• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition
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    Tuition (Full programme)
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One of the aims of the TESOL programme offered by University of Nicosia to enhance students’ ability to create, conceptualise, design and implement a substantial research project that generates new knowledge and contributes to theory and practice within the field of TESOL.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Profile of the TESOL programme offered by University of Nicosia:

Aims and Objectives:

  • to further students’ understanding and knowledge of English language teaching.
  • to enhance students’ theoretical knowledge base in TESOL, second language acquisition, and applied linguistics research.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the programme, students will be able to:
  • Acquire a strong theoretical knowledge base in TESOL, second language acquisition, applied linguistics research and TESOL methodology which merit publication.
  • Conceptualise, design and implement a substantial research project that generates new knowledge that contributes to theory and practice;
  • Evidence competence in the use methodologies in TESOL inquiry and exhibit skills in the use of data analysis.
Career Prospects:
The PhD in TESOL programme offered at University of Nicosia provides excellent career opportunities for those who wish to become professionals in education and English language teaching, working for educational establishments such as the Ministry of Education, public and private universities or public and private schools as academics or administrators.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 ECTS 90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Open
  • Educational Form Academic
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Programme Structure

Doctoral courses are offered.

Examination, Assessment and Grading

Course assessment comprises of the examination of the thesis proposal, the thesis, the presentation of the thesis as a public lecture and the oral examination (viva).

For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

Academic Requirements

The minimum requirement for admission into a post-graduate degree programme is a Bachelor’s Degree.

English Language Proficiency
Students satisfy the English requirements if their first degree was taught in English. Otherwise, they would need to present a minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper-based or 213 computer-based, GCSE “O” Level with minimum “C” or IELTS with a score of 6.5 or a score placement at the ENGL-100 level of the University English Placement Test. The University offers English courses at various levels to help students reach the required standard for admission to a graduate program.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 13500 International
  • EUR 13500 EU/EEA


The University offers scholarships and financial aid to full-time students, in the form of merit scholarships, need-based assistance, athletics scholarships, and on-campus work-study programmes.

For more information, please visit the programme website.

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