Master Program in Comparative Public Law

MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.) IN COMPARATIVE PUBLIC LAW

This program is a 60-ECTS, writing-intensive option, 15 of which are assigned to the design and completion of a thesis. Depending on progress with the thesis, the program lasts about two semesters or one academic year. In the first semester, students must complete five courses, three of which are required classes and two electives. In the second semester, students must register for and complete three courses, namely: two required courses, and one elective, plus the thesis. 

Courses: First Semester of First Year


Courses

Instructional load
(lectures and tutorials)

ECTS

1. Public International Law

3L + 0T

6

2. European Union Law

3L + 0T

6

3. Research Methods in Legal Sciences

3L + 0T

6

4. Elective

3L + 0T

6

5. Elective

3L + 0T

6

Total: 5 courses (3C+2E)

 

30

Courses: Second Semester of First Year


Courses

Instructional load
(lectures and tutorials)

ECTS

1. Comparative Constitutional Law

3L + 0T

5

2. International Criminal Law

3L + 0T

5

3. Elective

3L + 0T

5

4. Master’s Thesis

3L + 0T

15

Total: 3 courses (2C+1E+Master’s Thesis)

 

30

Range of Possible Electives for the M.A. in Comparative Public Law Program


Courses

Instructional load
(lectures and tutorials)

ECTS

1.  International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

3L + 0T

6

2. Diplomatic and Consular Law

3L + 0T

6

3. Transitional Justice

3L + 0T

6

4. Comparative Administrative Law

3L + 0T

5

5. International Relations

3L + 0T

5

Requirements for Admission into the M.A. in Comparative Public Law

Candidates who earned a baccalaureate degree in law or related discipline, such as political sciences, economic sciences, criminal sciences, or criminology are eligible for admission into this program. Call for admission into this program complies with the Law, Statute and Rules of study at IUS. Successful application into the program mandates submission of documents enlisted in the call for admissions.

To complete the requirements for admission, applicants must submit evidence of proficiency in English necessary for successful completion of the program. This includes by successfully passing the Proficiency Exam with the English Language School of IUS, in accordance with the general acts of the University. Applicants may also be required to take a special test or be called for interview aimed at determining their proficiency in English.

 

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