Department of Philosophy & Social Studies


[1-9-2018 to 31-8-2020]


Associate Professor of Curriculum Theories and Teaching Methods




Tel: +30 28310 77211

Fax: +30 28310 77222



Department of Philosophy & Social Studies,

University of Crete,

Gallos Campus,

Rethymnon, Crete,

GR-74100, Greece




Philosophy and social studies are among the first subjects taught at the University; from 1977-83 through the School of Philosophy, and subsequently through an independent department. The Department now has modern, well-equipped facilities located at the University’s Gallos Campus in Rethymnon.


The Department is organized in two Divisions corresponding to the major areas of study: Philosophy, and Theory and Methodology of Social Sciences. Undergraduates are given a solid grounding in the disciplines through a curriculum which combines philosophy with psychology, sociology, cultural anthropology and education in order to shed light on some of the most fundamental questions in the study of human nature and society.  Specialization starts with the students' fifth semester, when they choose the Division in which they will complete their studies.  Students who wish to pursue a teaching career in Secondary Education are also offered practical teacher training.  


Research and research training is organized through the Divisions and associated research units, ranging from philosophical translation through to bioethics, and is strongly interdisciplinary in character.






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


Masters (M.A) 2-year programmes,  and  Doctoral(Ph.D)


The Department offers Postgraduate Study Programmes in:

The Department runs &/or coordinates the following multi- disciplinary programmes 

  • Philosophy: Knowledge, Values and Society in collaboration with the University of Ioannina, Department of Philosophy, Education & Psychology.
  • Bioethics in collaborations with the University’s Departments of Biology, Sociology, and the School of Medicine.

The Department is also a partner in the programme


Associated Laboratory/Research Units

  • Education and Practical Teacher’s Training
  • Psychology
  • Social Research
  • Philosophical Research and Translation
  • Bioethics




HQAA External Evaluation Report of the Department of Philosophy & Social Studies: December 2013 pdf


Last update 05/06/2019