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Profile of Programme

The Program is addressed to teachers (at all school levels), artists, agents in cultural actions, educational and social policy agents in both government and nongovernment organizations and agencies. It provides MA candidate s with the critical thinking and conceptual, pedagogical and research skills they need for an analytical understanding and competence to engage in: ethics of hospitality, migrant and refugee reception and inclusion in educational and social milieux, addressing debates of difference vs. identity addressing and combating of systemic and structural xenophobia and racism, faces- fuctions-effects of intersecting axes of ethnicity, migration/refugee precarity status, gender and sexuality. The theoretical and methodological intersecting of studies on multiculturalism-migration-education with postcolonial and queer theory attempts the development of theory, research, pedagogy and policy frames that address both the negative impact of theoretical and cultural reification as well as the recovery of race rationalities in programs that focus on risk control and sidestep human rights and the right to education.

Key Learning Outcomes

Graduates enhance their knowledge base and theoretical foundations on migration studies, multicultural education paradigms and models, and decolonial education. Development of abilities and skills needed in order to map, diagnose and address multiple forms of marginalization in schools and society. Ability to transform programs, settings and policies towards better inclusion and respect of otherness and human rights. Ability to understand and address intersectionality both at the structural and policy level.

Key Information

Department: Department of Education

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences and Education

Programme Name: Pedagogical Sciences - Multiculturalism, Migration and Docolonial Education

Direction: Pedagogical Sciences - Multiculturalism, Migration and Docolonial Education

Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master's Degree) [4 Semesters]

Mode of Study: Full time and Part time are both possible

Language of Instruction: Greek

Coordinator: Zelia Gregoriou (

Curriculum Structure

Course Type ECTS
Compulsory 42
Restricted Elective 48

Courses per Semester


Compulsory (4): EDU 598, 637, 682 ή 683, ΣΠΦ 776
Seminar (1): EDU698
Restricted Elective (3): EDU556, 597, 607, 563, 570, 689, (EDU521 ή 522 ή 529), (EDU 646 ή 550)

For the completion of Master Thesis I and II (EDU 798 and EDU 799), students can be exempted from two Restricted elective courses.

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.

Students must always advise the University's' Postgraduate Study Rules  

Successful completion of the requirements of the Program

The grading system is numerical, from 0 to 10 with increments of ½. The minimum passing grade is 5. The final grade of a graduate student is calculated as the grade point average of all courses passed by the student. 

In a postgraduate programme of study, courses can be graded as Success/Failure. These courses do not count towards the student’s GPA, and may not exceed 25% of the programme’s ECTS, with the exception of the dissertation units. All courses are presented in the Postgraduate Studies Prospectus.
The diploma dissertation, thesis, research and writing stages are graded with Success / Failure. The final grade of the dissertation is registered in the last semester of its elaboration. Master level dissertations are calculated qualitatively as Excellent, Very Good, Good, and Failure.

Further Information

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

Graduates of the Program have also been high in demand for hire by private English schools which demographically are more culturally and ethnically diverse. Graduates have the skills, frames of mind and interpersonal attitudes needed in order to teach students from diverse backgrounds and develop inclusive curricula and school policies and cultures of learning. These skills and competences are appealing to both school authorities, parents and students.

The intensification of the political efforts for a comprehensive solution of the Cyprus Program and the prospects of the need to redesign and transform institutions and practices of educational provision and cultural production towards a multi-ethic ideal provides further impetus to the Program’s possibilities, potentialities and marketability.

Access to Further Studies

Graduates can be admitted to Doctoral Programs