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Magister Artium (MA)

90 ects


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The postgraduate programme in Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning examines dialectically the two core pillars of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning:

  • General Adult Education, and
  • Vocational Education and Training

The objective of the postgraduate programme is to equip the participants (adult learners) with the cognitive (theoretical and practical) and metacognitive (methodological, epistemological) skills that will enable them to understand in-depth – and dialectically - General Adult Education and Vocational Education and Training, within the greater area of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning. The ultimate purpose is to move from understanding to the analysis, synthesis, application and evaluation of new knowledge.

The Programme is additionally research-orientated aiming to attract prospective students to undertake original research at the doctoral level in various aspects of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning.

It also aims at preparing systematically the trainer, designer, coordinator or evaluator of continuing education programmes and upgrading the knowledge, skills and competencies of adult educators.



Successful completion of the Programme opens up new perspectives for graduates to:

  • get employment in areas relevant to the field of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, in the public sector as well as in private organisations and NGOs or in international organisations such as the European Union or the OECD.
  • strengthen their existing career and follow an upward job trajectory by upgrading their skills and competences.
  • engage academic research in the field of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning.

More specifically, graduates of the Programme can work as:

      • trainers in education and training programmes,
      • designers, organisers or evaluators of adult education and training programmes,
      • policy planners/makers and administrators in government agencies and domestic and international organisations,
      • researchers in research centres and organisations involved in the field of adult education.


The programme is evaluated and accredited by

ΔΙΠΑΕ μικρό


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.


European Credit Units - ECTS: 90

Teaching Language: Greek

Level of Studies: Postgraduate

Title to be Awarded: Magister Artium (MA)



The minimum requirement for admission to the Programme is an undergraduate degree from an accredited university.

Very good knowledge of English

Computer skills (Microsoft Office programmes, and use of the Internet to retrieve information and to communicate with others).



The tuition fees for this programme amount to €3,300. The tuition fees per module are €550 (for 15 ects module). The tuition fees for the Master Thesis are also 1,100€.



Applications can be submitted exclusively online:


 Αιτήσεις Αγγ χωρίς ημερομηνίσ

 Application dates for the fall semester of the academic year 2023-2024: March 14 - June 22, 2023.


Important note: The Programme is evaluated and certified by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education. 

The duration of studies is 1,5 academic year (3 academic semesters) full-time (successful completion of 6 Modules or 4 Modules and a Master thesis).

The new Programme will be available during the academic year 2021-2022.


Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning - 120 ECTS (offered for the last time in the academic year 2020-2021)




The Modules offered per semester are the following:


First Semester (Compulsory/Elective Modules)

SDMII513 (compulsory) - Introduction to Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning

SDM512 (elective) - Theoretical Foundations of Vocational Education and Training

SDM611 (elective) - International Trends in Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning – Comparing Systems and Practices


Second Semester (Compulsory Modules)

SDMII521 - Planning, Organization and Evaluation of Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning and Vocational Education & Training programs

SDM612 - Research Methodology in Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning


Third Semester (Elective Modules)

SDM621 - Critical reflection in adult learning and education

SDMII623 - Teaching Adult Education On-line

SDM622 - Access and Participation of Adults in Education

SDM 701A -  Master Thesis I

SDM 701B - Master Thesis II



Academic Personnel

Maria Gravani, Associate Professor, Academic Coordinator, SDM611, Module Coordinator,, +35722411974


Academic Consultant 
Ελισάβετ Κιούρτη Ελισάβετ Κιούρτη (Elisavet Kiourti)  +35722411923

Ώρες γραφείου/Academic Consultation Hours:

Δευτέρα/Monday – Πέμπτη/Thursday 11:00 - 15:00



Adjunct Faculty (Tutors)

Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Open University of Cyprus has 3 registered members
Αχιλλέας Παπαδημητρίου (Axilleas Papadimitriou)
ΣΔΜ522: Σχεδιασμός, Οργάνωση και Αξιολόγηση Προγραμμάτων Επαγγελματικής Εκπαίδευσης και Κατάρτισης, ΣΔΜΙΙ521: Σχεδιασμός, Οργάνωση & Αξιολόγηση Προγρ/των Συν. Εκπ., Διά Βίου Μάθησης & Επαγγ. Εκπ. & Κατάρτισης
Module Coordinator
Σουλτάνα Αναστασοπούλου (Soultana Anastasopoulou)
ΣΔΜ612: Μεθοδολογία Έρευνας στη Συνεχιζόμενη Εκπαίδευση και Διά Βίου Μάθηση, ΣΔΜ621: Κριτικός Στοχασμός στη Μάθηση και Εκπαίδευση Ενηλίκων
Module Coordinator
Παύλος Χατζόπουλος (Pavlos Hatzopoulos)
ΣΔΜΙΙ623: Διδασκαλία της Εκπαίδευσης Ενηλίκων εξ αποστάσεως
Module Coordinator


For additional information, please contact Ms. Yianna Yiasouma (, 00357-22411915.