University of Nicosia Distance Learning

Introduction

There is growing evidence that appropriate use of technology may improve teaching and learning. Effective use of technology also helps the increasing number of life-long learners gain access to formal qualifications thus equipping learners as workers and citizens in an information society. Consequently, the University of Nicosia is using the most up-to-date technologies and state-of-the-art learning design theory for some years now.

An integral part of our approach to the learning design of our e-learning courses is the institutional commitment to help our students develop higher-order skills of critical analysis, reflection, and problem-solving. We also emphasize supporting learners in building knowledge collaboratively and engaging in social learning.

Message from the Dean

At the University of Nicosia, we recognise that technology has a crucial part to play in higher education, and that enhancing learning, teaching and assessment through the use of technology is one way we can address our strategic vision and mission in higher education. Some of the key benefits of using technology include improving the efficiency of existing processes carried out in a more cost-effective, time-effective, sustainable or scalable manner. Moreover, at the University of Nicosia, we strive to support students who wish to study off-campus as we are keenly aware that more and more students are working and so might find it difficult to attend face-to-face classes. We also believe that new and emerging technologies undoubtedly afford excellent opportunities for enhancement of learning opportunities on campus, at the workplace or at home; some of these technologies include new generations of innovative hand-held and mobile information appliances.

As there is growing evidence that appropriate use of technology may improve learning, the University of Nicosia aims to use the most up-to-date technologies and state-of-the-art learning design theory. An integral part of our approach to the learning design of our e-learning courses is the institutional commitment to help our students develop higher-order skills of critical analysis, reflection, and problem-solving. We also emphasise supporting learners in building knowledge collaboratively and engaging in social learning.

We firmly believe that effective use of technology will also help the increasing number of life-long learners gain access to formal qualifications thus equipping learners as workers and citizens in an information society. Furthermore, our University places great importance on developing its provision of assistive technologies for people with disabilities.

The University of Nicosia’s approach to e-learning draws on the detailed recommendations made in (1) the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) revised approach to e-learning strategy for enhancing learning and teaching through the use of technology and (2) the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education 2010 Amplified Version Strategy for flexible and distributed learning.

Professor Demetris Vrontis, PhD

Executive Dean

Distance Learning

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Master

Master In Education Sciences - Educational Leadership And Administration

Online Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. [+]

Duration (years): 3 semesters Qualification Awarded: Education Sciences: Educational Leadership and Administration (MEd, 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 Purpose The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator. 7.2 Objectives To understand basic concepts, principles and models of educational leadership and administration. To perceive the school unit as an open system, which, on one hand, is in dialectical relationship with the wider environment in which it operates and, in turn, regulates rationalize its action for recovery of input it receives, on the arrangements for the procedures followed and to maximize its effectiveness. To understand the dynamics of the team and utilizing human resources in the school organization for conversion to a community of learners. Exercise in organization skills, management and leadership such as: communication, decision making, planning, organization and chair the session, staff development, program evaluation and school work. Deepen the theory and methodology introduction of innovations in education, monitoring and evaluation of teaching, assessment staff and evaluating programs and educational work. To study in depth theoretical aspects of education, as revealed through the philosophical, sociological and psychological analysis of them. Exploit research results, concerning the exercise of roles in education and the effectiveness of the educational process. At the same time, be able to plan and complete action research on self-improvement purposes. Career Prospects: Graduates of the program have the following options: 9.1 To seek management position at school level (eg Manager, Assistant Manager) and / or the Ministry of Education and Culture (eg Inspector). 9.2 To work as trainers at the Pedagogical Institute. 9.3 Understand academic position at a higher education institution. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program can pursue doctoral studies. [-]

Master In Education Sciences - Educational Technology

Online Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. [+]

Duration (years): 3 semesters Qualification Awarded: Education Sciences: Educational Technology (MEd, 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 Purpose The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator. 7.2 Objectives To prepare teachers who will be able to apply modern design approaches to teaching through the use of educational technology. Apply in practice the results of research and innovations related to the use of technology in the teaching program. Promote and / or identify teaching means for the design of teaching and to inform other teachers. Monitor research results and trends in educational technology. Assume the same action-research and communicate the results of their research efforts in the educational community. To act as agents of change in their professional environment. Career Prospects: Graduates of the program have the following options: 9.1 To seek management position at school level (eg Manager, Assistant Manager) and / or the Ministry of Education and Culture (eg Inspector). 9.2 To work as trainers at the Pedagogical Institute. 9.3 Understand academic position at a higher education institution. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program can pursue doctoral studies. [-]

Master In Education Sciences - Music Education

Online Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. [+]

Duration (years): 3 semesters Qualification Awarded: Education: Science Music Education (MEd, 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 Purpose The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator. 7.2 Objectives Preparing the education system managers with a deeper knowledge in Music and Music Pedagogy and didactics. To analyze the philosophical, sociological and psychological dimensions of education and understand their importance for effective teaching and learning in Music. To acquire specialized knowledge, methods and approaches that will help them innovate in the field of music and their teaching. Acquire skills to manage practical aspects of the teaching of music and design educational interventions for effective solution of problems in various contexts. Select and produce teaching materials based on current trends in teaching music, enhancing and developing musical creativity of students. To monitor the progress of modern research in the teaching of music and familiarize themselves with the necessary research and methodological tools. Career Prospects: Graduates of the program have the following options: 9.1 To seek management position at school level (eg Manager, Assistant Manager) and / or the Ministry of Education and Culture (eg Inspector). 9.2 To work as trainers at the Pedagogical Institute. 9.3 Understand academic position at a higher education institution. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program can pursue doctoral studies. [-]

Master In Education Sciences - Special Education

Online Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. [+]

Duration (years): 3 semesters Qualification Awarded: Educational Sciences: Special Education (MEd, 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 Purpose The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator. 7.2 Objectives To become more aware and sensitive to fundamental concepts, principles and models of Special Education and (future) energetic teachers in educational practice issues in this area. Deepen the content and logic of modern trends, theories and research relating to Special Education. Be informed comprehensively about the scope and content of the forms of special educational needs of the child are the subject of Special Education as well as the interdisciplinary nature in the context of diagnosis, interpreting and dealing in the modern school. To understand the philosophy, the necessity and implementation strategies of inclusive education in mainstream school and analyze possible difficulties with implementation of the current data. Acquire the necessary scientific background and skills necessary for planning and conducting microscale in the field of Special Education. To meet and get acquainted with a number psychotechnikon tools used primarily by the multidisciplinary team of each district to identify children with special educational needs and to understand the necessity to pay a collective effort on the part of specialists in this direction. To operate in the modern school as teachers reporting officers in the school unit will serve by taking an active role in their teaching practice and consultant colleagues mentor role in solving similar problems (will) face children with special educational needs in the everyday school culture. Career Prospects: Graduates of the program have the following options: 9.1 To seek management position at school level (eg Manager, Assistant Manager) and / or the Ministry of Education and Culture (eg Inspector). 9.2 To work as trainers at the Pedagogical Institute. 9.3 Understand academic position at a higher education institution. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program can pursue doctoral studies. [-]

Master In Education Sciences - Teaching Of Language And Literature

Online Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. [+]

Duration (years): 3 semesters Qualification Awarded: Education: Science Teaching Language and Literature (MEd, 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 Purpose The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator. 7.2 Objectives Get acquainted with the necessary research and methodological tools in order to lead them to independent scientific research through the development of critical thinking and acquisition of skills for managing scientific aspects of language and literature. Acquire all those specialized knowledge and methods that are necessary for a variety of innovative applications, linguistics, teaching-methodological and pedagogical, with emphasis on interactive environments and interdisciplinary concepts. Cultivate their interest in linguistic diversity, cultural and cultural wealth, develop skills that will gradually act as resultant development of intercultural communication practices. Deepen the methodology according to their interests, starting from purely theoretical insights and reaching as field investigations and case studies. Career Prospects: Graduates of the program have the following options: 9.1 To seek management position at school level (eg Manager, Assistant Manager) and / or the Ministry of Education and Culture (eg Inspector). 9.2 To work as trainers at the Pedagogical Institute. 9.3 Understand academic position at a higher education institution. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program can pursue doctoral studies. [-]

Master In Education Sciences - Teaching Of Mathematics And Physical Sciences

Online Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. [+]

Duration (years): 3 semesters Qualification Awarded: Education Sciences: Teaching Mathematics and Science Education (MEd, 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 Purpose The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator. 7.2 Objectives To monitor the progress of modern research in their area and collaborate with colleagues to explore issues and problems facing the educational community. Identify and / or produce and test relevant teaching materials and to disperse the teachers of their specialty. To undertake action research and communicate their findings to the school site and in the wider community, eg lectures seminars or otherwise. To serve as reference people, as to the specific items to colleagues both at school level and in the education system level. Career Prospects: Graduates of the program have the following options: 9.1 To seek management position at school level (eg Manager, Assistant Manager) and / or the Ministry of Education and Culture (eg Inspector). 9.2 To work as trainers at the Pedagogical Institute. 9.3 Understand academic position at a higher education institution. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program can pursue doctoral studies. [-]

Master In Education Sciences - Theory, Practice And Evaluation Of Teaching

Online Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. [+]

Duration (years): 3 semesters Qualification Awarded: Educational Sciences: Theory, Practice and Evaluation of Instruction (MEd, 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 Purpose The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator. 7.2 Objectives To promote and support quality teaching through the analysis of sociological, philosophical and psychological assumptions regarding the organization, conduct and evaluation of teaching. To contribute to the modernization of teaching, guiding and exercising advisory role both in the development programs at school level and in terms of the organization, conduct and evaluation of teaching. Deepen the research findings as well as methodological issues relating to the organization and conduct of teaching. To utilize the latest technology for teaching and learning purposes. Deepen issues expertise, manufacturing achievements essays, analysis and documentation of learning outcomes and monitoring the academic progress of students. Apply a variety of techniques for systematic observation and evaluation of teaching. Deepen knowledge on issues, related to the pedagogical guidance and staff development. Exercise role of "catalyst" to quality teaching, school culture and school vision and development of the school unit as a whole. To critically examine educational research results and their implications in the school unit daily work and organize their own research effort. Career Prospects: Graduates of the program have the following options: 9.1 To seek management position at school level (eg Manager, Assistant Manager) and / or the Ministry of Education and Culture (eg Inspector). 9.2 To work as trainers at the Pedagogical Institute. 9.3 Understand academic position at a higher education institution. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program can pursue doctoral studies. [-]

Master In Public Administration (mpa)

Online Full time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia

The program allows for specialization in the discipline of public administration in theory and practice. Specifically, postgraduate training is provided to officers of the public sector and individuals who intend to work in this sector (Public Service, Semi-governmental Organizations, Local Government (Municipalities and Communities), Public Organizations and Agencies). [+]

Duration (years): 3 semesters Qualification Awarded: Master's Degree in Public Administration Level of Qualification: Master (2nd Cycle) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full or Part Time Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: The program allows for specialization in the discipline of public administration in theory and practice. Specifically, postgraduate training is provided to officers of the public sector and individuals who intend to work in this sector (Public Service, Semi-governmental Organizations, Local Government (Municipalities and Communities), Public Organizations and Agencies). The main objective of the Program is to develop a horizontal learning culture in public administration matters in Cyprus. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the theoretical models of Public Administration and the systematic examination of the models and practices of Public Administration in Cyprus. In this context, it highlights the nature and functioning of public administration, details the way in which areas and services are related and influence each other, and identify issues that need special attention in order to produce practical and applied knowledge in dealing with current problems and challenges. Specific Objectives The first specific objective of the Programme is to improve the efficiency and productivity of workers in the public sector. The second specific objective is to understand the challenges posed by the accession of Cyprus to the EU and the structure of global governance for Public Administration. Students will have the opportunity to not elaborate on the research and application of models and practices of Public Administration at both general and specific level. The program is structured in such a way that enables students to specialize in areas of particular interest, having a background knowledge and experience in public administration. Career Prospects: The Programme addresses existing officers of the Public Administration and individuals seeking to work in it. The need to increase knowledge and skills of these people are given the demand for such a possibility is apparent. On the other hand, the offer and the options concerned are very limited. Individuals seeking specialization in postgraduate studies in Public Administration are mainly people with full-time, which are unable to study abroad mainly due to increased professional and family obligations. In Cyprus there is limited supply in Metaptychiaka.I introduction of the Program will therefore ensure direct coverage of the relevant kenou.Parallila, the Programme addresses and Greeks students who pursue graduate education and training in the field of Public Administration. Developing the knowledge base of public administration at the graduate level of education and university research level will give new possibilities to people serving in this area and will improve the level of knowledge and management issues related to the sector. The results will be beneficial for the whole society. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of this program will be able to pursue further studies in the academic field of public administration or the general field of knowledge management at the doctoral level [-]

MSc

Msc In Educational / School Psychology

Online Full time 3 - 4 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia

Section: A - Required Courses [+]

Academic Path: Section: A - Required Courses Min. Credits: 18 Max. Credits: 18 Min. ECTS Credits: 60 Max. ECTS Credits: 60 Course Id Title Credits Credits ECTS Teaching Hours PSYM-500DL Psychology Teaching and Learning 3 10 3 PSYM-501DL Intellectual Development: Theory, Evaluation and Applications 3 10 3 PSYM-502DL Learning Difficulties 3 10 3 PSYM-503DL Educational Interventions 3 10 3 PSYM-504DL Psychometric Methods and Tools Measurement 3 10 3 PSYM-506DL Research Methods 3 10 3 Section: B - Electives Min. Credits: 9 Max. Credits: 9 Min. ECTS Credits: 30 Max. ECTS Credits: 30 Notes: The PSY-691AD course is a prerequisite lesson PSYM-506DL. The PSY-691VD course is a prerequisite lesson PSYM-691AD. The PSYM-634DL course must be completed BEFORE selecting additional compulsory courses of section C. Course Id Title Credits Credits ECTS Teaching Hours PSYM-630DL Inclusive Education 3 10 3 PSYM-631DL Psychopathology Child 3 10 3 PSYM-632DL Philosophy of Mind 3 10 3 PSYM-634DL Assessment Children and Adolescents 3 10 3 PSYM-635DL The Neuroscience in Education 3 10 3 PSYM-636DL Language and Development 3 10 3 PSYM-691AD Master Thesis I 3 10 0 PSYM-691BD Master Thesis II 3 10 0 Section: C - Additional Compulsory Courses Min. Credits: 14 Max. Credits: 14 Min. ECTS Credits: 30 Max. ECTS Credits: 30 Notes: PSYM-682DL: Students must oloklrosoun 500 hours of practical training. Students have option to prepare Master Thesis. This requires selecting PSYM-691AD courses and PSYM-691BD and another course option. In the absence of choice of then Master Thesis students must choose three electives outside PSYM-691AD courses and PSYM-691BD. Course Id Title Credits Credits ECTS Teaching Hours PSYM-680DL Counseling Education at School 3 10 3 PSYM-681DL Professional Ethics 3 10 3 PSYM-682DL Practice 7 8 0 PSYM-710DL Seminar Internships 1 2 1 [-]

MSc in Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering

Online Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The aims of the MSc distance learning programme in Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering are to prepare graduates to succeed in a constantly growing, demanding, and highly competitive technological world. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Master of Science in Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master’s Degree) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Minimum Credits: 36 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: The aims of the MSc distance learning programme in Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering are to: 1. Prepare graduates to succeed in a constantly growing, demanding, and highly competitive technological world; 2. Provide specialisation and extensive knowledge in the area of oil, gas and energy engineering; 3. Create an academic environment conducive to learning new oil, gas and energy engineering concepts and technologies; 4. Introduce students to the emerging technologies in the oil & gas sector; 5. Foster analytical skills and critical thinking; 6. Promote engineering ethics and moral practices. Career Prospects: Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering offers very strong career prospects as it prepares graduates to assume positions in the global oil & gas sector. With energy consumption growing steadily on a global scale, and investments in drilling and exploitation of energy resources, in particular gas and oil, are anticipated to continue strong in the long run. Hence, the global employment outlook appears promising. The drive for locating and extracting new and existing oil & gas resources offers well paid and rewarding careers in hydrocarbon producing and refining countries. Graduates of the Masters’ programme can be employed by oil field service companies, independent and national oil companies, oil and gas trading firms, contractors, advisory organisations, chemical companies and energy regulators. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Third Cycle degrees (Doctorate Degree) Graduation Requirements The student must complete 90 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of the programme, the students should be able to: Utilise knowledge and understanding of oil and gas science and engineering and apply safety and risk management techniques; Diagnose, formulate and solve complex oil, gas and energy engineering problems; Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data; Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints; Analyse and assess the economics of the oil and gas industry and the oil and gas energy markets; Formulate solutions that meet the desired needs within the economic, manufacturing and sustainability borders; Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice and research; Function and communicate effectively in multidisciplinary teams. [-]

Msc In Social Work

Online Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The Program aims to acquire a specialization in contemporary approaches of Social Work in theoretical and practical level. In particular, the knowledge you gain will allow more effective practicing of the profession in public, non-governmental - voluntary and / or private organizations Social Welfare. [+]

Duration (years): 3 Semesters Qualification Awarded: Master of Science in Social Work Level of Qualification: Master Degree (2nd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English and Greek Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: The Program aims to acquire a specialization in contemporary approaches of Social Work in theoretical and practical level. In particular, the knowledge you gain will allow more effective practicing of the profession in public, non-governmental - voluntary and / or private organizations Social Welfare. The main objective of the Program is to develop a culture of horizontal learning in social work issues both in Cyprus and in the European area. Students will have the opportunity to indulge in knowledge of modern theories of Social Work and the assessment and intervention methods, the current social policy, the administration of social services, such as those operating at national and European level. At the same time, explore the roles and principles of social work in transdisciplinary framework in the field of Health and Welfare. Under this approach, highlighted the nature and character of Social Work, analyzes the way in which the various sectors and services are related and influence each other, and identify issues that need special attention in order to produce practical and applicable knowledge to meet the current and challenges. Specific Objectives The first specific objective of the Programme is to improve the efficiency and productivity of employees in Social Welfare. The second specific objective is to understand the social challenges created by the rapid political and economic and social changes in the European and world space. Students will have the opportunity to thoroughly study the presented challenges, to understand different models of prevention and response to social crises and new needs of recipients of care, both general and specific level. The program is structured in such a way that enables students to specialize in areas of particular interest, Career Prospects: Through attendance and successful completion of their studies, increased possibilities of employment offered to government, non-governmental - voluntary and private organizations operating at local, regional, national and European level both the overall level of Social Welfare, and more specialized positions (head / h). Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program will also be able to pursue a doctoral degree in Social Work in Social Policy, Public Administration or any other related area if they wish. The design of this program takes into account these prospects through the specification possibility graduate thesis. Choosing the thesis writing, students will have the opportunity to work in an essential part of a future research project and will be placed in advantageous position in their possible application in a doctoral program as opposed to graduates who do not have a thesis-writing experience. [-]

MA

MA in Digital Media and Communications

Online Full time Part time 18 months September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The program is designed to be completed in one calendar year (12 months), over a fall, a spring and a summer semester of 13 weeks. Working professionals have the part-time study option which may take longer. The program consists of core courses, specialization requirements and electives. Students are required to attend lectures and seminars and engage in individual as well as group-based learning activities. [+]

Specializations: 1. Journalism and Social Media Publishing, 2. Public Relations and Advertising in Networked Society, 3. Sports Media and Communications Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Digital Media and Communications(MA, 3 semesters) - Distance Leaning Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Master’s degree) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time and part time study. Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: The program is designed to be completed in one calendar year (12 months), over a fall, a spring and a summer semester of 13 weeks. Working professionals have the part-time study option which may take longer. The program consists of core courses, specialization requirements and electives. Students are required to attend lectures and seminars and engage in individual, as well as group-based learning activities. Aims: What role do digital media, particularly social media play in the economy, politics and everyday life? How have social media changed the practice of journalism, public relations and advertising? The MA in Digital media and Communications addresses these and similar questions that have emerged out of the rise of social media and their increasing domination of the media and communication professions. This program offers a critical analysis of the operation, functions, use, embeddedness and ramifications of social media in a globalized, networked society. It is aimed at people who wish to acquire a critical understanding of social media and learn how to analyze and mobilize them strategically. The program emphasizes on an evidence-based, scientific examination of current and emerging digital media practices and trends and helping students develop their ability to successfully utilize social media in the practice of journalism, public relations, marketing and advertising. Objectives: The objectives of the MA in Digital Media and Communications are to provide a critical understanding of current theories, key concepts and new research methods related to social media investigate institutional, social and technical factors shaping social media practices examine social media practices by a variety of actors, including journalists, businesses, politicians and publics enable students to develop effective social media strategies in the practice of journalism, public relations, political lobbying, marketing and advertising Career Prospects: Graduates of the programme can find employment as online programme directors, social media strategists, public relations specialists, journalists or content producers. They may work in advertising agencies, public relations firms or in mass media outlets, such as public and private television or radio, newspapers or magazines. This programme will also prepare students to embark on careers in political communication, research and consultancy. Access to Further Studies: Upon completion of the program, students have direct access to further studies. Admission to the Ph.D. program in Media and Communication offered by the department. This will offer a valuable gateway into a career in academia. Graduation Requirements The student must complete 120 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required. Learning Outcomes On completion of the programme the student will be able to: 1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of mass communication processes 2. Demonstrate improved competence in dealing with media production and consumption 3. Comprehend media production and criticize media content in a constructive manner 4. Exhibit a specialty, in particular areas, in order to prepare for careers in media research, public relations, journalism, media criticism, advertising, media management and media regulation 5. Pursue career development in the media and/or secure high-level employment in media-related professions 6. Further their theoretical and analytical research competencies by pursuing doctoral studies [-]

Ma In European Public Law And Politics

Online Full time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia

The Programme addresses legal aspects holders, Political Science and / or Public Administration, International and / or European Studies, International Relations and other relevant qualifications. [+]

Duration (years): 3 semesters Qualification Awarded: European Public Law and Politics (MA, 3 semesters) - Distance Learning Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek / English Mode of Study: Full / part-time attendance Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: The Programme addresses legal aspects holders, Political Science and / or Public Administration, International and / or European Studies, International Relations and other relevant qualifications. The Program aims to provide the opportunity for bi-scientific approach, deepen and sharpen the cognitive module which consists of the subjects / fields of the State and of European Law, Political Theory, Political Science, International and European Studies and others objects included in the broader field of political science. Systematic post-graduate training in these disciplines can be a critical asset for people who aim to work in a multitude of sectors, organizations and professions. Indicatively, the skills that graduates of the program will derive will be useful: 1. In senior or junior employees of the Public Service and various state or semi-state organizations. 2. Executives of international organizations such as the European Union, the UN, the Council of Europe etc. 3. Executives Non-Governmental Organizations, international or national. 4. Members of the diplomatic corps and other employees in embassies or other agencies and organizations active in the field of interstate relations. 5. To those who are about to undertake practical legal science, either as attorneys or as legal advisors to companies and to public or private organizations, NGOs, international organizations, etc., or as judges. The overall objective of the Programme is to develop the level of knowledge, skills and abilities of graduate students in the abovementioned disciplines, the main axis of the interdisciplinary approach and the consequent realization (a) of the multidimensional nature of the issues that will have to face in their careers and (b) the "goodwill" that brings interdisciplinarity and methodical, multi-faceted approach to the issues. Pillar of the educational approach is to combine the theoretical with the practical dimension of the issues that arise in cognitive Public Law and Political Theory unity and development of the ability to theoretically sound and practically tackle these issues. From the perspective of individual subjects, particular emphasis will be placed on the European dimension of the issues and their links with the challenges, weaknesses and the prospect of European political, economic, cultural and social 'integration »(European integration). 6.2. Specific Objectives The first specific objective of the Graduate Program European Public Law and Policy is to assimilate the basic concepts and magnitudes of Public Law and Political Sciences, such as eg concepts / sizes of state and government, popular or national sovereignty, democracy and the rule of law in its various aspects (liberal, democratic, social), public administration, the Constitution and the production processes of (constituent power), the federation and other forms of transnational cooperation etc. An understanding of these concepts / aggregates is a sine qua non condition for an in-depth approach complex problems, such as European political integration, the challenges posed by the participation of a Member State to the EU, the state status and future prospects of the Cyprus Republic, etc. The second specific objective of the Programme is to provide the necessary knowledge about the basic theoretical approaches and around the rich institutional and legal data in a series of disciplines, such as the constitutional organization of the state and governance, human rights, the EU's functioning and the interface with Member States and national jurisdictions, modern developments in Public Administration (Corporate Management, eGovernment, new accountability mechanisms and transparency and so on), planning and social policy with reference to modern theories of social and economic justice, etc. The program will be structured in a way that enables students to specialize in areas of their special interest, but only after you have previously assimilated the general directions of interdisciplinary and methodical research as well as basic knowledge of the key figures Public Law and Political Theory. The third specific objective of the Programme is the systematic cultivation of di-scientism, avoiding misunderstood concepts around the topic, in particular avoiding, on the one hand, the extreme position of full independence of Legal Science of Political Science and the other hand, the equally extreme position that fails to distinguish between substantive and methodological specificities of disciplines. The program aspires to be, inter alia, "workshop" and scope for developing a coherent interdisciplinary mindset, through identifying the complexity of the problems of space, but also through the careful delineation of the different disciplines and methodological approaches to legal science and political science respectively. The ultimate goal is to provide stakeholders the tools for research and PhD thesis, in order to strengthen and guide members of the two Departments on the need for foreign language publications in journals and inspections. Career Prospects: As mentioned, the program is aimed at legal aspects holders, Political Science and / or Public Administration, International and / or European Studies, International Relations, and other relevant qualifications, who seek to gain additional qualifications that will help them in employment or Best performance in a multitude of sectors and occupations, including in the Civil Service and various state or semi-state agencies, international organizations, as indicatively the European Union, the UN and the Council of Europe, in Non-Governmental Organizations International or nationwide, the diplomatic corps and embassies or other agencies and organizations active in the field of interstate relations, a whole range of activities related to the practice of legal science (lawyers, solicitors, judges etc.) The need to increase knowledge and skills of these people are given the demand for such a possibility is apparent. On the other hand, the offer and the choices of those concerned is quite limited. In Cyprus there is currently bidding on Graduate Programs of cognitive unity of Public Law and Political Science, and the proposed program can be selected from graduates of Greek universities who seek graduate education and training in these areas of special interest. The development at the graduate level of education and university research in scientific fields covered by the program will bring new opportunities to people who would offer their services in the above key areas and improve therefore the overall level of knowledge and management issues, increasing associated benefits to the community. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of this program will be able to pursue doctoral studies in one of the specialist fields that make up the cognitive section of the Program [-]

MA in International Relations and European Studies

Online Full time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia

The students attain a broad understanding of the political, social and economic evolution of the international system in the 20th century as well as the new evolving international environment. [+]

Concentrations: 1. European Studies, 2. Conflict and Peace Studies, 3. Cyprus Studies, 4. Diplomacy, 5. Energy Security, 6. Middle East and East Mediterranean Studies, 7. Strategic Studies Duration: 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts in International Relations and European Studies Level of Qualification: Master Degree (2nd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Distance Learning Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: i. The students attain a broad understanding of the political, social and economic evolution of the international system in the 20th century as well as the new evolving international environment. ii. The role of law, business and diplomacy in the international system will form a vital part of this understanding. iii. The relative political and economic power of states, the role of international organizations such as the United Nations, and the existence of conflict will provide major foci for the program as a whole. Career Prospects: Graduates of this program go on to work in many different positions, both in the public sector as well as the private sector. Ministries within the Republic of Cyprus, United Nations and its associated agencies, non-governmental organizations, mass media and political parties, businesses, and banks. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Third Cycle degrees (Doctorate Degree) [-]

MA in Teaching Greek to Speakers of Other Languages

Online Full time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia

Graduates will specialize in theoretical and practical issues relating to the teaching of Greek as a second/foreign language. [+]

Duration: 3 semesters Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts in Teaching Greek to Speakers of Other Languages Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master’s Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Distance Learning Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: Graduates will specialize in theoretical and practical issues relating to the teaching of Greek as a second/foreign language. They will develop transferrable skills relating to the field and especially in the area of teaching Career Prospects: Graduates will be able to have an international career in teaching Greek as a second/foreign language. They will also be able to devise language teaching programmes. Graduates will be able to work for the public or private sector globally (schools, institutes, universities, research centres), which specialize in this field. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Third Cycle degrees (PhD). Graduation Requirements The student must complete 90 ECTS and all programme requirements. Learning Outcomes Graduates will deepen their understanding of second language acquisition approaches with specific emphasis on teaching Greek. They will practice teaching Greek under the three pillars of language learning (teaching, learning and assessment) with an emphasis on communication skills. They will learn how to manage the classroom and design courses and syllabi suitable for teaching Greek. Graduates will be familiar with highly specialized aspects of language teaching. They will be able to apply new technologies in language teaching. They will gain significant understanding of theoretical frameworks to enable them to pursue further postgraduate study in the field. [-]

Ma In Theology

Online Full time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia

To provide quality postgraduate training clergy and laity theologians, as well as to teachers, because of religious instruction taught in primary education, scholars and graduates of the humanities and social sciences and other disciplines University graduates, who they wish to deepen and develop their interdisciplinary training in a modern learning framework of Orthodox Theology. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years or 3 semesters Qualification Awarded: Postgraduate Diploma in Theology Level of Qualification: Master (2nd Cycle) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Distance Learning Minimum Credits: 36 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: GOALS To provide quality postgraduate training clergy and laity theologians, as well as to teachers, because of religious instruction taught in primary education, scholars and graduates of the humanities and social sciences and other disciplines University graduates, who they wish to deepen and develop their interdisciplinary training in a modern learning framework of Orthodox Theology. To study the role of Christianity in the modern world, the historical and theological foundation of, the works of the great Fathers of the Church and the relationship of Orthodoxy with other denominations and religions. Special emphasis is on Christian education, the media and the ways in which theoretical developments can improve pedagogical practice. During the study: Investigated the domain of Biblical Studies, Ecclesiastical History in general and the history of the Church of Cyprus, Greece, the Balkans, Russia and the Patriarchates in particular, as well as the sector of Pedagogic, Philosophy of Education, Christian Education, and the use of multimedia . The survey in the Patristic and hagiographical Studies in the field of patristic literature and theology, based on the works of the Great Fathers of the Church and of the Saints Epiphanius of Cyprus Neophytos the enclosed. Emphasis is also given in Pastoral Theology, in order to establish, especially the clergy and the laity, the pastoral, catechetical and missionary work of the Church, while review of Modern Sociology and Ethics, addressing social, ethical, bioethical and ecological problems. Simultaneously, research extends the study and examination of past and modern religionists flows, with special emphasis on Islam and interreligious dialogue on issues. Studied the dogmatic teaching of the Orthodox Church, with regard to inter-Orthodox and inter-Christian dialogues. Explored the Normal and Ecclesiastical Law, the relations between Church and State, in connection with the existing constitutional framework, and modern Katastatiki Legislation Churches of Cyprus and Greece. The studies are completed with a thesis, which is a prerequisite for obtaining the Master's in Theology. The issues of diplomatic and doctoral work drawn from the findings of the Research Centre of Theology and Culture (KETHP) of the Department. RESEARCH CENTRE OF THEOLOGY AND CULTURE (KETHP) The Department of Theology and Culture University of Nicosia considers condition of its program of research, linking with other research centers, educational establishments or or research activities in Cyprus and abroad. The Research Centre of Theology and Culture (KETHP) aims at producing and promoting scientific research of national and international scope, which will contribute to scientific and practical needs of the Church and the State, as well as to the mutual understanding and communication between people in a multicultural society such as Cyprus. The KETHP is under the high supervision of the holy Bishop of Kykkos and Tillyria Mr. Nikiforos. As part of this cooperation, students have access to specialized library and his other research programs Studies Centre of Kykkos Monastery. The program is offered and coursework method, with full or partial attendance. Career Prospects: The titles of the Postgraduate Diploma (Master) and Doctorate Degree (PhD) of the Department of Curriculum Theology and Culture at the University of Nicosia is recognized by the competent departments of the Greek Cypriot and Republic, and by extension the European Union Member Countries. Therefore, holders of the above Patent: They have the ability to follow developments in scientific research centers or academic careers in universities, public and private, Cyprus, Greece and more generally abroad. They may be engaged and to work in related areas of the Metropolises of the Church of Cyprus, Greece and other Orthodox Churches, or appointed as representatives and advisors of these Churches in interorthodox, interchurch and interreligious dialogue. They can be employed in Tourist Offices, as guides or specialized partners, in promotion of Religious Tourism in Cyprus and Greece They also have the opportunity to work in the field of education or indoctrination of expatriates omodoxon abroad. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program can be admitted to third-cycle studies (PhD) Further information about the PhD program in Theology University of Nicosia you can see in the brochure by clicking the following link. [-]

Master In Education Sciences - Arts In Education

Online Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. [+]

Duration (years): 3 semesters Qualification Awarded: Education Sciences: Arts and Education (MEd, 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 Purpose The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator. 7.2 Objectives Preparing the education system managers with a deeper knowledge in the Arts and in their teaching. To monitor the progress of modern research into the teaching of Arts and familiarize themselves with the necessary research and methodological tools. To acquire specialized knowledge, methods and approaches that will help them innovate in the field of the arts and their teaching. Acquire skills to manage practical aspects of the teaching of the arts. Select and produce teaching materials based on current teaching trends of Music and Fine Arts. Career Prospects: Graduates of the program have the following options: 9.1 To seek management position at school level (eg Manager, Assistant Manager) and / or the Ministry of Education and Culture (eg Inspector). 9.2 To work as trainers at the Pedagogical Institute. 9.3 Understand academic position at a higher education institution. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program can pursue doctoral studies. [-]

MA TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Online Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

To provide students with a strong professional foundation for developing practical teaching skills in relation to TESOL; to further students’ understanding of English language teaching. [+]

Duration (years): 3 semesters Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts in TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Level of Qualification: Master Degree (2nd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: General Objectives: To provide students with a strong professional foundation for developing practical teaching skills in relation to TESOL; to further students’ understanding of English language teaching. Specific Objectives: To develop in the student an understanding of a range of disciplines and areas of professional activity which underpin the field of TESOL and constitute its focus and its concerns; To provide students with a solid theoretical foundation and the necessary professional skills in TESOL; To equip the students with the linguistic knowledge, cultural understanding, and pedagogical training essential to the various aspects of TESOL; To provide theoretical and/or practical support for actual situations within the language classroom, To develop students’ skills in critical reading and ability to design a research project, To provide the theoretical and/or practical basis required for the study of a doctoral degree. Career Prospects: The MA TESOL programme prepares students and educators for global careers as ESL/EFL teachers and course developers. It is designed for those who may have little or no substantial teaching experience but who wish to gain a substantial postgraduate qualification early in their professional lives in the field of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Graduates will be able to be employed as teaching professionals at private and state institutions, both in Cyprus and abroad, teaching English to non-native speakers of the language. Access to Further Studies: The graduate programme will provide the basis for acceptance to a doctoral degree in TESOL or Applied Linguistics. Graduation Requirements The student must complete 90 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the students should be able to: Critically analyse relevant professional issues affecting current educational practices in the area of English language learning and teaching; Reflect on and evaluate the quality of language teaching and learning; Locate and critically assess the relevance and value of recent research in the area of English language learning and teaching; Design, evaluate, develop and implement lessons and materials in English language teaching; Design and evaluate course curricula in relation to English language teaching and learning; Design, develop and implement research in their chosen area of specialization; Fully and confidently defend their ideas on language teaching and learning both orally and in writing; Synthesise, at a high level, data and ideas from secondary sources for seminar presentations and assignments; Critically assess and reflect upon one’s own practice and development as an English language teacher. [-]

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