PhD Social Work, Social Policy and Administration

Program Profile

Qualification Awarded

Doctoral Program (PhD) in Social Work, Social Policy and Administration

Level Of Qualification

PhD(3nd Cycle)

Offered by

Department of Psychology and Social Sciences

Mode of Study

Full Time or Part Time


Program Objectives

The PhD program in Social Sciences is a research-based program that aims in extending the boundaries of knowledge in the discipline of Social Sciences, contributing to the fulfillment of the Department’s/University’s vision and mission, and enabling the establishment of the Department/University in the regional and international scene. Based on their advance knowledge and research skills concerning their particular domain of interest, PhD students with the guidance of their academic supervisors are expected to be productive members of the respective research society and within the field of Social Work, by extending the boundaries of what is already known.

The goals of the program are to:

  1. provide a framework for conducting original and innovative state-of-the-art research, leading to the creation of new useful knowledge, that will be beneficial to the science, the economy and the society;
  2. develop highly educated graduates, equipped with the knowledge, skills, ethos and capabilities that will enable them to seek a successful career as researchers or as leading officials in a relevant industry sector;
  3. contribute to the increase of the research output of the Department, through the increase in the publication volume and the external research funding.

The courses are taught in Greek.

(Students are eligible to submit their PhD Thesis work in English, based on their supervisor’s guidance).


Key Learning Outcomes

The intended learning outcomes of the PhD program in Social Sciences are delineated below. Students and Graduates of our PhD should be in position to:

  1. Understand the dynamics and reasons of development and change in order to focus on current and future needs and demands in respect to their domain of expertise in Social Sciences;
  2. Propose and develop new knowledge by systematic research activity focused on the main issues in Social Sciences;
  3. Use analytical and critical thinking under a framework of a fruitful dialogue and cooperation in order to address challenges related to Social Work;
  4. Indicate skills on research and on knowledge acquisition in order to be productive members of their respective research community;
  5. Have positive attitudes about the continuous changes on research methods, research tools, the use of technology and the rapid explosion and spreading of new knowledge;
  6. Propose, design, implement and evaluate innovative programs employing new methods and approaches in the domain of their expertise;
  7. Communicate the results of their research work and to publish them in refereed scientific journals and conference proceedings;
  8. Present and successfully defend the outcomes of their research work;
  9. Communicate the results of their research work and to publish them in refereed scientific journals and conference proceedings;
  10. Exhibit transferable professional skills, such as communication and presentation skills, team-working, leadership, self-direction, time management and organization, as well as ethical and commercial awareness, necessary for a successful career as a researcher and/or for employment in a senior and leading capacity in a relevant area of industry.
  11. Present and discuss research findings in both national and international contexts and to contribute on a dialogue with the academic community and society.