversial issues in the field of science and technology on the basis of sound reasoning and existing facts.
  • be able to use the history and philosophy of science to build up a public image of science and technology
  • Understand and manage the ways in which the context of the production of technoscientific knowledge is linked to wider cultural processes.
  • Use their training in the design and delivery of educational programmes in the context of non-formal and informal education.
  • Be able to produce documentaries and science and technology communication programmes.
  • Curate permanent and temporary science and technology exhibitions for museums and other cultural and educational institutions.
  • run science and technology museums, interactive exhibitions and related non-formal education spaces.
  • Participate in expert committees for science and technology policy making.
  • be press and public relations officers of science laboratories and technology centres.

Holders of a degree or diploma of higher education related to the subject are accepted.

The language of instruction is Greek. Knowledge of a foreign language as well as familiarity with the use of PC, e-mail and internet will help significantly in watching the program.

Note:

Wherever in the preceding reference is made to Graduates of Greek Universities or TEI and those with equivalent foreign qualifications recognized by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center (Hellenic NARIC) or the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) respectively or the holders of first cycle studies of similar institutions abroad*.

By the term Universities we mean University Schools, Polytechnics and the Athens School of Fine Arts.

*Note. In accordance with paragraph 7, Article 34 of Law 4485/2017, “Diploma of Postgraduate Studies is not awarded to a student whose first cycle degree from a foreign institution has not been recognized by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center (DIKATSA/DOATAP), according to Law 3328/2005 (A’80)”.

The Postgraduate Programme “Science Communication” is structured in four (4) academic semesters. For the award of the Postgraduate Degree, the successful completion of nine (9) units and the writing of an original Post-graduate Thesis is required.

Structure / Units
1st Semester

2nd Semester

3rd Semester

4th Semester

Instructions for the selection of units.

Students may choose from one (1) to three (3) units per semester.

The units of each semester must be selected according to the prerequisites of each theme in order to avoid learning gaps and to enable students to better meet the requirements of the next theme based on the knowledge acquired from the previous prerequisite(s).

In the first semester, if they wish to choose one (1) unit then they are required to register for EEP11 . If they wish to choose two (2) units , then they must compulsorily declare EEP11 and EEP12. If they wish to choose three (3) units, then they must declare EEP11, EEP12 and EEP13.

Then the subsequent semesters’ units must be selected according to the prerequisites of each unit. A prerequisite for the declaration of the 2nd and 3rd semester units is the successful completion of the two subjects EEP11 and EEP12.

Otherwise, the following applies: during the declaration process, the subjects of the previous semester must be exhausted first and then the subjects of the next semester must be declared or the remaining subjects of one semester must be declared together with the subjects of the next semester, until the maximum number of three (3) subjects is reached.

The successful completion of nine (9) units of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd semesters is required for the declaration of the postgraduate thesis.

Academic Supervision Committee
Georgios Vlachakis Assistant Professor of Hellenic Open University (President of AEE)
Vasilia Hadjinikita, Professor, Hellenic Open University
Manolis Patiniotis, Professor at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMME OF STUDIES
Georgios Vlachakis, Assistant Professor of the Hellenic Open University
e-mail: gvlachakis@eap.gr

The cost of the Programme of Studies is calculated in relation to its credit units, as one (1) Credit Unit (ECTS) amounts to 35€. Therefore, each Thematic Unit is priced at 350€/ Thesis 1050€ and the total cost of the Postgraduate Programme is 4.200€.

For information about the programme contact:

Student Registry Department:
Telephone: 2610367428

E-mail: eep@eap.gr

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