• Have increased specialized knowledge in a specific discipline, in relation to the previous level (level 6), that contains sufficient data from state of the art scientific developments and represents the basis for original thinking, research and professional activity.
• Demonstrate critical understanding of the principles, theories, methodologies and practices in a particular field and of the interlinking to other cognitive domains.
• Have heightened critical awareness of evolutionary dynamics and state of the art issues of their field.


• Apply, easily, the theories and methodologies of their field knowledge in their studies and work, in a critical and creative way.
• Apply with originality the acquired knowledge in research, analysis and development of innovative solutions to complex, interdisciplinary and innovative issues.
• Be able to evaluate, interpret and promote modern scientific research and studies in their field.
• Articulate in a scientifically documented way, solutions to complex and new issues and make valid judgements taking into account the social, economic, cultural and ethical dimensions.
• Substantiate their positions using specialized information and arguments before a specialized or general audience with clarity, adequacy and accuracy.


• Continue to develop with autonomy their knowledge and their skills at a high level.
• Apply professionally their specialized knowledge and skills and effectively address new, interdisciplinary or unforeseen issues.
• Solve problems and take strategic decisions based on inductive thinking.
• Contribute to the development of knowledge and practices in professional and business space and have operational capability in crisis management.
• Take autonomous responsibility for education/training and managing a team and assess its performance.

Relation To Employment

Holders of qualifications that belong to this type may work either as self-employed or in positions of responsibility in companies and organizations in the private or in the public sector.


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.

Awarding Body


Qualification Type



Higher education




Minimum 60 ECTS (otherwise minimum 300 ECTS, including the ECTS points for the Ptychio at level 6)