Studies in Hellenic Culture - Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Open University of Cyprus
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The Undergraduate Programme “Studies in Hellenic Culture” introduces students to the culture developed in the Greek-speaking world from antiquity to the present day, charting its metamorphoses and transformations, its contradictions and complexities. Through this critical lens, the Programme underscores the fundamental association between cultural processes and historical determinants.

The wider goal of the Programme is to build such cognitive, metacognitive, methodological, and epistemological foundations to allow students to delve deep into the cultural phenomena at large and to realise that what one calls ‘culture’ or ‘national/ cultural identity’ is, in fact, a construct of an often grievously antagonised and anxiety-ridden, ideological and political nature. The Programme emphasises the study of primary sources (texts, artworks, archaeological material, etc.) as a means of achieving theoretical awareness and honing critical sensibilities and research skills.  



The Programme graduates are employable in a variety of professional sectors, such as the culture industry ( organisations, museums, cultural services, etc.), tourism, education and the civil service. Moreover, students who have completed the Modules “Ancient Greek Language” (I, II) and “Latin Language” (I, II) are eligible to participate in the Republic of Cyprus state examination to be appointed in secondary education. 


The programme is evaluated and accredited by

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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: 240

Teaching Language: Greek

Level of Studies: Undergraduate

Title to be Awarded: Bachelor’s degree (BA)



  • Certificate of Secondary Education (‘Apolytirion’) or equivalent.
  • Competence in the use of computers and basic IT resources (Internet, email, etc.)
  • Sufficient command of the English language is not mandatory, but it is considered necessary.



The total administrative cost of the Programme is €7000. The cost of each Module (Thematic Unit) is €350. Administrative costs are charged per Module.



Applications can be submitted exclusively online:

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  Application dates for the fall semester of the academic year 2023-2024: March 14 - May 30, 2023.




To obtain a bachelor's degree, successful attendance and examination in at least twenty (20) modules, twelve (12) core and eight (8) elective modules are required. The programme offers three (3) directions: (a) Literature, (b) History - Archeology - Art and (c) General. The student can choose up to three (3) core modules and up to two (2) elective modules per semester. Attendance of the modules offered in the first and second year of study is mandatory.

Compulsory Modules

(maximum number of options per semester: 3 modules)

1st semester

ELL111, Introduction to the Study of Civilization (Theory and Practice)

ELL112, Ancient Greek History (1200 BCE - 330 CE)

ELL113, Ancient Greek Art (1200 BCE – 330 CE)

2nd semester

ELL121, Byzantine History (330 - 1453 CE)

ELL122, Byzantine Art (330 - 1453 CE)

ELL123, Modern Greek History I (1770 - 1909)

3rd semester

ELL211, Ancient Greek Literature (Archaic – Classical Periods)

ELL212, Modern Greek History IΙ (1909 - 1949)

ELL213, Modern Greek Literature I (16th-19th century)

4th semester

ELL221, Ancient Greek Philosophy (Plato-Aristotle)

ELL222, Hellenistic and Early Byzantine Literature (3rd c. BCE -7th c. CE)

ELL223, Modern Greek Literature II (20th century)

Direction: Literature

(maximum number of options in each academic semester: 2 modules)

5th semester

ELL311, Αncient Greek Ι

ELL312, Latin Ι

ELL313, Aspects of Modern Greek Literature (20th Century)

6th semester

ELL321, Αncient Greek ΙΙ

ELL322, Latin ΙΙ

ELL323, Aspects of Ancient Greek and Byzantine Philosophy

7th semester

ELL411, Αncient Greek Theatre Ι (Tragedy)

ELL412, Byzantine Literature (7th–15th century)

ELL413, Aspects of Ancient Greek Literature

8th semester

ELL420, Ancient Greek Myth and Modern Greek Literature

ELL421, Αncient Greek Theatre IΙ (Comedy)

ELL423, Linguistics

ELL410, Αncient Greek ΙΙI

ELL499, BA Thesis

Direction: History - Archeology - Art

(maximum number of options per semester: 2 modules)

5th semester

ELL314, Aspects of Ancient Greek Art

ELL315, Aspects of Roman History

ELL316, Introduction to Epigraphy and Numismatics

6th semester

ELL324, Aspects of the History of Late Antiquity

ELL325, History of Ancient and Medieval Cyprus

ELL326, Aspects of Economical and Social History of the Modern Greek World

7th semester 

ELL414, Modern History of Cyprus (1878 - 1974)

ELL415, Modern Greek Art: Sculpture-Painting

ELL416, The Sciences in Ancient Greece and Byzantium

8th semester 

ELL418, Political Thought and Action in Ancient Greece

ELL424, Archaeological Theory and Practice

ELL425, Art and Theatre in Modern Greece and Cyprus

ELL426, Aspects of Byzantine Art

ELL428, Ancient Greek religion and ritual

ELL499, BA Thesis

Direction: General

It combines modules from the above two directions of Literature and History-Archeology-Art

If you would like to request more information about the "Industry Placement" Thematic Unit / Module ELL495 and ELL496, please contact the OUC Liaison Office here.

Academic Personnel

Georgios Deligiannakis, Associate Professor,, 0035722411984

Stephanos Efthymiadis, Professor, Academic Coordinator, ELL426, Module coordinator,, 0035722411982

Antonis Petrides, Associate Professor,


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 17 registered members
Δημήτριος Μιχελιουδάκης (Dimitrios Michelioudakis)
ΕΓΛ50: Ελληνική Γλώσσα και Γλωσσολογία, ΕΛΛ423: Γλωσσολογία
Module Coordinator
Σάββας Κυριακίδης (Savvas Kyriakidis)
ΕΛΛ111: Εισαγωγή στη Σπουδή του Πολιτισμού (Θεωρία και Πράξη)
Χαράλαμπος Μεσσής (Charalampos Messis)
ΕΛΛ121: Βυζαντινή Ιστορία (330 μ.Χ. - 1453 μ.Χ.)
Module Coordinator
Mαρία Παπαδάκη (Maria Papadaki)
ΕΛΛ122: Βυζαντινή Τέχνη (330 μ.Χ. - 1453 μ.Χ.)
Module Coordinator
Δημήτριος Σταματόπουλος (Dimitrios Stamatopoulos)
ΕΛΛ123: Νεοελληνική Ιστορία Ι (1770 - 1897)
Module Coordinator
Ελένη Κακλαμάνου (Eleni Kaklamanou)
ΕΛΛ221: Αρχαία Ελληνική Φιλοσοφία (Πλάτων - Αριστοτέλης)
Module Coordinator
Σταύρος Κουλουμέντας (Stavros Kouloumentas)
ΕΛΛ221: Αρχαία Ελληνική Φιλοσοφία (Πλάτων - Αριστοτέλης)
Εμμανουήλ Πλούσος (Emmanouil Plousos)
ΕΛΛ222: Ελληνιστική και πρώιμη Βυζαντινή Λογοτεχνία (3ος αι. π.Χ. - 7ος αι. μ.Χ.)
Module Coordinator
Χρήστος Δανιήλ (Christos Daniil)
ΕΛΛ223: Νεοελληνική Λογοτεχνία ΙΙ (20ος αιώνας)
Module Coordinator
Μαρία Γερολέμου (Maria Gerolemou)
ΕΛΛ321: Αρχαία Ελληνικά ΙΙ
Module Coordinator
Χρυσάνθη Δημητρίου (Chrysanthi Demetriou)
ΕΛΛ322: Λατινικά ΙΙ
Module Coordinator
Νικόλαος Τσιβίκης (Nikos Tsivikis)
ΕΛΛ324: Θέματα Ιστορίας της Ύστερης Αρχαιότητας
Module Coordinator
Ευαγγελινή Μάρκου (Evangeline Markou)
ΕΛΛ325: Ιστορία της Αρχαίας & Μεσαιωνικής Κύπρου
Module Coordinator
Κωνσταντίνος Δουκάκης (Konstantinos Doukakis)
ΕΛΛ326: Θέματα Οικονομικής και Κοινωνικής Ιστορίας του σύχρονου ελληνισμού
Module Coordinator
Θεόδωρος Γιαννόπουλος (Theodoros Giannopoulos)
ΕΛΛ424: Αρχαιολογική θεωρία και πράξη
Module Coordinator
Ειρήνη Πάνου (Eirini Panou)
ΕΛΛ426: Θέματα Βυζαντινής Τέχνης
Πολυξένη Στρόλογγα (Polyxeni Strolonga)
ΕΛΛ428: Αρχαία Ελληνική Θρησκεία. Μύθος και Τελετουργία
Module Coordinator




Administrative personnel: Charoula Christofi  (Temporary Office Assistant)


Tel. 00357-22411743