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Department of Politics and Governance

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Department of Politics and Governance

The economic, political and social issues surrounding Cyprus, the Eastern Mediterranean and the broader region, the European Union and the international arena are in a state of constant flux. Their understanding requires tools to be found in the social and political sciences, looking at the national, regional and international levels, especially their intersections but also the dynamics therein.

The research produced by the Department of Politics and Governance at the University of Nicosia aims to address the nature, causes and impact of socio-political and economic phenomena by focusing on specialised areas of academic inquiry, using a broad range of conceptual and methodological apparatuses, and adopting both disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approaches.

The Department has a senior-level faculty pool and the leading International Relations research team in Cyprus, while it has also established an international reputation on EU and Eastern Mediterranean studies. Its full range of expertise and activities include also Conflict and Negotiation, Political Economy, History, Comparative Politics, Diplomacy and Security, Public Administration and Governance.

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Why Study Politics and Governance at UNIC

  • Study in an EU member state at the heart of the strategically important Eastern Mediterranean

  • One of the leading departments in the world on Eastern Mediterranean issues, centred on the Eastern Mediterranean Studies Initiative (EMSI)

  • One of the leading departments in the region in International Relations

  • Publishes the Cyprus Review, the premier English language peer review journal on original Cypriot related research

  • A founding member of the Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Academic Network (BSEMAN) and a partner of the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA)

  • Was awarded a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on EU Politics, and a Jean Monnet Chair in EU Integration by the European Commission

  • Launched an academic project with MGIMO, the leading university in Russia, offering Master degrees

What our Students say

“My experience at UNIC was worthwhile from every point of view! I had the opportunity to study in an exciting field, which is now growing exponentially given international and European Union developments. Not only did I acquire the necessary knowledge to work in this field, I also received high-quality training in critical thinking, which has since allowed me to prepare a great deal of complex European research, innovation, and lifelong learning projects. I was fortunate to meet great people from around the globe, and be taught by brilliant professors, who were and still are with me, every step of the way. I had such a great experience back then, that I’ve come back “asking for more” – I’m currently pursuing a Bachelor in Law (LLB) at UNIC. As a bonus, I met my present business partner here.”

Angeliki Solomonidou, International Relations & European Studies, Class of 2009 Law, Class of 2018

“Not only did I get to study a fascinating programme, but I was also able to develop my personal and social skills in the process. In addition, UNIC students benefit from brilliant professors and staff, willing to guide and help them at any given point and under any circumstance. I was also lucky enough to meet my, then, classmate, and subsequent business partner today!”

Kalia Demetriadou, International Relations & European Studies, Class of 2007

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The Department of Politics and Governance of the University of Nicosia is organizing a virtual information session of the BA in International Relations and European Studies and the MA in International Relations and Eastern Mediterranean Studies

Each year, the University of Nicosia Graduation Ceremonies are broadcast live online. Tune in to watch the 2021-2022 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees Graduation Ceremonies! The live stream has ended Graduation Information Click here to watch other upcoming graduation ceremonies. For more [...]

Στο πλαίσιο της προσπάθειάς μας για περαιτέρω εκπαίδευση και κατάρτιση των σωμάτων ασφαλείας της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας, το Τμήμα Πολιτικών Επιστημών και Διακυβέρνησης του Πανεπιστημίου Λευκωσίας διοργανώνει διαδικτυακή ενημερωτική παρουσίαση για το προπτυχιακό Πρόγραμμα σπουδών στις Διεθνείς Σχέσεις και Ευρωπαϊκές Σπουδές και το μεταπτυχιακό Πρόγραμμα σπουδών στις Διεθνείς Σχέσεις και Σπουδές Ανατολικής Μεσογείου.

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