University of Western Macedonia
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Department of Economics
Fourka area, 52100 Kastoria
The total studying period at the Department of Economics lasts eight (8) semesters with a total workload equivalent to 240 ECTS points in order to obtain the degree. During the first two years studies aim at deepening the subject of economic science, as well as preparing students for the continuation of their studies in the 3rd and 4th year of study in more specialized courses of the two directions offered by the Department. The awarded qualification is a 6th level qualification of the National Qualifications Framework, the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning and the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area.
The learning outcomes offered by the Undergraduate Program enable those students who wish to continue their studies at postgraduate level. This is mainly achieved through applied courses, laboratory courses, assignments (individual and group) and the general connection of the Undergraduate Program with research.
At the beginning of the 5th semester, each student chooses one of the two directions and in addition to the 2 compulsory courses per semester must attend an additional 2 elective courses per semester of the chosen direction. In the course selection process, the student can credit Erasmus courses.
The specializations are:
The expected learning outcomes of the Undergraduate Program demonstrate its academic character, as they emphasize the following skills: (a) knowledge and understanding, (b) application of knowledge, (c) development of critical thinking, (d) communication and (e) decision-making ability, responsibility and autonomy.
More specifically, the graduates of the Department, upon completion of the Undergraduate Program in Economics, are expected to: