Dean's welcome message
Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Cyprus. Our website is designed to give you an idea of the Faculty as a place of intellectual vitality, critical inquiry and creative thinking, and illustrate the value of choosing the School to continue your education.The Faculty of Humanities focuses on research, teaching and scholarship that foster a dialogue between, on one hand, Anglo-American and Continental European traditions and, on the other hand, the traditions of the Mediterranean, the Balkans, Central Asia and the Middle East.
Across the departments of English Studies, French and European Studies, and Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies we cover different historical periods (from the Middle Ages to the present day) and a range of topics that can be subsumed under the broader disciplines of literature and literary theory, history of ideas and aesthetics, history and politics, comparative approaches to literature and culture, theoretical and applied linguistics, translation studies, second language acquisition, philosophy and gender studies.
The educational and pedagogical philosophy of the Faculty goes beyond the preparation of students for a particular job; it rather aims to instill in them a broader understanding of cultures. In the Faculty of Humanities we encourage our students to develop active and creative responses to the challenges they face as they strive to expand their knowledge of their environment and of themselves. This does not mean that we are not preparing students for a fulfilling and successful career. Many of our graduates find employment in the public or the private sector immediately after their graduation, while others pursue graduate studies to become language teachers, interpreters, media practitioners, researchers and cultural studies specialists, among other fields.