The P.S.P. “Research in Female Reproduction”, comprising lectures-classes, research, labs and all other types of training and research activities for the acquisition of a Postgraduate Degree, is a two-year program composed of four semesters. The allocation of education time is as follows:
- 1st Semester: Core courses
- 2nd Semester: Basic infrastructure courses
- 3rd Semester: Specialization courses (compulsory and elective)
- 4th Semester: Preparation of thesis
The courses offered each semester have a maximum average of a total duration of 120 hours (theory / tutorials).
In order to obtain their MSc., students must gain a total of 72 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) on the compulsory courses of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd semesters, 18 ECTS on the elective courses of the 3rd semester and 30 ECTS on the preparation of their thesis—summed to a total of 120 ECTS.
Each student must successfully complete the compulsory program courses and three of the elective graduate courses of the third trimester. The number of absences allowed to each graduate student cannot exceed the limit of 10% of the total of teaching hours of each semester. Thus, a graduate student is deemed to have completed the courses (and is therefore entitled to sit the exams) if s/he has completed 90% of the total hours of courses during each semester (lectures and lab classes).
Justified absence of 10% of the total credit hours each semester applies for those attending in the auditorium (residents of Athens) and also for those who monitor via webinar (living outside Athens). Attendance proofs will take palace at the start of the course and at the course break.
Starting from the academic year 2013-2014, the P.S.P. instituted the system of web conferencing, web seminars, or webinars, that is, the transmission of lectures via the Internet/Web. This system enables students living outside Athens to follow the program. It must be noted that attending the lectures is compulsory, as is also the physical presence of distance students in the laboratories and practical classes of the program and at the exams that are held each semester.