Undergraduate Thesis/Dissertation

Course Code:

Π1 8020


8th Semester

Specialization Category:

Required ( ΜΕ )

Course Hours:




Τhe scope of the course
The dissertation topics must be relevant to the broader field of the courses of the department’s educational program. The topics of the dissertations are submitted and proposed for approval by the tutors of the relevant courses in the Department’s sectors. On their approval by the Department, they are posted on the web site of the Department.
A dissertation topic is assigned, at most, to two students, while supervision is assigned to one or, upon documentation, to two faculty members. The topics are usually research-oriented, and therefore include experimental work or field work, except of the humanities-related topics (archeology, art history) where they may be of a theoretical-bibliographic nature.
The accomplishment process from the date of approval until the oral examination cannot exceed 2 academic semesters. The dissertation accomplishment can take place also in the summer months, starting from the end of the 7th semester of studies.
Students write the final essay which sets out the whole information background, the purpose of the work and the work with comprehensible organization, structure and language as defined in the drafting regulations.
The complete regulations for the dissertation accomplishment process have been clearly drafted by faculty members of the Department and are posted on the official website.

Learning outcomes

The conduction of dissertation aims to help students to undertake research on topics and questions and to deepen their study on selected issues, concepts or either on arguments that may have faced during their studies. The dissertation module aims to enhance student’s efficiency on research planning so as to acquire new knowledge and enhance his/her background and ideas in the field of conservation preservation of cultural heritage.
Upon completion of the dissertation, students should be able to:
• To develop a workable and in some cases flexible plan for the study of all stages of their work.
• To seek the necessary information from Greek and foreign language literature.
• To implement independently the laboratory / experimental procedures required and / or provided.
• Perform the analytical stages of the work and to interpret the results.
• To be able to achieve the aims of their dissertation through a synthetic process.
• To draw conclusions that will perform the outcomes of their work in the wider field of conservation/preservation.

Language: Greek and English for the Erasmus Students
Assessment methods: The dissertation’s evaluation is based on the written essay submitted by the students, as well as the oral examination by power point in which the students present their work.

Evaluation criteria:
The completeness of bibliographic research.
The level of Understanding of the subject researched.
The quality of the essay in terms of clarity, language, text flow, conclusions.
The quality of the oral presentation, which must follow the suggested time frames, to be clear and to highlight the most important stages and results of the work.

The bibliography used (Greek or foreign) can include any recommended textbook from courses related to the dissertation, as well research literature or other type of literature, within the framework of the topic assigned to the student. Part of the basic literature may be suggested by the Supervising tutor.