PhD in Education
School of Education & Social Sciences

PhD in Education

PhD in Education
School of Education & Social Sciences

PhD in Education

PROGRAM DETAILS

Duration4 years (full-time study)

Fees
€12,060 for whole program

LanguageGreek

CampusNicosia - Limassol

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Qualification Awarded Doctoral Program (PhD) in Education
Level Of Qualification PhD (3rd Cycle Degree)
Offered by Department of Education
Mode of Study Full Time or Part Time

The PhD Program in Education aims to develop scientists in the domain of Educational Studies with the necessary background knowledge, skills, experiences, ethos and capabilities that will enable them to contribute on the development of research and knowledge on the specific domain. Based on their advance knowledge and research skills concerning their particular domain of interest, PhD students with the guidance of their academic supervisors are expected to be productive members of the respective research society and the whole educational community, by extending the boundaries of what is already known.

The specific program is central to fulfil the Department, the School and the University mission through advancing its research dimension and enabling the establishment of the University, the School and the Department in the regional and international scene. Additionally, the program aims to provide the PhD candidates with the necessary knowledge and skills in order to be able to take over leadership positions on specific domains under the framework of Education and meet the needs and demands of the society in regards to the improvement of teaching and learning processes. They are expected to propose, evaluate and implement innovations in order to improve learning outcomes and teaching methods at different educational levels. The suggestion and implementation of new teaching methods and learning processes based on the students’ and teachers’ diversity has a predominant role in Educational Sciences. Undoubtedly the program has a research orientation in order to promote research and transform the findings about the teaching and learning approaches in the field of education in the framework of life-long learning.

Although the language of instruction of the program is Greek, students under the guidance of their supervisors, might submit their PhD thesis in English.

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
1. To understand the dynamics and reasons of development and change in order to focus on current and future needs and demands according to their domain of expertise in education.
2. To propose and develop new knowledge by systematic research activity focused on the main issues in Education.
3. To use analytical and critical thinking under a framework of a fruitful dialogue and cooperation in order to address challenges related to education.
4. To indicate skills on research and on knowledge acquisition in order to be productive members of their respective research community.
5. To have positive attitudes about the continuous changes on research methods, research tools, the use of technology and the rapid explosion and spreading of new knowledge.
6. To propose, design, implement and evaluate innovative education programs employing new methods and approaches in the domain of their expertise.
7. To demonstrate broad knowledge and systematic understanding of the research field concerning the special domain of their interest.
8. To indicate familiarity with the different research methods used at the special domain of their expertise.
9. To demonstrate skills on analysis and synthesis and on review process of new and complicated phenomena, issues and situations.
10. To plan and use appropriate methods and to undertake research on issues about Education.
11. To make a significant contribution to the formation of knowledge through their own research activity and to identify the need for further knowledge and research on the domain.
12. To identify the limitations of a research and to evaluate the ethical aspects of a research.
13. To present and discuss research findings in both national and international contexts and to contribute on a dialogue with the academic community and society.

Graduates of the PhD program are able to work in various sectors, organizations and businesses related to education and training of different disciplines, fields and specializations. Most graduates of the program want to continue with an academic / research career or they want to become stakeholders in Education.

Admission Requirements
Application Form: Click here to fill in online and download (pdf)

Admission to the doctoral program is done after the announcement of doctoral positions by the Department, followed by an application by the interested applicant. Eligible applicants must hold a university degree, Bachelor’s and Master’s, granted by an institution recognized in the country where it operates. Applicants who do not hold their first degree at the time of application, but will hold such a degree before the commencement of the graduate program, are also eligible to apply but must submit a letter from their University’s Registrar verifying that they are indeed eligible to graduate. The decision on their admission does not become official until the degree has been successfully produced.

Each application for admission should include:
- A completed application form.
- A Curriculum Vitae indicating the student’s education, academic and research experience, any publications, awards, etc.
- A Research Statement. Candidates with prior graduate studies are required to submit a brief research statement (up to 600 words) stating the area in which they are interested in conducting research. Candidates with no prior graduate level studies do not need to submit a research statement.
- At least two letters of recommendation from academic or professional advisors.
- Certified copies of all degrees and transcripts.
- Copies of any other supporting material, such as exams, honours, awards, etc.
- Proof of English language proficiency, such as the TOEFL, the IELTS, or other equivalent language examinations. Candidates, who have completed an undergraduate or graduate program where the instruction language was English, satisfy the proof of English language proficiency requirement.

Admission’s Evaluation Procedure
All applications for admission are evaluated by the Doctoral Program Committee. All applicants satisfying the admissions requirements are invited for a personal interview by the Doctoral Program Committee. The criteria for the evaluation of the candidates are the following:
- Academic background
- Research background
- Recommendation letters
- Additional qualifications
- Personal Interview

After completing the evaluation process, the Doctoral Program Committee submits to the Council of the Department a Program Admission Evaluation Report on its decision. This report includes a justified suggestion of the Committee on the acceptance/rejection of the candidate’s application, possible conditions for admission, transfer credits, and research area. If appropriate, the Committee may suggest in this report the Research Advisor and the members of the Research Advisory Committee.

The program is structured in six (6) semesters of 30 ECTS credits each. The minimum duration of the program is six semesters (180 ECTS).

A doctoral student is awarded the doctoral title after a successful completion of the requirements specified in the program structure. These requirements include the successful completion of the following:
- Doctoral Level Courses
- Comprehensive Exam
- Graduate Seminar Courses
- Defence of Research Proposal
- Paper Publications
- Doctoral Dissertation Submission
- Doctoral Dissertation Defence

Module Group
ECTS

The student must successfully complete 180 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1PHDED901COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH DATA I103
2PHDED902GRADUATE SEMINAR I203
3PHDED903COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF REASEARCH DATA II103
4PHDED904GRADUATE SEMINAR II103
5PHDED905DESIGN OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL203
6PHDED906COMPREHENSIVE EXAM103
7PHDED907DEFENSE OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL103
8PHDED908RESEARCH PHASE I103
9PHDED909RESEARCH PHASE II103
10PHDED910DISSERTATION WRITING PHASE I/PUBLICATIONS103
11PHDED911RESEARCH PHASE III103
12PHDED912RESEARCH PHASE IV103
13PHDED913DISSERTATION WRITING PHASE II/PUBLICATIONS103
14PHDED914RESEARCH PHASE V103
15PHDED915DISSERTATION WRITING PHASE III/PUBLICATIONS103
16PHDED916DEFENSE OF DOCTORAL DISSERTATION103
Total
180
Semesters
ECTS
No.CodeNameECTS
1PHDED901COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH DATA I10
2PHDED902GRADUATE SEMINAR I20
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PHDED903COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF REASEARCH DATA II10
2PHDED904GRADUATE SEMINAR II10
3PHDED906COMPREHENSIVE EXAM10
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PHDED905DESIGN OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL20
2PHDED907DEFENSE OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL10
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PHDED908RESEARCH PHASE I10
2PHDED909RESEARCH PHASE II10
3PHDED910DISSERTATION WRITING PHASE I/PUBLICATIONS10
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PHDED911RESEARCH PHASE III10
2PHDED912RESEARCH PHASE IV10
3PHDED913DISSERTATION WRITING PHASE II/PUBLICATIONS10
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PHDED914RESEARCH PHASE V10
2PHDED915DISSERTATION WRITING PHASE III/PUBLICATIONS10
3PHDED916DEFENSE OF DOCTORAL DISSERTATION10
TOTAL30


 

 
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