Frequently Asked Questions
The duration of the MA is three terms in total, including 9 months teaching and exams in Eleusina and 7 months of uninterrupted work on the dissertation, which need not be conducted in Eleusina. The MA costs €7,500 for the whole course duration of the three semesters, which is €5,000 for each year.
Full-time tenured professors from the two collaborating universities (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece, and University of Kent, UK), as well as other distinguished professors and senior research staff. The main faculty comprises of:
– Dr. Evangelos Kyriakidis, Senior Lecturer in Aegean Prehistory, University of Kent, Director of MA,
– Dr. Alexander Papalexandris, Lecturer in Quantitative Finance, Athens University of Economics and Business,
– Dr. Dimitris Psychoyios, Lecturer in Finance, University of Piraeus,
– Dr. Georgia Zouni, Tourism Marketing, University of Piraeus,
– Dr. Mike Corbishley, Former Director of Education, English Heritage, UCL Institute of Archaeology,
– Dr. Vasilis Ganiatsas, Professor of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens,
– Dr. Panagiotis Repoussis, Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Project Management, Athens University of Economics and Business,
– Dr. Leda Panayotopoulou, Assistant Professor of HR Management, Athens University of Economics and Business.
This MA has many unique characteristics:
– It is the only MA taught in English internationally that is a collaboration between a distinguished leading Bbusiness Sschool of southern Europe with one of the top 30 MBAs internationally (AUEB) and a dynamic British Archaeology department with world class projects in Heritage Management.
– It is taught at a world class archaeological site.
– Its courses have been designed by world class specialists, taking into account particular needs of archaeology, in subjects such as Human Resources Management, Tourism Marketing, Strategic Planning, and Finance for Cultural organizations. No other MA in the English language teaches these key areas with specific reference to the special needs of archaeology.
All courses are useful and designed in such a way so as to be transferable both to Cultural resources management, or, more generally, to any other field of the business world.
The admissions criteria are: Greek Diploma (6,5 or above), B.A with a good 2.1, or any other equivalent undergraduate degree with a "very good" grade. For non-native English speakers a proof of competence in English is required (i.e., 6.5 IELTS, GCSE with C; Cambridge Proficiency in English with C or any other equivalent qualification). Successful completion of the specified pre-sessional modules is required.
Please email your academic transcript to our administrator along with a narrative expressing your interest, and we will review each request case-by-case and contact you shortly after with our comments.
You will not be able to be accepted on the course, if you cannot prove an adequate command of the English language.
Yes, there are some full and partial scholarships for all students. The most competitive, candidates, including those who currently manage archaeological sites will be given a priority.
Yes, it is possible to complete the MA part-time over 3 years while also in employment. This will mean that your fees will slightly change and will come to €3,000 a year (a total of €9,000).
Most classes will be held in Elefsina (ancient Eleusis) either at the archaeological site, or in the upgraded seminar rooms of the municipality building, courtesy of the "Heritage Management Organization". The library holdings and computer facilities are all at the students' disposal.
Each graduating student will get two degrees, one from the University of Kent, and another from the Athens University of Economics and Business.
During the course of the programme, students have unlimited access to the following major library resources:
– The British School at Athens, which is located in the centre of Athens, and which holds a large collection of archaeological books, rare archive materials and collections. The registration fee is included in the MA fees.
– The library of the Athens University of Economics and Business, also located in the centre of Athens.
– The small library of the HMO in Eleusis is equipped with the most relevant materials for ourcourses.
– The electronic library of the university of Kent is free and accessible online.
– The electronic library of AUEB is free and accessible online.
If you need accommodation in Eleusis, please contact our administrator at: , and we will help you identify the most suitable accommodation for you during the course of your attendance of the MA.
We do not have any distance-learning facilities yet. MA course attendance is required.
Eleusis is a fairly large town and has all amenities such as sports centres, large shops, restaurants, cafeterias, libraries, a museum and a summer cinema, music schools and foreign language schools. It is the town with most bicycles in Greece, has a well-equipped hospital nearby the facilities, and good bus-connection to Athens and the environs. The centre of Athens is only 30 km away.
The seminar rooms are wheelchair accessible, and we can assist you with special requirements and needs.
Depending on your background you will be asked to pass successfully the presessional introductions to archaeology and management. Those with a background in archaeology will take an introduction to management, those with a background in management will take the introduction to archaeology. And those with a background in a third subject will be asked to pass both. Once successful students will have to take all core modules (Archaeological Site Management and Planning I-III, Tourism, Marketing and the Promotion of Cultural Heritage, Human Resources Management and Strategic Planning, Finance for Cultural Organisations, Dissertation/Project) and optional choice modules from those available (Project Management, IT and Multimedia for Archaeological Sites, Market Research, and Operations Statistical Research for Cultural Organisations, Quantitative Methods, Communications Strategy and Strategic Marketing for Cultural Organisations, Architectural Planning of Archaeological Sites and Visitor Management, Site Conservation I-II, Education and Archaeology I-II, Public Archaeology, Theory of Heritage Management). Please note that modules with latin numerals count as separate modules, e.g. Education and Archaeology I-II counts as two modules.
A combination of exams, essays and oral presentations will be used for the examination of each course. Double courses (such as Site Conservation I-II) will have a higher load than single courses (such as Project Management). A single course would typically have an oral examination and an exam, or an oral examination and an essay, or an essay and an exam. A double course may have all three elements. All courses are designed for inclusive learning and assessment (i.e. allowing students with different abilities or backgrounds to learn and get assessed more effectively).
In most instances a 12-month residence is required in Greece. You can of course decide with your project team and supervisors (collaborative project) to take your project overseas.
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