• Duration of study (years): 1.5 Year or 3 Semesters
  • Title of studies: Postgraduate Diploma in Criminal Law and Dependencies
  • Level of Title of Study: Postgraduate (2nd Cycle of Studies)
  • Language of instruction: Greek
  • Study Mode: Full or Part-time PhD
  • Minimum European Credit Units (ECTS): 90

Program Description

The subject of the postgraduate program "Criminal Law and Dependencies", implemented by the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Department of Law of the University of Nicosia, in cooperation with the Center for the Treatment of Dependent Individuals (KETHEA) is the study and research on the legal framework is concerned with addiction and on the other hand its modern policies of prevention, treatment and treatment.

The program grants a single MSc "Criminal Law and Addictions" in the following two (2) orientations:

  1. Criminal Law of dependencies.
  2. Therapeutic management of dependencies.

To enter the program, the candidate must submit the following documents:

  1. Application for the postgraduate program.
  2. A copy of a degree or diploma from a Greek or Cypriot university or, in the case of foreign university graduates, a certificate of equivalence and equivalence from DOATAP or KYSATS.
  3. A Certificate of Studies with an analytical grade of all undergraduate courses, in which the exact degree of the degree is indicated.
  4. A curriculum vitae which details the studies, professional experience, as well as the scientific and social activity of the candidate.
  5. Legend of up to a thousand (1000) words, listing the candidate's scientific interests and the reasons why he is interested in attending the program.
  6. Certificate of knowledge of English and, in the case of knowledge of other languages, a certificate of knowledge and of these languages.
  7. Evidence of any research and writing activity, participation in student mobility programs and professional experience relevant to the field of specialization.
  8. Photocopy of the police ID.

The evaluation of the candidates is as follows:

  1. The general grade is multiplied by a factor of two and a half (2.5), with a maximum of twenty-five (25) points.
  2. The degree of Law, Psychology, Medicine, Political Sciences, Sociology, Criminology, Social Work or Social Administration gives the candidate ten (10) points. Bachelor of other AEI Departments gives zero (0) molecules.
  3. Previous research activity or participation in student mobility programs gives one (1) to five (5) points.
  4. Possible professional experience is matched with one (1) to five (5) molecules.
  5. The oral interview with all candidates gives from zero (0) to ten (10) points, multiplied by a factor of two (2).


* P. Armaos, Head of KETHEA Executive Education

* K. Gazgalidis, OKANA

* B. Gittakos, Director of KETHEA

D. Deitch, Om. Professor UCSD

* A. Zachariades, assistant professor of AUTh

* S. Kazantzidou, research director of KETHEA - ITHAKI

* M. Kaiafa; Gwanti, Professor, AUTh

* N. Kourakis, Professor, All. Nicosia

* P. Koutrouvidis, KETHEA member of KETHEA

* I. Kutsenok, Professor of UCSD, Director of the UN Office for Drugs, Alcohol and Crime

* L. Margaritis, Professor, AUTh

* Ch. Panagiotopoulos, Assistant Professor, All. Nicosia

* A. Papadamakis, Professor, AUTh

* Th. Papakyriakou, assistant professor of AUTh

* C. Papanastasatos, Head of KETHEA Research Division

* R. Pates, President of the International Committee of Editors of Scientific Periodicals on Dependencies.

* E. Paturi, lecturer. Nicosia

* A. Pitsella, Associate Professor AUTh

Career Prospects

The aim of the Program is to cultivate and promote interdisciplinary scientific knowledge and research in the field of addictions and to provide postgraduate students with specialized knowledge in order to better prepare them for a successful professional career.

In particular, the purpose of the first-mentioned program is to provide all necessary knowledge to deal with criminal cases related to dependencies, both at the pre-trial and main proceedings and in the sentencing, while providing specialized knowledge about the treatment centers, the way they work and the conditions for admission of dependents to them, the insurance coverage of the treatments and the possibilities for free treatment.

The purpose of the second direction is to educate and prepare students to be able to participate in the process of international certification of dependency counselors, to take up positions as addiction counselors, behavioral counselors, clinical therapists, school counselors, counselors for specific population groups (e.g. e.g. prisoners) or members of university staff to support students.

Financial Assistance-Subsidies

The University offers scholarships and financial support to undergraduate full-time students (30 ECTS / four months) in the form of academic performance scholarships, financial status, sports scholarships as well as work-study programs on the campus.

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