Master in Greek Civilization

Master in Greek Civilization – Description

The Master Programme in Greek Civilization reflects the priorities of the NUP mission and is designed to meet local and national needs. The aim of the Programme is to provide students with the opportunity to study at Master’s level different aspects of Greek culture and civilization, such as Philosophy, Politics, Language, Literature, History, Drama, Art, Science and Religion.

The  Master in Greek Civilizationis organised in terms of major themes, and the various courses that make up the Master in Greek Civilization trace developments of the various topics from antiquity to the modern era. Thus historical themes are studied from the Persian wars, through Byzantium to Modern Greek state and the establishment and experiences of the Republic of Cyprus.

Similarly, Greek literature covers the entire 3000 years of literary tradition from Homer to the postwar generation. Drama, Philosophy, the classical heritage of Europe and the scientific progress are covered extensively in the Programme.

The Programme  in Greek Civilization is informed by rigorous scholarship and embraces modern pedagogy and learning technologies.

The  Master in Greek Civilization aims to offer, among others:

  • a good knowledge of all the main aspects of Greek civilization
  • a better perspective of Greek Literature, Philosophy and Art based on an understanding of its relevance  to the world
  • a critical perspective of Greek History as well as of Cyprus History
  • a good understanding of the factors that have influenced the development of art and culture in Cyprus


Master in Greek Civilization – Structure

The Master Programme in Greek Civilization covers four important aspects of Greek civilization:

  • Philosophy
  • Literature
  • History
  • Art

During the Programme major themes of Greek Civilization are discussed, not only in a chronological order, i.e. from antiquity up to modern times, but also on an interdisciplinary level, to show how various aspects of Greek civilization interact with each other. Particular emphasis is also given to issues of culture, art, religion, and history pertaining to Cyprus in order to promote a better understanding of the factors that have affected and shaped the cultural and political landscape of Cyprus over the centuries.

In order to meet the requirements of the Programme students must attend 8 core courses plus 2 electives while they must also submit an MA Dissertation. Each course represents 7.5 ECTS, whereas the MA Dissertation is valid 15 ECTS. The Programme as a whole comprises 90 ECTS.

Admissions criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University, in any field of studies
  • Official Transcripts
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English (optional)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview

 Course Duration

The  Master in Greek Civilization duration is four semesters. Courses are taught in Greek.


The Course Structure of the Master in Greek Civilization is as following

CodeCourse Title


GRE501Ancient Greek Philosophy
GRE502Themes of Ancient Greek History
GRE503Ancient Greek Drama
GRE504Themes of Modern Greek History
GRE505Cypriot Art
GRE506Modern Greek Literature (19th - 20th century)
GRE507Aspects of the Hellenistic World: Literature and Culture
GRE508The History of the Greek Language


GRE509The History of Cyprus (1878-2004)
GRE510Greek Philosophy and Western Thought
GRE511Poetry and Prose in the Postwar Period
GRE512Ancient Greek Poetry
GRE513The Golden Age of Athenian Democracy
GRE514Byzantine History and Literature



Our Faculty



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