SUBJECT: NEW DEADLINE FOR CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR MASTER’S DEGREE RPOGRAMME
Further to the call for applications under the R.N. 35/4-11-2016 the present one is issued setting as a new deadline for applying the 31st of May 2017.
The Department of Sports Organization and Management of the Faculty of Human Movement and Quality of Life Sciences of the University of Peloponnese with the support of the International Olympic Academy organizes for the Academic year of 2017-2018 the Master’s Degree Programme with the title “Olympic Studies, Olympic Education, Organization and Management of Olympic Events”.
The Master’s Degree Programme for the Olympic Studies constitutes an innovation in the Olympic Movement at an international level and is supported by the Olympic Solidarity (International Olympic Committee). The educational programme is based on the three pillars of the Olympic Movement: Education, Sports and Culture, which constitute the foundation for Olympism and Olympic Pedagogy.
The philosophy of the programme is consistent with the values of the Olympic movement for the diffusion of the Olympic ideal worldwide, the promotion of knowledge and research in Olympic issues and global participation.
The Master’s degree Programme’s title is “Olympic Studies, Olympic Education, Organization and Management of Olympic Events” (MSc).
The following categories of students may be admitted to the Master’s Degree Programme; Bachelor degree holders from Greek and foreign Higher Educational Institutions, preferably officials of National Olympic Academies, National Olympic Committees, the International Olympic Committee and EU Committees for Education, Culture and Sport or graduates of Centers for Olympic Studies, Schools of Sports Organization and Management, Physical Education, Journalism, Economic Faculties and other Departments, as well as corresponding Departments of recognized institutions of equivalent status in Greece and abroad.
The number of students is limited to forty (40).
DURATION OF PROGRAMME
The duration of the programme is three (3) semesters. Students are required to attend two semesters of lectures in Greece and the third semester is done at student’s place.
Dates of Lectures in Greece:
First Semester: 14/9/2017-16/11/2017
Second Semester: 12/4/2018-15/6/2018
The dates of the second semester are subject to change.
The programme takes place at the facilities of the International Olympic Academy in Ancient Olympia and the facilities of the University of Peloponnese in Sparta, Greece.
The presence of the students at all the lectures is mandatory and the submission of module assignments and examinations at the end of each semester as well as the dissertation project at the end of the 3rd semester will determinate the success of the participants in this programme.
Μ.1.1- The history and philosophy of sport in Antiquity: the birth of sport and its evolution
Μ.1.2- The modern Olympic Games (revival, historic development of the Summer and Winter Olympic Games – social, political and cultural aspects of the Olympic Games – Olympic Institutions – Olympic Law)
Μ.1.3- Olympic Pedagogy I: Development and implementation of Olympic education programmes in school.
Μ.1.4- Sport and Ethics – Olympic Philosophy
Μ.1.5- Research methods in Social Sciences and Olympic Studies
Μ.2.1- Olympic Pedagogy II: Development and implementation of Olympic education programmes for schools
Μ.2.2- Olympic Games and major sports events: organization and management
Μ.2.3- Sports marketing and Olympic sponsoring
Optional Modules (2 from below)
Ο1- Olympic Movement and International relations
Ο2- Sports high performance: Olympic athletes and dual careers
Ο3- Strategic and operational planning of major sports events
Ο4- Financial management of sports organizations
Ο5- The role, organization and operation of Olympic museums and libraries.
Preparation, submission and presentation of Master’s Thesis.
All lectures are held in English.
COSTS AND FEES
The tuition fees for the programme payable by the students are 3000 Euro (cost per student) for the three semesters. They are due and payable before the beginning of each semester (2 installments). The rest of the total cost of the programme is covered by the IOA and sponsors: accommodation and full boarding for nine weeks per semester (duration of lectures), group transportation from Athens to Ancient Olympia and Sparta and travelling costs for the educational tours (accommodation, boarding, transportation, museum visits) in the prefecture of Peloponnese (4 days) and North Greece (4 days). There is also the possibility of providing scholarships given by other institutions, i.e. Olympic Solidarity. Applicants who are interested in applying for a scholarship may declare it in the application form and contact their National Olympic Committees and National Olympic Academies for further information.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE- DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
The required documents for the application are the following ones, certified as requested below:
Certification of documents
For Greek applicants:
Clear photocopy of the original document or of its genuine stamped copy (the stamp must be clearly visible on the photocopy).
Clear photocopy of private documents which have been certified by a lawyer or by a civil service (the stamp must be clearly visible on the photocopy).
For foreign applicants:
Clear photocopies of documents issued by foreign authorities which have been certified by the Greek Embassy/Consulate, by the Apostille certification or by a Greek lawyer are accepted (the stamp must be clearly visible on the photocopy). All other document copies must be certified by an official institution. Certified copies of degrees and transcripts are also accepted if issued by a Higher Education Institution and sent in the Institution’s official stamped and sealed envelopes.
The short listed applicants will be interviewed via skype.
Applicants for scholarship should also send the documents via email.
All applications with all the required documents must be submitted till the 31st of May 2017 to the Secretariat of the Master’s Degree programme at following address:
Master’s Degree Programme on Olympic Studies
Director Prof. K. Georgiadis
52, Dimitrios Vikelas Avenue
152 33 Chalandri – Athens, Greece
For any other information please contact the Secretariat of the Master’s Degree programme at telephone numbers: +30 210 6878952, +30 26240 23181 fax: +30 210 6878840 or by email: email@example.com