Metropolitan College (AMC) was founded in 1982 and is the largest UK accredited college in Greece. It delivers Bachelors, Masters and MBA programmes in collaboration with distinguished UK state universities. Its 4 campuses in the cities of Athens and Thessaloniki are a unique place for study as they bring together history, top quality education and unbeatable Greek hospitality!

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Top quality education as all degrees are awarded by distinguished state UK Universities. Choose from 9 different Academic Faculties.
  • 18.500m² of state-of-the-art campus facilities, in 4 campuses in 2 cities offering specialized labs, smart classrooms, student support services.
  • The only College in Greece member of the Compostela Group of Universities, offering worldwide recognition, collaboration with networks and universities.

About

History

  • 1982: Metropolitan College is founded in Athens.
  • 2012: new campus in Maroussi (north Athens).
  • 2013: new campus in Piraeus, in the heart of the commercial district.
  • 2015: the Athens downtown campus opens its doors. New collaborations with UNIVERSITY OF LONDON-International Programmes and University of Portsmouth.

Education

AMC is accredited by the British Accreditation Council, certifying that it is an overseas independent higher education institution following the traditional UK semester and credit system and it offers academic programmes that cultivate scientific knowledge and respond to the current demands of the national and international employment market.

It offers a wide variety of subjects:

  • Business, Marketing, Economics
  • Computing
  • Shipping & Maritime Studies
  • Tourism
  • Health Sciences
  • Architecture, Engineering

AMC is currently collaborating with University of London-International Programmes, Queen Margaret University, University of East London, University of Portsmouth and Southampton Solent University.

Research

AMC Research Centre encourages and supports research projects of students and academics, aiming to enhance scientific knowledge as well as its contribution to the scientific society in Greece, but also to help students develop critical thinking and to connect and network with the professional society in their chosen field of study. The results of such research projects are announced in AMC’s website, in the press, in international scientific journals and during national and international congresses, in the form of posters, scientific papers and presentations.

Career

Career Office has developed powerful relations with the employment market, in order to ensure its graduates fast integration in the professional sector of their choice. Every year, many national and multinational companies decide to recruit our graduates. The Career Office is also responsible in securing sufficient placement openings, supervision staff and cultural-awareness training arrangements, prior to recruiting.

The Office assists International Students in finding a part-time job during their studies in Greece. It never hurts to brush up on your cultural skills to feel more like a local and less like a foreigner, while making yourself more marketable for future employers throughout Europe.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (3)
Business & Management (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

Services

Student services

Throughout their studies, AMC students benefit from various Student Support Services which improve their academic performance, allow them to gain better employment prospects and maximize their student experience:

  • International Student Support Office
  • Personal Academic Tutor
  • Academic Learning Centre
  • Counselling Centre
  • Nutrition & Dietetics Office

Housing services

The International Student Support Office is a place where International Students can seek help or advice, counselling and advocacy regarding several housing alternatives according to their needs and budget, as no in-campus housing facilities are available. There are a number of rental properties available in the areas surrounding the college campuses. Through its wide network, the Office provides a list of private landlords and letting agencies renting rooms/property to our students.

Library services

AMC has contemporary and fully-equipped academic Libraries both in Athens and Thessaloniki with thousands of academic titles, vocabularies and scientific journals, Computers, printers and photocopying machines, thus offering a comfortable and supportive study environment. Our Libraries operate with all the necessary administrative staff and are at the students' disposal on a daily basis.

ICT services

AMC offers various Computer Labs with all the latest equipment and free Wi-Fi access. IT Support staff with expertise is at the students disposal and the labs can be used for research or studying purposes after booking. Computer Labs offer Project Management and HR Evaluation Software, SPSS, Oracle platform for Database Systems Development, Access to MySQL, web design and multimedia tools with their necessary software

Medical services

A range of health supporting services are provided by AMC to help them feel their best. AMC collaborates with Maroussi Medical Centre, one of the most renowned hospitals in Greece and the Balkans with a number of branches all over Athens, as well as with the Interbalkan Medical Centre in Thessaloniki which is considered one of the most advanced hospitals in Europe. AMC students have full access to both Centres 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Student Life

Campus life

AMC has 3 campuses in Athens and 1 campus in Thessaloniki of a total 18.500m². It has invested heavily in providing students with first-class campus facilities. We take pride in providing all our students with a fulfilling education, as well as an active social life. AMC's campuses have been built according to the highest standards of architecture and operation. Students have the opportunity to study in ideal conditions which consist of the state-of-the-art labs for each field of study, Library, smart Lecture Theatres, recreation (café-restaurant) and sports facilities.

All the above help students reach academic excellence, as well as enjoy a pleasant student life. Our campuses are accessible to students with special needs.

Sports facilities

AMC offers a modern Sports Centre a few metres from the main campus, with indoor swimming pool, gym and group exercise programmes, free of charge for students during courses (October-June). It is a great opportunity to make new friends from different backgrounds and meet like-minded young people.

The Gym: it is equipped with high quality equipment (TechnoGym, CYBEX, POWER PLATE) and your programme is prepared by experienced instructors.

The Pool: in the 5-lane (25m) Olympic-size pool, you can work out and bring your technique to perfection or take part in Aqua Aerobic programmes and materialize their rehabilitation plans.

Student clubs

AMC welcomes distinguished artists, scientists and guest lecturers from the arts community. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in various cultural events, groups and communities according to their interests. It is a great opportunity to meet new friends with common interests as well as people from different cultural backgrounds:

  • Cinema Club
  • Music Group
  • Dance Group
  • Theatre Group

Moreover, AMC offers every student the opportunity to participate in:

  • Volunteerism activities
  • Annual “Developing U” series of lectures
  • Annual charity “AMC Christmas Bazaar”, and more.

Accreditation

AMC is Accredited by:

  • The British Accreditation Council
  • The Royal Institute of British Architects
  • The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
  • The Institute of Biomedical Science
  • The British Psychological Society

AMC is Member of:

  • Compostela Group of Universities
  • The European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education
  • The European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education
  • The ARM University Program
  • European Dyslexia Association
  • The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • SAP University Alliances
  • CISCO Networking Academy
  • Greek Tourism Confederation
  • Greek Association for Counselling
The Forum on Education Abroad

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