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Metropolitan College

With 37 years experience in Greek education, Metropolitan College collaborates with distinguished educational institutions abroad in order to offer academic courses that lead to contemporary technical and scientific knowledge and respond to the current demands of the national and international employment market. Metropolitan College’s academic structure, the Academic Board, the know-how, expertise and on-going development of our academic staff, the infrastructure, the fully-equipped library of thousands of titles and the technological support of the educational procedures, ensure the excellence in the quality of the educational services provided by the college.

The basic aspects of Corporate Identity are presented below:

    • Metropolitan College is a constitutive member of METROPOLITAN - AKMI Educational Organization, the largest private postsecondary educational group in Greece (more than 25.000 students nationwide).
    • Metropolitan College is one of the first private colleges in Greece (since 1982) and the college with the widest range of fields of study.
    • Metropolitan College is the largest UK TNE provider in Greece .
    • All courses are specially designed to meet the demands of modern students and to facilitate their entry into the Greek and international job market.
    • Metropolitan College is accredited by the British Accreditation Council [BAC] as an independent institution offering higher education, and all academic degrees are recognized by NARIC.
    • Metropolitan College is established as an institution of educational excellence, as it cooperates with distinguished International Universities.
    • Metropolitan College offers highly experienced academic staff, with continuous training by the collaborating universities.
    • All services offered meet the standards of the Quality Assurance Agency of the UK.
    • Metropolitan College has 7 campuses: a privately owned campus of 13,000 m² in Maroussi (northern suburb of Athens) with easy access from the town centre, a 3.500 m² branch in the heart of Piraeus port, a 2.700 m² Downtown Athens branch, and one in the city centre of Thessaloniki in a historic building of 2.000 m². There are also campuses with state-of-the-art facilities in three cities across Greece: Heraklion Crete, Rhodes and Larissa.
    • State-of-the-art facilities and specialized laboratories for each programme, lecture theatres of 200 seats and numerous lecture rooms, equipped with the most modern a/v equipment.
    • Metropolitan College offers fully-equipped Libraries of thousands of titles in each campus, with access to the online libraries of the collaborating universities.
    • Student Support Services: Counselling Centre, Academic Learning Centre, Dietetic Office, Learning Difficulties Support Centre, Career Office (links with the industry, annual Career Days).
    • Personal Academic Tutors who ensure that individual learning needs of each student are covered.
    • Student Life: training seminars and lectures, social and cultural events, CSR initiatives & volunteer opportunities, Lounge Café.


Degrees awarded directly by the collaborating UK Universities

The degrees that are awarded to all Metropolitan College graduates after successful completion of their studies in Greece, are awarded directly by the collaborating accredited UK Universities. Metropolitan College graduates are also entitled to attend the official Graduation Ceremony at the University campus in the UK at the end of their studies, if they wish.

Recognition of Degrees by NARIC

NARIC (the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom) is the British organization equivalent to the Greek DOATAP organization. All Metropolitan College graduates – apart from their Degree – are entitled to receive a detailed Degree Supplement and the official NARIC Certificate which confirms that holders of British degrees who studied at Metropolitan College in Greece should be awarded the same professional and academic rights and privileges as holders of any UK degrees.


Academic Collaborations

All academic courses of Metropolitan College are offered in the Athens, Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Heraklion Crete, Rhodes, Larissa campuses, always in collaboration with distinguished Universities. 

Metropolitan College is currently collaborating with the following Universities:


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Metropolitan College offers bachelors and masters degrees across the following faculties:

  • Human Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Computing
  • Culture and Communication
  • Archtecture, Engineering and Built Environment
  • Health Sciences
  • Tourism
  • Shipping and Maritime Studies
  • Sport Sciences and Physical Education


Maritime Academy

Metropolitan College’s Maritime Academy offers cadet training programmes in collaboration with the world renowned Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering of Solent University in Southampton, UK. Warsash is a maritime academy with a long lasting tradition in maritime education and training. The programmes offered cover both deck and engine cadet training and aim to create highly-skilled Officers of the Merchant Navy, able to respond to current industry demands and challenges. The delivery in Greece of the Warsash programmes, offers a unique combination of the highly quality British maritime training with the indisputable Greek knowledge and dominance in the shipping field, and gives future maritime professionals the opportunity to obtain one of the most reputable certificates of competency internationally and follow an ambitious career.

Metropolitan College’s School of Maritime Studies is located in the heart of Piraeus, the greatest port in Greece and one of the greatest
ports in the world, whereas the College also operates in three more campuses across Greece, in Athens, Maroussi and Thessaloniki. Metropolitan College’s School of Maritime Studies premises in Piraeus expand at an 11-floor modern 3.500m² campus. Metropolitan College has made a serious investment in infrastructure, aiming to offer students an unparalleled academic environment, which ensures a comprehensive and exciting student experience.

In order to provide the Maritime Academy Cadet Officers with a comprehensive education, Metropolitan College has installed a TRANSAS
DNV-A 240° full mission bridge simulator, one of the most sophisticated, impressive and functional full mission bridge simulators in the global market currently.

This Maritime Academy state-of-the-art ECDIS system offers the standard STCW training framework for deck cadets, which shall substantially
assist them in gaining the ability of making crucial decisions for safe vessel navigation. This particular system offers the opportunity to perform (in ten work stations) all the necessary actions and procedures related to vessel passage preparation, planning, implementation and plotting in the same way that this passage is performed with traditional navigation instruments.

Similarly to the full mission bridge simulator, TRANSAS full mission engine room simulator is a state-of-the-art training system for engine
cadets of the Maritime Academy. Firstly, the simulation includes the Engine Room, which enables the execution of all engine functions in 3D visualization using touch screen panels. With four work stations, cadets are allowed to train in a photorealistic engine room, equivalent to two engine types (Dual Fuel Diesel- Electric LNG Carrier και MAN B&W 6S60MC-C Diesel Engine-Tanker LCC) and familiarize themselves with engine equipment and systems in an interactive manner. In addition, the engine Control Room, situated nearby, features certain basic characteristics, such as switch panels and touch screen monitors for operation and monitoring of the main and auxiliary engine propulsion



Metropolitan College is the only higher education institution in Greece that is accredited by the two most prestigious professional societies in the shipping industry worldwide, namely the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers-ICS and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport-CILT. Moreover, it is an Associate Member of INTERCARGO, the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners, and a Marine Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), the international membership body and learned society for marine professionals operating in the spheres of marine engineering, science, or technology. Metropolitan College is a Corporate Member of the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association-HELMEPA. The membership's aim is to support the association’s actions to create an environmental conscience in shipping, maritime safety and to maintain a clean marine environment, as well as to expand students training opportunities at contemporary issues and increase awareness of the marine environment protection.

Metropolitan College is also a Full Member of the International Association of Maritime Institutions (IAMI), an association of colleges and other organisations involved in providing education and training for personnel involved in the Merchant Navy, a Full Member of the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), the world’s largest international shipping association, with around 1,900 members globally and an Associate Member of the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANCO). Metropolitan College's Maritime Academy, one of the largest Maritime and Shipping Education and Training providers in Southern Europe, received the SAFETY4SEA Training Award 2019 for delivering high quality Maritime Education programmes in partnership with Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering of Solent University in Southampton.

Last but not least, the Metropolitan College is unconditionally certified as a Maritime Training Provider by DNV-GL, the world's leading classification society and it is the only College in Greece that carries this certification, which covers all naval and maritime training programs offered by its School of Shipping and Maritime Studies. Additionally, it is certified by Maritime & Costguard Agency (MCA)an executive agency of the United Kingdom responsible for the environmental safety and the safety of all seafarers in UK waters.