University of Nicosia School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Introduction

Our Philosophy

The Philosophy of the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law is that the goals of the education offered should be of the highest level so that our students are enabled to acquire the knowledge and skills and cultivate the abilities which will help them to succeed in their careers, enrich their lives, and successfully face the difficulties, but also the opportunities which they will meet. We believe that some of the greatest challenges and opportunities will, for many of our students, derive from the accession of Cyprus to the European Union.

Our Students

In the various departments of the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law we have about seven hundred Cypriot and international undergraduate students and about fifty students enrolled in graduate programs.

Our Faculty

Our students are taught by eighty-five internationally recruited faculty. You can see more information about their qualifications, research interests, and publications in the following pages.

Our Departments

The School offers a wide range of programs with the aim of offering students a well-rounded education. The programs are organized in seven Departments.

Each Department offers a variety of programs and specializations which are interrelated, so that students have the opportunity to combine courses within the Department, from other Departments of the School, and even from other Schools, according to their interests and aptitudes.

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Programs

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Master

Master In Public Administration (mpa)

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 2 more

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-Government Organisations, Local Government (Municipalities and Communities), Public Organizations and Agencies). [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Master's Degree in Public Administration Level of Qualification: Master's Degree (2nd Study Title) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full / part-time attendance 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-Government Organisations, 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 Graduate Programs in Public Administration. The introduction of the program will therefore ensure immediate cover this gap. Furthermore, the Programme is also addressed to 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

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

Campus Full time 3 years September 2016 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 2 more

The three year Master of Science degree programme in Clinical Psychology aims to integrate clinical, academic and research aspects of training. Upon completion of their training, students will be able to engage in applied practice of clinical psychology with different populations. The program also offers students the opportunity to design and conduct empirical research. [+]

Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: Master of Science in Clinical Psychology Level of Qualification: Master Degree (2nd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time Minimum Credits: 99 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: Aims The three year Master of Science degree programme in Clinical Psychology aims to integrate clinical, academic and research aspects of training. Upon completion of their training, students will be able to engage in applied practice of clinical psychology with different populations. The program also offers students the opportunity to design and conduct empirical research. A major aim of the program is to cultivate in training clinicians an ethical professional identity that will guide their work as researchers and as practitioners. Objectives The program is based on the scientist-practitioner model of training. This model offers clinical training to students that prepares them for a career as professional clinical psychologists. Moreover, the program offers students the education to develop, through further training, into competent researchers and academics. Career Prospects: Upon successful completion of the program graduates will be able to work as clinical psychologists in different professional settings of the private or public sector. Potential employment opportunities include: Non-profit organization, mental health centres, clinics, hospitals, private practice, group practice, rehabilitation centres, psychiatric centres, etc. Access to Further Studies: Upon graduation, students may pursue further postgraduate (PhD, or PsyD) studies in Clinical Psychology and/or related fields. Graduation Requirements The student must complete 180 ECTS and all programme requirements, including 1000-1500 hours of clinical practicum. 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 By the end of the programme the graduates will be able to: 1. Critically analyze and synthesize information from different schools of thought and theoretical orientations in clinical psychology. 2. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the process of developing a therapeutic relationship and carrying out psychotherapy. 3. Engage in self-reflection and critically assess their strengths and weaknesses and the impact that these have on their clients and on the therapy process. 4. Conduct themselves with professionalism, demonstrating deep knowledge and understanding of professional standards, and practicing according to professional ethics. 5. Have an enhanced insight of the wide diversity represented by individuals who differ with respect to culture, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, ages, sexual orientation, nationality, and physical and mental status. 6. Ask scientific questions relevant to clinical psychology, and have the necessary knowledge to design and conduct research in order to answer these questions. 7. Acquire training in the selection, application, and interpretation of clinical and psychometric assessment techniques and methods as well as in the understanding and application of the results, following professional standards. 8. Demonstrate knowledge in the design, use and evaluation of different preventive and therapeutic methods in their work with individuals with a range of psychological difficulties. 9. Demonstrate flexibility in their role as clinical psychologists according to the needs of the individuals and/or groups they work with. 10. Become exposed to a wide range of clinical experiences from different theoretical perspectives through participation in supervised clinical training. [-]

Master of Science in Counseling Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 5 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

The programme aims to train students in a variety of theoretical viewpoints from different fields in psychology and teach them the skills to practice effectively with different populations. The main goal of this programme is to train students to design and conduct research and apply the knowledge from this research effectively into practice. [+]

Duration (years): 2.5 years Qualification Awarded: Master of Science in Counseling Psychology Level of Qualification: Master Degree (2nd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Minimum Credits: 82 Minimum ECTS Credits: 150 Profile of the Programme: Aims The programme aims to train students in a variety of theoretical viewpoints from different fields in psychology and teach them the skills to practice effectively with different populations. The main goal of this programme is to train students to design and conduct research and apply the knowledge from this research effectively into practice. Of outmost importance is that the students develop an ethical professional identity that will guide their work as researchers and practitioners. Objectives The Master of Science degree program in Counseling Psychology is built upon the scientist-practitioner model of education and training where science and practice are viewed as complementary and interdependent. The program aims to integrate the academic, research, and professional components of counseling psychology into a program that promotes knowledge, experience, and sensitivity to the tradition of counseling psychology that prepares students for careers as professional psychologists in Cyprus and other European countries. With the completion of this program students have all the necessary qualifications for admissions to programs of doctoral study in Cyprus or abroad. Career Prospects: On successful completion of the program graduates will be able to work in different professional settings of the private or public sector since their degree can give them license to work in Cyprus as Counseling Psychologists. Potential employment opportunities include: In different Counseling centers, clinics, schools, business sector, private office and in the public sectors Counseling Psychologists can now be employed in clinics, hospitals or different organizations. Access to Further Studies: Upon graduation, students may have direct access to further postgraduate (PhD, or PsyD) studies mainly in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology (depending on the University). Graduation Requirements The student must complete 150 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 program, the students should be able to: 1) Critically evaluate the major theories and philosophies within the selected fields in Counseling Psychology. 2) Critically assess their own personal philosophy of human beings as well as their strengths and weaknesses as they impact on the counseling process. 3) Demonstrate skills in assessing and evaluating the counseling process in the context of the everyday challenges, and to develop competencies in different communication skills. 4) Have an enhanced insight of the wide diversity represented by individuals of different cultures, gender, ethnicity, races, religions, ages, physical/mental status, and other groups. 5) Become exposed to a wide range of populations having a variety of problems through participation in supervised clinical training experiences both in the State and in the Private Sector. 6) Demonstrate flexibility in their role as counseling psychologists according to the needs of the population they work with (e.g. individuals, groups, couples) and the task they have to accomplish. 7) Assess the dynamics of the group processes to the person’s interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics and interactions. 8) Demonstrate knowledge in the design and use of different preventive and therapeutic methods in their work with people with various problems. 9) Acquire training in the selection, application, and interpretation of clinical and Psychometric assessment techniques and methods as well as in the understanding and application of the results following professional standards. 10) Critically evaluate research in the different areas of counseling, demonstrate ability to ask scientific questions relevant to Counseling Psychology, design and conduct research in order to answer these questions. 11) Evidence knowledge in the use of different research methodologies in Counseling and exhibit skills in the use of data analysis methods. 12) Conduct themselves with professionalism demonstrating deep knowledge and understanding of professional standards and work ethics and their application to real life situations. [-]

Master of Science in Criminology

Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

The program has been designed for graduates who wish to expand their knowledge of criminology, for persons with professional responsibilities in policing, probation and prison who wish to enhance their knowledge on recent developments and further their practitioner experience, and for those who wish to follow criminal justice careers. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Master of Science in Criminology Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle ( Masters) 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 has been designed for graduates who wish to expand their knowledge of criminology, for persons with professional responsibilities in policing, probation and prison who wish to enhance their knowledge on recent developments and further their practitioner experience, and for those who wish to follow criminal justice careers. GENERAL OBJECTIVES 1. Equip students with advanced written and oral communication skills, as well as research techniques for independent contributions to the field of criminology and further research. 2. Prepare students for pursuing careers in fields such as law enforcement, criminal justice agencies and/or academia. 3. Provide students with knowledge and skills required by most criminal justice agencies. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: 1. Allow students to obtain specialized knowledge in criminology. 2. Provide students with an advanced study of crime, its extent, causes of criminal behavior and victimization, public response to crime and criminal justice issues. 3. Develop a broad understanding of the criminal justice system and current criminological issues. 4. Provide opportunities to students to examine a range of criminological subjects. 5. Develop a thorough understanding of how criminological theories are applied to law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. 6. Gain insight into motivations and factors behind deviant behavior, and the ways agencies work together to prevent, detect and combat crime. 7. Critically examine various types of crimes from offender, victim and criminal justice perspectives. Career Prospects: The program's graduates will have the opportunity to pursue careers in various settings such as: (A) Law enforcement agencies (police officers or civilian staff). Law enforcement personnel will benefit from this program also for ranking / promotion matters. (B) Probation and parole services (C) Correctional settings (D) Social services (E) Research and analysis for government or private consulting firms, such as crime analysis and crime prevention programs (F) Non-Government Organizations active in relevant fields (G) Academia 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 this program, the students should be able to: 1. Employ the principles and practices of social and criminological research. 2. Engage critically and independently with contemporary developments and debates concerning crime and criminology. 3. Apply criminological principles and concepts to ?real life? situations in the criminal justice field. 4. Recognize the intertwining of different psychological and sociological theories relevant to understanding crime and criminal behavior. 5. Demonstrate reflective understanding of comparative and applied criminal justice. 6. Critically evaluate theory, research and practice in criminology. 7. Evaluate the various ways for crime control and crime prevention. 8. Show evidence of in-depth knowledge of the changing nature of crime and victimization. 9. Examine the role of the victim in the overall criminological spectrum, and recognize that victims make up half the crime equation and therefore are of utmost importance. 10. Enhance their understanding of the contribution of forensic psychology to all levels of the criminal justice system. 11. Critically assess the various forms of violent and sexual offending, as well as methods of evaluation and management of such offenders. 12. Demonstrate an enhanced knowledge of research conducted in the field of violent and sexual offending patterns. 13. Appraise current trends and developing issues in juvenile delinquency. 14. Evaluate the current developments in police and policing as well as compare different policing practices. 15. Assess the evolution and impact of cybercrime to society, and the difficulties law enforcement agencies face worldwide. [-]

Msc Counseling (counseling)

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 2 more

The program of the Advisory is an academic program that aims to develop scientific knowledge on theories and applications of the Consultative through two directions of study: (a) Vocational Guidance / Vocational Guidance, and (b) Counselling Addiction. [+]

Counseling Concentrations: 1. Substance Abuse Counseling, 2. Career / Vocational Counseling (MSc, 1.5 Years or 3 Semesters) Duration (years): 1.5 years or 3 semesters Qualification Awarded: MSc Counselling (Counseling) - Direction 1: Professional Coaching / Business Orientation - Heading 2: Dependency Counseling Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full (full-time) or partial (part-time) studies. Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: Objectives of the Program The program of the Advisory is an academic program that aims to develop scientific knowledge on theories and applications of the Consultative through two directions of study: (a) Vocational Guidance / Vocational Guidance, and (b) Counselling Addiction. Particular emphasis is placed on customer relationship officer, and a thorough understanding of the issues that may arise through this relationship that will further help the customer. The curriculum reflects multiple theoretical approaches to support students to develop their own framework for the community and their practical training. The internship will last for 400 hours where it will provide supervision and group discussion by specialized professionals. In addition to the acquisition of Master degree students will follow the direction of the Vocational Guidance / Guidance, ensuring and internationally recognized professional qualifications GCDF which is issued by the Board of Advisors EBCC. Expectations. The expectations of the program is to develop graduates scientific knowledge and to acquire the necessary skills to provide consulting services to different populations and institutions. The education of students works solely with the training of students and the commitment to culture of ethics in the practice of the Advisory space. Career Prospects: Upon successful completion of the program graduates will be able to have a number of options. Those interested will be able to expand their academic knowledge in the field of Counseling through further postgraduate or doctoral studies abroad. The professionals will acquire specialized knowledge that will help them to enrich their practice, but also will have the opportunity to further promote their professional development in various work environments. Career prospects: The MSc in Counselling is a graduate can have different applications depending on the previous degree and / or graduate work. For example, graduates of the program can: 1) work in private schools and Universities as Guidance Consultants. 2) work in departments Human Resources, Employment and Labour Offices Fundraising Organizations. 3) work as independent consultants and career guidance. 4) both worked in various structures and dependencies as independent consultants. Access to Further Studies: After graduation, students can pursue further postgraduate (MSc, MA, MRes, MPhil) or doctoral degree in Counseling or related fields. Graduation Requirements The program consists of three semesters. The students are asked to choose the direction of their admission to the program. The first two semesters consist of three courses in each semester (10 ECTS in each course)? in the third semester students are asked to choose whether to do graduate work or not. A. For those who choose to do graduate work, and the two directions, you should take the following courses: (1) COUN-595 Master Thesis, (2) COUN- 590 Research Methodology and Statistics, and (3) COUN- 591 Supervised Practice and Ethics (400 hours). B. For those who choose to do graduate work should take the following courses: Course 1 / Professional Coaching / Business Orientation (1) COUN- 552 Multicultural Counseling and Maturation of Individuals, (2) COUN- 590 Research Methodology and Statistics, and (3) COUN- 591 Supervised Internship and Ethics (400 hours) Course 2: Dependency Counseling (1) COUN- 551 Advisory Group, (2) COUN- 590 Research Methodology and Statistics, (3) COUN- 591 Supervised Internship and Ethics (400 hours) Students must complete 90 ECTS credits and all program requirements. The minimum final grade average of the courses required for completion of the program (CPA) is 2.0. Thus, although the 'D-' is a degree which is a successful completion of a course, to obtain a total CPA 2.0 is required, you need a general average score 'C'. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of the program students (depending on the direction) will be able to: 1) Evaluate critically the basic theories and philosophical concepts to specific advisory fields. 2) Understand their personal philosophy about people, and evaluate the pros and cons and how they influence the counseling process. 3) demonstrate skills in the assessment of the consultation process, and develop skills in different skills counseling. 4) maintain school students in the choice of education and profession and the decision making process. 5) Evaluate the labor market and to lead to sound information of consulting. 6) Consider employment strategies and to support the decision making process. 7) Evaluate critically the psychometric principles of various diagnostic tools used in the work of the Career Advisor. 8) appreciate the dynamics of group process in interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics and interactions of the individual. 9) Consider the contribution of science in understanding the dependencies. 10) Evaluate and choose between different therapeutic approaches and interventions in counseling for substance abuse. 11) Develop professional ethos based on deep knowledge and understanding of the job requirements, modes of action and their implementation in everyday situations and professional dilemmas. 12) critically appraise research in different fields of counseling, and be able to design and implement their own research. 13) demonstrate a working knowledge of different research methods in Counseling and data analysis methods. 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Msc Educational / School Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

The overall objective of the program is the development of scientific knowledge in the theory and application of psychological and social processes governing the teaching and learning. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 - 2.5 years Qualification Awarded: Master's Degree in Educational / School Psychology Level of Qualification: Master's Degree (2nd Study Title) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: The overall objective of the program is the development of scientific knowledge in the theory and application of psychological and social processes governing the teaching and learning. Students will have the opportunity to choose between two specializations: a) Educational Psychology or b) School Psychology. The Educational Psychology specialization particularly aimed at people working or interested in pursuing careers as teachers. The field of Educational Psychology is defined broadly as the study of students, learning and teaching. Studies in this field can enrich the work of those who work or wish to work as teachers in primary, secondary or higher education providing the basic theoretical background that will guide their teaching in order to improve the learning outcomes of students and be able to help their students to progress academically and personally. A successful teacher is able to motivate students to successfully manage the class to assess students 'prior knowledge, to transmit successfully ideas to serve the students' particular needs, to develop appropriate teaching methods and use appropriate assessment methods. Teachers can develop these skills by understanding and applying relevant psychological theories and learning theories. The Educational Psychology specialization aims to encourage teachers to see themselves as practitioners students (engaged learners) who are constantly looking to find and examine how best to help their students achieve their goals. The central objective of this specialization is to enrich the knowledge of students on the ways the development of the individual and individual differences influence learning and the consequences that may have these parameters in teaching. Another partial goal is to develop critical thinking in evaluating various teaching methods and assessment of learning. Finally, the program aims to educate students to use methodological and statistical tools to investigate modern educational psychology issues. The School Psychology specialization is aimed at holders of a degree in Psychology interested in working in the applied branch of educational psychology, known as school psychology. This branch deals with identifying barriers to learning (eg learning difficulties, socio-emotional problems or behavioral problems of students) and implementing interventions to resolve them. A key role of school psychologists as professionals is to provide services to children, youth and families within the school environment in order to create a safe, healthy and supportive learning environment. The school psychologists receive training in the use and evaluation of diagnostic tests (eg IQ tests and school performance test), contract psychoekpaideftikon evaluation reports (psychoeducational evaluation reports), design and implementation of preventive and interventional programs (prevention and intervention programmes), and in counseling students. On this basis, the central aim of this direction is to train students in applying clinical principles and the use of special tools for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of behavioral problems, emotional problems and / or learning difficulties in school. Career Prospects: Graduates of the program have a variety of choices about employment prospects. Graduates of Educational Psychology specialization will gain knowledge that will improve their teaching practice. Additionally, the acquisition of this Master's degree will be useful for purposes of promotion and professional development in education. Graduates of the School Psychology specialization will gain knowledge and practical skills in the use and evaluation of diagnostic tests (eg IQ tests and school performance test), contract psychoekpaideftikon evaluation reports (psychoeducational evaluation reports), design and implementation of preventive and interventional programs (prevention and intervention programmes), and in counseling students. After completing the program, which includes 1020 hours of supervised internship in schools, graduates will be able to register as professional psychologists in the Register and psychologists to work in schools or private office. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program will also be able to pursue doctoral studies in Educational Psychology, Education or other similar industry if they wish. The design of the program provides for these students through the Graduate Labour elaboration choice. Choosing the preparation Master Thesis, students will have the opportunity to work on a substantial research project and thus be in a better position to be admitted to doctoral programs than graduates with no experience in writing Master Thesis. [-]

MSc in Social Work

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 2 more

Major Requirements: SOWK-510 Theory & Practice in Adult Services. [+]

Academic Path: Section: A - Major Requirements Min. Credits: 18 Max. Credits: 18 Min. ECTS Credits: 60 Max. ECTS Credits: 60 Course Id Title Credits Credits ECTS Teaching Hours SOWK-510 Theory & Practice in Adult Services 3 10 3 SOWK-511 Advanced Decision Making 3 10 3 SOWK-512 Social Research Methods 3 10 3 SOWK-520 Children and Families Interventions 3 10 3 SOWK-521 Group Work Practice 3 10 3 SOWK-522 Management of Social Care Organisation 3 10 3 Section: B - Electives Min. Credits: 9 Max. Credits: 9 Min. ECTS Credits: 30 Max. ECTS Credits: 30 Course Id Title Credits Credits ECTS Teaching Hours SOWK-530 Supervision in Social Work Practice 3 10 3 SOWK-531 Inter-Professional Working 3 10 3 SOWK-532 Community Planning, Development and Fundraising 3 10 3 SOWK-533 Psycho-Social Interventions in Community Settings 3 10 3 SOWK-534 European Social Policy and Welfare 3 10 3 SOWK-590 Thesis 6 20 0 [-]

MA

MA in Digital Art and Design

Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

The course provides a specialist, professionally focused study giving to students the opportunity to explore the dynamic interdisciplinary field of digital art and design. It has a strong studio aspect integrated with studies in history, theory and technology. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Digital Art and Design - Concentrations: 1. Graphic Design, 2. Interactive Multimedia Design (MA, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle ( Master's) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full time/part time Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: The course provides a specialist, professionally focused study giving to students the opportunity to explore the dynamic interdisciplinary field of digital art and design. It has a strong studio aspect integrated with studies in history, theory and technology. Students may engage in a range of art and design electives including curatorial and educational studies, interdisciplinary studios, and placements associated with art and design research projects. Students will develop skills in creative digital art and design practice to a professional standard. Extend their learning and deepen their understanding of visual language concepts and systems. Develop an ability to handle complex issues, to collect, analyse and interpret data. Collaborate effectively in multidisciplinary teams. Experiment and adapt innovative and creative new art and design approaches demonstrating a critical understanding of contemporary theory and practice in digital art and design. Acquire the professional skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace for art and design. Have an understanding of ethical responsibility and of the impact of their work in a social, cultural and environmental context Career Prospects: Art: Museums, galleries, digital art applications at the public and/or private sector. Commerce: New media project management, the IT industry, communication technology, web design, social media, interactive media production, digital photography and visualisation, electronic publishing, games, advertising agencies, digital design, advertising and info companies, museums, galleries. Education: Teach in the IT and design industry companies, at high schools and universities at the public and/or private sector. Graduation Requirements The student must complete 90 ECTS and all program requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this programme, the students should be able to: Critically evaluate work in their field, including their own work, using professional terminology. Combine creative and innovative skills to produce work suitable for seeking opportunities in their chosen field of art and design and take responsibility for their own professional and academic development. Demonstrate the expertise, independent skills and competence required to solve creative problems and be in charge of complex design processes. Recognise and assess the ethical challenges and the influence of major historical and contemporary cultural trends on art and design artefacts. Produce technically and aesthetically high quality work based on interesting concepts that demonstrates an understanding of digital art and design principles. Communicate and cooperate efficiently with others in design-related development processes, within and outside their own subject area [-]

MA in European Public Law and Politics

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 2 more

Το Πρόγραμμα απευθύνεται σε κατόχους πτυχίων Νομικής, Πολιτικών Επιστημών ή/και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, Διεθνών ή/και Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών, Διεθνών Σχέσεων, καθώς και άλλων συναφών τίτλων σπουδών. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 έτη Qualification Awarded: Ευρωπαϊκό Δημόσιο Δίκαιο και Πολιτική (MA, 1.5 έτη ή 3 εξάμηνα) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master Degree) Language of Instruction: Ελληνική Mode of Study: Πλήρης/ μερική φοίτηση Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: Το Πρόγραμμα απευθύνεται σε κατόχους πτυχίων Νομικής, Πολιτικών Επιστημών ή/και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, Διεθνών ή/και Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών, Διεθνών Σχέσεων, καθώς και άλλων συναφών τίτλων σπουδών. Σκοπός του Προγράμματος είναι να παράσχει τη δυνατότητα για δι-επιστημονική προσέγγιση, εμβάθυνση και εξειδίκευση στη γνωστική ενότητα που συγκροτείται από τα γνωστικά αντικείμενα/πεδία του Δημοσίου και του Ευρωπαϊκού Δικαίου, της Πολιτικής Θεωρίας, της Πολιτικής Επιστήμης, των Διεθνών και Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών και άλλα αντικείμενα που εντάσσονται στο ευρύτερο πεδίο των Πολιτικών Επιστημών. Η συστηματική, μεταπτυχιακού επιπέδου κατάρτιση στα παραπάνω γνωστικά αντικείμενα μπορεί να αποτελέσει κρίσιμο εφόδιο για άτομα που στοχεύουν να εργαστούν σε πλήθος τομέων, οργανισμών και επαγγελμάτων. Ενδεικτικά, τα εφόδια που θα αποκομίζουν οι απόφοιτοι του Προγράμματος θα είναι χρήσιμα: 1. Σε ανώτερα ή κατώτερα στελέχη της Δημόσιας Υπηρεσίας και διαφόρων κρατικών ή ημι-κρατικών οργανισμών. 2. Σε στελέχη διεθνών οργανισμών, όπως η Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση, ο ΟΗΕ, το Συμβούλιο της Ευρώπης κ.λπ. 3. Σε στελέχη Μη-Κυβερνητικών Οργανισμών, διεθνούς ή εθνικής εμβέλειας. 4. Σε μέλη του διπλωματικού σώματος και σε άλλους εργαζομένους σε Πρεσβείες ή άλλες Υπηρεσίες και Οργανισμούς που ενεργοποιούνται στο πεδίο των διακρατικών σχέσεων. 5. Σε εκείνους που πρόκειται να ασκήσουν πρακτικά τη νομική επιστήμη, είτε ως δικηγόροι, είτε ως νομικοί σύμβουλοι σε εταιρείες και σε δημόσιους ή ιδιωτικούς οργανισμούς, ΜΚΟ, διεθνείς οργανισμούς κ.ο.κ., είτε ως δικαστές. Γενικός στόχος του Προγράμματος είναι η ανάπτυξη του επιπέδου γνώσεων, δεξιοτήτων και ικανοτήτων των μεταπτυχιακών φοιτητών στα προαναφερθέντα γνωστικά αντικείμενα, με βασικό άξονα τη διεπιστημονική προσέγγιση και τη συνακόλουθη συνειδητοποίηση (α) του πολυδιάστατου χαρακτήρα των θεμάτων που θα κληθούν να αντιμετωπίσουν στην επαγγελματική τους σταδιοδρομία και (β) της «υπεραξίας» που κομίζει η διεπιστημονικότητα και η μεθοδική, πολύπλευρη προσέγγιση των θεμάτων. Πυλώνα της εκπαιδευτικής προσέγγισης αποτελεί ο συνδυασμός της θεωρητικής με την πρακτική διάσταση των ζητημάτων που ανακύπτουν στη γνωστική ενότητα Δημοσίου Δικαίου και Πολιτικής Θεωρίας και η ανάπτυξη της ικανότητας για θεωρητικά στέρεη αλλά και πρακτικά αποτελεσματική αντιμετώπιση των ζητημάτων αυτών. Από τη σκοπιά των επιμέρους γνωστικών αντικειμένων, ιδιαίτερη έμφαση θα δοθεί στην ευρωπαϊκή διάσταση των ζητημάτων και στη διασύνδεσή τους με τις προκλήσεις, τις αδυναμίες αλλά και την προοπτική της ευρωπαϊκής πολιτικής, οικονομικής, πολιτιστικής και κοινωνικής «ολοκλήρωσης» (European integration). 6.2. Ειδικοί Στόχοι Πρώτος ειδικός στόχος του Μεταπτυχιακού Προγράμματος Ευρωπαϊκού Δημοσίου Δικαίου και Πολιτικής είναι η αφομοίωση των βασικών εννοιών και μεγεθών του Δημοσίου Δικαίου και των Πολιτικών Επιστημών, όπως είναι λ.χ. οι έννοιες/μεγέθη του κράτους και της κρατικής, λαϊκής ή εθνικής κυριαρχίας, της δημοκρατίας και του κράτους δικαίου στις διάφορες πτυχές του (φιλελεύθερο, δημοκρατικό, κοινωνικό), της Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, του Συντάγματος και των διεργασιών παραγωγής του (συντακτική εξουσία), της ομοσπονδίας και των άλλων μορφών διεθνικής συνεργασίας κ.ο.κ. Η κατανόηση των παραπάνω εννοιών/μεγεθών αποτελεί sine qua non όρο για την εις βάθος προσέγγιση πολύπλοκων προβλημάτων, όπως λ.χ. η ευρωπαϊκή πολιτική ολοκλήρωση, οι προκλήσεις που παρουσιάζει η συμμετοχή ενός κράτους μέλους στην ΕΕ, το πολιτειακό status και οι μελλοντικές προοπτικές της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας κ.ο.κ. Δεύτερος ειδικός στόχος του Προγράμματος είναι η παροχή των αναγκαίων γνώσεων γύρω από τις βασικές θεωρητικές προσεγγίσεις και γύρω από τα πλούσια θεσμικά και νομικά δεδομένα σε σειρά γνωστικών αντικειμένων, όπως η συνταγματική οργάνωση του κράτους και της διακυβέρνησης, τα ανθρώπινα δικαιώματα, η λειτουργία της ΕΕ και η διασύνδεσή της με τα κράτη μέλη και τις εθνικές έννομες τάξεις, οι σύγχρονες εξελίξεις στη Δημόσια Διοίκηση (εταιρική Διοίκηση, ηλεκτρονική διακυβέρνηση, νέοι μηχανισμοί λογοδοσίας και διαφάνειας κ.ο.κ.), ο σχεδιασμός και η άσκηση κοινωνικής πολιτικής με αναφορά σε σύγχρονες θεωρίες κοινωνικής και οικονομικής δικαιοσύνης κ.ο.κ. Το Πρόγραμμα θα είναι διαρθρωμένο με τρόπο ώστε να δίνει τη δυνατότητα στους φοιτητές να εξειδικεύθουν στους τομείς τους ιδιαίτερου ενδιαφέροντός τους, αφού όμως θα έχουν προηγουμένως αφομοιώσει τις γενικές κατευθύνσεις της διεπιστημονικότητας και της μεθοδικής έρευνας, καθώς και τις βασικές γνώσεις γύρω από τα καίρια μεγέθη του Δημοσίου Δικαίου και της Πολιτικής Θεωρίας. Τρίτος ειδικός στόχος του Προγράμματος είναι η συστηματική καλλιέργεια της δι-επιστημονικότητας, με αποφυγή παρεξηγημένων αντιλήψεων γύρω από το θέμα, και ιδίως με αποφυγή, από τη μια πλευρά, της ακραίας θέσης περί πλήρους ανεξαρτησίας της Νομικής Επιστήμης από τις Πολιτικές Επιστήμες και, από την άλλη πλευρά, της εξίσου ακραίας θέσης που αδυνατεί να διακρίνει τις μεθοδολογικές και ουσιαστικές ιδιαιτερότητες των γνωστικών πεδίων. Το Πρόγραμμα φιλοδοξεί να αποτελέσει, μεταξύ άλλων, «εργαστήρι» και πεδίο ανάπτυξης μίας συγκροτημένης διεπιστημονικής νοοτροπίας, μέσα από τον εντοπισμό του πολυσύνθετου χαρακτήρα των προβλημάτων του χώρου, αλλά και μέσα από την προσεκτική οριοθέτηση των διαφορετικών γνωστικών και μεθοδολογικών προσεγγίσεων της νομικής επιστήμης και των πολιτικών επιστημών αντίστοιχα. Απώτερος στόχος είναι να παρασχεθούν στους ενδιαφερόμενους τα εφόδια για εκπόνηση διδακτορικής έρευνας και διατριβής, έτσι ώστε να ενισχυθεί και ο προσανατολισμός των μελών των δύο Τμημάτων στην ανάγκη δημοσιεύσεων σε ξενόγλωσσα περιοδικά και επιθεωρήσεις. Career Prospects: Όπως αναφέρθηκε, το Πρόγραμμα απευθύνεται σε κατόχους πτυχίων Νομικής, Πολιτικών Επιστημών ή/και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, Διεθνών ή/και Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών, Διεθνών Σχέσεων, και άλλων συναφών τίτλων σπουδών, οι οποίοι επιδιώκουν να αποκτήσουν επιπρόσθετα προσόντα που θα τους βοηθήσουν στην εργοδότηση ή και καλύτερη απόδοσή τους σε πλήθος τομέων και επαγγελματικών δραστηριοτήτων, μεταξύ άλλων στη Δημόσια Υπηρεσία και σε διάφορους κρατικούς ή ημι-κρατικούς οργανισμούς, σε διεθνείς οργανισμούς, όπως ενδεικτικά η Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση, ο ΟΗΕ, και το Συμβούλιο της Ευρώπης, σε Μη-Κυβερνητικές Οργανισμούς διεθνούς ή εθνικής εμβέλειας, στο διπλωματικό σώμα και σε πρεσβείες ή άλλες υπηρεσίες και οργανισμούς που ενεργοποιούνται στο πεδίο των διακρατικών σχέσεων, καθώς σε όλο το φάσμα δραστηριοτήτων που συνδέονται με την πρακτική άσκηση της νομικής επιστήμης (δικηγόροι, νομικοί σύμβουλοι, δικαστές κ.λπ.) Η ανάγκη για διεύρυνση της γνώσης και των ικανοτήτων των ατόμων αυτών είναι δεδομένη και η ζήτηση για μια τέτοια δυνατότητα είναι εμφανής. Από την άλλη, η προσφορά και οι επιλογές των ενδιαφερομένων είναι αρκετά περιορισμένες. Στην Κύπρο δεν υπάρχει επί του παρόντος προσφορά σε Μεταπτυχιακά Προγράμματα της γνωστικής ενότητας Δημοσίου Δικαίου & Πολιτικών Επιστημών, ενώ το προτεινόμενο Πρόγραμμα θα μπορεί να επιλεγεί και από αποφοίτους των Ελληνικών Πανεπιστημίων, οι οποίοι επιδιώκουν μεταπτυχιακή μόρφωση και κατάρτιση σε αυτά τα πεδία ειδικού ενδιαφέροντος. Η ανάπτυξη σε μεταπτυχιακό επίπεδο των σπουδών και της πανεπιστημιακής έρευνας στα γνωστικά πεδία που καλύπτει το Πρόγραμμα θα προσδώσει νέες δυνατότητες στα άτομα που θα προσφέρουν τις υπηρεσίες τους στους προαναφερθέντες κρίσιμους τομείς και θα βελτιώσει ως εκ τούτου το συνολικό επίπεδο γνώσης και διαχείρισης ζητημάτων, αυξάνοντας τα συναφή οφέλη για το κοινωνικό σύνολο. Access to Further Studies: Οι απόφοιτοι του Προγράμματος αυτού θα είναι σε θέση να επιδιώξουν σπουδές διδακτορικού επιπέδου σε κάποιο από τα γνωστικά πεδία που συγκροτούν τη γνωστική ενότητα του Προγράμματος [-]

MA in International Relations and European Studies

Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

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. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: International Relations and European Studies (MA, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master’s Degree) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time and part-time are both possible. 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 program qualify to apply for doctoral study either at local or foreign institutions. 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: 1. Critically evaluate key trends and developments within the field of International Relations and European Studies. 2. Effectively utilize research methods used in the field of International Relations, European Studies and the Social Sciences. 3. Readily deal with the complexity of the field of study and its relation to other subjects. 4. Engage in debates within the field of study. 5. Discuss recent world history and the European integration process in an intelligent and analytical way. 6. Independently identify, analyze and evaluate complex issues relating to International Relations and European Studies using a variety of methodological tools. 7. Analyze and evaluate complex issues both orally and in writing as well as organize and lead discussions regarding issues of an international nature. 8. Independently analyze, interpret and reflect upon key trends in development within world politics. 9. Critically analyze research within the field of study. 10. Communicate in English language both orally and in written form at (near) native level. 11. Employ organizational and analytical skills to allow them to research international phenomena competently with a minimal amount of assistance. 12. Make efficient use of libraries, bibliographical material and academic research. [-]

MA in Teaching Greek to Speakers of Other Languages

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 2 more

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

Duration (years): 1.5 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: Full time and Part time study 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

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 2 more

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: Full or Part Time Minimum Credits: 36 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: GOALS 1. 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. 2. 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: 1. 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 . 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. 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. 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) [-]

Master of Arts in Architecture

Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

The Master of Arts in Architecture is a multidisciplinary postgraduate course that deals with and debates contemporary design issues. The course places particular emphasis on experimentation within the framework of the design, engineering and humanities professions. [+]

Concentrations: 1. Sustainable Architecture, 2. Interior Architecture Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts in Architecture 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 Master of Arts in Architecture is a multidisciplinary postgraduate course that deals with and debates contemporary design issues. The course places particular emphasis on experimentation within the framework of the design, engineering and humanities professions. Two concentrations are offered through this MA programme which will give prospective students the opportunity to develop mature analytical and creative methods of working while redefining and extending their individual study areas. Students may select between two concentrations: (a) Sustainable Architecture and (b) Interior Architecture. Sustainable Design and Interior Architecture is already a key element of the Architecture programme. Sustainability as a principle is been taught throughout the Bachelor programme (both of Architecture and Interior Architecture) and the Professional Diploma (Architecture). Both programmes consider the principles and practice of designing architecture suited to climatic and physical specifics anywhere in the world and it explores the profound impact of local and regional site analysis and understanding to the practice of sustainable design. Students become aware of design factors affecting large-scale components such as ecosystems and smaller scale ones such as indoor comfort and they subsequently explore concepts, structures and techniques that lay behind the realization of energy-conscious design. One the purpose of this MA programme is to operate as a cross-disciplinary experience and to bring its participants in familiarity with other design specializations. The post graduate courses are open to architects, engineers, such as urban planning and design, landscape architecture, engineering, construction and property development, interior design and interior architecture, and suitably qualified candidates from other disciplines. Architecture is of critical importance to designers and engineers, whose work determines much of the environmental impact of the objects, buildings and systems around us. It also shapes the social behaviours responsible for our on-going environmental crisis. Knowledge of the principles and practices of a more sustainable approach to design therefore has become an essential component of design education in all fields. The principal objectives of the programme are for students: 1. To build upon students’ existing disciplinary knowledge, examining, reviewing and developing progressive approaches to design within ever-changing social, environmental and economic contexts. 2. To instill in future practitioners the knowledge and ability needed to design healthy, comfortable and secure environments that place a minimal strain on global resources 3. To provide a practical and scientific understanding of the impact of climate on design and to use of energy efficient design principles 4. To acquire a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of their academic discipline, field of study, or area of professional practice 5. To investigate social and political processes and ramifications that are triggered by habituated and uninhabited environment, their affect on our perception, attitude and actions 6. To be visually sensitive, socially aware, environmentally responsible, technically competent and with an appreciation for the arts and humanities 7. To be respectful and responsible to cultural roots and sensitive to human needs; 8. Plan and bring to closure large-scale research and, therefore, to generate new knowledge and thus contribute to the further development of the sciences in sustainable design. Career Prospects: Students who complete successfully the master programme will be able to: 1. Work in their chosen fields with higher knowledge and competency by applying values and principles of different aspects within their specialized field 2. Have a competitive edge in the more demanding job market and at the same time enhance their professional and/or academic skills for their future development 3. Be appointed in various departments/services of the Government or decision making bodies 4. Exercise an administrative and/or supervisory role in consulting units, private institutions of higher education or in research centers 5. Engage in research projects or research projects undertaken by either nonprofit (such as NGO) or profit institutes in the fields of either sustainable design or in their specialized field or work as Research Faculty Members in higher education institutions 6. Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level; 7. Continue to advance their knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level and will have the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring: the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility; decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations; and 8. The independent learning ability required for continuing professional development. Graduates of the programme will also be able to pursue doctoral studies within their relevant area, should they wish. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the programme will also be able to pursue doctoral studies in their own field or any other relevant area, should they wish. The design of this programme makes provision for these students, through the offering of a Thesis option. By selecting to complete a Thesis, students will have the opportunity to work on a substantive piece of research work and they will be positioned in an advantageous position to be accepted in a doctoral programme over graduates with no experience in Thesis writing. Upon completion of the master programme students may have direct admission to the Ph.D. programme in Architecture offered by the department or prepares students for PhD or other practice based doctorate degree work in their specialized area. This will offer a valuable gateway into a career in academia. Graduation Requirements The programme for the MA in Architecture for both concentrations is structured around three academic semesters. In each semester students are required to take 30 ECTS (i.e. three courses), completing 90 ECTS after 3 semesters of full-time tuition. Concentration 1: Sustainable Architecture Concentration 2: Interior Architecture. To successfully complete either concentration of the programme students must complete 90 ECTS. 30ECTS are required courses which are common for both concentrations. 30ECTS are also required courses but are different for each concentration. 30ECTS are Elective Courses (common for both concentrations, students must select any course not taken as concentration requirement). Students can elect whether they want to complete a Thesis or Design Project as part of their elective courses. The selection of the Thesis Option or Design Project should be made by the end of the first semester of study and by the end of their third semester 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 the successful completion of the programme, the students of both concentrations should be able to: 1. Have acquired deep knowledge of the new trends (subject- and research-wise) on sustainable design and the specific concentrations 2. Understand the problems associated with innovation in sustainable design both on a micro- and macro-level of the sustainable design world. 3. Undertake and exercise successfully leadership role(s) in the area of their concentration/work environment. 4. Designing, maintaining and operating all scales and formats of the built environment, social and otherwise, in an environmentally sensitive and climatically suitable manner. 5. Manage resources while tackling socio-economic and political issues and relationships. 6. Invest on knowledge and experience of architecture practices that will help bring forth a paradigm shift in a global attitude towards the natural environment. 7. Pursue career development in the building industry and/or secure high-level employment in related profession 8. Critically evaluate work in their field, including their own work, using professional terminology. 9. Combine creative and innovative skills to produce work suitable for seeking opportunities in their chosen field and take responsibility for their own professional and academic development. 10. Demonstrate the expertise, independent skills and competence required to solve creative problems and be in charge of complex design processes. 11. Recognise and assess the ethical challenges and the influence of major historical and contemporary cultural trends on sustainable design. 12. Communicate and cooperate efficiently with others either in the practical or theoretical or in design-related development processes, within and outside their own subject area. 13. Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level 14. Demonstrate knowledge & understanding of essential notions, principles, theories and concepts 15. Demonstrate the ability to research appropriate material and analyse the structure and content of research material through written and drawn documents 16. Demonstrate time management and organizational skills. Demonstrate the ability to organize information and apply a hierarchy/ structure to information in written and drawn work. 17. Keep well informed and in tune with current developments in the discipline to continue individual professional development 18. Expand their knowledge of processes, building materials, construction and technologies appropriate to the design and representation of architectural space; 19. Able to use appropriate criteria and sound argument to support, discuss and evaluate design proposals; [-]

Master of Arts in Digital Media and Communications

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 18 months September 2016 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 3 more

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. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts in Digital Media and Communications 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: 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 mediainvestigate 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 program can be employed as online program directors, social media strategists or public relations officers, reporters and producers in the mass media such as newspapers and magazines, public relations and advertising agencies and state and private radio and TV channels. This program will also prepare students to embark on careers in political communication and 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 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 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 TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2016 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

To provide students with a strong professional foundation for developing practical teaching skills in relation to TESOL. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle ( Master Degree) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full time/part time Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 1. To provide students with a strong professional foundation for developing practical teaching skills in relation to TESOL; 2. To further students’ understanding of English language teaching. Specific: 1. 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; 2. 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; 3. To provide theoretical and/or practical support for actual situations within the language classroom, 4. To develop students’ skills in critical reading and ability to design a research project, 5. 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 program requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 3.0 is required. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the students should be able to: 1. critically analyse relevant professional issues affecting current educational practices in the area of English language learning and teaching; 2. reflect on and evaluate the quality of language teaching and learning; 3. 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 specialisation; 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. [-]