• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


More specifically, the programme aims to:

  • Develop students’ in depth understanding and critical analysis of current literature and research methodology in the field of Criminology.
  • Provide students with a critical awareness of current problems and debates within the field, and enhance their skills in critical evaluation of theoretical and empirical literature relevant to criminological and criminal justice research.
  • Develop students’ understanding in applying research competencies to practical issues, and develop skills in communicating criminological knowledge to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Make a significant contribution to the status of criminal justice and criminology as a discipline, through the advancement of knowledge and professional practice within the sector.
  • Enable students to independently acquire and interpret additional knowledge relating to research, and an understanding of the quality of work required to satisfy peer review for potential publications.
  • Give students a broad understanding of research approaches and methods which will enable them to read and comprehend a wide range of academic research papers to enhance their research competence and facilitate the development of future research activities.
Career Prospects

A PhD in Criminology at the University of Nicosia prepares students to lead change and/or policy making in the communities or the organisations they choose to work:

  • Academia (Research/Teaching Faculty)
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Probation and parole services
  • Correctional settings
  • Social services
  • Research and analysis for government or private consulting firms

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Application Deadlines for European and Local Students - Please call the Office of Admissions

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Greek
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Doctoral Course – Fall semester
  • Doctoral Course – Spring semester

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

The minimum requirement for admission to the doctoral degree programme is a Master’s Degree and a Thesis Proposal.

In addition to the above, applicants must also satisfy the following requirements:

  • The Master’s Degree should be in the areas of Humanities and/or Social Sciences (i.e. Criminology, Psychology, Law, Sociology or other relevant disciplines)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Nicosia

  • 576 - 870 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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