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Philosopher with a Book
​Immanuel Kant. Paired with Pablo Picasso, since both focused a great deal of their work on the obstacles to direct perception of the external world.

Postgraduate studies

The Department of Philosophy offers two Master’s Programs: 
  1. The Interinstitutional and Interdepartmental Master’s Program. “Greek Philosophy – Philosophy of Sciences”
  2. he “Educational Sciences” Master’s Program
Greek Philosophy - Philosophy of Sciences Master’s Program

In the the fall of 1998, the Department of Philosophy of the former Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology at the University of Ioannina, in collaboration with the Philosophy Unit of the Department of Philosophical and Social Studies at the University of Crete and the Pedagogical Department of Primary Education at the University of Ioannina organized and instituted (Government Gazette 738/17.7.1998) the Interinstitutional and Interdepartmental Graduate Program “Greek Philosophy – Philosophy of Sciences”, which was later re-established with the no. 14071/17-5-2018 (Government Gazette 1756/17.5.2018) decision of the Senate of the University of Ioannina. During the academic year 2022/2023, the organising Department of Philosophy at the University of Ioannina, alongside the Department of Philosophy of the Department of Philosophical and Social Studies of the University of Crete and the Pedagogical Department of Elementary Education of the University of Ioannina decided to continue the operation of the Inter-Institutional and Interdepartmental Master’s Program of Studies “Greek Philosophy – Philosophy of Sciences”, based on the amendment of the Official Gazette regarding its re-establishment (no. 166/28-12-2022 decision of the E.P.S. in order to comply with the provisions of Law 4957 of July 2022).

According to article 63 of Law 4957/2022, the Interinstitutional and interdepartmental Graduate Program “Greek Philosophy – Philosophy of Sciences” concerns the second cycle of Graduate Programs. The aim of the “Greek Philosophy – Philosophy of Sciences” master’s program is the training of graduate students from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Ioannina as well as graduates of other universities (from Greece and beyond), with regard to the subjects covered by the program, effectively leading to specialised graduates who will be able to advance scientific knowledge as well as satisfy local research, educational and development-related needs. According to the Internal Regulation of Operation of the “Greek Philosophy – Philosophy of Sciences” master’s program, these studies lead to the award of the Postgraduate Master’s Degree, which requires a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) credits (ECTS) and a minimum duration of four (4) academic semesters. This corresponds to level six ( 6) of the National and European Qualifications Framework, in accordance with article 47 of Law 4763/2020.

Graduates of this degree can work as lecturers and researchers at Higher Education Insitutions and Research Centers, as highly qualified teachers in Secondary Education, as well as executives in public and private companies and organizations. Given that from its very beginning, Philosophy did not aim at adapting but at critiquing what is taken as a given , the philosophical canon is open ended and historically flexible, in such a way that philosophical questions often aim at general problems that serve to reflect on the various ways one can access a multitude of fields.

Educational Sciences Master’s Program
The Educational Sciences Master’s Program operates reformed according to the Y.A. 160930/Β7, Official Gazette 2784/16.10.2014 and according to Law 3685/2008 (Official Gazette 148 A΄/16.7.2008).

Postgraduate exams

Candidates for admission to one of the two programs of master’s studies must submit an application (alongside the relevant supporting documents) within specific deadlines between July and September (the deadlines may vary for each program of studies). Candidates are admitted to the programs after a successful examination that takes place within the same month and according to the provisions of the relevant Regulation of each program of studies with regards to the maximum number of students that may be admitted. 
For more information, you can refer to the Department’s updated Study Guide or contact the Department’s Professional Services (tel. 26510-07405, 7406, 7186, email: