PhD in Law
School of Business & Law

PhD in Law

PhD in Law
School of Business & Law

PhD in Law

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Duration4 years (full-time study)

Fees
€12,060 for whole program

LanguageGreek

CampusNicosia - Limassol

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

The PhD Program in Law aims to develop scientists in the domain of Law 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:

(a) provide a framework for conducting original and innovative state-of-the-art research, leading to the creation of new useful knowledge, that will be beneficial to the science, the economy and the society;
(b) develop highly educated graduates, equipped with the knowledge, skills, ethos and capabilities that will enable them to seek a successful career as researchers or as leading officials in a relevant industry sector;
(c) contribute to the increase of the research output of the Department, through the increase in the publication volume and the external research funding

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
1. Independently formulate ideas and hypotheses that will extend the forefront of knowledge and to discover new knowledge through original research in the field of Law;
2. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge for a range of topics in the discipline of Law;
3. Employ relevant techniques and practices, as well as use appropriate tools necessary in conducting their research work;
4. Make reasoned judgements and propose solutions in the absence of complete data and information;
5. Design, develop and implement methodologies and settings that will enable the validation and evaluation of the outcome of their research work;
6. Conduct primary research work and produce work of publishable quality which satisfies peer review;
7. Evaluate critically and review research work related to the domain of their research work published in journals and conference proceedings;
8. Communicate the results of their research work and to publish them in refereed scientific journals and conference proceedings;
9. Present and successfully defend the outcomes of their research work;
10. Demonstrate awareness of any ethical and legal implications of their research and engage with the ethical and legal context of their research;
11. Exhibit transferable professional skills, such as communication and presentation skills, team-working, leadership, self-direction, time management and organization, as well as ethical and commercial awareness, necessary for a successful career as a researcher and/or for employment in a senior and leading capacity in a relevant area of industry.

On completion of the program, graduates will have acquired knowledge in high-level scientific research in a wide-range of law disciplines and developed the skills and expertise to work in senior positions in academia, or in any relevant research, industrial or business organisation in either the private or public sector. They will have developed attributes essential for a successful career of national and international recognition under professionally challenging conditions in highly competitive work environments.

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 (minimum grade 90), the IELTS (minimum grade 6.5), 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.

The application material must be submitted in English and/or Greek.

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

If necessary, the Doctoral Program Committee may invite a candidate for a 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
1PHDL601RESEARCH METHODS AND PRACTICES 73
2PHDL602ADVANCED LEGAL TOPICS I73
3PHDL603ADVANCED LEGAL TOPICS II73
4PHDL604ADVANCED LEGAL TOPICS III73
5PHDL701RESEARCH PLANNING I73
6PHDL702PHD QUALIFYING EXAM73
7PHDL703RESEARCH PLANNING II73
8PHDL704RESEARCH PROPOSAL73
9PHDL710GRADUATE SEMINAR I23
10PHDL711GRADUATE SEMINAR II23
11PHDL712GRADUATE SEMINAR III23
12PHDL713GRADUATE SEMINAR IV23
13PHDL714GRADUATE SEMINAR V23
14PHDL715GRADUATE SEMINAR VI23
15PHDL721GRADUATE RESEARCH I213
16PHDL722PAPER PREPARATION I73
17PHDL723GRADUATE RESEARCH II213
18PHDL724PAPER SUBMISSION I73
19PHDL730GRADUATE RESEARCH III143
20PHDL731DISSERTATION WRITING I73
21PHDL732PAPER PREPARATION II73
22PHDL733DISSERTATION WRITING II143
23PHDL734PAPER SUBMISSION II73
24PHDL735DISSERTATION DEFENSE73
Total
180
Semesters
ECTS
No.CodeNameECTS
1PHDL601RESEARCH METHODS AND PRACTICES 7
2PHDL602ADVANCED LEGAL TOPICS I7
3PHDL701RESEARCH PLANNING I7
4PHDL702PHD QUALIFYING EXAM7
5PHDL710GRADUATE SEMINAR I2
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PHDL603ADVANCED LEGAL TOPICS II7
2PHDL604ADVANCED LEGAL TOPICS III7
3PHDL703RESEARCH PLANNING II7
4PHDL704RESEARCH PROPOSAL7
5PHDL711GRADUATE SEMINAR II2
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PHDL712GRADUATE SEMINAR III2
2PHDL721GRADUATE RESEARCH I21
3PHDL722PAPER PREPARATION I7
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PHDL713GRADUATE SEMINAR IV2
2PHDL723GRADUATE RESEARCH II21
3PHDL724PAPER SUBMISSION I7
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PHDL714GRADUATE SEMINAR V2
2PHDL730GRADUATE RESEARCH III14
3PHDL731DISSERTATION WRITING I7
4PHDL732PAPER PREPARATION II7
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PHDL715GRADUATE SEMINAR VI2
2PHDL733DISSERTATION WRITING II14
3PHDL734PAPER SUBMISSION II7
4PHDL735DISSERTATION DEFENSE7
TOTAL30


 
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The delivery of the program of study is supported by the following members of staff:

RankName
Visiting Associate ProfDr. Eliana Nicolaou
Professor - Programme Coordinator Prof. Christos Clerides
ProfessorDr. Andreas Kapardis
Associate ProfessorDr. Panagiotis Degleris
Assistant ProfessorDr. Charalampos Apostolopoulos
Assistant ProfessorDr. Dimitrios Devetzis
Assistant ProfessorDr. Vasiliki Karagkouni
Assistant ProfessorDr. Konstantinos Kouroupis
Assistant ProfessorDr. Maria Stylianidi
Assistant ProfessorDr. Aikaterini Sykioti
Assistant ProfessorDr. Ioannis Voudouris
LecturerDr. Ioannis Giokaris
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