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Profile of Programme

The postgraduate program in sport pedagogy aims to provide the participants with knowledge and skills in teaching Physical Education (PE). The aim of the program is to provide the participants with theoretical knowledge and research skills in the field of PE

Key Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of the programme, it is expected that students of the Area Sports Pedagogy, will:

acquire the basic knowledge of the epistemological theories of PE.
develop skills for reviewing and critically analyzing the literature related to specific research questions in the field of PE.
be acquainted with qualitative and quantitative research methods, and will acquire experience in applying these methods to the collection and analysis of data in the field of PE.
analyze and interpret the results of current studies in PE.
be able to propose future research directions in the field of PE.

Key Information

Department: Department of Education

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences and Education

Programme Name: Pedagogical Sciences/Sports Pedagogy

Direction: Pedagogical Sciences - Sports Pedagogy

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: Niki Tsangaridou (

Curriculum Structure

Course Type ECTS
Compulsory 192
Restricted Elective 48

Courses per Semester


Compulsory (2): EDU 570, 571, 623, 631, 572, 574

Research course (2): EDU 682, 683, 780, 788
Compulsory (1): ΕΠΑ 787

Students can register in PhD Research Stage or PhD Thesis Writing Stage 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

Graduates from the PhD Sport Pedagogy program can work as:
Researchers in universities or other agencies
Teacher Educators in Physical Education Teacher Education Programs

Access to Further Studies