Educational Studies (new) - Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Open University of Cyprus
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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The main objectives of the postgraduate programme in “Educational Sciences” are the following:

  • To research in various thematic areas of educational studies and pedagogies with special emphasis on the fields of organization, administration, evaluation and curriculum in education, as well as in the cognitive fields of special education and educational technologies.
  • To provide specialized pedagogical knowledge to educators of all levels.
  • To cooperate with similar postgraduate programs and various research centers in other European universities.
  • To prepare high-ranking executives and researchers, who understand the context in which education operates and wish to act creatively and productively in their own workplace.
  • To investigate issues of social justice, interculturalism, citizenship, peace and human rights in education
  • To understand the theories on special education, especially in relation to various disabilities, the legal framework, as well as the theoretical background of differentiation. At the same time, the mission of the postgraduate program is to provide the necessary theoretical knowledge for the differentiation and integration of children with special needs, both in terms of the teaching process and the course material, so that all children are supported.
  • To examine issues related to the utilization of traditional and contemporary educational technologies and the systematic approach to the processes of design, creation, use, evaluation and management of various teaching aids and learning materials.

The Programme has been evaluated and accredited by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education.

 

The Open University of Cyprus (OUC), through its participation in the European project "Liaison Offices with the Labour Market", offers to students of all its programmes of study, the optional and free of charge Thematic Unit (i.e. Module) entitled "Industry Placement". This module provides students opportunities for a placement to gain professional experience in their particular field of study, and the hosting institution can be any public or private organisation operating in the Republic of Cyprus.

Each student has the right to participate in this offering once or twice during his / her studies, provided that s/he meets the required conditions.

Request more information by contacting the OUC Liaison Office here.

 

GRADUATES CAN BE EMPLOYED – CAREER PROSPECTS

Graduates can work either on a practical or a theoretical-research level using the specialized knowledge offered in the four (4) academic directions:

a) Educational Leadership and Policy

b)  Social Justice Education

c) Special Education

d) Instructional Technology

 

EUROPEAN CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM (ECTS): 90

TEACHING LANGUAGE: Greek

LEVEL: Masters

DEGREE AWARDED: Magister Artium (Master of Arts, M.A.)

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates for the Postgraduate Programme in “Educational Sciences” must hold the following:

  1. Degree from a recognized Higher Education Institution

Applicants expected to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree until enrolment in the Open University of Cyprus, or have fulfilled their degree requirements, but the issuing of their Degree is pending, are still entitled to apply for admission.

  

2. "Very good" command of the English language since in all Thematic Units (Modules) a wide range of literature is in the English language (academic articles and books).

3. Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)

 

TUITION

The total cost of the fees for this postgraduate programme is 5,400 Euro. 

In terms of granting tuition discounts and/or scholarships, the related University applicable policies are followed.

 

APPLICATIONS

Applications can be submitted exclusively online, via the OUC website at https://applications.ouc.ac.cy/admissions?sap-language=EN

 

Educational Sciences - 120 ects (offered for the last time in the academic year 2021-2022)

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The Programme offers four (4) specialisations / academic directions: (a) Educational Leadership and Policy, (b) Social Justice Education, (c) Special Education and (d) Instructional Technology.

For the completion of the programme and the acquisition of the Master in "Educational Sciences" it is required to study for three (3) academic semesters, six (6) Thematic Units (Modules) of 15 ECTS units each, as follows (per specialisation):

Specialisation: Educational Leadership and Policy

Α/Α 

Module Code   

Module Title

Number of ECTS  

Module Type

Semester

1

EPA511

Applied Educational Research: Qualitative Methods

15 ECTS

Compulsory/Elective[1]

1 or 2

2

EPA512

Applied Educational Research: Quantitative Methods

15 ECTS

Compulsory/ Elective

1 or 2

3

EPA515

Introduction to Organization and Administration of Education

15 ECTS

Compulsory

1

4

EPA521

Management of Educational Organizations

15 ECTS

Compulsory

2 or 3

5

EPA641

Evaluation of Teaching and Teachers

15 ECTS

Compulsory

2

6

EPA701Α

Master’ Thesis Ι [2]

15 ECTS

Elective

2 or 3

7

EPA701Β

Master’ Thesis ΙΙ

15 ECTS

Elective

2 or 3

8

EPA613

Educational Policy

15 ECTS

Elective

3

9

EPA614

Management of change, school effectiveness and school improvement 

15 ECTS

Elective

3

10

EPA615

Program Evaluation in Education

15 ECTS

Elective

3

11

EPA617

Curriculum Studies

15 ECTS

Elective

3

12

EPA618

Strategic Planning in Education

15 ECTS

Elective

3

Specialisation: Social Justice Education

Α/Α 

Module Code  

Module Title

Number of ECTS

Module Type

Semester

1

EPA511

Applied Educational Research: Quantitative Methods

15 ECTS

Compulsory/ Elective

1 or 2

2

EPA512

Applied Educational Research: Qualitative Methods

15 ECTS

Compulsory/ Elective

1 or 2

3

EPA517

Cultural Differences, Social Inequalities and Bilingualism in Education

15ECTS

Compulsory

1

6

EPA521

Management of Educational Organizations

15 ECTS

Elective

2 or 3

7

EPA522

Social Justice Education

15 ECTS

Compulsory

2 or 3

8

EPA525

Education for Human Rights and Citizenship

15 ECTS

Compulsory

2 or 3

9

EPA701Α

Master’s Thesis Ι

15 ECTS

Elective

2 or 3

10

EPA701Β

Master’s Thesis ΙΙ

15 ECTS

Elective

2 or 3

11

EPA515

Introduction to Organization and Administration of Education

15 ECTS

Elective

3

15

EPA611

Intercultural Education

15 ECTS

Elective

3

16

EPA612

Development of children I - Infancy

15 ECTS

Elective

3

17

EPA613

Educational Policy

15 ECTS

Elective

3

18

EPA616

Development of children II -

Adulthood

15 ECTS

Elective

3

19

EPA617

Curriculum Studies

15 ECTS

Elective

3

 

Specialisation: Special Education

 

Α/Α  

Module Code   

Module Title

Number of ECTS   

Module Type

Semester

1       

EPA511

Applied Educational Research: Quantitative Methods

15 ECTS

Compulsory/ Elective

1 or 2

2

EPA512

Applied Educational Research: Qualitative Methods

15 ECTS

Compulsory/ Elective

1 or 2

3

EPA516

Special and Inclusive Education: Contemporary Trends and Approaches

15 ECTS

Compulsory

1

4

EPA521

Management of Educational Organizations

15 ECTS

Elective

2 or 3

5

EPA522

Social Justice in Education

15 ECTS

Elective

2 or 3

6

EPA525

Education for Human Rights and Citizenship

15 ECTS

Elective

2 or 3

7

EPA526

Special and Inclusive Education: Contemporary Pedagogical Practices

15 ECTS

Compulsory

2

8

EPA528

Positive behaviour management and socio-emotional aspects of learning

15 ECTS

Compulsory

2

9

EPA701Α

Master’s Thesis Ι

15 ECTS

Elective

2 or 3

10

EPA701Β

Master’s Thesis ΙΙ

15 ECTS

Elective

2 or 3

11

EPA515

Introduction to Organization and Administration of Education

15 ECTS

Elective

3

12

EPA517

Cultural Differences, Social Inequalities and Bilingualism in Education

15 ECTS

Elective

3

13

EPA611

Intercultural Education

15 ECTS

Elective

3

14

EPA612

Development of children I - Infancy

15 ECTS

Elective

3

15

EPA613

Educational Policy

15 ECTS

Elective

3

16

EPA616

Development of children II - Adulthood

15 ECTS

Elective

3

17

EPA617

Curriculum Studies

15 ECTS

Elective

3

18

EPA619

Differentiation and pedagogical practices for children with special educational needs

15 ECTS

Elective

3

Specialisation: Instructional Technology

 

Α/Α  

Module Code   

Module Title

Number of ECTS

Module Type

Semester

1       

EPA511

Applied Educational Research: Quantitative Methods

15 ECTS

Compulsory/ Elective

1 or 2

2

EPA512

Applied Educational Research: Qualitative Methods

15 ECTS

Compulsory/ Elective

1 or 2

3

EPA514

Educational Technology in Teaching and Learning

15 ECTS

Compulsory

1

4

EPA521

Management of Educational Organizations

15 ECTS

Elective

2 or 3

5

EPA524

Digital Technologies in Education

15 ECTS

Compulsory

2

6

EPA527

Theoretical and Methodological approaches in Open and Distance Education 

15 ECTS

Compulsory

2 or 3

7

EPA701Α

Master’s Thesis Ι

15 ECTS

Elective

2 or 3

8

EPA701Β

Master’s Thesis ΙΙ

15 ECTS

Elective

2 or 3

9

EPA515

Introduction to Organization and Administration of Education

15 ECTS

Elective

3

10

EPA612

Development of children I - Infancy

15 ECTS

Elective

3

11

EPA616

Development of children II - Adulthood

15 ECTS

Elective

3

12

EPA617

Curriculum Studies

15 ECTS

Elective

3

13

EPA618

Strategic planning in education

15 ECTS

Elective

3

14

EPA631

Instructional Design in Open and Distance Education

15 ECTS

Elective

3

 

[1] Regardless of the specilization, students must choose one of the two Thematic Courses offered for the Educational Research Methodology. Specifically, they can choose either the quantitative methods course (EPA511) or the qualitative methods course (EPA512).

[2] If students select to complete a Master’s Thesis, they can select the thematic course EPA701Α from the 2nd semester.  Then, at the 2nd semester the can select the thematic course EPA701Β

 

Each student can optionally enrol, once or twice, in the free of charge Thematic Unit (i.e. Module) "Industry Placement", which awards five (5) ECTS. The module offers a structured placement, designed to offer students specific industry and professional experience in their particular field of study, and to allow them to build their skills in a real-world setting. The hosting institution can be any public or private organisation operating in the Republic of Cyprus:

EPA695 - Industry Placement (1st placement)

EPA696 - Industry Placement (2st placement)

Request more information by contacting the OUC Liaison Office here.

Academic Personnel

Michalinos Zembylas, Professor, Academic Coordinator,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 0035722411973

Petros Pashiardis, Professor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 0035722411972

 

For additional information, please contact Ms. Vasiliou Vasiliki (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), 00357-22411988