About the Department

The aim of the Ph.D. in Law program is to provide students with up-to-date knowledge and expertise in various fields of private law by specialized and experienced faculty members. In this regard, it is also an important goal to equip students with the latest information, to develop their skills in writing, expression and reasoning, and to develop abilities to apply abstract rules to concrete events, and to solve problems of private law. The ability of the program to specialize in specific areas of practice will serve to improve students’ professional qualities, as well as to the development of commercial life, the better operation of law and justice. The program is takes the role of law in practice and in the professional life into account and offers different course options to serve this purpose. In addition, the seminar course in the program will contribute to the development of students' ability to conduct scientific research, access information and oral expression.

Education Opportunities

Our students gain experience through the practical studies on the Supreme Court and Council of State decisions. All students have the opportunity to conduct research and practical work using computers with internet connection. Assignment are given to students to help them gain research skills; the research assignments are assessed through written work and their oral presentations. Moot Court (virtual litigation) applications are also available. Throughout the program duration, necessary co-operation is being done to monitor the hearings in the courts and cooperation will be provided for the internship work upon request. Students with a good level of foreign language and averages of the grades will be sent to international platforms for internships. National / international panels and conferences organized to increase students’ knowledge and skills are published as books and distributed to students.

Career Areas

Ph.D. in Law program of Cyprus International University, anticipates students to have mastery in the areas they have studied until they are thoroughly familiar with the subjects in the field. If the doctoral thesis is written and successfully defended in front of the jury, the student will be entitled to the international title of "doctor", despite the differences between countries’ requirements. If the graduate meets the specified criteria, after graduation, it is possible to apply for associate professorship from within the university or outside the university.


Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Education and Graduate Sciences Center, GE106
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr


3-5 Years