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Profile of Programme

The PhD program in European Studies provides students with scientific expertise in matters related to both the critical study of Europe today (its institutional frame and policies) and to the cultural studies of the European space largo sensu. The program trains students for
research and research methodology in compliance with the current requirements of academic knowledge.

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Key Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the PhD in European Studies, students will be able to demonstrate:
  • specialized knowledge and understanding of a distinct period and fields within the broad spectrum of European Studies
  • the ability to develop complex interpretations of literary and related texts, often in interdisciplinary contexts
  • ability to critically apply theories and methodologies in order to address questions of significance within their primary area of studies
  • competence to carry out independent and original research in the fields of the Humanities (literature, culture, visual arts, history, political sciences, sociology and anthropology)
  • ability to present the results of their research to a professional standard equivalent to that of a peer-reviewed academic publication
  • skills in oral presentation and sufficient confidence in their knowledge and ideas to be able to defend their work before their peers
  • wider engagement within the community of scholars (ability to disseminate knowledge, defend the impact and public value of their research, engage in research collaborations)

Key Information

Department: Department of French and Modern Studies

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities

Programme Name: European Studies

Direction: European Studies

Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctoral's Degree) [8 Semesters]

Mode of Study: Full time

Language of Instruction: Greek

Coordinator: Associate Professor Fryni Kakoyianni-Doa

Curriculum Structure

Course Type ECTS
Compulsory 180
Recognition of prior studies 60

Courses per Semester

Conditions of Study

The number of places available are announced by the Graduate School with the eligibility criteria for candidates, as well as other required documents that must be attached to the application such as:
• Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University.
• Previous University education in a suitable subject (academic background) and grades of relevant degrees.
• Letters of recommendation.
• Personal interview and/or written examination (if provided by the Department’s internal rules).
• Submission of preliminary research proposal for admission to a doctoral course (if provided by the Department’s internal rules).
The Department may also set additional criteria and quality indicators such as: (a) number of students’ publications in scientific journals, (b) students’ participation in seminars, symposia, research programmes, (c) presentations by students at conferences, (d) knowledge of foreign languages, and (e) professional experience, etc.

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Successful completion of the requirements of the Program
Up to 60 ECTS may be exempted from postgraduate courses

Students must always advise the Departments Regulations of Doctoral program here.

Students must always advise the Departments Regulations of Doctoral program here.

Further Information

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

The Department accept 4-8 students to the program every year.
This program’s graduates may work in various sectors and institutions of the Republic of Cyprus as well as in the European Union, such as academic teaching, public and private teaching, cultural and linguistic services, public services, international institutions, diplomatic
corps, translation centres, tourism and hotel industry, media, multinational companies, NGOs.

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