University of Nicosia (UNIC) is one of the leading high-quality research-oriented universities in the Mediterranean. It conducts comprehensive, applied, and interdisciplinary research that benefits society on a national and global scale. UNIC is committed to innovation, teaching, research, sustainability, societal engagement, and contribution to culture. Their research and teaching methods excel in academic disciplines and are recognized for their contribution to the creation and advancement of technology, particularly on emerging technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and their impact on society. The university recognized the beginning of a global wave of demand for blockchain academic and professional education and responded by offering a Master’s in Blockchain and Digital Currency since UNIC is the leading university in the digital currency and blockchain field. This program prepares its students to become competent professionals in the field of digital currency and blockchain technology and get exposed to a highly stimulating curriculum. Similarly, it is designed to help business professionals and financial services better understand the technical underpinnings of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, how it will interact with existing monetary and financial systems, and the opportunities in digital currency systems.
During the course, students will have a broad understanding of the financial, cryptography, technology innovation, regulation, and game theory that are enabled by blockchain. Likewise, students will have advanced knowledge in blockchain systems and architecture, blockchain and entrepreneurship management, digital currency programming, emerging topics in blockchain and digital currency, smart contract programming, banking and finance, token economics, law and regulation in blockchain, decentralized financial systems, and cryptographic systems security. Upon completion of this program, graduates will apply blockchain technology and decentralized architectures to design innovative systems that complement the existing cryptocurrencies, compare different regulatory environments, explore theoretical principles on currencies and banking, define concepts of money supply, associate international markets to digital currency alternatives, identify risks and problems of cryptocurrencies, and analyze best practices related to digital currencies, and may enjoy the broad opportunities in the industry as Managers in FinTech, RegTech or other related posts in finance, Senior Technical Developers, Administrators, and Entrepreneurs.
The admission requirements for the Master’s in Blockchain and Digital Currency at the University of Nicosia (UNIC) are a bachelor’s degree and transcripts from an accredited university, work experience, English language proficiency TOEFL score of 550 paper-based or 213 computer-based, or IELTS with a score of 6.0, curriculum vitae, one-page long personal statement, completed application form, and non-refundable application fee of €55.
The program has a full-time duration equivalent to 1.5 years with 90 ECTS. Students are required to pay the total cost of the master’s program amounting to €12,960. The university offers scholarships and financial aid through merit scholarships, need-based scholarships, and work-study programs.