Neapolis University Pafos announces a call for four (4) PhD positions of candidature to the doctorate program in Modern and Contemporary History.
The PhD Program in Modern and Contemporary History of Neapolis University is an accredited by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CY.Q.A.A.) of the Republic of Cyprus (during its 23rd Summit of 2 and 3 October 2017). You may find the program as accredited to the following list of accredited programs of CY.Q.A.A.
Completed applications included the letter of intent, may be submitted by holders of postgraduate degrees of History, Political Science, Law, Philosophy, Law, Social Sciences and Humanities.
This invitation is extended to holders of Master level degrees, from recognized and accredited universities, with a related science as mentioned above. This includes degrees from either the Republic of Cyprus, or the Hellenic Republic (Greece) or other European or other international universities.
Documents required for the evaluation of all applications:
Along the electronic application, applicants should also submit the following documents in PDF format:
- Detailed CV in the format of http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae/templates-instructions). The application should follow a brief summary to include a clear point and reference for primary research assuring the originality to be achieved during the program. We also expect prospective students to include any possibly related working experience (in English or Greek).
- Your Research Proposal, to include inside, reasoning and statement of purpose, methodological proposed approach, timeline of research and writing process, expected publications and participation in various levels while candidature of the PhD and correlation with the research process that would enhance the primary importance of the topic and the originality of the PhD.
- Supporting materials to include, grade of all both the BA and MA achieved degrees as also copies of the prototype of your degrees.
- Up to 3 recommendation letters (in either Greek or English) that will provide strong support to the candidature (both or either scientific or professional).
- A complete portfolio of the possible candidate: To include (research publications -journals or books- or other scientific material that may support the application).
- All Documents should be either copies of the original or certified translations. And should be in either Greek or English.
- You may find the application to complete Here. Please assure a letter of intent.
You can find the online application by clicking HERE
Due date of submission is the 31st of January 2023. Following the submission within the next two weeks, we will short-list candidates. Within February 2023, we will begin the interview process and produce final recommendations. Enrolment for studying at Neapolis University in Pafos and at our Department of History, Politics and International Studies, will begin on Spring 2023. In specific by the End of February 2023, where all administrative enrolment should be completed.
Applications submitted in any other way or form will not be taken into consideration. Application which do not include all the necessary information will also not be taken into consideration.
Applicants should be attentive to the research proposal and letter of intent, as this constitutes one of the most important criteria of evaluation. Before submission of their application, prospective applicants are requested to visit the department website and visit research interests of the full time faculty members in History, Politics and International Studies. Prospective applicants may initially communicate with faculty members of the department to receive any guidance before the submission of their application or the completion of their research proposal assuming that they may also meet the standards and needs of conducting a primary research with an original topic of interest. For more information about the department, you may visit our site.
Applications will be assessed by the Evaluation Committed which is comprised by members of the scientific community of the university. Following the quality of the research proposal, the committee that will be established will take into consideration the applicants’ background and related information as this is assessed considering the following criteria:
- The grade of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
- Any other degrees acquired
- International Academic publications and presentations in conferences (if available).
- Scholarships, awards, and recognitions.
- Working professional or scientific experience
All applicants will be evaluated according to the university standards which includes from permanent members of the staff of the Department while also from external members of the university community that meet the research standards. Only candidates that meet the above-mentioned criteria will be invited for the second phase of selection which includes a personal interview.
Successful candidates to the PhD program, will be informed by email. Further will be asked to provide a letter of acceptance (PDF format and signed with date included). Successful candidates should send by email within the next 15 days since the day of offer. Upon acceptance of the offer, students should be aware that they should also accept the rules and regulations of the university and the department considering the PhD program and all related expectations.
Minimum completion time of a PhD is 3 years while PhD studies should not be more than 5 years. Important details (recommended to read about the PhD program) for prospective candidates can be found here: Regulations for Elaboration of Doctoral Dissertations.
For more information or requests for prospective applicants including PhD Fees, should be directed to the head of student affairs, Dr. Stavros Christodoulou by email [email protected] or by phone on the following landline: (+357) 2684 3331.