Master in History

Programme Description

The Master’s Degree Programme in History is unique with many options and opportunities. It is set up in a modern scientific structure with international scientific standards offering students high standards of education and scientific training in an enlightening and entertaining modern manner.

Purpose of Programme

The Programme aims to provide graduates with the right scientific skills and broader training for those especially interested in History. The Programme is geared towards graduates of philosophy and educational backgrounds and graduates of political science, sociology, European studies, journalism and other similar departments and schools. In the ‘History of Civilization’ direction, graduates of higher schools of fine arts and music schools are accepted. It offers an opportunity for training and professional development to teachers, civil servants and other professionals and the opportunity to young graduates for specialized training and acquisition of additional qualifications. The purpose is pursuing a more comprehensive understanding of history, the importance and diffusion of it in the modern world.

Main objectives

Familiarity with old and current history and critical analysis of historical texts. Obtaining research experience for further research and studies. Specialized training on specific historical subjects capable of providing expert analysis of issues with the current reality of their historical background. 

Duration: The duration of study is three (3) semesters. During the first two semesters graduate students are required to attend six subjects with exams while the third semester is devoted to a dissertation under the supervision of professor. 

Language: Greek

ECTS: 90 credits of which 60 credits must be from 6 courses and 30 credits for the dissertation

Course Instruction

Three courses per semester will be offered. For each course, 36 hours of instruction are required. The courses are three-hours each and will be offered in 12 weeks. In case of absence courses must be completed in consultation with the Professor.

Course Hours: every Saturday 9:30 to 12:30, 12:30 to 15:30 and 17:30 to 20:30 or for those who prefer on Saturday and Sunday (Saturday 09:30-12:30 12:30-15:30 Sunday 10:00-13:00)


For those who choose to attend Saturday and Sunday courses, accommodation is provided on campus in shared rooms for two persons (one room-2 persons) so that the courses may be combined with a memorable weekend in Paphos.
During one weekend of the semester, all students will be given a tour of the city and the historical sites of Paphos.


The Programme is available in the following specializations:

  • General History
  • Modern History
  • Financial History
  • Political and Diplomatic History
  • History Civilization
  • Modern and Contemporary Greek Literature

The Faculty of the Master in History