The Department of English Studies offers postgraduate programmes at the master and doctoral levels, leading to an MA and PhD, respectively. All postgraduate programmes are watched over by a three-member committee, which is appointed every two years. The Committee is chaired by a Postgraduate Coordinator. The Department offers PhD degree schemes in subjects related to all research interest areas of its academic faculty. The application period for all postgraduate programmes is January 15 – April 15 of each academic year.
Number of Students to be Admitted
The total number of postgraduate students to be admitted in the postgraduate programmes of the Department is specified in the annual postgraduate announcement.
Application and Selection Procedures
Applications must be submitted to and examined by the Departmental Board. For more information on how to apply, please contact the Department's administrative assistant, Ms Thekla Constandinou (email: email@example.com or call +357 22 89 21 02). Candidates may be called for an interview. After internal selection, the Departmental Board submits a report to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, stating the Board's decision regarding admissions. These decisions must be approved by the Faculty before they can be announced to the applicants by the Chair of the Department.
Graduates of the programme will be able to demonstrate:
• advanced knowledge and understanding of a broad spectrum of critical and methodological approaches to texts, and the ability to develop complex interpretations of literary and related texts, often in interdisciplinary contexts;
• knowledge of a broad social, cultural, and historical framework of the development of relevant literature(s);
• knowledge of a broad range of core literary and related texts relevant to the field of study, and of their interpretations;
• ability to communicate ideas in accordance with professional standards and conventions of academic writing, with a view to contributing to the development of knowledge;
• ability to demonstrate autonomy and responsibility in the delivery of work in a manner transferable to a range of professional contexts;
• ability to think and articulate ideas creatively.
(Objectives adopted from SQF HUMART)
Candidates must hold a degree in a subject related to their proposed field of study and be competent in English. Competency in English can be demonstrated through a certificate from a recognized examining board. Candidates with a degree in English are exempt from this requirement. Candidates with no certificate from an established examining institution can take the Department's English Language Proficiency Exam.
The list of items accompanying applications includes:
· a filled-out formal application sheet ( application sheets can be obtained online at: http://applications.ucy.ac.cy/postgraduate_appl/MNG_USER_en.login_frm ),
· a certified copy of the BA Degree (or an official document certifying that the student will have graduated before the start of the Programme), plus a certified copy of the BA Degree script,
· a full CV in English,
· the student's initial statement of purpose (1-2 pages),
· writing samples in English, and
· min. 2 letters of recommendation
The candidates may also be required to participate in an interview in order to assess their suitability for the programme.
Projected number of students: at most 10
Each taught course is usually evaluated through continuous assessment which may include a midterm exam, a final exam, a research paper and various others assignments. Students are also required to write a 15,000-word thesis on some aspect of English Literature and Comparative Cultural Studies.