Environmental Conservation and Management PHD - Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Open University of Cyprus


The doctoral programme, aims to research issues in the following research area:

  • Environmental Conservation and Management

The minimum time required to complete the doctorate is three (3) years, while the maximum duration is eight (8) years.



LEVEL: Doctorate

DEGREE AWARDED: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Candidates must:

  1. A Degree and a Postgraduate Degree related to Forestry, Biology, Geography, Environmental Science.
  2. Excellent knowledge of English.
  3. Good Knowledge in the Use of Geographic Information and Remote Sensing Systems (specifically ArcGIS, ERDAS, ENVI, e-Cognition)
  4. Good Knowledge of Statistics and Statistical Software (π.χ. Minitab, SPSS, R)

Additional qualifications for candidates are:

  • Any publications in prestigious international scientific journals in the above cognitive areas
  • Any publications in conferences in the above cognitive areas
  • Any participation in research projects
  • Knowledge of statistical packages

Candidates must submit:

  1. Complete and detailed CV in EUROPASS format
  2. If there are any, a detailed list of publications
  3. Participation in research projects
  4. Full research proposal up to 2000 words including:
  • Subject title related to the topics that are posted
  • Statement of interest (the subject you are interested in must be explicitly stated)
  • Purpose of doctoral dissertation depending on the topic they choose
  • Research framework / research questions
  • Brief analysis of the current situation depending on the topic they will choose
  • Methodology of approaching the subject
  • Expected results
  • Diploma implementation schedule
  • Suggested bibliography

Candidates who do not submit complete supporting documents as listed in point 1-4 will not be evaluated.



Prospective students must submit the online application form through https://applications.ouc.ac.cy/admissions?sap-language=EL

For the academic year 2021-2022 (starting fall semester), the Faculty will accept applications for a position in its doctoral programmes from 02/03/2021 to 25/05/2021.

For additional information, please contact Professor Ioannis Vogiatzakis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..