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.


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: 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:

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