The Department of English Language and Literature is one of the largest academic units in the School of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUoA) with a large student body of approximately 2,000 undergraduates and about 40 MA students and PhD candidates.

Our four-year programme covers language and culture, literature and theory, theoretical and applied linguistics. All courses in the English programme are taught and assessed in English. During their first year of study, students also take optional courses in Greek, offered by other departments of the School of Philosophy.

The Department has numerous bilateral agreements and a third of our student body may apply for a term abroad under the auspices of the Erasmus Plus programme. 

Graduates of the department are active in diverse professional fields, including education, translation, the public and the private sector.

We are located at the university campus of the Zographou area, near the city centre, in the School of Philosophy.



Incoming Erasmus 2019-20—Extended fall semester and exams

Please note that the current winter/fall semester 2019 has been officially extended until the week of January 13-17 2020 due to the recent period of closure of the School of Philosophy due to lockdowns. In practical terms, this means time for more classes to make up for the missed ones, if you haven’t made those up already. Your instructor will let you know of the particular schedule for each of your classes concerned.

Please also note that if necessary, e.g. if your study period in our Department terminates before the exam period (20/01/2020-14/02/2020), alternative options of assessment (via essay writing, early oral or written examinations, etc.) are offered as well. Those of you in need of such an arrangement, please get in touch with your instructors as early as possible.