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Qualification: Master's degree in European studies and EU foreign relations (no legal status)

Master's degree in European studies and EU foreign relations (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • demonstrate theoretical knowledge of the content of the subjects making up the master's degree programme,
  • correctly evaluate individual elements of the subject and other issues with related content,
  • critically evaluate new information from this field, and also the sources that contain it,
  • study, administer and manage matters relating to 'EU external relations',
  • study, administer and manage matters relating to 'European integration law',
  • autonomously develop knowledge acquired through individual work during the course of studies and, in the context of needs in the workplace, after graduation,

(subject-specific competences)

  • study, administer and manage matters relating to the external, security and defence policy of the EU, the international economic relations of the EU, economic cooperation with the countries of Eastern Europe, economic contracts between EU enterprises and enterprises outside the EU, EU territorial and cross-border cooperation, and the diplomatic and consular service of the EU,
  • study, administer and manage matters relating to knowledge of the EU legal order and decision-making in the Union, with the legal principles and economic policy of the EU internal market, with European economic law, with the labour market in the EU, with migrations and asylum policy, with judicial protection in the EU with an emphasis on the protection of business relations and energy security, climate change and environmental protection in the EU,
  • study, administer and manage matters relating to knowledge of the EU legal order in the field of democracy in the position of individuals in European integrations and EU policy and law on the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of race, national origin and religion.

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  • A completed first-cycle study programme in law; or
  • a completed first-cycle study programme in another field: within business and administration: organisational science, business, public administration; within social sciences: economics, economic analysis and economic policy, political science, sociology, international relations; within security: criminal justice and security (candidates may enrol in the programme if before enrolment they pass examinations necessary for further study consisting of 32 ECTS credits); or
  • a completed professional higher education programme adopted before 11 June 2004 in another field: within business and administration: organisational science, business, public administration; within social sciences: economics, economic analysis and economic policy, political science, sociology, international relations; within security: criminal justice and security (candidates may enrol in the programme if before enrolment they pass examinations necessary for further study consisting of 32 ECTS credits); or
  • a completed academic higher education programme adopted before 11 June 2004 in another field: within business and administration: organisational science, public administration; within social sciences: economics, economic analysis and economic policy, political science, sociology, international relations; within security: criminal justice and security; up to 60 ECTS credits are recognised for these candidates on enrolment; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme and a programme leading to a specialisation in another field: within business and administration: organisational science, public administration; within social sciences: economics, economic analysis and economic policy, political science, sociology, international relations; within security: criminal justice and security; 60 ECTS credits are recognised for these candidates on enrolment.

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Third-cycle doctoral study programmes (SQF level 10)

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Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units, for a total of 120 ECTS credits (pass all examinations prescribed by the study programme and write and successfully defend a master's thesis).

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University of Maribor, Faculty of Law

NQF Level: 
8
Access requirements: 
  • A completed first-cycle study programme in law; or
  • a completed first-cycle study programme in another field: within business and administration: organisational science, business, public administration; within social sciences: economics, economic analysis and economic policy, political science, sociology, international relations; within security: criminal justice and security (candidates may enrol in the programme if before enrolment they pass examinations necessary for further study consisting of 32 ECTS credits); or
  • a completed professional higher education programme adopted before 11 June 2004 in another field: within business and administration: organisational science, business, public administration; within social sciences: economics, economic analysis and economic policy, political science, sociology, international relations; within security: criminal justice and security (candidates may enrol in the programme if before enrolment they pass examinations necessary for further study consisting of 32 ECTS credits); or
  • a completed academic higher education programme adopted before 11 June 2004 in another field: within business and administration: organisational science, public administration; within social sciences: economics, economic analysis and economic policy, political science, sociology, international relations; within security: criminal justice and security; up to 60 ECTS credits are recognised for these candidates on enrolment; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme and a programme leading to a specialisation in another field: within business and administration: organisational science, public administration; within social sciences: economics, economic analysis and economic policy, political science, sociology, international relations; within security: criminal justice and security; 60 ECTS credits are recognised for these candidates on enrolment.
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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units, for a total of 120 ECTS credits (pass all examinations prescribed by the study programme and write and successfully defend a master's thesis).