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Course Guide

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Undergraduate studies are organised in semesters, in accordance with the relevant curriculum reflected in the Course Guide. Each academic year is divided in two semesters, Fall and Spring.

At the beginning of each semester, students fill out an electronic registration form including the courses they wish to attend during the specific academic semester. The permitted number of courses is determined by the Assembly.

Exams are exclusively taken for registered courses, as described above. Students, who fail to electronically register within the dates announced by the administration service, are not entitled to sit exams for any course during that semester.

Course structure

Curricula are structured with consideration of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). ECTS credits for each course reflect or correspond to the workload (lectures, laboratory sessions, seminars, projects, examinations) required for the successful completion of the course. Each semester includes 30 ECTS units, with students required to accumulate 240 ECTS credits for graduation.

Each semester includes thirteen (13) full weeks of teaching, with a possibility of semester extension, following the Senate’s approval. Lectures or laboratory sessions that are not delivered due to faculty meetings or any other valid reason, must be rescheduled.


To gain a degree, students are required to successfully pass exams in all courses of the programme. Courses are taught exclusively in English.

Each semester comprises courses equivalent to thirty (30) ECTS credits, with a total of two hundred and forty (240) ECTS credits required for graduation. Below you can find a list with all courses as well as the University Department responsible for their delivery (Pedagogical Department of Early Childhood Education: N, Organization and Business Administration: OBA).

1 Distance Learning Education A 6 N
2 Creative Writing: Foundations and Evolution A 6 N
3 Creative Writing and Literature in Greek as a second/foreign language A 6 N
4 Mechanics of Fiction: Craft, theory and practice (Workshop) A 6 N
5 Design Thinking: Creativity for the 21st century A 6 N
6 Interart Poetics: From ancient Greek to contemporary culture B 7.5 N
7 Transreading Narrative and Narratology: Setting, Characters, Plot B 7.5 N
8 Poetry and Songwriting: The emotional machine (Workshop) B 7.5 N
9 The teacher’s Creative Toolkit B 7.5 N
10 Writing Gender and Sex C 7.5 N
11 An introduction to Theatre: From text to Performance C 7.5 N
12 Writing for Children and Young Adults (Workshop) C 7.5 N
13 Creative Thinking and Writing in Management: Business Writing C 7.5 OBA
14 The Art of Brevity: From short stories to Flash Fiction D 7.5 Ν
15 Scriptwriters’  Gym (Workshop) D 7.5 Ν
16 Creating the ​New​ Flâneur:​ The Autobiographical,​ Peripatetic, and Nomadic identities  






17 Effective Communication: Writing and Presentation skills D 7.5 OBA
18 Drama Basics and Performing Arts (Workshop) E 7.5 Ν
19 Commercial Storytelling: Copywriting and Journalistic Writing Ε 7.5 Ν
20 Art Therapy: Expressive and Therapeutic Writing (Workshop) Ε 7.5 Ν
21 Academic Writing – Research Methodology Ε 7.5 OBA
22 Comics and Graphic novels: Aesthetics and Ideology F 7.5 Ν
23 Multimedia and Digital Creative Writing Practice (Workshop) F 7.5 N
24 Book Chronicles: From Typography to Digital Publishing F 7.5 Ν
25 The New Nature Writing: Ecocriticism, Environmental Literature and Mindfulness F 7.5 Ν
26 Alternative Poetic Forms: Cretan Mantinada, Video poems, Visual Poetry, Suburban Rap  






27 A Clue, a Maze and a Mystery: Investigating Crime Fiction G 6 Ν
28 Editing, Proofreading and the Publishing Process G 6 Ν
29 Writing the Novel G 6 Ν
30 Creative Writing in Advertising and Marketing G 6 OBA
31 Creative Scenarios and Gamification H 6 Ν
32 Arbitrary Realities: Experimental Literature (Workshop) H 6 Ν
33 Creative Writing in Economics H 6 OBA
34 Thesis 12


Teaching Process

Course teaching adheres to a timetable drawn up by the CREATIVE WRITING, ARTS & HUMANITIES Administration Service, overseen by the Head, to ensure a smooth educational process. The timetable, which outlines the distribution of teaching hours within five working days of the week, the teaching staff’s names, and the lecture rooms and laboratories, is promptly communicated to the students by the Administration Service.

Considering the distribution of teaching workload, the Curriculum Committee and Head, may decide on the teaching format (lectures, seminars, tutorials, exercises, etc.), depending on the type of course, and may divide attending students into individual groups. They also determine other details of the teaching process, respecting the constitutionally guaranteed freedom of teaching and speech by the Greek State. The Head is responsible for the supervision of the programme.


Course Attendance

Students are required to attend classes, tutorials, practical applications, workshops, etc., in accordance with the timetable and Course Guide. Therefore, they are entitled to use laboratory facilities, libraries, reading rooms, and other equipment belonging to the collaborating Departments, in line with the Curriculum Committee decisions.

Students may be required to attend seminars, workshops, and tutoring courses at the decision of the course instructor or the Curriculum Committee.

Additionally, during courses, instructors can specify obligations for students (type of research work, presence during the course, presentations).

Special care is taken to facilitate course attendance of students with special abilities and learning difficulties. In order for such special facilities to be provided, students must submit an official diagnostic report of learning difficulties issued by a recognised public Medical Education Centre or Station to the Administration Service in due time. After a written request to the Student Affairs Office at the beginning of each semester, the teaching staff are informed about the students’ specific learning difficulties. This enables them to adjust exam methods appropriately and facilitate the educational process.



Students are required to complete studies within a maximum period of six years (12 semesters). Students who fail to meet the requirements for obtaining a degree by the end of the 12th semester are not allowed to continue their studies without any further obligations of the University of Western Macedonia. In exceptional circumstances, the maximum duration of study can be extended for an additional year (2 semesters) upon decision of the Curriculum Committee, which must be ratified by the Assemblies of the three collaborating Departments.

International education programmes attended by exchange students (with the Erasmus+) are recognised as actual study time. This includes programme duration, credits, and corresponding grades, which are converted to the grading scale mentioned above.


Degree Award

Degree award certifies the successful completion of studies and denotes a grade with precision to two decimal places. Grading adheres to the above-mentioned reference (article 9, paragraph 1).

The degree grade is calculated as a weighted average of the sum of course grades multiplied by the course ECTS credits and divided by the sum of ECTS credits. The minimum number of ETCS credits required for a degree is 240.


Graduation ceremony

Students who have successfully completed their studies can take part in a graduation ceremony in the presence of the Rector or a deputy, and/or the Dean, and/or the Heads of the collaborating Departments as well as the study programme Head. Ceremony attendance is not compulsory for the award of the Bachelor’s degree; it serves ceremonial purposes only. The certificate of completion of studies is signed by the Administration Service of the programme and bears the seal of the expediting Department of Economics. The graduation ceremony takes place on dates scheduled by the Head of the programme in consultation with the Heads of the collaborating Departments.

Students who do not wish to take a religious oath take an oath of honour and conscience instead.

Upon graduation, each student receives a certificate of graduation, a transcript of records, and a Bachelor’s degree.

The diploma bears the signatures of the Rector, the programme Head, and the Administration Service of the Department of Economics, and is affixed with the seal of the Department of Economics. By decision of the Senate, a fee may be set for the corpus of the degree. The type of the degree material is set by the University of Western Macedonia Administration.

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