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Profile of Programme

The aim of the programme is to offer a specialized study of Modern Greek and European History (since the 19th c.), and highlight its connection with the history of the wider area of the Mediterranean and Southeastern Europe; and to map the course of Cyprus and its political and cultural relations with the broader European world.
The personnel teaching in the programme, comprises the academic staff appointed to the Department of History and Archaeology, in the following specialized areas: Modern Greek History, Contemporary Greek History, Modern European History and Contemporary European History

Key Learning Outcomes

The Programme aims at a multifaceted and multidisciplinary research investigation of Modern and Contemporary Cypriot, Greek and European History.

Key Information

Department: Department of History and Archaeology

Faculty: Faculty of Letters

Programme Name: Modern and Contemporary History

Direction: Modern and Contemporary History

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

Mode of Study: Full time

Language of Instruction: Greek

Coordinator: Associate Professor Petros Papapolyviou

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.

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

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

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. The doctoral dissertation is graded as Success or Failure

Further Information

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

  • Bodies for the support and promotion of research (Universities – Research Centers, etc.) and bodies that train research executives in cultural sectors 
  • Education; public and private 
  • Libraries, Archives, Research Centers, Documentation Centers 
  • Public Sector 
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diplomatic Corps 
  • Organizations and bodies of the European Union and the United Nations which operate in the sector of culture and research in Cyprus and abroad
  • Politics and Political Science. Political Parties and Bodies of regional authority / Business administration 
  • Mass Media and Journalism 
  • Publishing Houses
  • Church of Cyprus
  • Cyprus Tourism Organization

Access to Further Studies