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The postgraduate (Master in Arts, MA) programme “Cultural Policy and Development” provides an in-depth understanding of the importance and role of cultural heritage and modern cultural production, and highlights both as tools for developing and promoting the public image of a state. Understanding both the own cultural memory and identity, as well as that of other states and peoples has proven to be an essential prerequisite for economic and social development. At the same time, it helps to ensure constructive communication and cooperation with other countries and societies. The MA programme “Cultural Policy and Development stresses the deep interaction of culture with politics, both locally and outside the EU, as well as on a global level.

The purpose of the “Cultural Policy and Development" MA programme is the scientific engagement, specialisation and research in the subject of cultural organisation and management. The programme aims to train high-level scientists in the field of culture, tourism and creative industries that will substantially contribute to the creation of social prosperity from any position they work in local or international organisations, institutions, networks and collaborations. Students, depending on their interests and the field in which they wish to become active, have the opportunity to choose Modules that will make them competitive both locally and internationally.




  • The MA programme offers a high level of knowledge and skills to those interested in working as executives in the field of culture, tourism and the creative industries in Cyprus and Greece.
  • You will be trained in the management, promotion and development of cultural capital, cultural production, and the development of cultural entrepreneurship.
  • It Strengthens the strategic vision and optimises leadership skills needed to meet the cultural challenges of the 21st century on a national, regional and European level.
  • It is structured in semesters, so students gain additional specialisation and the opportunity to become familiar with more areas of cultural management.

European Credit Units - ECTS: 120

Teaching Language: Greek

Level of Studies: Postgraduate

Title to be Awarded: Magister Artium (MA) 



The minimum requirement for admission to a postgraduate programme is an undergraduate degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution.

Very good knowledge of English for the study of international literature.

Computer skills (Microsoft Office programs - Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access etc.)- and internet applications.



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

The fees for each Module are €675, while the fees for the Master Thesis are €1,350.



Applications can be submitted exclusively online, via the OUC website at

The duration of the postgraduate programme is two years and it is divided into four semesters. The student completes the Master's degree programme after attending the three (3) compulsory Modules, three (3) electives and after having completed the master thesis as follows:

In the first semester, the student chooses up to two (2) Modules (PPA511, PPA512). Both compulsory.

In the second semester, the student chooses up to two (2) Modules, one compulsory (PPA521) and one out of the three electives (PPS522, PPA523, PPA621).

 In the third semester, the student chooses either two modules out of the three electives or a module among the three (PPA614, PPA615, PPA616) and part I of the master thesis (PPA701A). In the fourth semester, the student, if he/she has not yet completed the elective modules, chooses an elective out of the three offered in the 2nd semester (PPA522, PPA523, PPA621) and the second part of the master thesis (PPA701B). If he/she has completed the elective modules, he /she will begin the master thesis which is compulsory.

PPA511: Culture and Cultural Studies, 15 ects

PPA512: Cultural Policy and Cultural Management, 15 ects

PPA521: Cultural Economics and Management, 15 ects

PPA522: Cultural Communication, 15 ects

PPA523: Cultural Law and Law of Intellectual Property, 15 ects

PPA614: Museum Studies-Museology, 15 ects

PPA615: Cultural Tourism, Urban Regeneration and City Branding, 15 ects

PPA616: Cultural and Creative Industries, 15 ects

PPA621: Art and Society, 15 ects

PPA701Α: Master Thesis I, 15 ects

PPA701Β: Master Thesis II, 15 ects

Academic Personnel

Vayia (Vicky) Karaiskou, Associate Professor,, 0035722411987


Adjunct Faculty (Tutors) - Fall Semester

Name E-mail Modules Coordinator
Efharis Mascha PPA511 Module coordinator
Dorothea Papathanasiou        PPA512          Module coordinator
Georgios Papaioannou PPA614 Academic coordinator & Module coordinator    
Christos Vassiliadis PPA615 Module coordinator
Orsalia Kassaveti PPA616 Module coordinator

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