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Profile of Programme

The Ph.D program affords significant opportunities to pursue specialized studies in Mathematics Education and engage in research on relevant issues. The program is devoted to fostering students’ theoretical knowledge, understanding and professional specialization in mathematics education and places particular emphasis on improving their ability to conduct advanced research. In particular, students will gain deeper insights into core theoretical and methodological issues in mathematics education. They will acquire essential skills and knowledge for undertaking original and important research. The program covers a broad spectrum of research methods, which are necessary for critically engaging with literature on specialized themes of mathematics education. These research methods allow students to expand their skills in designing and conducting research, analyzing and interpreting their findings and writing original research. Students will interact with the professors of our Department and professors of international prestige who are invited to participate in seminar courses. This interaction prepares them for their future careers as researchers and academics.

Through seminars, discussions, lectures and conference participations, students reflect on theoretical approaches and their implications for instruction. They also develop a critical understanding of the current state of mathematics education. Special attention is paid to analyzing current research and its implications for educational and curriculum programs. In addition, students can take part in externally funded research projects.

Key Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of the program, it is expected that students will:
Enhance their ability to design, interpret and analyze research activities.
Be able to implement research findings in the area of mathematics education into educational policy issues.
Critically analyze mathematics education policies as well as practices being applied to the educational system.
Critically review and understand existing literature about the contemporary theories of Cognitive Development and Implementation of Educational Projects in Mathematics.
Acquire skills for designing and carrying out original research (quantitative and/or qualitative).
Will be able to design, write and present research articles in conferences.
Develop research and theoretical cooperation with researchers and academics of different fields of specialization.

Key Information

Department: Department of Education

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences and Education

Programme Name: Mathematics Education

Direction: Mathematics Education

Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctoral's Degree) [8 Semesters]

Mode of Study: Full time and Part time are both possible

Language of Instruction: Greek

Coordinator: Demetra Pitta Pantazi (

Curriculum Structure

Course Type ECTS
Compulsory 192
Restricted Elective 48

Courses per Semester


Compulsory (3): EDU673, 674, 675, 676, 680
Compulsory Course of Writing Research Papers: EDU 787
Research course(1): EDU 683, 682, 780, 788

Students can register in Research or PhD thesis Writing Courses during the Fall or Spring or Summer semester

Conditions of Study

The number of places available are announced by the Graduate School with the eligibility criteria for candidates, as well as other required documents that must be attached to the application such as:
Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University.
Previous University education in a suitable subject (academic background) and grades of relevant degrees.
Letters of recommendation.
Personal interview and/or written examination (if provided by the Department’s internal rules).
Submission of preliminary research proposal for admission to a doctoral course (if provided by the Department’s internal rules).
The Department may also set additional criteria and quality indicators such as: (a) number of students’ publications in scientific journals, (b) students’ participation in seminars, symposia, research programmes, (c) presentations by students at conferences, (d) knowledge of foreign languages, and (e) professional experience, etc.

Students must always advise the University's' Postgraduate Study Rules

Successful completion of the requirements of the Program
Up to 60 ECTS may be exempted from postgraduate courses.

The diploma dissertation, thesis, research and writing stages are graded with Success / Failure. The final grade of the dissertation is registered in the last semester of its elaboration. The doctoral dissertation is graded as Success or Failure.

Further Information

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

This program concerns both pre-service and in-service teachers of all educational levels, from preschool to secondary education.

Access to Further Studies