Semester Breakdown

Course Structure Diagram


SEMESTER 1
CodeNameECTS
PHDED901COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH DATA I10
PHDED902GRADUATE SEMINAR I20
TOTAL30

SEMESTER 2
CodeNameECTS
PHDED903COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF REASEARCH DATA II10
PHDED904GRADUATE SEMINAR II10
PHDED906COMPREHENSIVE EXAM10
TOTAL30

SEMESTER 3
CodeNameECTS
PHDED905DESIGN OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL20
PHDED907DEFENSE OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL10
TOTAL30

SEMESTER 4
CodeNameECTS
PHDED908RESEARCH PHASE I10
PHDED909RESEARCH PHASE II10
PHDED910DISSERTATION WRITING PHASE I/PUBLICATIONS10
TOTAL30

SEMESTER 5
CodeNameECTS
PHDED911RESEARCH PHASE III10
PHDED912RESEARCH PHASE IV10
PHDED913DISSERTATION WRITING PHASE II/PUBLICATIONS10
TOTAL30

SEMESTER 6
CodeNameECTS
PHDED914RESEARCH PHASE V10
PHDED915DISSERTATION WRITING PHASE III/PUBLICATIONS10
PHDED916DEFENSE OF DOCTORAL DISSERTATION10
TOTAL30

 

Completion Requirements

The program is structured in six (6) semesters of 30 ECTS credits each. The minimum duration of the program is six semesters (180 ECTS).

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:

  • Doctoral Level Courses
  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Graduate Seminar Courses
  • Defence of Research Proposal
  • Paper Publications
  • Doctoral Dissertation Submission
  • 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 and 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, the IELTS, 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

Coordinators: Prof. Areti Panaoura and Dr Nikleia Eteokleous
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
Required180
Free Elective0
TOTAL180

Required Modules

The student must successfully complete 180 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1 PHDED901COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH DATA I103
2 PHDED902GRADUATE SEMINAR I203
3 PHDED903COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF REASEARCH DATA II103
4 PHDED904GRADUATE SEMINAR II103
5 PHDED905DESIGN OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL203
6 PHDED906COMPREHENSIVE EXAM103
7 PHDED907DEFENSE OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL103
8 PHDED908RESEARCH PHASE I103
9 PHDED909RESEARCH PHASE II103
10 PHDED910DISSERTATION WRITING PHASE I/PUBLICATIONS103
11 PHDED911RESEARCH PHASE III103
12 PHDED912RESEARCH PHASE IV103
13 PHDED913DISSERTATION WRITING PHASE II/PUBLICATIONS103
14 PHDED914RESEARCH PHASE V103
15 PHDED915DISSERTATION WRITING PHASE III/PUBLICATIONS103
16 PHDED916DEFENSE OF DOCTORAL DISSERTATION103





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