A. Degrees and employment prospects
A1. Qualifications awarded by the Department of Greek Philology.
1. Degree with three possible paths (Classical Philology, Byzantine and Modern Greek Philology, and Linguistics)
A2. Most common employment path among philology graduates
The graduates of the Department of Greek Philology may participate in competitive examinations organized by the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP) that will lead to classification tables of teachers according to subject and specialization aiming at their entrance or hiring in secondary education according to law 3848/2010, article 2, paragraph 3, case b, as it was amended and is valid according to the provisions of law 4186/2013, cases b and e and are hired in private schools according to law 3848/2010, article 8.
A3. Career opportunities
A. Direct application of Classical studies
– Proof-reader & text editor
– Translator of Ancient Greek and Latin texts
– Author of educational material for teaching classical languages
– Editor of theatrical texts
B. Direct application of Byzantine and Modern Greek studies
– Proof-reader & text editor
– Translator of Medieval Greek texts
– Author of educational material for teaching literature
C. Direct application of Linguistics
– Clinical linguist
– Speech therapist (requires further training)
– Computational linguist
– Forensic linguist
– Speech specialist
– Text editor
– Author of educational material for language teaching
D. Employment opportunities related to language, such as:
– Special translator
– Conference interpreter, Liaison / consecutive interpreter, Public Service interpreter
– Text editing specialist
– Terminology specialist
– Language analysts
– Minority language specialist
– Commissioning editor
– Language mediator
– Test developer
– Language consultant
– Body language consultant
– Multilingual communication specialist
– Linguistic intelligence specialist / Forensic linguist
– Subject matter expert
– Cultural and political organization management and media management
E. Employment in other related domains
– Language curricula designer
– Communication and media specialist
– Social services employee
– Library and archive specialist
– Cultural mediator
– Artificial Intelligence specialist
– Advertising language specialist
– Youth worker
B. Learning Outcomes
B.1. Generic Competences
– Searching, analysing and synthesizing information and data, using the necessary sources and relevant technical tools.
– Working independently and as team members.
– Addressing otherness and multiculturalism in a socially, professionally and morally responsible and sensitive manner.
– Ability to identify and resolve problems.
– Designing and materializing a business plan, whether related to their discipline or not.
B2. Subject Specific Competences
– Comprehending and using the principles, methods and objectives of Modern Greek Philology, Literary Theory and Comparative Literature.
– Comprehending the aspects of Modern Greek culture and understanding its interaction with the ancient and medieval tradition, as well as with other surrounding cultures, especially Western ones.
– Critical evaluation of fundamental theoretical concepts of philology and linguistics.
– Application of knowledge acquired during studying to professional setting.
– Identifying influences and reception of the ancient and medieval world in modern culture.
– Comprehending the characteristics of various historical periods of the Greek language.
– Design and implementation of detailed teaching curricula in Greek language and literature.
– Designing and implementing reading animations and creative writing workshops.
– Produce structured and scholarly texts as well as editing them.
– Evaluation of the factors affecting learning and critically assess the findings of relevant modern research.
– Evaluation of the education principles, which may contribute to the effectiveness of teaching, as well as critical comparison of various teaching methods in different teaching environment (e.g. individual, team, formal, informal).
– Reflection on and approaching literature critically.
– Identifying moral issues in literature and associating them with cultural and historical contexts.
– Identifying and promote analytical issues through literature.
– Understanding of the influence of different cultural aspects on literature.
– Comprehension of the relationship between literature, speech and power.
– Ability to produce linguistic generalizations based on data.
– Reflection on the relationship between language and social framework.
– Associate between theoretical approach and practical methods.
– Interpretation of common language misunderstandings and linguistic behaviour.
– Production of formal, correct, logical and relevant to content academic speech.
– Reading ancient Greek texts and translating into Modern Greek.