The BA in the Hellenic Studies at the Democritus University will help students develop the theoretical and practical skills that will enable them to understand various aspects of Greek culture and to become proficient in Greek.

Students develop an advanced understanding of the Greek world, ancient, Byzantine or modern, as well as the classical tradition. They will become competent speakers of Modern Greek at C2 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and will be trained to acquire translation skills from/to Greek.

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, field study, seminars and practical sessions. Assessment is through a dissertation and a mixture of essays, research projects, written examinations, group work and presentations depending on the requirements of each course.

Since they will be studying in the heart of ancient Thrace, in northern Greece, students will have an ideal base for visiting major archeological sites, such as Philippi, Thassos, Samothrace, Maronia, Abdera that contribute to experiential learning.