To be admitted to the School of English at Aristotle University, students must hold an Upper Secondary Education Certificate (six years of study) and to have passed a national university entry examination (including an English language test). The School of English awards a Degree in English Language and Literature. To graduate, students must attend and successfully complete a series of core, required-elective and elective courses. Students are required to choose their courses from the School’s four areas of specialization: theoretical and applied linguistics, English literature, American literature, translation and intercultural studies.
The School’s undergraduate programme is structured in semesters. To graduate, students must successfully complete 8 semesters and accumulate 240 credit units in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). A full academic year is equivalent to 60 ECTS and each semester to 30 ECTS.
The School’s undergraduate curriculum prepares our students well in the fields of linguistics, English and American literature, translation, culture and the teaching of English as a foreign language. It also provides its graduates with theoretical knowledge, critical ability and methodological tools that could lead to advanced research in higher education, or professional careers in education or high-ranking jobs in the private and public sectors.
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The School’s graduates acquire training and skills in the following areas: 1) the in-depth study of language and linguistics; 2) the study of literatures written in English; 3) the teaching of English as a foreign language; 4) translation theory and practice. Further to the specialized knowledge of their discipline and profession, graduates of the School of English also learn skills that would allow them to 1) apply knowledge in practice; 2) locate, possess, analyse and synthesise data and information using new technologies; 3) adapt to novel situations; 4) make decisions; 5) work independently or in groups; 6) work in interdisciplinary environments; 7) generate new research ideas and 8) demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to issues of gender, difference and multicultural diversity.
The School’s graduates can seek employment in primary- and secondary-education schools in the private and public sectors, translation offices, the publishing industry, administration, and, finally, the field of professional interpreting.
The School’s Degree in English Language and Literature qualifies students for postgraduate studies (M.A. and Ph.D.) in Greek and international tertiary-education institutions mainly in the Humanities.
You can find in the following table the course descriptions as they are presented in the Aristotle University Quality Assurance website.