Master in Modern and Contemporary History

The structure of the Program is built on modern scientific standards, thus exposing students to high quality methods of teaching and learning. The Program offers opportunities for added learning and professional advancement for teachers, civil servants and other professionals. Additionally, it offers opportunities to young graduates for specialize learning and acquisition of additional skills.








The Master’s Degree Programme in Modern and Contemporary Historyis 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. 

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 (Saturday 09:30-12:30 12:30-15:30)


For those who choose to attend Saturday 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 a Saturday, 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 University reserves its right to define the electives offered on an academic year basis.

The programme structure may change without prior notice, as a result of quality assurance procedures or/and programme recertification.


Register your interest and one of our admissions consultants will contact you with guidance and additional information.


Giorgos Georgis

Professor of History

Coordinator of the PhD in Modern and Contemporary History

Giorgos Georgis is Professor at Neapolis University Pafos, Member of the Board and Director of the Postgraduate Programs in History at the same University.

Marios Leonida Evriviades

Associate Professor of International Relations and Security

Deputy Head of the Department of History, Politics and International Studies

Marios L. Evriviades is Professor of International Relations and History at Neapolis University Pafos. He is also Senior Fellow and Director of Resources at ERPIC-European Rim and Investment Council, Larnaca.

Katerina Papazacharia

Lecturer in Diplomatic History and International Relations

Katerina Papazacharia is a Doctor of Philosophy in Byzantine History. She graduated with a B.A. degree from the Department of History and Archaeology, School of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Kyriakos Iakovidis

Lecturer in Modern History

Born in Limassol, 1984. BA Journalism (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh). MA in History (Royal Holloway). PHD holder (University of Cyprus). Member of the research program «Evrodaktilios», financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Cyprus).

Antonis Klapsis

Visiting Researcher in Diplomacy and International Organization

Assistant Coordinator of the MA in Modern and Contemporary Greek and European History (Distance Learning)

Antonis Klapsis is Assistant Professor of Diplomacy and International Organization at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of Peloponnese.
The aim of the Program is to provide postgraduate training and scientific specialization in History. The Program will help graduates with employment opportunities, in the advancement of their professional careers.