36 months
4500 EUR/year
4500 EUR/year
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The objective of the Criminology programme from University of Nicosia is to provide students with a coherent and intellectually challenging degree that prepares them to conduct research among the many aspects of criminology and criminal justice, varying with individual interests and areas of specialty.

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By the end of the period of doctoral study, students are expected to:

  • Comprehend basic principles of research design, including an understanding of how to conceptualize criminological research, formulate researchable problems, and construct and test hypotheses.
  • Be able to demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in their field.
  • Be able to manage successfully all the stages of a research project, including managing data, and conducting and disseminating research in a way that is consistent with both professional practice and the normal principles of research ethics.
  • Apply expert knowledge in specific areas of the discipline, such as Law, Law Enforcement, Corrections, Courts, Social Services etc.
  • Be able to explain and identify open problems and areas needing development in their fields.
  • Be able to act autonomously in the planning and implementation of research.
  • Exhibit competence in the use of quantitative and qualitative methodologies in criminological enquiry and exhibit skills in the use of quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods.

Career Prospects

A Criminology programme from 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

Programme Structure

By the end of the period of doctoral study, students are expected 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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.

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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