Doctoral Studies

The Doctoral Studies of the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete aim at enhancing knowledge and advancing research by creating specialist researchers in the fields of:

  • History
  • Archaeology
  • Art History

Applicants for doctoral studies are required to hold a postgraduate degree from a Greek University or an officially recognized equivalent from a foreign institution. Applicants should also have mastery of at least one foreign language.

Candidates for doctoral study need to communicate with a staff member, who will agree to supervise the dissertation, and will then have to submit an application to the General Meeting of the Department of History and Archaeology. Applications have to specify the dissertation topic and be accompanied by:

  1. A research proposal in summary form (in the order of 1.000-1.500 words),
  2. A detailed curriculum vitae, and
  3. An authenticated copy of their postgraduate degree, or an authenticated translation and the recognition by the ΔΟΑΤΑΠ authority in the cases of a degree awarded by a foreign institution.

If approved by the General Meeting of the Department, the Department will then appoint a main supervisor alongside two (2) other members who will form the supervising committee.

The candidate has to submit a progress report to the three-member supervising committee every year, which will notify the Assembly of the Department of the candidate’s progress.

For more information:

Joint supervision of Ph.D. dissertations with IMS/FORTH

The Department has also signed an agreement with the Institute for Mediterranean Studies of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas ( for the joint supervision of Ph.D. dissertations by a member of faculty of the Department and a researcher of the Institute.
For more information, prospective applicants may contact Ms Anastasia Tzanoudaki, tzanoudaki[at]uoc[dot]gr