Ph.D. On Campus


University of Cyprus

18 months
4000 EUR/year
4000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Linguistics program from University of Cyprus is to meet the needs of TESOL professionals who would like to expand their understanding of language teaching methodologies in the light of cutting-edge research and recent developments in the field of applied linguistics.


The Linguistics program from University of Cyprus replaces our successful MA in TEFL and provides an exciting program suitable for those currently working as language teachers, those who plan to work as language teachers in the future, and those who have a strong interest in English language learning and teaching. 

The MA in TESOL also builds on the strengths of the University of Cyprus as a national center for research into second language acquisition, English language teaching, testing and assessment.

Key Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the MA in TESOL, students are expected to have acquired:
  • A wide overview of the language sciences in theory and practice
  • A critical understanding of key issues and concepts in Applied Linguistics
  • Expert-level training in analyzing and teaching English language
  • Expert-level understanding of different approaches to language pedagogy
  • Essential language teaching skills and classroom curriculum development
  • An advanced ability to apply different research methodologies
  • A profound and critical understanding of language assessment
  • An ability to carry out qualitative and quantitative research in language
  • A deep understanding of the interplay between language in the classroom, communication, and intervention
  • Sophisticated communicative and presentation skills

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language Teaching and Learning
  • Trends in Applied Linguistics
  • Research Methodology
  • Language Testing and Evaluation
  • Materials Development and Course Design
  • Teaching Portfolio Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The number of places available are announced by the Graduate School with the eligibility criteria for candidates, as well as other required documents that must be attached to the application such as:
  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University.
  • Previous University education in a suitable subject (academic background) and grades of relevant degrees.
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • Personal interview and/or written examination (if provided by the Department’s internal rules).
  • Submission of preliminary research proposal for admission to a doctoral course (if provided by the Department’s internal rules).
  • The Department may also set additional criteria and quality indicators such as: (a) number of students’ publications in scientific journals, (b) students’ participation in seminars, symposia, research programmes, (c) presentations by students at conferences, (d) knowledge of foreign languages, and (e) professional experience, etc. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR per year during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR per year during 18 months.
  • PhD students holders of master's degrees: Total fees €4.000.
  • PhD students non-holders of master's degrees: Total fees €6.500.

Living costs for Nicosia

576 - 866 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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