M.A. Law

University of Maribor | Maribor, Slovenia
Master study programme of II. level Law lasts for 2 years, i. e. 4 semesters. The study programme contains 11 compulsory subjects, 3 optional subjects, which are chosen by a student among 11 subjects, individual research work and master work. A student is awarded 120 ECTS and a professional title »magister prava« at the end of the programme.

Description of Law

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Study programme of II. level Law is based on the knowledge and experiences, achieved on the university programme Law or in related programmes, which enable enrolment/crossing to the study programme of II. level Law.

The study subjects accentuate knowledge and solutions, which are their upgrade and generally part of the vertical building; i. e. in all five years of studies. The programme contains fundamental vision of satisfying social needs of legal professionals. The programme take into account the needs of practice and society, Slovenian as well as international environment. It shows particular need of lawyers, who have passed legal state exam.

This is not only practice of institutions, which work within the judicature or nearby, but also of companies. For this reason it is aimed that in the 4th and 5th year of studies, i. e. at II. level, the emphasis is on acquiring knowledge of legal skills and accumulation of legal knowledge as well as ultimate formation of an individual into a lawyer as a matter of personality, who must after completing the studies at the II. level enter into the world of making decisions and apply the law.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 1st application period: from 1 June 2015 to 24 August 2015 at the latest. 2nd application period (if vacant places are not filled): from 17 September 2015 to 21 September 2015 at the latest.
Tuition fee
  • EUR 2360 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 2360 Year (EEA)
Start date October  2015
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • Slovenian
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

At the II. level of study law a student will acquire the necessary legal knowledge at specific interdisciplinary fields. The latter is enabled by a variety of compulsory, as well as by a list of optional subjects.

The emphasis is made on qualifications for research work of students as well as on formation of polyvalent lawyer, who will be qualified to perform legal profession on all the fields, including classical legal jobs as well as jobs that are only indirectly related to law, taking into consideration their general social knowledge and legal skills.

Requirements for Law

Candidates who completed the following may apply for the master's (2nd-cycle) programme LAW:
  • A bachelor’s (1st-cycle) programme in the field of law (38);
  • A bachelor’s (1st-cycle) programme in one of the following fields: business and administration (34); business and administration (broad programmes) (340), management and administration (345), social and behavioural science (31), economics (314), security services (86). Prior to enrolment, candidates must fulfil study obligations corresponding to 44 ECTS credits: “Criminal Law”, “Criminal Procedure Law”, “General Part of Civil Law”, “Property Law”, “Law of Obligations”, “Family and Succession Law”;
  • A bachelor’s vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in one of the following fields: business and administration (34); business and administration (broad programmes) (340), management and administration (345), social and behavioural science (31), economics (314), security services (86). Prior to enrolment, candidates must fulfil study obligations corresponding to 44 ECTS credits: “Criminal Law”, “”Criminal Procedure Law”, “General Part of Civil Law”, “Property Law”, “Law of Obligations”, “Family and Succession Law”;
  • An undergraduate programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in the field of law (38). These candidates are awarded 60 ECTS credits and may enrol in the second year provided they satisfy the transfer criteria laid down in the accredited degree programme;
  • An undergraduate programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in one of the following fields: business and administration (34); business and administration (broad programmes) (340), management and administration (345), social and behavioural science (31), economics (314), security services (86). These candidates are awarded 21 ECTS credits and may enrol in the corresponding year;
  • A bachelor’s vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 and a specialisation programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in the field of law (38). These candidates are awarded 60 ECTS credits and may enrol in the second year provided they satisfy the transfer criteria laid down in the accredited degree programme;
  • A bachelor’s vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 and a specialisation programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in one of the following fields: business and administration (34); business and administration (broad programmes) (340), management and administration (345), social and behavioural science (31), economics (314), security services (86). These candidates are awarded 21 ECTS credits and may enrol in the corresponding year.
If there is greater demand than there are places available, candidates shall be ranked according to their academic performance under the bachelor’s programme:
  • grade point average (80%);
  • grade awarded for the bachelor’s thesis (20%).

Work Experience for Law

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

The study programme has been accredited by the Slovene National Agency of Quality Assurance.

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