Faculty of LawComenius University Bratislava

Law (in English)

Information on study programme

Name of the study programme:Law
Field of study:30. Law/ISCED-F 0421 Law

Cycle/level of qualification:second/ISCED 7

Academic title:magister/Master (Mgr.)
Language:English
Form of study:full-time
Code CRSP182900
Code PraF UK AIS2ENmPRV17
Standard length of study: 2 years
Method of study:attendance method

About the study programme

The study programme in the field of law combines theoretical knowledge and practical skills in orientation in the legal order and its interpretation, in the creation, implementation and application of law. Law represents an interconnected, internally structured system of generally binding norms for the functioning of human society in accordance with the principles of democracy under the rule of law. Contemporary law is characterized by polycentrism, i.e. creation in several centers and at several levels. Specifically, it concerns the national level, the level of European Union law and the level of international law.

The study of law takes place from the perspective of all these levels in their mutual contexts, including from the point of view of legal comparatism, i.e. comparing the legal regulations of several states. When solving specific factual situations, the student learns to recognize where to look for a relevant legal norm and how to interpret it, while often connecting legal norms from the several levels mentioned, or several legal areas. The study is fully in accordance with the principles of a democracy, rule of law, respect for the human being, protection of fundamental rights and freedoms, and also with the principles of honest legal professional and scientific activity.

Graduate profile and educational goals

A graduate

(C1)

o    is able to develop knowledge from all legal areas acquired in the first degree of study, comparatively across several legal systems, and develops this knowledge in a wider interdisciplinary and historical context and above all with in-depth and highly specialized knowledge of European Union law and international law;

o    deepens his/her knowledge of all national areas of law that he knows comparatively (such as constitutional law, civil law, commercial law, criminal law, labor law) and has knowledge of the essence of European Union law and international law as a whole and their application in the context of individual national areas of law, across multiple national legal systems;

(C2)

o    based on acquired specialized practical skills, can apply national law, European Union law and international law to practical cases,

o    acquires the skill to methodically analyze material and procedural problems of legal practice, including integration in the European and international context, and knows procedures and skills in providing legal advice or other legal services, implementing legal management, and has the prerequisites for conducting research in the field of legal sciences;

(C3)

o    acquires the ability and responsibility to independently perform more demanding tasks in the field of public authorities and also in the private, primarily commercial sphere;

o    acquires the ability and responsibility to work as a candidate for legal professions (judiciary, prosecutor's office, advocacy, notary, etc.), or an employee in the judicial sphere;

o    acquires the prerequisites for working in national and multinational corporations or national and international governmental and non-governmental organizations, which require graduates with knowledge of the wider societal and transnational context of law, with an in-depth and comprehensive orientation in international law and the law of the European Union;

o    acquires the ability and responsibility to independently solve ethical dilemmas in his profession and to reflect on the position and roles of lawyers in society;

o    acquires the prerequisites to continue in doctoral studies.

 

Main study results 

(C1) Knowledge:

A graduate

(V1) has in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of theory and history of law, including the issue of fundamental human rights and freedoms, in the positive legal disciplines of the national legal order, in a comparatively large number of countries, as well as extensive knowledge in international public and private law and the law of the European Union;

(V2) understands the essential contexts, principles and theories of the legal order in the current social context and is able to critically assess them in relation to the ethical dimension of law and the interdisciplinary and comparative contexts of law;

(V3) has an in-depth knowledge of the transnational contexts of the legal areas of the national legal order;

(V4) has knowledge of the theory and application of legal norms with special regard to their effective operation;

(V5) has extensive theoretical-legal, legal-philosophical and historical-legal knowledge fundamentally expanded by the ability to practically apply international law and the law of the European Union and the ability to critically assess issues related to knowledge in the given field as well as at the interface of individual legal areas.

(C2) Skills:

A graduate

(V6) has specialized skills for the independent and qualified solution of legal problems, especially in the context of international public and private law and European Union law, and can use the skills acquired in this way for further qualification of legal problems and their solution;

(V7) is able to connect interdisciplinary contexts by introducing innovative procedures into practice, is able to influence the formation of the legal order and actively participate in the legislative process, is able to create legislation de lege ferenda and actively participate in the creation of legal regulations;

(V8) can solve problems of a substantive and procedural nature in individual legal areas and propose their effective solutions;

(V9) can investigate the causal connections of phenomena relevant to individual legal areas, in the context of social needs and interests, acquire and transform knowledge from abroad, from individual levels of international law and European Union law;

(V10) is capable of independently conducting an effective and highly specialized conversation with various types of clients, litigants, or legal representatives of litigants, as well as representing bodies of national and multinational corporations or national and international governmental and non-governmental organizations;

(V11) has the ability to integrate knowledge, manage complexity and formulate decisions with incomplete or limited information, while including the social and ethical responsibility associated with the application of their knowledge and decisions, can clearly and unambiguously communicate conclusions, their knowledge and justifications to experts and lay addressees,

(C3) Responsibility and independence:

A graduate

(V12) can independently and creatively apply the basic principles of the legal order and also reflect on the position and roles of a lawyer in society, including the ethical dimension of legal professions;

(V13) is able to manage and transform a work or study environment related to the field of law, public authorities or bodies of national and multinational corporations or national and international governmental and non-governmental organizations that is complex, unpredictable and requires new strategic approaches;

(V14) is able to create quality legal outputs immediately after the graduation in the field of public authorities and the private sphere related to legal services, bodies of international and European institutions;

(V15) is able to take responsibility for contributing to professional knowledge and practice in the legal professions;

(V16) is able to actively work in independent and management positions in the highest national authorities, bodies and institutions of the European Union and in other international organizations and prepare documents for work in them;

(V17) is able to independently solve ethical dilemmas in the performance of the profession, has the ability to critically evaluate the relevance of legal and non-legal information and data and, on this basis, make socially responsible and moral decisions.

 

Additional knowledge and skills

The graduate's ability to be successful on the labor market is also strengthened by in-depth knowledge of foreign language legal terminology of national legal areas, international public and private law as well as European Union law. Through the system of optional subjects and mandatory optional subjects, the graduate can complete specialization in individual legal areas, especially in individual areas of specialization in international law.

In addition, students are offered a number of practically oriented clinical subjects as well as subjects consisting in preparation for a simulated dispute and participation in an international competition in simulated disputes, which provide experience and skills necessary for legal practice.

 

Fulfillment of educational goals and main educational outcomes through profile subjects:

 

C1 - Knowledge

C2 - Skills

C3 – Responsibility and independence

 

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V2

V3

V4

V5

V6

V7

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V 13

V 14

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V 17

Medzinárodné právo verejné (Public International Law 1)

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Európske právo 1 (European Law 1)

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Medzinárodné právo súkromné 1 (Private International Law 1)

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X

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Interpretácia a argumentácia v právnej praxi [Legal Skills (Interpretation and Argumentation in Legal Practice)]

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Ľudské práva (Human Rights)

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Medzinárodné a európske pracovné právo a právo sociálneho zabezpečenia (International and European Labour Law and Social Security Law)

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X

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X

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X

Medzinárodné právo verejné 2 a medzinárodné trestné právo (Public International Law 2 and International Criminal Law)

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X

 

X

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Európske právo 2 (European Law 2)

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Medzinárodné právo súkromné 2 (Private International Law 2)

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X

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Európske súťažné právo a štátna pomoc (EU Competition Law and State Aid)

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X

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Právna etika (Legal Ethics)

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X

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Dejiny súkromného práva (History of Private Law)

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Dejiny verejného práva (History of Public Law)

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Porovnávacie súkromné právo (Private Comparative Law)

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Porovnávacie verejné právo (Public Comparative Law)

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Medzinárodné zdaňovanie a príjmy štátneho rozpočtu (International Taxation and incomes of public budgets)

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X

 

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X

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Medzinárodné zdaňovanie (International Taxation)

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X

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Štátna skúška – súkromnoprávna oblasť (State Examination – Private Law)

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Štátna skúška – súkromnoprávna oblasť (State Examination – Public Law)

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Diplomová práca a obhajoba diplomovej práce (Master's Thesis)

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Employment of graduates

The graduate carries out more demanding work independently in the field of public administration and in the private, primarily commercial sphere or works as a candidate for legal professions (judiciary, prosecutor's office, advocacy, notary, etc.), an employee in the judicial sphere.

The graduate obtains the prerequisites for working in national and multinational corporations or national and international governmental and non-governmental organizations that require the filling of job positions by graduates with knowledge of wider social and transnational context of law, in-depth and complex orientation in international law and the law of the European Union.

 

 

Admission requirements and procedure

Required skills and requirements for admission to study:

The basic condition for admission to the law study program in the second stage of university studies is the completion of the law study program, or study field of law, in the first stage of university studies. Other admission conditions, namely the deadline for submitting study applications, admission conditions, and the method of verifying their fulfillment will be published by the faculty no later than two months before the last day for submitting applications.

Conditions for admission to study at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Law, according to § 57 of Act no. 131/2002 Coll. on Higher Education Institutions and on Amendments to Certain Acts as amended and information pursuant to Art. 3 par. 5 of the rules of the admission procedure at the Comenius University in Bratislava (internal regulation No. 4/2021):

Admission criteria 2024/2025

Admission criteria 2023/2024

 

Procedures for admission to study:

Rules of the admission procedure at Comenius University (internal regulation 4/2021)

https://uniba.sk/fileadmin/ruk/legislativa/2021/Vp_2021_04.pdf

Recommended study plan and information sheets

Recommended study plan:

2023/2024

2022/2023

2021/2022

 

Information sheets:

2023/2024

2022/2023

2021/2022

Tuition fees

3 500 Euro / academic year

Tuition fees are determined by the Directive of the rector of the Comenius University no. 17/2021, which determines the amount of tuition and fees associated with studying at the Comenius University, Annex no. 2.

Requirements for completing the study programme

The requirements for completing the study program are as follows:

a) obtaining 120 ECTS credits,

b) submission and defense of the final thesis,

c) successful completion of state exams, including the defense of the final thesis.

 

A student can take the state exam

a) after obtaining at least 100 ECTS credits,

b) after successfully completing all compulsory subjects and compulsory optional subjects according to the list determined by the study program, except for state exams,

c) no disciplinary proceedings are being conducted against him and

d) has settled all financial obligations towards the faculty and the university, especially tuition fees and fees associated with studies.

Study Programme Council

Members of the Study Programme Council:

Guarantor:

prof. Mgr. et Mgr. Miroslav Lysý, PhD.

VTČ1 VTČ2 VTČ3 VTČ4 VTČ5

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Co-guarantors:Assoc. Prof. JUDr. Lívia Trellová, PhD.VUPCHVTČ

Assoc. Prof. JUDr. Branislav Fábry, PhD.

VTČ1 VTČ2 VTČ3 VTČ4 VTČ5

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Assoc. Prof. JUDr. Peter Lysina, PhD.

VTČ1 VTČ2 VTČ3 VTČ4 VTČ5

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Assoc. Prof. JUDr. Ing. Matej Kačaljak, PhD.VUPCHVTČ
Students:Patrik Rybnikár
External member:JUDr. Michal Dzurdzík, PhD.

 

Documents

Meetings of the Study Program Council:

Date:Description:Memorandum:
27.05.2022, 12:00 p.m.discussion of the graduate profile proposal, approval of the study programme descriptionZápisnica
20.02.2023 - 23.02.2023Zápisnica
21.04.2023, 9:30 a.m.Zápisnica
11.10.2023, 3:30 p.m.Zápisnica

 

Decisions:

Date:Authority:Memorandum:
31.05.2022Accreditation Council of the CU, FLAWRozhodnutie
19.08.2022 Accreditation Council of the CU Rozhodnutie

 

Internal evaluation report

Description of the study programme