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Programme:

International Law

Study Cycle: Third Cycle (Doctoral)
Faculty: Law
Academic year: 2013 / 2014
Title: Doctor of Legal Sciences / Field: International Law
ECTS: 180 (3 years) Accrediation

The International Law study program aims to provide a range of modules that will form the basis of information and advanced knowledge on International Law matters for the purpose of training students to basic legal professions related to this field by providing solid knowledge, the specific and systematic institutes and concepts of International Law and on the situation and their prospects in the region and world.

The Diploma of the study program will enable PhD students to conduct scientific research work in the field of International law sciences, as well as teaching at universities in the country and abroad, and also will be actively involved in the process of strengthening the resources of government activities in terms of the country's Euro-Atlantic integration process.

Knowledge and understanding
  • Has solid knowledge of the disciplines that conceive of international law including the Law of the international organizations, human rights, international public law, international private law, international criminal law, international economic law and international relations;
  • Has depth knowledge of advanced techniques and methods of research in the field of international law.
Applying knowledge and understanding
  • Interprets in a critical way the theories of international law and relevant cases from practice;
  • Applies theoretical knowledge in practical situations that arise in the field of international law as the protection of human rights, diplomacy, disputes and Collision of laws including the negotiations and mediation;
  • Synthesize knowledge gained and apply them in specific circumstances;
Making judgement
  • Performs more critical thinking through methods of analyzing and comparing.
  • Develops skills of solving problems through case-law practices of more complex national and international cases.
Communication skills
  • Utilizes proper terminology for complex and specific issues in the area of international law sciences.
  • Is involved in research based legal argumentation and debate.
  • Utilizes the official languages of the University as well as more advanced computer skills in the research work.
Learning skills
  • Develops a regulation of research to be used in their profession.
  • Creates a practice of lifelong learning and service through being involved in training persons that work in the state institutions of crime prevention.

Semester 1

  • [10 ECTS] Research Methodology
    Students will be able to: - To apply the main methods of legal and other research. - To collect research material in a critical way that is relevant and which are cited by the authors in their responses. - To understand the scope of the research and access to various methods of research, being able even to their critical review. - To study the relationship between legal theory and research practice through an advanced approach. - To apply skills and knowledge learned in their theses.
  • [10 ECTS] International Public Law - depth program
    The course consists of study of cases in public international law, and includes some practical work in the respective institutions, which may include research to students in groups.
  • [10 ECTS] International Private Law - depth program
    Through this module, students will gain advanced knowledge of legal resources to be applied to regulate the civil-legal relations with foreign element (national and international) and mode of regulation of civil-legal relations with foreign element (direct and indirect) that is characteristic only for this module) and the general elements and joint formation and implementation of the IPL by the facts that show foreign elements (facts of identification), and connection points through which institutions avoid application of the merit law.

Semester 2

  • [10 ECTS] Review and Approval of the Doctoral Dissertation Plan
    After the first semester, the student begins his activities for the development of the plan on his doctoral dissertation. Activities include the definition of literature, defining hypothetical framework, the definition of the work methodology and determination of the individual plan as well as the first public presentation. If necessary, can be held elective courses for this purpose.
  • [10 ECTS] Elective course 1
    • European Private Law
    • International Humanitarian Law
    • European Competitive Law
    • International Organizations
  • [10 ECTS] Elective course 2
    • European Private Law
    • International Humanitarian Law
    • European Competitive Law
    • International Organizations

Semester 3/4

Concentration: Semestri 3 / Semestri 4
  • [40 ECTS] Scientific Research Work
    In the second year (semester 3 and 4) the candidate continues with research activity by approved individual plan. Mentor provides assessment on these activities in the form of a report to the Scientific-Teaching Council of the Faculty.
  • [20 ECTS] Publications I
    In the second year (semester 3 and 4) the candidate continues with research activity by approved individual plan. Mentor provides assessment on these activities in the form of a report to the Scientific-Teaching Council of the Faculty.

Semester 5

  • [20 ECTS] Presentation of Research Results
    At the end of the 5th semester, after the research activities under the individual plan, overall results of this phase of the paper and the research will be presented publicly by the candidate..
  • [10 ECTS] Publications II
    Publication of research activities under the table relevant to the media for publication. Publication activities and successes of the candidate checked before scientific audience by area and the relevance of the research.

Semester 6

  • [30 ECTS] Doctoral Thesis
    Continuing the work of doctoral dissertation. Submitted thesis (dissertation), accepted by the Scientific-Teaching Council of the Faculty and submitted to committee members and begin the procedure of public defence.
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