Completion Requirements

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

  1. The performance of students is judged through a wide range of assessment modalities such as exams, written work, e-portfolios, presentations, etc. The course grading will be based on the official scale (0-100). Students failing in one course (under grade 50) will be given a second chance for examination without repeating the course. If fail second time, in case of electives, they can choose another course.
  2. The Master’s thesis can only be undertaken when all necessary compulsory courses have been successfully completed.


Graduation Requirements

Students are eligible for graduation after successfully completing 90 ECTS credits from taught courses and the master thesis listed in the Program Structure, with CGPA greater or equal to 5.00 out of 10.00.


Access to Further Studies

The graduates of the Program have access to doctoral programmes (3rd Cycle) in relevant disciplines.

Contact Information

Dr Chrysanthi Kadji and Prof Vasilios Makrakis

Programme Coordinators
School of Education and Social Sciences
Frederick University
7, Y Frederikou str.
Palouriotissa, 1036, Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel. +357 22394394 #181

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Semester breakdown

Course Structure Diagram


SEMESTER 1
CodeNameECTS
ESD501ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: CONCEPTS AND ISSUES9
ESD502FROM ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION TO EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: A THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK9
ESD504ARESEARCH IN EDUCATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (PART I)3
ELECTIVE9
TOTAL30

SEMESTER 2
CodeNameECTS
ESD504BRESEARCH IN EDUCATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (PART II)3
ESD505CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO EDUCATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT9
ESD506NON FORMAL EDUCATION AND EDUCATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT9
ELECTIVE9
TOTAL30

SEMESTER 3
CodeNameECTS
ESD503DESIGNING EDUCATION PROGRAMMES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT9
ESD504CRESEARCH IN EDUCATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (PART III)3
ELECTIVE9
ELECTIVE9
TOTAL30



Admission Requirements

Parties interested to apply are strongly urged to communicate with the Admissions Office for assistance and guidance through the application process.

Application forms can be completed online. For further information regarding online applications, click HERE.

Students that prefer not to complete the online form can download the application form clicking HERE.

As part of the application form you will need to submit the following supporting documents online and/or by post:

  1. Certified copy/copies of university transcript(s) and/or degree certificate(s).
  2. Certified copy/copies of English language competence (compulsory only if you are attending in English. Not compulsory if you are attending in Greek)
  3. Evidence of an acceptable level of computer literacy/ skills which have been achieved through relevant ICT courses/experience and preferably recognised by international bodies such as  ECDL/ MOUS, etc.
  4. Certified copy/copies of statutory identification document/s such as ID, passport, or birth certificate.
  5. A 600-word personal statement justifying the reasons for wanting to study the MSc. programme.
  6. A CV including academic and employment history and any additional relevant skills.
  7. Two recommendation letters from former professors and/or immediate work supervisors attesting to the applicant’s intellectual and interpersonal capacity to undertake advanced studies.
  8. Payment of application fees (non-refundable).
  9. A signed and dated declaration form stating that all information provided is accurate, up to date and pertains solely to the applicant.


General Criteria

Candidates applying for a Postgraduate Degree must submit an accredited Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification, along with official documents with detailed undergraduate coursework – grades.


Special Criteria

The admission requirements are specified in the General Student Regulations as well as in the Frederick University Studies Regulation.

An undergraduate degree from a recognized university or the equivalent international qualification is considered a main academic requirement.

Additionally, very good knowledge of Greek and English is extremely important. The demonstration of satisfactory knowledge of English language (suitable qualifications may include TOEFL, IELTS, GCSE, IGCSE, and Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English or equivalent) is compulsory for attendance in English and an advantage for attendance in Greek.

Prospective students are expected to submit their application and all related documents, such as copies of their degrees, transcripts, two letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors in the workplace and a personal statement. Where the Program Committee deems necessary, the candidates may be invited to an interview.

By the expiry of the application deadline for admission to the program, the Program Committee will evaluate prospective students based on specific criteria, such as academic records, recommendation letters, digital literacy, research interests, interview, work experience, knowledge of Greek and / or English etc. The committee decisions are announced by electronic mail or otherwise to all candidates.

Transfer of credits from other academic institutions complies with the regulations of the University for transfer students and recognition of previous studies.

Courses

Qualification Requirements

The Program is based on the ECTS credit accumulation mode of study. Students can be awarded the Master of Science Degree in Education for the Environment and Sustainable Development upon completion of 90 credits. These credits are allocated to compulsory and elective modules as shown in the table below. The list of compulsory and elective modules is provided in the Program’s course structure.

Module GroupECTS
Required Courses54
Electives Courses36
TOTAL90

Required Courses Modules

The student must successfully complete 54 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1ESD501ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: CONCEPTS AND ISSUES93
2ESD502FROM ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION TO EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: A THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK93
3ESD503DESIGNING EDUCATION PROGRAMMES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT93
4ESD504ARESEARCH IN EDUCATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (PART I)31
5ESD504BRESEARCH IN EDUCATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (PART II)31
6ESD504CRESEARCH IN EDUCATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (PART III)31
7ESD505CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO EDUCATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT93
8ESD506NON FORMAL EDUCATION AND EDUCATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT93

Electives Courses Modules

The student must successfully complete 36 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1ESD507BIODIVERSITY AND EDUCATION93
2ESD508RESEARCH METHODS93
3ESD510ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS93
4ESD511NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT93
5ESD512ORGANISING SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS: PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES93
6ESD513ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY93
7ESD514ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION AND THE MEDIA93
8ESD516EDUCATION & TRAINING ON THE ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR ORGANISATIONS & ASSOCIATIONS93
9ESD551MASTER THESIS I90
10ESD552MASTER THESIS II90

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