- Duration (years): 3 years
- Qualification Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology
- Level of Qualification: Doctorate Degree (3rd Cycle)
- Language of Instruction: English or Greek
- Mode of Study: Full time or Part time
- Minimum ECTS Credits: 180
Profile of the Programme
The objective of the PhD programme 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 speciality.
More specifically 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 the 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.
- Enable students to independently acquire and interpret additional knowledge relating to research, and an understanding of the quality of work required to satisfy peer review for potential publications.
- Give students a broad understanding of research approaches and methods which will enable them to read and comprehend a wide range of academic research papers to enhance their research competence and facilitate the development of future research activities.
A PhD in Criminology prepares students to lead change and/or policy-making in the communities or the organizations 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
Scholarships - Financial Aid
The University offers scholarships and financial aid to full-time students, in the form of academic merit scholarships, financial-aid assistance, athletic scholarships, and on-campus work-study programmes.
About the School
UNIC is the largest university in Cyprus, with over 12,000+ students, from over 70 countries across the globe, coming together in an innovative and transformative learning space.