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Postgraduate Programs (PSP)

The Postgraduate Studies Program entitled "Communication and Mass Media" has been incorporated into the Department of Communication and Media Studies, University of Athens since the academic year 1996- 1997.

The program "Communication and Media" consists of five areas of study:

  1. European Communications: Structures and Policies
  2. Public Opinion and Public Communication
  3. Cultural Studies
  4. Conflicts: Conflict Management and Communications
  5. Digital Communication Media and Interactive Environments.


The Postgraduate Studies Program entitled "MSc In Media & Refugee/Migration Flows" has been incorporated into the Department of Communication and Media Studies, University of Athens and offers a unique multi-disciplinary, flexible, and integrated curriculum via two specializations:

(1) “News media of refugee flows", which will focus on the need to gain a more in depth knowledge on news coverage of refugee / migration flows over the last decade in Greece and in the Western Balkan countries, the relationship between new technologies and journalism, the formation of European and national policies on social inclusion, the exploitation of social networks by international organizations, host countries, the use of social networks sites by the target group (refugees / immigrants), the ways of ICT use from both sides (host and country of origin), human networks and their influences, social solidarity networks, the various movements at national and European level and the way they are presented by the mass media at national, European and international level;

and (2) "Communication management of refugee/migration flows", which will present cases related to European and national policies for the socio-economic integration of refugees /immigrants, their presentation in the mass media, the possibilities of raising funds and presenting good practices, as well as address issues of public relations, two-way communication process and development of relationships between the organizations and communities (refugees/migrants) and analyze ways of communicating the problems and barriers regarding the inclusion or refoulement where it is necessary and the ways and techniques of approaching such subjects will be analyzed within the course.

Both specializations actively facilitate the interaction with academics from Europe and beyond, established professionals, such as journalists, reporters, public employees, and representatives of NGOs active in the field. A summer school held in Mytilene on the Greek island Lesvos provides students with the unique opportunity to research and exchange with NGOs active in the Hotspot via a range of workshops, seminars and events. It will offer students with personal and professional competencies and experiences required in the field of media, research and refugee/migration management.



In addition, two interdepartmental Postgraduate Programs operate in the Department:

  • Musical Culture and Communication: Anthropological Approaches to Communication and Music
  • Information and Communication Technologies for Education