The French Language and Literature track allows students to develop high-level skills to communicate in French, and to study in depth French linguistics on the one hand, and the specificity of this culture on the other (philosophy, literature and arts) which has crossed the borders of France.Students in the Modern Languages and European Studies track will develop advanced skills in French and/or English and/or German and study European thought and culture in depth. At the end of their studies, they will have acquired knowledge in the humanities and social sciences, political science, law and the arts, and will be able to formulate constructive criticism of the society in which they will be living.
Department: Department of French and Modern Studies
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Programme Name: Modern Languages and European Studies
Direction: English - German
Level of Qualification: 1st Cycle (Bachelor's Degree) [8 Semesters]
Mode of Study: Full time
Language of Instruction: English
Coordinator: Professor Yiannis E. Ioannou
The vast majority of newly admitted undergraduate students enter the University of Cyprus following Pancyprian Examinations organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture for admission into establishments of higher education.
Admission based on Special Criteria: Candidates who have taken the Pancyprian Examinations and who meet certain special criteria, as these are set out in the Rules and Regulations of Academic and Student Affairs, may seek a limited number of places (14% of Cypriot admissions).
· Top athletes and persons distinguished in International Olympiads: Athletes with top distinctions in sports, as defined by the Council of the University of Cyprus or who have won 1st 2nd or 3rd place medals in International Olympiads (e.g. Mathematics, ICT, Biology, etc.), may be admitted into Departments of Cyprus University without examinations simply on the basis of their Lyceum Leaving Certificate.
· Entry on the basis of Panhellenic Examinations: 10% of the total number of places offered through the Pancyprian Examinations may be taken up by candidates passing the Panhellenic Examinations.
Entry on the basis of International Examinations
An additional number of places (3%) of admissions from Cyprus may be sought on the basis of the results of international examinations such as GCE, Baccalaureate or other equivalent examinations, by Cypriots belonging to the Republic’s official religious groups, repatriated Cypriots, Cypriots who reside permanently abroad, Greeks of the diaspora, children of officials of the Cypriot Foreign Service and foreign citizens from EU states or countries outside the European Union.
Students must always advise the University's' Undergraduate Study Rules
The Program is based on the European System of Credit Transfer and Accumulation (ECTS). The degree is awarded after the successful completion of studies in the program / direction determined by the Department. It is also required to succeed at least 240 ECTS
Please advice Undergraduate Study Rules 5.1 (Annex IV)
The final grade of an undergraduate student, and consequently the grade of his Degree (Excellent with Distinction (9.5-10), Excellent (8.5-9.49), Very Good (6.5-8.49), Good (5.5-6.49) and Satisfactory (5-5.49) is calculated as the weighted average of all the courses that the student has successfully completed.The weighting is based on the hours of each course.
The numerus clausus for accessing the French and European Studies Program is limited to 25-30 per year.The two degrees of the Department provide modern and complete training. They offer the opportunity for their students to work in Cyprus or abroad not only as teachers and/or ambassadors of French language and culture, but also as European citizens with very goodproficiency in 3-4 languages (Greek, English and French and/or German). The graduates of the Department can work in many areas, institutions and services of the Republic of Cyprus, such aspublic and private education in Cyprus, cultural services, language services in the Public Service (Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, etc.) the institutions and departments of the
Graduates can be admitted to Master Programs