Master in European Studies

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Profile of Programme

The Master's degree in European Studies is offered by the Department of French and European Studies of the University of Cyprus in Greek and international languages. Its courses are taught in English. According to the linguistic profile of students, some courses can occasionally be taught in Greek or French. The aims of the Master's program can be summarized as follows:
From an academic viewpoint, the program aims to cover an obvious gap in the programs offered internationally in the field of postgraduate European Studies. More specifically, it aims to move away from the usual frame of such programs which are usually based on a dominant politico-economic approach.
Thus, the postgraduate program aims to investigate specific cultural issues related to Europe and to see how these issues relate to philosophical, literary, visual and other cultural narratives. The program puts forward ways of studying European cultural phenomena in a synthetic way, combining a specific European conjuncture with its diachronic depth.
From a research point of view, the aim of the program is for its graduates to be able to carry out doctoral studies in specific fields of European cultural studies, combining them with European literature studies, comparative literature, visual and art studies, European history, sociology, anthropology and political sciences.

Key Learning Outcomes

The postgraduate program aims to investigate specific issues related to cultural Europe and to see how these issues relate to philosophical, literary, visual and other cultural narratives. The program puts forward ways of studying European cultural phenomena in a synthetic way, combining a specific European conjuncture with its diachronic depth. 

Key Information

Department: Department of French and Modern Studies

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities

Programme Name: European Studies

Direction: European Studies

Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master's Degree) [3 Semesters]

Mode of Study: Full time

Language of Instruction: French

Coordinator: Professor May CHEHAB 

Curriculum Structure

Course Type ECTS
Compulsory
Compulsory 90
TOTAL ECTS 90

Structure Notes

Courses per Semester


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Conditions of Study

The number of places available are announced by the Graduate School with the eligibility criteria for candidates, as well as other required documents that must be attached to the application such as:
• Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University.
• Previous University education in a suitable subject (academic background) and grades of relevant degrees.
• Letters of recommendation.
• Personal interview and/or written examination (if provided by the Department’s internal rules).
• Submission of preliminary research proposal for admission to a doctoral course (if provided by the Department’s internal rules).
The Department may also set additional criteria and quality indicators such as: (a) number of students’ publications in scientific journals, (b) students’ participation in seminars, symposia, research programmes, (c) presentations by students at conferences, (d) knowledge of foreign languages, and (e) professional experience, etc 

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

Successful completion of the requirements of the Program

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


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

Further Information

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

The Department’s graduates can work in local government agencies (Ministries, Municipalities, etc.), in the Diplomatic Service, in organizations with European interests in Cyprus and abroad, in electronic and printed journalism, in cultural organizations (theatrical and cinematographic exhibitions, galleries, festivals, etc.), conference and cultural tourism, in consulting companies for the preparation of proposals for European programs, in public relations services in companies, in hotels, in international organizations, in observatories, and in think tanks for European and global issues

Access to Further Studies

Graduates can be admitted to Doctoral Programs

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