Master's Degree in Educational Sciences with directions: 1.Education and New Technologies 2. Humanitarian Sciences and New Tecnologies 3. Science and New Technologies. Department of Primary Education. Faculty of Education of Florina. University of Western Macedonia.


The graduates understand and critically negotiate basic concepts and theoretical approaches of education. They recognize, analyse, and follow the current trends and perceptions regarding the sciences of education. They understand and are capable of making use of the special characteristics of the developmental evolution of students. In addition, they understand and make use of Pedagogical Content Knowledge on the different cognitive subjects of the 3 directions. The graduates may innovate in the design of teaching methods and in the production of educational material, while improving their suggestions through their practical application. The graduates understand the methods and the consequences of integrating technology in the educational practice, and can make use of technology in the design of educational activities, with the purpose of achieving greater learning efficiency, effectiveness, and satisfaction.
The graduates are capable of designing, implementing, documenting, and presenting with clarity and precision proper scientific research. Moreover, they are capable of using previous knowledge and applying them on new subjects, successfully cope with professional positions related to school, as well as with out-of-school areas of education and socialization. In addition, they are capable of successfully fulfilling the obligations of superior administrative positions in education, ranging from the development of teaching programmes and the design of the educational policy, to undertaking consulting and managerial duties in education. The graduates have the necessary learning skills that allow them to continue their studies in a way that is largely autonomous or independent.

Further Information

The Postgraduate Studies Programme of the Department of Primary Education of the University of West Macedonia is held in Florina and aims to the preparation of scientists - researchers in the field of Education Sciences, and specifically in the fields of research and application of New Technologies in Education. It allows postgraduate students specialize in three directions:
1. Pedagogics and New Technologies (Modern didactic methods - Education of educators / Educational policy and Educational management).
2. Humanitarian Studies and New Technologies (History - Culture).
3. Positive Sciences and New Technologies (Didactics of mathematics - Didactics of natural sciences).
The graduates find employment in various professional and research fields connected to school, along with out-of-school areas of education and socialization. Along with its research mission, the Postgraduate Studies Programme (PSP) aims to the training of senior executives for education, specialists for the development of teaching programmes, for the design of the educational policy and for consulting and managerial duties in education.

Relation To Employment

The title of studies provides the Certificate of Pedagogical and Didactic Proficiency.


Access to this type of qualification have those who hold a Bachelor Degree (level 6). The selection of graduate students is mainly based on the following criteria: the overall grade of the Bachelor Degree, the grades in undergraduate courses that are relevant with the subjects of the Master’s program, the performance in thesis, where is foreseen at the undergraduate level and any research activity of the candidate. The detailed application of the above mentioned criteria, the definition of additional criteria or the conducting of examinations and interviews, the results of which are taken into account in the selection, are determined by decision of the relevant Department.
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 8.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.