The Department offers Doctoral Studies in Political Science and Modern History. The Thesis can be written and defended in Greek or in English. Interested persons with the necessary qualifications submit their research proposal to the Departmental Assembly for Postgraduate Studies.
The application is assessed and if approved, a three-member Thesis Advisory Committee is appointed (including the thesis supervisor who must be a faculty member of the Department). The other two committee members may be either from the same Department, other Departments at Panteion University, or other academic institutions (from Greece or abroad).
The period, over which the dissertation will be elaborated, cannot be less than three years. After the thesis is submitted, a seven-member Examination Committee is appointed before which the candidate must present his/her thesis in a public session. The Committee decides to approve or not to approve the thesis, awarding also the mark decided (unanimously or in majority) by the members.