Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) research, available in every Department at the University of Western Macedonia, delivers specialist knowledge in specific fields of study and in relevant UoWM disciplines and subject areas. Doctoral research is focused on cutting-edge original research culminating in a PhD thesis and qualifying researchers to contribute to educational and scientific innovation and advancement. Doctoral degrees are awarded under the current provisions for Higher Education.

Regulations for PhD research are set out according to article 45, Law 4485/2017 and the decisions made by each Department Assembly, approved by the University Senate and published in the Government Gazette. They are also posted on Department websites and notified to the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.

Pursuant to the above article, the Regulations for Doctoral research of the University Departments are published in the Government Gazette and posted on UoWM’s Department webpages.


Under the current legislation, PhD candidates are Master’s degree holders and are admitted to the 3rd study cycle, according to the specific requirements set out in the Internal Regulation of Doctoral Studies of each Department.

Full-time PhD research is supervised by a three-member Advisory Committee and normally requires a minimum of three years.

The University of Western Macedonia has established special criteria as regards the quality of publications required for doctoral theses. It also grants candidates with financial support to motivate high quality research.