Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki was founded in 1925 and is the largest comprehensive university in Greece. The main campus is located in the center of the city of Thessaloniki and covers an area of about 33.4 hectares. It comprises 10 faculties which consist of 40 schools and 1 single-school faculty. Some educational and administrative facilities are located off campus for practical and operational reasons. A number of these facilities are located outside the city of Thessaloniki or even in other cities. The Aristotle University community includes about 75.000 students (65.000 undergraduate students and 9.000 postgraduate students and Ph.D. candidates), 2.024 faculty members, more than 800 research and laboratory personnel and nearly 900 administrative staff.
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications (http://www.jour.auth.gr/en/) of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki was founded in 1991 with the aim to provide students with theoretical and practical training in journalism, promote research in journalism and the mass communications, as well as uphold the rights and responsibilities of Greek journalists. It occupies a six-storey neoclassical building located at 46 Egnatias Street, in the center of Thessaloniki. The Secretariat is located on the first floor. The School’s media and informatics laboratories are located in another building, near the central campus. The School of Journalism and Mass Communications offers four-year BA Honours degrees (equivalent to 240 ECTS) in a) Journalism, and b) Mass Communications. Operating a fully-fledged and funded internship program, students of both specializations have the opportunity to acquire valuable skills in situ, during a semester-long placement in a variety of media organizations (TV and radio stations, newspapers and magazines, web media, advertising and public relations agencies), as well as in press/communication posts in the private and the public sector. The School’s postgraduate program was inaugurated in 2008, and currently it includes an MA in Journalism and New Media and an MA in Communication and Culture (both lasting 2 years and equivalent to 120 ECTS), as well as a doctoral program (3 years/180 ECTS). The School’s current student population includes almost 700 undergraduates, 64 postgraduates, and 57 Ph.D. candidates. In addition, every year the School receives an average of 15 Erasmus students while, at the same time, it trains scores of mid-career professionals through a wide range of specially designed Lifelong Learning Programs. Thessaloniki Historically one of Europe’s oldest and most multiethnic cities, Thessaloniki has a population of around one million people, and, on account of its four universities and multitude of other higher education institutions, boasts a student-strong population of more than 150.000. Endowed with its thousands-year-old multicultural heritage, tied to its Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Sephardic Jew history, Thessaloniki is the centre of a bustling culture-creative movement that includes some of the country’s most acclaimed bands, visual artists and designers, as well as internationally acclaimed festivals like the winter International Film Festival and the spring Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Do I need to take the IELTS/TOEFL/Cambridge etc exam for my application? You are required to submit an English Language exam result if either you your first language is not English your entire undergraduate degree was not taught in English For further details see English Language Requirements. Please note that you do not have to submit a language test with your application as the selectors will not take this into consideration when deciding whether or not to recommend an offer of admission. If you do receive an offer of admission, the appropriate language condition will be added. You must provide proof of your language proficiency before you are due to register for your program. Do I need to send any other documents? The Administration will ask you to send any exam results that were not included in the application form, as well as any other additional information that may be deemed necessary. What do I need for my registration? Once you have been accepted we will be in contact with you about the documents you need to submit upon your registration. These typically include certified copies of your degree and your English exam results a photocopy of the identity page of your passport two identity-card size color photographs I do not come from a European Union country. Do I need a visa? All students who do not come from EU countries need to check with the Greek Embassy of their countries the regulations regarding student visas for Greece. They must apply for a student visa in their home country as early as possible, because the processing time for such visas can be quite long. What should I do to prepare for the program? Once you have been accepted we will be in contact with you about the program’s details and requirements. It is a good idea to do some prep work in advance of starting the program, i.e freshen up your English skills or special terminology knowledge by reading a book relevant to the pathway you’ve chosen (see eg. the Bibliography of your core course). Can I visit the School of Journalism and Mass Communications? Yes you can. Please contact the Program’s Administration Officer (see above) and arrange for a visit any time till the end of the summer examination period (30th of June), or after the start of the Fall examination period (1st of September).
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