Police Studies - Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Open University of Cyprus
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The programme POLICE STUDIES is intended for the members of the Cyprus Police and is exclusively addressed to the graduates of the Cyprus Police Academy.

In a fast-evolving era with rising needs for modern security conditions and protection for the citizen, this two-year programme aims to offer to Cyprus Police members, new knowledge, skills and practices within a European framework, that will complete, expand and update accordingly the already acquired knowledge during their studies at the Cyprus Police Academy.

To complete the Programme and obtain a Degree in Police Studies, the students must complete twelve (12) Semester Modules (in total 120 ECTS) at the Open University of Cyprus.


European Credit Units - ECTS: 120

Teaching Language: Greek

Level of Studies: Undergraduate

Title to be Awarded: Bachelor (BSc)



A necessary condition for admission to the Programme is the successful completion and obtaining of a Diploma from the Cyprus Police Academy, as well as a very good understanding and knowledge of the English language, needed for studying international bibliography.


The total cost of the undergraduate programme is 2880 Euro. The administrative cost of each Module is 240 Euro. The cost of Dissertation (in case the student elects this module) is 480 Euro.


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

The Modules of the Police Studies programme are divided into compulsory and elective. For the selection of some electives, the successful completion of other modules is required. Students initially attend 8 compulsory modules (8x10 ECTS). Upon completion of the compulsory ones, students can choose either a programme including attendance only of the modules (4 electives X 10 ECTS) or a combination of 2 electives (10 ECTS each) and preparation of a dissertation (equivalent to 2 modules or 20 ECTS).

Κωδικός  Τίτλος Compulsory/Elective
ASP311 Εισαγωγή στην Ψυχολογία  Compulsory
ASP312 Εισαγωγή στην Κοινωνιολογία Compulsory
ASP313  Εισαγωγή στην Εγκληματολογία Compulsory
ASP314  Η Ιστορία της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας Elective
ASP315  Ποινική Δικαιοσύνη Compulsory
ASP325  Αστυνομία και Αστυνόμευση στην Κύπρο Compulsory
ASP411  Αστυνομική και Νομική Ψυχολογία* Compulsory
ASP412  Συνταγματικό Δίκαιο και Δίκαιο της Ευρωπαϊκής  Ένωσης Compulsory
ASP413  Οικονομικά Εγκλήματα Elective
ASP414  Αστυνομία και Κυβερνοέγκλημα Elective
ASP415  Αστυνόμευση / Δίκαιο και Πολιτιστική Κληρονομιά Elective
ASP421  Ερευνητικές Μέθοδοι και Αστυνομικές Σπουδές  Compulsory
ASP422  Αστυνομία και Συστήματα Αστυνόμευσης: Μια Συγκριτική Προσέγγιση Elective
ASP423  Αστυνομική Εκπαίδευση Elective
ASP700  Πτυχιακή Διπλωματική Εργασία** Elective

* "To attend the specific module, attendance of ASP311 must be completed successfully or attended simultaneously. "

** "To attend the specific module, attendance of ASP421 must be completed successfully or attended simultaneously. Indicative Programme of Studies

For the completion of the Programme and obtaining of the Degree, successful attendance in 8 compulsory and in 4 out of 6 electives and/or successful completion of the thesis is required.

Academic Personnel

Chrysthia Papacleovoulou, Lecturer, Academic Coordinatorchrysthia.papacleovoulou@ouc.ac.cy, 0035722411886


Adjunct Faculty (Tutors)

Fall Semester
Modules Name Module Coordinator   E-mail
ASP312     Athanasia Kleanthous-Kapakidou     Module Coordinator athanasia.kleanthous@ouc.ac.cy
ASP314 Emmanouil Koumas Module Coordinator emmanouil.koumas@ouc.ac.cy  
ASP411 Militsa Nikiforou Module Coordinator  militsa.nikiforou@ouc.ac.cy
ASP412 Ioannis Tzivaras Module Coordinator ioannis.tzivaras@ouc.ac.cy
ASP413 Anastasios Papathanasiou Module Coordinator anastasios.papathanasiou@ouc.ac.cy
ASP414 Nikolaos Sklavos Module Coordinator nikolaos.sklavos@ouc.ac.cy  
ASP421 Markianos Kokkinos Module Coordinator markianos.kokkinos@ouc.ac.cy
ASP422 Kyriaki Lambrianidou Module Coordinator kyriaki.lambrianidou@ouc.ac.cy
ASP423 Anastasios Papathanasiou Module Coordinator anastasios.papathanasiou@ouc.ac.cy
Spring Semester
Modules Name Module Coordinator  E-mail
ASP311 Militsa Nikiforou Module Coordinator  militsa.nikiforou@ouc.ac.cy
ASP313 Angelos Constantinou Module Coordinator  angelos.constantinou@ouc.ac.cy
ASP315 Lambros Kaoullas Module Coordinator  lambros.kaoullas@ouc.ac.cy
ASP325 Kyriaki Lambrianidou Module Coordinator  kyriaki.lambrianidou@ouc.ac.cy
ASP412 Ioannis Tzivaras Module Coordinator  ioannis.tzivaras@ouc.ac.cy
ASP414 Nikolaos Sklavos Module Coordinator  nikolaos.sklavos@ouc.ac.cy
ASP415 Sofia Chatzidi Module Coordinator  sofia.chatzidi@ouc.ac.cy 
ASP423 Anastasios Papathanasiou Module Coordinator  anastasios.papathanasiou@ouc.ac.cy

For additional information, please contact Ms. Maria Ioannidou maria.ioannidou@ouc.ac.cy, 00357-22411950