Faculty of LawComenius University Bratislava

Law and Economics

Information on study programme

Name of the study programme:Law and Economics
Field of study:

30. Law/ISCED-F 0421 Law
8. Economics and Management/ISCED-F 0311 Economics

Cycle/level of qualification:second/ISCED 7

Academic title:magister/Master (Mgr.)
Language:Slovak
Form of study:full-time
Code CRSP182947
Code PraF UK AIS2mPEK17
Standard length of study:2 years 
Method of studyattendance method

About the programme

The joint Master's degree programme "Law and Economics" represents a novelty in the field of educational services in the Slovak Republic and was created in cooperation between our faculty and the Faculty of National Economy of the University of Economics in Bratislava. It is aimed at training professionals of a broad profile. Graduates of this study programme will obtain a second-level university degree in National Economy and Law with the academic degree of Mgr. (Master's degree). They will acquire knowledge not only of the general economic basis, but also a sufficiently deep legal training and will master the legal methods of applying economic knowledge in the organisation of economic life. Graduates with an economic and legal background are able to work successfully after graduation in various areas of the national economy and in national and multinational corporations or national and international governmental and non-governmental organisations which require the filling of positions by graduates with knowledge of the broader social and multinational context of law and economics, and at the same time can practise all legal professions, including the regulated professions.

Graduate of the joint study programme "Law and Economics" 

  • obtains a second cycle university degree in National Economy and in Law with an academic degree of Mgr. (Master),
  • acquire the ability to analyse and understand economic and legal processes taking place in the macro- and micro-spheres, to assess theoretical and practical problems at different levels of the national economy in state and local administration, in public and private institutions, in the field of international relations,
  • understand the essential contexts, principles and theories of the legal order in the contemporary social context in relation to the ethical dimension of law,
  • acquire the prerequisites for analytical skills and the ability to synthesize legal ideas and legal texts, logically orientate themselves in the system of legal regulations and correctly apply legal norms, while assessing the solved problem comprehensively and taking into account all economic and legal aspects,
  • efficiently processes and uses information from scientific and professional literature, knows how to work with case law, is guided to acquire the latest knowledge and trends of current developments in the field of economics and law,
  • is able to formulate all acquired knowledge into a coherent oral and written expression,
  • finds application in practically every area of the national economy and in management structures of all levels - in enterprises, offices, banking and other financial institutions, in central and local government bodies, in national and international companies
  • solves legal problems independently and competently, and is able to use the knowledge acquired in this way in further qualification of legal problems and in their solution,
  • independently and creatively apply the basic principles of the legal order while reflecting the lawyer's position and role in society, including the ethical dimension of the legal profession,
  • can investigate the causal relationships of phenomena relevant to particular legal disciplines, in the context of societal needs and interests,
  • be able to work actively in the highest national bodies, in independent and managerial positions in NGOs, in the bodies and institutions of the European Union and in other international organisations, and to prepare documents for work in them. 

Structure of subjects

Compulsory subjects

The structure of the compulsory courses corresponds to the nature of the study programme and emphasises the economic context of law and the legal context of economics. These subjects are taught by the teachers of our faculty, the Faculty of National Economy, but a number of subjects are provided in cooperation and interaction of the teachers of both faculties, which contributes to the homogeneity of the study programme: 

Compulsory elective subjects

Compulsory electives allow students to profile themselves in a number of areas offered by the study of law and the national economy, so they can focus on public law regulation, or business management and taxation, or operating in the international and supranational space:

Elective subjects

Students can choose any of the courses offered by our faculty and offered by the University of Economics as elective courses..

Graduate profile and educational objectives

The study programme Law and Economics is a continuation of the first-level study programme Economics and Law, within which the graduate acquires basic theoretical as well as practical knowledge in both of the above-mentioned areas.

 

The programme was designed to provide cross-cutting knowledge in areas where there is a natural intersection of economics and law. On the basis of compulsory electives, graduates can then specialise in three main areas of practice:

•          Regulated industries

•          Tax area

•          International environment.

Graduates are able to methodically analyze programmatic and procedural problems in legal practice and master the procedures and skills in providing legal advice. They understand key economic processes and are able to analyse them in depth. Overall, this also sets the stage for them to work in public and state administrations, national and multinational corporations, or national and international governmental and non-governmental organizations that require graduates with knowledge of the broader societal and transnational context of law and economics to fill positions.       


Learning objectives:

The main educational objectives of this study programme include:

•          The graduate acquires comprehensive knowledge and insights in the field of economics and law

•          The graduate is able to link the acquired comprehensive knowledge of law and economics and understands the economic and legal context

•          The graduate is able to apply critical thinking, analytical skills and has the potential to form hypotheses in economic and legal practice, to propose solutions using modern information technologies.

 

Key learning outcomes include:

•          Acquire and develop comprehensive knowledge for the exercise of key professions with the aspect of linking economic and legal approaches

•          Apply theoretical economic and legal knowledge in practice. understand the broader economic and legal context 

•          Identify, create and link complex economic and legal conceptual apparatus, understand the principles and connections of economic and legal theory with practice

•          Apply theoretical economic and legal knowledge in practice in order to design their own comprehensive solutions to economic and legal problems in all spheres of social life

•          Think analytically and critically in the application of practical procedures using information technology

•          Propose their own solutions and problem-solving procedures, with the ability to present and support them using multidisciplinary knowledge from two fields of study

 

A graduate of the PaE study programme is able to work independently but also within a broader professional team, is capable of analytical and critical thinking. He is ready to formulate his own new proposals for solving economic and legal problems, focusing on issues of finance, economic policy, corporate economy and taxation in close connection with the legal substance. The graduate is able to prepare complex economic and legal solutions to problems in both public and private administration.

He is able to link economic and legal approaches in solving complex as well as partial problems. He/she will be able to identify deficiencies and problems of economic and legal nature, critically evaluate the real situation and creatively propose complex solutions. At the same time, he/she will be able to continuously expand his/her knowledge of economics and law, especially by using modern information technologies.

Sustainability of programmes

The sustainability of the programmes at the first and second level of study is determined by the preparedness of teachers from the departments of the Faculty of National Economy of the UE in Bratislava and the departments of the Faculty of Law of the Comenius University in Bratislava, who are a reserve for the continuous teaching of profile subjects and their development.  These teachers are mainly from the Department of Economic Theory, the Department of Economic Policy, the Department of Finance, the Department of Banking and International Finance and the Department of Insurance at the Faculty of Economics of the EU in Bratislava, and the Department of Criminal, International, Commercial and Civil Law at the Faculty of Law of the UK in Bratislava.  

 

Template for meeting the learning objectives

Employment of graduates

The PaE second cycle degree programme prepares graduates who will be employed as specialists in administrative, support and business activities (code 24 ISCO 08), specialists in law, social affairs and culture (code 26 ISCO 08), professionals working in administrative, support and business activities (code 33 ISCO 08), professionals working in law, social affairs and culture and similar activities (code 34 ISCO 08), particularly in the fields of legal services, financial services, administration, and public administration.

They can be applied to jobs in the corporate sector and in public administration in supervisory, administrative, professional and analytical positions.

 

The learning outcomes and qualifications obtained by completing the study programme meet the sector-specific professional expectations for the following occupations:

2611001 Lawyer (in an enterprise, institution, organisation)

2611003 Law clerk

26119 Legal, social and health insurance specialists not elsewhere classified

2619009 Senior judicial officer

2631001 Specialist in national economy

3342002 Administrative and law office clerk

3342999 Administrative legal officer not elsewhere classified

4312 Statistical, financial and insurance clerks

4313 Payroll clerks

3352 Tax professionals

12 Administrative, support and business administration managers

13 Production and professional services managers

21 Specialists in science and technology

24 Administrative, support and business support specialists

1112 Civil servants

 

The graduate will be able to work in the field of finance, banking and insurance, as a professional in public administration at all levels of the national economy: in the state administration, in financial market institutions, in central and commercial banks and insurance companies, or in the financial section of an organisation in another sector of the economy.

He or she will also be able to work in senior positions within international organisations such as the European Commission, the European Central Bank or the European Banking Authority and its bodies, as well as in domestic professional institutions such as the Ministry of Finance and its subordinate organisations such as the State Treasury, the Financial Directorate, the Tax and Customs Authorities.

Also in self-governing bodies in enterprises and companies, in international and domestic banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions.  

The graduate meets the formal requirements for the performance of work as a candidate of legal professions (judiciary, prosecution, advocacy, notary, etc.).   

Admission conditions and admission procedure

Required competences and prerequisites for admission

The basic condition for admission to the bachelor's study programme in law, field of study law is the acquisition of a complete secondary education completed by the matriculation examination. Other conditions, namely: the deadline for submitting applications for studies, the conditions of admission, the method of verifying their fulfilment shall be published by the faculty no later than 20 September of the academic year preceding the academic year in which the study is to begin. The studies shall comply with the requirements for the purposes of mutual recognition of professional qualifications under specific regulations.

Conditions of admission to study at Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Law, pursuant to Section 57 of Act No 131/2002 Coll. on Higher Education and on Amendments and Additions to Certain Acts, as amended, and information pursuant to Article 3(5) of the Rules of the Admission Procedure at Comenius University in Bratislava (Internal Regulation No 4/2021):

2022/2023
2023/2024

Admission procedures

Admission procedure rules at Comenius University (VP 4/2021)

Recommended study plan and information sheets

Recommended study plan:

2023/2024

2022/2023

2021/2022

 

Information sheets:

2023/2024

2022/2023

2021/2022

Prerequisities for completing the study programme

A prerequisite for completing the study programme is:

(a) obtaining 120 credits,

(b) submission and defence of a thesis,

(c) successful completion of the state examinations, including the defence of the thesis.

 

The student may take the state examination

(a) after obtaining at least 110 credits

(b) after successful completion of all compulsory courses and compulsory elective courses in the composition determined by the study programme, except for the state examinations,

(c) is not subject to disciplinary proceedings; and

(d) has settled all financial obligations to the faculty and the University, in particular tuition fees and fees related to studies.

Board of the Study programme

Members of the board:

Chairmanprof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Slašťan, PhD.
Members for the Faculty of National Economy, University of Economics in Bratislava

Guarantor:

prof. Ing. Eva Muchová, PhD.VUPCHVTČ
Co-guarantors:Ing. Marcel Novák, PhD.VUPCH
doc. Ing. Karol Morvay, PhD.VUPCH
Members for FLAW CU
Guarantor:prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Slašťan, PhD.VUPCHVTČ
Co-guarantors:doc. JUDr. Hana Kováčiková, PhD.VUPCH
doc. JUDr. Alexandra Löwy, PhD.VUPCH
Students:Bc. Sofia Šillerová
External environment:Mgr. Michal Látečka

Documents

Meetengs of the Board of the study programme: :

Date:Description:Minutes (in Slovak):
20.01.2022discussion of the draft graduate profilezápisnica
23.05.2022approval of the description of the study programme zápisnica
15.05.2023approval of changes of lecturerszápisnica
13.10.2023approval of thesis supervisors and approval of changes of lecturerszápisnica
23.10.2023draft Internal Evaluation Report on the implementation of the Law and Economics study programme; draft updated Description of the Law and Economics study programme; verification of the sustainability of the study programme; verification of the timeliness, availability and completeness of information on the study programmezápisnica

Decisions: 

Date:Body:Decision (in Slovak):
31.05.2022Accreditation Council of the FLAW CURozhodnutie
19.08.2022Accreditation Council of CURozhodnutie

Description of study programmes and internal evaluation reports : : 

Date:Document:
mPEK17 opis
mPEK17 VHS
23.10.2023mPEK17 opis (updated version)
23.10.2023mPEK17 VHS (updated version)

Statements:

Date:Subject:Statement:

17.1.2022

National Bank of Slovakia

stanovisko

Agreements on terms of cooperation 

Dohoda o podmienkach spolupráce pri zabezpečovaní spoločného študijného programu vysokoškolského štúdia (Agreement on the terms and conditions of cooperation in the provision of a joint programme of higher education studies)