PrefaceThe Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies and the Department of History and Archaeology offer a joint specialised postgraduate programme in Byzantine Studies and the Latin East at the MA and PhD levels. There are two options for the MA degree, with or without a thesis (see Academic Requirements).
AimThe goal of the programme is to promote interdisciplinary approaches in the various fields of Byzantine Studies and the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean. More specifically, the programme aims at a multilevel and multifaceted study of Byzantine culture that combines the various theoretical and practical methodological tools of Philology, History, History of Art and Archaeology. The programme also provides an opportunity to study the Latin East and Greeks under Latin Rule with a combination of methods and themes.
Eleven members of the academic staff of the two Departments participate in the programme, in the following fields of specialisation: Byzantine Language and Literature, Byzantine History, Medieval History, the History of Greeks under Latin Rule, Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art and Archaeology, and Medieval Art and Archaeology. Each semester at least three seminars are taught, one in each of the following areas: (A) Byzantine Language and Literature, (B) Byzantine/Medieval History, (C) Byzantine/Medieval Art and Archaeology.
In order to ensure that the students become acquainted with the full range of the fields and the various methodological approaches involved, the seminars offered in the programme are organised on the basis of the three areas and deal with the following themes:
a) Political, social, economic, and ecclesiastical history, b) Ideology and identity, cultural traditions, and intercultural contacts, c) Intellectual production and artistic creation, d) Daily life and material culture, and e) Cyprus within the wider social, historical, and cultural context of the Eastern Mediterranean.
More specifically, the courses offered within the framework of this interdepartmental postgraduate programme of studies aim to further the students’ acquaintance with
At the completion of the programme of studies, the students will
The seminars are enriched by visits to the archaeological sites, museums, monuments, and monastic libraries of Cyprus. At the same time, the students are able to become acquainted with the research of local and visiting scholars through the lectures organised within the framework of the Colloquium of Byzantine and Medieval Studies. Furthermore, the students have the opportunity to participate in research projects coordinated by the faculty members of the programme.
Department: Department of History and Archaeology
Faculty: Faculty of Letters
Programme Name: Byzantine Studies and Latin East
Direction: Byzantine Studies and Latin East
Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctoral's Degree) [8 Semesters]
Mode of Study: Full time
Language of Instruction: Greek
Coordinator: Maria Parani (HIS)
The instructors may also set additional criteria and quality indicators such as: (a) number of candidates’ publications in scientific journals, (b) candidates’ participation in seminars, symposia, research programmes, (c) presentations by candidates at conferences, (d) professional experience, etc..
Admission and Duration of StudiesAdmission of new students in September and January. Minimum duration three years. Maximum duration eight years from the day of admission to the PhD programme.
Requirements for admission to the PhD programme
Students must always advise the University's' Postgraduate Study Rules
Successful completion of the requirements of the ProgrammeUp to 60 ECTS may be exempted from postgraduate courses
Please advise Postgraduate Study Rules
The diploma dissertation, thesis, research and writing stages are graded with Success / Failure. The final grade of the dissertation is registered in the last semester of its elaboration. The doctoral dissertation is graded as Success or Failure.
Career•in teaching at secondary schools or universities (private and public)•in research at universities or research institutes,•as curators of museums, Centers of Art, cultural institutes, etc.•in the publishing industry•in mass media, journalism, writing, editing, broadcasting•in Libraries, Archives, Research Institutes, Documentation Centers•in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diplomatic Service•in the tourism industry•Creative writing