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According to the Curriculum of the Faculty of Law, in order to obtain a degree you are required to successfully complete forty-one (41) modules from which:

  • thirty- one (31) modules are mandatory, and
  • ten (10) are elective.

Compulsory modules are those whose attendance and successful examination is required for all students of the Faculty of Law.

Systematic attendance is required for the proper theoretical training of the student. Only through direct contact with the instructor can one gain accurate knowledge of each course.

Elective modules are those from which the students are free to choose according to their personal interests. Nevertheless, they must choose at least six (6) modules (mandatory elective) from the main branches of law that correspond to the six Departments of the Faculty of Law.

The Curriculum of the Law Faculty consists of seventy-two (72) elective courses, which are further divided into:

  • thirty (30) mandatory elective modules, and
  • forty-two (42) free elective modules

The mandatory elective modules are allocated according to their subject matter to the following five (5) sections:

  • History and Theory of Law
  • Private Law
  • Public Law
  • Penal Sciences and
  • International Studies.

The syllabus of each module is assessed by the respective professor (or professors) at the end of the semester. The assessment may be in the form of written or oral examination.  The module is marked on a scale of zero to ten (0-10), with a minimum pass mark of five (5) and using only whole numbers. In case the student does not pass, he may take a supplementary exam. If the student fails the supplementary exam, then he needs to re-enrol and retake the module next semester.

The number of credits offered for each mandatory module equals the total of teaching hours and half the tutorial hours per week, providing these hours are at least two.

The tutorials are not separate modules, but they supplement the lectures, providing deeper understanding and practical application of the knowledge obtained. They are conducted in small groups of students, allowing their active participation in the process. In this way the tutorials contribute decisively to the better understanding of each lecture’s material.

Application/formulation modules also contribute significantly to the consolidation of theoretical knowledge. Application modules synthesise the individual key disciplines of law and methodically and systematically provide deeper insight to each subject matter via the process of examining the case law and practical issues and conducting "virtual" or "educational trials".  For this reason they are offered in the last semester of the Curriculum of the Law Faculty and care is taken into enabling active participation.

Last but not least, seminar modules hold great importance for the training of students in scientific research and writing, and their participation in fruitful critical dialogue.  The seminars are based on student presentations and the subsequent scientific debate, and they are held with the active participation of a limited number of students, mainly in the last semesters.

Greek Course Guide in English for the Academic Year 2015-2016