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Qualification: Magister prava/magistrica prava

Magister prava/magistrica prava

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • work autonomously and creatively and demonstrate mastery of the most complex tasks in the profession,
  • make decisions when addressing the most complex technical legal issues and formulating the most complex legal relationships,
  • communicate in a highly proficient manner both orally and in writing on legal topics,
  • carry out research in the field of law, demonstrating mastery of the appropriate research methods,
  • demonstrate a capacity for ethical reflection and a commitment to professional ethics,
  • work in a group,
  • communicate in an international environment,
  • develop a critical attitude and thinking with regard to various developments in society,
  • demonstrate mastery of complex aspects of legal philosophy and legal theory,
  • undertake highest-quality analysis of comparative legal resources

(subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of aspects of legal philosophy (familiarity with the fundamental theories on the nature of the law),
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the theory of the state and the law (mastery of the theory of organisation of the state),
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of ethics and the law (the ability to address ethical dilemmas in law),
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of legal informatics (proficiency in the use of information technologies in law)
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of European law: the system of judicial protection in the EC and EU, EU constitutional law, EU company law (freedom of establishment), European civil law and European competition law,
  • demonstrate mastery of legal methods and skills: negotiating skills, communication with parties, effective conducting of court procedures, representation of parties in judicial proceedings, etc.,
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of economic law: company law – corporate/concern law (for example the ability to draw up complex acts for the establishment, merger and change of legal status of companies), commercial contract law – autonomous commercial transactions (for example the ability to use autonomous sources of commercial contract law), balance sheet law (the ability to analyse accounting statements in a balance sheet and income statement, understanding of accounting standards, and so on),
  • demonstrate mastery of a range of content required when taking the State bar examination: constitutional and administrative law (for example the ability to prepare a constitutional complaint and request a review of constitutionality), civil material and procedural law (the ability for example to prepare applications in the field of civil judicial proceedings – complaints, proposals in non-litigious civil and execution proceedings, non-commercial contracts, etc.), commercial contractual and status law (the ability to draw up a complex commercial contract; nominates and innominates, founding acts of companies, etc.), labour and social law (for example the ability to draw up contracts and acts in the field of labour law and social security), criminal material and procedural law (the ability to prepare a report, a request for investigation, an indictment, a legal remedy, understanding of the legal attributes of individual criminal offences, etc.),
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of special areas of international public law: international criminal law (familiarity with the principles, competences and role of international criminal courts, rules on the cooperation of States in the field of criminal law, etc.), diplomatic and consular law (the ability to deal with diplomatic and consular matters),
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of special areas of civil, comparative and public law: personality law and media law (be familiar with and able to prepare legal remedies for the protection of personality rights such as the right to a name, honour, own image, physical and sexual integrity, etc.), land register law and the immovable property register (for example the ability to draw up the most complex land register motions and contracts on the transfer, establishment, modification and termination of land register rights), executory and non-litigious civil law (and the ability to draw up the most complex acts in execution proceedings and non-litigious civil proceedings, etc.), comparative law and major legal systems (for example the ability to prepare complex comparative law analyses).

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Third-cycle doctoral study programmes (SQF level 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).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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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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  • 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; within security: criminal justice and security; prior to enrolment candidates must complete course units necessary for further study totalling 44 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; within security: criminal justice and security; prior to enrolment candidates must complete course units necessary for further study totalling 44 ECTS.

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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; within security: criminal justice and security; prior to enrolment candidates must complete course units necessary for further study totalling 44 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; within security: criminal justice and security; prior to enrolment candidates must complete course units necessary for further study totalling 44 ECTS.
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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).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).