PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

The doctoral programme of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences aims to promote original research in the areas of Humanities and Social Sciences.

 

The offered Doctoral Programmes of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, for the academic year 2024-2025 (fall semester) are: 

 

EUROPEAN CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM – ECTS: 180

TEACHING LANGUAGE:  Greek

LEVEL: Doctorate

DEGREE AWARDED: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

 

DURATION OF STUDIES 
 

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

 

INTERNAL REGULATIONS FOR DOCTORAL STUDIES 
  

More information about Doctoral Studies in the Open University of Cyprus: Internal Regulations for Doctoral Studies.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The minimum requirement for admission to the doctoral programme of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is a postgraduate degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution, related or similar to the research areas listed above.

 

MAIN RESEARCH AREAS OF ACADEMIC PERSONNEL

 

 ACADEMIC PERSONNEL

 MAIN RESEARCH AREAS

 Vayos Liapis

 

  • Ancient Greek Tragedy of the classical and postclassical periods
  • Reception of Greek Tragedy
  • Archaic Lyric Poetry
  • Wisdom Literature
  • Hellenistic Poetry
  • Greek Textual Criticism
  • Greek Religion

 Stephanos Efthymiadis

 

  • Byzantine Literature
  • Byzantine Prosopography
  • Byzantine Social History
  • Historical Geography

 Antonis Petrides

 

  • Ancient Greek Literature
  • Ancient Greek drama
  • Modern reception of the ancient world
  • Didactics of literature
  • Modern Greek literature of Cyprus

 Avra Sidiripoulou

 

  • Contemporary Theatre Practice
  • Directing and Acting Theory
  • Current Theories of Performance
  • Contemporary Dramaturgy

 Vicky Karaiskou

 

  • Visuality
  • Art and Society
  • Cultural Identities
  • National Identities
  • Art and Power
  • Collective Identities
  • Commemoration

 Georgios Deligiannakis

 

  • Classical Archaeology
  • Ancient History
  • History and Archaeology of the Eastern
  • Mediterranean with emphasis on the Roman and Late Roman Periods

 Maria Gravani

 

  • Teaching and Learning of Adults
  • Organisation of Adult Education Programmes
  • Teaching and Learning of Adults in Distance Education
  • Adult Education for Social Change
  • Education, Training and Professionalisation of Adult Educators

 Stavroula Tsiplakou

 

  • Pragmatics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Sociolinguistics, dialectology, language contact and language change
  • Educational Linguistics

 Theodoros Giannopoulos     

 

  • Political history and theory
  • The Indo-European problem and the reception of the past in modern Greece
  • The Aegean Bronze Age
  • Aspects of epistemology, social anthropology and cultural identity of past and present societies

 

TUITION FEES

Tuition fees for doctoral programs amounts to €675 per semester for the first six (6) semesters. In case the study lasts longer, then the following applies: for the first five (5) and the last  semester, the cost amounts to €675 per semester and for the remaining semesters, the cost amounts to €100 per semester. No tuition is paid for the "Academic Writing (DXXX796)" and the "Research Methodology (DXXXX795)", which are mandatory at the beginning of the study.

 

APPLICATIONS

Applications can be submitted exclusively online:

Αιτήσεις Αγγ χωρίς ημερομηνίσ

 Application dates for the spring semester of the Academic year 2023-2024 : September 19 - November 1, 2023.

 

DIGITAL REPOSITORY

OUC's Institutional/Digital Repository "Kypseli" is a WEB designed portal which hosts the Intellectual and Research creations of the Open University of Cyprus.  Additionally, it includes all created digital Collections of multiple projects implemented by the University. You can find the Doctoral Dissertations of OUC PhD Alumni HERE.  

 

INDUSTRY PLACEMENT

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.