Department of Political Science



The Department of Political Science accepted its first


[1-11-2017 to 31-8-2019]

Athanasios GIOURAS ,

Professor of Political Theory



Tel: +30 28310 77451

Fax: +30 28310 77455



Department of Political Science,

University of Crete,

Gallos Campus,

Rethymnon, Crete,

GR-74100, Greece




students in 1999.

Unlike other Political Science divisions in Greek Universities, the department was established and developed with the aim of pursuing political science as an academic discipline independent of constitutional and public law.


The Department’s study programme offers systematic exploration of particular academic fields within the discipline: political philosophy and political theory, public policy, comparative and European politics, political sociology, and international relations.  This is combined with the acquisition of personal and transferable skills (including training in foreign languages, IT skills, qualitative and quantitative methods).


The Department’s two research centres promote research and research training in comparative politics and public policy, in human rights, and in democratic forms of governance.




Undergraduate Guide

Bachelor (B.A), 4 year (8 semesters) study programme


Masters (M.A) duration 12 months;  and  Doctoral (Ph.D)


Postgraduate Studies Programme in  Political Theory and Analysis Specializations:

- Political Theory and Rights

- Political Analyses: Public and European Policies

Associated Research Units

- Centre for Political Research and Documentation

- Centre for Human Rights


HQAA External Evaluation Report of the Department of Political Science:  

February 2014 pdf


Last update 05/06/2019