What can I Study in Cyprus?
What can I study in Cyprus as an international student is a question that always comes to mind when you prepare to go Cyprus for higher study. Here you will find available degrees in Cyprus for international students.
An Associate degree (based on the US system) is granted after successful completion of two years of full-time university study. Associate degrees are generally practical in nature, and students who graduate with an appropriate grade point average may transfer onto a relevant four-year Bachelor degree course.
Bachelor degrees are eight semesters (four years) in length. In general, the programme consists of taught courses, laboratory and tutorial work where appropriate and a graduation project depending on the subject area. Students normally require a cumulative credit-hour total of 120 and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 in order to graduate.
Master’s degrees are usually three to four semesters in duration and require completion of 21 credit hours (seven graduate courses) and a thesis, which must be defended in an oral examination. Students must attain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 for graduation. Master’s degrees without the thesis element are also offered and involve the completion of 10 graduate courses, a total of 30 credit hours, and submission of a project. For all programme types, students are admitted on the basis of a Bachelor degree (normally with a CGPA of 2.5) or equivalent.
Master of Business Administration (MBA):
The Master of Business Administration involves the equivalent of 14 three-credit courses (a total of 42 credits), which includes an optional six-credit thesis. The degree is usually completed in three semesters and builds upon undergraduate degrees involving a major in business administration. Previous professional experience is considered to be an advantage.
PhD / Doctorate Degree:
PhD degrees require the completion of 21 credits with a GPA of at least 3.5 and submission and defense of a thesis. A candidate must also have a publication related to his/her research topic published in an international journal (specifically in Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Science Citation Index or Arts and Humanities Citation Index) before attending the oral examination. Admission is based upon the Master’s degree, usually with a CGPA of 3.00, or equivalent, with other requirements depending on the department.