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Profile of Programme

The undergraduate program of study in Mathematics and Statistics aims to foster an understanding of basic concepts of modern mathematics and statistics to students, develop the ability of solving mathematical/statistical problems, and elicit an interest in research. Additionally, the program aims to prepare the students either for postgraduate studies in mathematics/statistics, or for a career in education, as well as in the business sector, the technology industry, and the state agencies.

Key Learning Outcomes

The students are expected to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
  1. The ability to solve problems.
  2. The ability to formulate proofs and mathematical arguments.
  3. The ability to communicate mathematical concepts through written presentations.

Key Information

Department: Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Faculty: Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences

Programme Name: Mathematics and Statistics

Direction: Pure Mathematics

Level of Qualification: 1st Cycle (Bachelor's Degree) [8 Semesters]

Mode of Study: Full time

Language of Instruction: Greek

Coordinator: Professor Christodoulos Sophocleous

Curriculum Structure

Course Type ECTS
Core Courses 142
Specialized Courses 12
Restricted Elective MAS (STAT) 14
Restricted Elective MAS (PURE)A 7
Restricted Elective MAS XXX 43
Restricted Elective MAS (PURE)B 7
Free Elective 15

Courses per Semester


You can find information about the programs of study in the Departmental Prospectus.

Conditions of Study

The vast majority of newly admitted undergraduate students enter the University of Cyprus following Pancyprian Examinations organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture for admission into establishments of higher education.

  • Admission based on Special Criteria
    Candidates who have taken the Pancyprian Examinations and who meet certain special criteria, as these are set out in the Rules and Regulations of Academic and Student Affairs, may seek a limited number of places (14% of Cypriot admissions).

  • Top athletes and persons distinguished in International Olympiads
    Athletes with top distinctions in sports, as defined by the Council of the University of Cyprus or who have won 1st 2nd or 3rd place medals in International Olympiads (e.g. Mathematics, ICT, Biology, etc.), may be admitted into Departments of Cyprus University without examinations simply on the basis of their Lyceum Leaving Certificate.

  • Entry on the basis of Panhellenic Examinations
    10% of the total number of places offered through the Pancyprian Examinations may be taken up by candidates passing the Panhellenic Examinations.

  • Entry on the basis of International Examinations
    An additional number of places (3%) of admissions from Cyprus may be sought on the basis of the results of international examinations such as GCE, Baccalaureate or other equivalent examinations, by Cypriots belonging to the Republic’s official religious groups, repatriated Cypriots, Cypriots who reside permanently abroad, Greeks of the diaspora, children of officials of the Cypriot Foreign Service and foreign citizens from EU states or countries outside the European Union.

  • Turkish-Cypriots
    Turkish Cypriot graduates of six-grade secondary schools are admitted on the basis of their school-leaving certificate or after passing special written or oral examinations organized by the competent Department.

  • Transfers/Second Degree  
    Every year Cyprus University offers a limited number of places for internal/external transfers and for obtaining a second degree.

Students must comply with the University's Undergraduate Study Rules.

The Program is based on the European System of Credit Transfer and Accumulation (ECTS). The degree is awarded after the successful completion of studies in the program/direction as indicated by the Department. It is also required to complete at least 240 ECTS.

The final grade of an undergraduate student, and consequently the grade of his Degree (Excellent with Distinction (9.5-10), Excellent (8.5-9.49), Very Good (6.5-8.49), Good (5.5-6.49) and Satisfactory (5-5.49) is calculated as the weighted average of all the courses that the student has successfully completed. The weighting is based on the hours of each course. 

Further Information

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

The graduates of the program of undergraduate studies of Mathematics and Statistics have all the necessary knowledge to pursue a career in many fields. Some of their most recent choices are:
  • Education (Secondary, public or private, and Higher after the acquisition of a doctoral degree).
  • Financial institutions/companies.
  • Insurance institutions/companies.
  • Banks.
  • Information Technology companies.
  • Government (for example, employment in the Statistical Service).

Access to Further Studies

Graduates can be admitted to Master and PhD Programs.