School of Pastoral and Social Theology
The School of Pastoral and Social Theology provides its students with scientific skills and educational background in Theology. Its aims are: (a) to promote the theological research and the interdisciplinary dialogue between Theology and other disciplines such as Philology and Literary Studies, Archaeology, Philosophy, Law, Medicine and Natural Sciences, (b) to prepare teachers for the Secondary School educational system and similar education institutions, (c) to prepare highly qualified staff members (both clergymen and laymen)of the Orthodox Church of Greece and abroad, (d) to prepare staff members who will work in social, cultural, enterprising, and international organizations as well as in the domain of Ecclesiastical Arts and management of the cultural reservoir of Church tradition and practice (textual and artistic).
The course curriculum is structured in 8 semesters (4 years) and provides the School graduates with a degree in Theology.
The School of Pastoral and Social Theology also offers:
(1) A Master in Theology under the following specializations: (a) Biblical Studies (i. Old Testament and ii. New Testament Studies), (b) Patristics and Hagiology (i. Patristics, ii. Hagiology), (c) Religious Studies, (d) Church History Studies, (e) Dogmatic and Symbolic Theology, (e) Hellenism and Orthodoxy, (f) Liturgics, (g) Byzantine and Christian Archaeology and Art Studies, (h) Byzantine Musicology – Hymnology, (i) Canon Law Studies, (j) Pastoral Care and Pastoral Psychology, (k) Paedagogics – Christian paedagogics, (l) Christian Ethics and Sociology of Christianity
(2) PhD in Theology