MA in the Classical Archaeology and the Ancient History of Macedonia, International Hellenic University, Greece

Publish Date: Jul 31, 2015

The Course

The Programme considers the history and the archaeology of ancient Macedonia, covering the region of Macedonia and the Macedonians from the Mycenaean period until the Roman era.

The Programme is partially funded by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.

The teaching staff includes top specialists in research relevant to Macedonia, from both Greece and abroad.


The MA in the Classical Archaeology and the Ancient History of Macedonia is a 14-month full-time programme of study comprised of three parts over three semesters. It is taught mainly on weekdays over three-hour teaching periods. The first two semesters cover the core and elective modules of the programme. Each teaching term has 13 teaching weeks followed by a 10-day exam period. The third period is taken up with work on the Master's dissertation.

The programme is also available in part-time mode.

Target audience

The MA is addressed to archaeologists, historians, philologists and graduates of relevant specializations, who wish to acquire or broaden their specialization in the archaeology, history and culture of ancient Macedonia.

Ideal career path

The MA programme offers a critical and multifarious study of ancient Macedonia, from institutions, languages and cults to art and the important archaeological sites. The obtained skills that the graduates develope allow them to work in Educational Institutions and Academies concentrating on ancient Macedonia or Greece, Archaeological Departments, Research Institutes, Museums, etc.

Admissions Print

Admissions to the postgraduate programmes of study at the International Hellenic University remain open until the start of term or until all places are confirmed.

Entry requirements

To be considered for an MA programme, candidates are required to have:

  • a good university degree (original transcripts) from a recognised University
  • proof of English competence (Proficiency, recently acquired IELTS or TOEFL)
  • Two academic references
  • a personal interview may be required

When to apply

The IHU operates on a rolling admissions basis. This means that candidates apply for and are admitted to our programmes all year round. We suggest, however, that you apply as early as possible to ensure a quick response and place availability. Please ensure that you complete the application form fully, as described below, and submit all your supporting documents for us to make an informed decision.

Required Documents

To apply for a master's programme at the IHU, you will need to provide the following documents:

  • a completed application form, including personal statement (500 words). Click here - to select the application form for the programme you wish to apply to.
  • All candidates should have a good university degree in a relevant subject from a recognised University. In evidence of this, candidates should provide the following:
    • For graduates of Greek Universities, a clearly legible photocopy or scanned copy of your degree certificate and transcripts, detailing the courses studied and grades attained (under Law 4250/14 certificates and documents of all Greek public entities submitted to other Greek public entities are not required to be originals or certified copies).
    • For graduates of non-Greek institutions, certified copies of your degree certificate and transcripts are required, detailing the courses studied and grades attained.
  • two academic references -
  • proof of competence in English
  • two recent passport-size photographs
  • a copy of your CV

Applying by post

Please download the forms below and return them together with your documents to the following address:

International Hellenic University
School of Humanities Admissions Office
14 km Thessaloniki-Moudania
57001 Thermi

Fees and Financing


MA in the Classical Archaeology and the Ancient History of Macedonia

Fees: 2.500 euros


If you have been accepted on an MA programme, you will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of 500 Euros to secure your place. This amount will count towards the first instalment of your tuition fees.

The deposit can be paid by bank transfer or bank draft.

In cooperation with Piraeus Bank, the University has also arranged for fees to be payable through Easypay, quickly and securely.

The fees are eligible for financing through LAEK-OAED (via the employer’s 0.45% OAED contribution)

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