Semester Breakdown

Course Structure Diagram


SEMESTER 1
CodeNameECTS
PHDSW901COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH DATA 10
PHDSW902GRADUATE SEMINAR Ι 20
TOTAL30

SEMESTER 2
CodeNameECTS
PHDSW903COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH DATA II10
PHDSW904GRADUATE SEMINAR II10
PHDSW906COMPREHENSIVE EXAM10
TOTAL30

SEMESTER 3
CodeNameECTS
PHDSW905DESIGN OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL20
PHDSW907DEFENSE OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL10
TOTAL30

SEMESTER 4
CodeNameECTS
PHDSW908RESEARCH PHASE I10
PHDSW909RESEARCH PHASE II10
PHDSW910DISSERTATION WRITING PHASE I/ PUBLICATIONS10
TOTAL30

SEMESTER 5
CodeNameECTS
PHDSW911RESEARCH PHASE III10
PHDSW912RESEARCH PHASE IV10
PHDSW913DISSERTATION WRITING PHASE II/ PUBLICATIONS10
TOTAL30

SEMESTER 6
CodeNameECTS
PHDSW914RESEARCH PHASE V10
PHDSW915DISSERTATION WRITING PHASE III/ PUBLICATIONS10
PHDSW916DEFENSE OF DOCTORAL DISSERTATION10
TOTAL30

 

Completion Requirements

The program is structured in eight semesters of 30 ECTS credits each. The first two semesters (60 ECTS) correspond to graduate Masters level courses. The minimum duration of the program is (a) six semesters (180 ECTS) for students enrolled in the program who hold a relevant Masters level qualification, and (b) eight semesters (240 ECTS) for students who do not hold a relevant Masters level qualification. Students with prior graduate level studies may apply for a transfer credit evaluation.

A doctoral student is awarded the doctoral title after a successful completion of the requirements specified in the program structure. These requirements include the successful completion of the following:

  1. Graduate Masters Level Courses
  2. Doctoral Level Courses
  3. Comprehensive Exam
  4. Graduate Seminar Courses
  5. Defence of Research Proposal
  6. Paper Publications
  7. Doctoral Dissertation Submission
  8. Doctoral Dissertation Defence

Admission Requirements

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Admission to the doctoral program is done after the announcement of doctoral positions by the Department, followed by an application by the interested applicant. Eligible applicants must hold a university degree, Bachelor’s or Master’s, granted by an institution recognized in the country where it operates. Applicants who do not hold their first degree at the time of application, but will hold such a degree before the commencement of the graduate program, are also eligible to apply but must submit a letter from their University’s Registrar verifying that they are indeed eligible to graduate. The decision on their admission does not become official until the degree has been successfully produced.

  • Each application for admission should include:
  • A completed application form.
  • A Curriculum Vitae indicating the student’s education, academic and research experience, any publications, awards, etc.
  • A Research Statement. Candidates with prior graduate studies are required to submit a brief research statement (up to 600 words) stating the area in which they are interested in conducting research. Candidates with no prior graduate level studies do not need to submit a research statement.
  • At least two letters of recommendation from academic or professional advisors.
  • Certified copies of all degrees and transcripts.
  • Copies of any other supporting material, such as exams, honours, awards, etc.
  • Proof of English language proficiency, such as the TOEFL (minimum grade 90), the IELTS (minimum grade 6.5), or other equivalent language examinations. Candidates, who have completed an undergraduate or graduate program where the instruction language was English, satisfy the proof of English language proficiency requirement.

Admission’s Evaluation Procedure

All applications for admission are evaluated by the Doctoral Program Committee. All applicants satisfying the admissions requirements are invited for a personal interview by the Doctoral Program Committee. The criteria for the evaluation of the candidates are the following:

  • Academic background
  • Research background
  • Recommendation letters
  • Additional qualifications
  • Personal Interview

After completing the evaluation process, the Doctoral Program Committee submits to the Council of the Department a Program Admission Evaluation Report on its decision. This report includes a justified suggestion of the Committee on the acceptance/rejection of the candidate’s application, possible conditions for admission, transfer credits, and research area. If appropriate, the Committee may suggest in this report the Research Advisor and the members of the Research Advisory Committee.

Contact Information

Coordinator: Dr Lucia Dimitriou

Nicosia Campus: Y. Frederickou 7, Pallouriotissa,
Nicosia 1036, Cyprus
Tel:  +357 22394394
Fax:  +357 22438234

Limassol Campus: Mariou  Agathagelou  18,
Agios  Georgios Havouzas,
Limassol 3080, Cyprus
Tel:  +357 25730975
Fax:  +357 25735001

Program Structure

Module GroupECTS
Required Courses180
Free Elective0
TOTAL180

Required Courses Modules

The student must successfully complete 180 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1 PHDSW901COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH DATA 103
2 PHDSW902GRADUATE SEMINAR Ι 203
3 PHDSW903COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH DATA II103
4 PHDSW904GRADUATE SEMINAR II103
5 PHDSW905DESIGN OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL203
6 PHDSW906COMPREHENSIVE EXAM103
7 PHDSW907DEFENSE OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL103
8 PHDSW908RESEARCH PHASE I103
9 PHDSW909RESEARCH PHASE II103
10 PHDSW910DISSERTATION WRITING PHASE I/ PUBLICATIONS103
11 PHDSW911RESEARCH PHASE III103
12 PHDSW912RESEARCH PHASE IV103
13 PHDSW913DISSERTATION WRITING PHASE II/ PUBLICATIONS103
14 PHDSW914RESEARCH PHASE V103
15 PHDSW915DISSERTATION WRITING PHASE III/ PUBLICATIONS103
16 PHDSW916DEFENSE OF DOCTORAL DISSERTATION103

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