Duration: The minimum period of study for full-time students is three (3) academic semesters and the maximum period of study is eight (8) academic semesters.
The postgraduate programmes of each department are supervised by a three-member Postgraduate Programmes Committee, chaired by a Postgraduate Programmes Coordinator.
The Coordinator may be the chairperson of the department or a member of the academic staff appointed by the chairperson. The other members of the committee are appointed by the Departmental Board. The Committee is appointed for a two-year term.
For every student in the Postgraduate Programme, the department appoints an Academic Supervisor, whereas at the research stage of the Ph.D. a Research Supervisor is appointed. Candidate students select a member of the academic staff to act as their Research Supervisor. The student´s choice must be approved by the Postgraduate Programmes Coordinator. The Research Supervisor guides the students in their research and provides the necessary help and advice.
The programmes of study of the University of Cyprus are based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). An ECTS normally corresponds to a 25-30 hours workload per semester. Full-time status requires a courseload of 21 ECTS per semester.Students carrying fewer ECTS are considered part-time.
The completion of the programme requires 90 ECTS and study duration of at least three semesters. These 90 credits correspond to eight courses and a Master thesis. More specifically:
* Seven postgraduate courses of 8 ECTS, out of which 4 should be related to the area of Internet Computing (identified as such in the course descriptions).
* One postgraduate course of 4 ECTS (CS 671 Research Methodologies in Computer Science).
* Master Thesis worth of 30 ECTS (the topic of the thesismust be related to the scope of the programme: Internet, Computer Networks, Distributed Computing, etc.)
Indicative Course Program for Fulltime Study
CS 601 Distributed Systems
CS 602 Foundations ofWeb Technologies
CS 606 Computer Networks and the Internet
CS 674 System and Network Security Second Semester
CS 651 Data Management for Mobile Computing
CS 660 Information Retrieval and Search Engines
CS 671 Research Methodologies in Computer Science
ECE 658 Performance Evaluation and Simulation
Master Thesis in areas related to Internet Computing.