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Programme:

Constitutional and Administrative Law (2020/2021)

Study Cycle: Second Cycle (Postgraduate)
Faculty: Law
Programme Code: CAL60C
Academic year: 2021 / 2022
Title: Master of Legal Sciences - Module: Constitutional and administrative Law
ECTS: 60 (1 year) Accrediation
Decision: Decision for starting of the program

The purpose of the study program of Constitutional and Administrative Law is to provide such modules which will include the basis of constitutional-administrative knowledges for approximation to legal professions that are related to the area of constitutional and administrative law and to be provided solid, special and systematic knowledge of the institutions and the basis of the constitutional and administrative system of the RNM as well as comparative knowledge of the region and of the European Union in the respective field.

The diploma of the study programme will enable the students of Master's degree to be capable to apply general and special theoretical and practical professional and constitutional-administrative knowledge and skills in practice; To provide analytical answers both from the point of view of the implementation of normative legal acts and from the point of view of changing the legal regulation; To observe and explore the constitutional-administrative phenomena and problems and provide creative proposals for their resolution; Critically and arguably to analyze and evaluate the legal solutions and the functioning of the constitutional-administrative institutions in practice; To continue with the further perfecting of doctoral studies in the field of legal and constitutional-administrative sciences; To pursue the development of legislation and legal practice and engage in the implementation of scientific research results in legislative and legal practice.

Knowledge and understanding

- Shows knowledge and understanding of constitutional law and administrative law by applying the adequate methodology for solving complex constitutional and administrative problems, both systematically and creatively, providing a basis or opportunity for originality in development and/or implementation of autonomous ideas in the context of constitutional and administrative research;
- Ability to use extensive and deep constitutional-administrative knowledge;
- Shows high level of competence in constitutional-administrative law;
- Possesses knowledge from one or more subject areas, which, in the scientific fields, rely on the most renowned international research in the constitutional-administrative field.

Applying knowledge and understanding

- Ability to critically, independently and creatively solve problems with originality in new or unknown environments and in a multidisciplinary context related to contemporary trends of constitutional and administrative law.

Making judgement

- Ability to synthesize and integrate knowledge;
- Ability to deal with complex issues, systematically and creatively, for solid assessment even in the case of incomplete and limited information, but which include personal, social and ethical responsibilities in the application of acquired constitutional and administrative knowledge;
- Ability to evaluate and select the scientific theories, methodologies, tools and general skills in the subject areas, and to set up new analysis and solutions on a scientific basis.

Communication skills

- Ability to exchange conclusions and suggestions with argumentation and rationally support them, both with professional and non-professional persons, clearly and unambiguously;
- Taking a significant responsibility for the common results; managing and initiating activities.

Learning skills

- Ability to recognize the personal need for further knowledge and ability for independent action in acquiring new knowledge and skills in national, regional and European as well as world context;
- Ability to take responsibility for further professional development and improvement.

Semester 1

  • [MCCR1120] [6 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.
  • [MCAL-0101] [6 ECTS] Applied Constitutional Law
    Course Objectives: Acquiring knowledge on the concepts, phenomena and institutes of constitutional law and state institutions in Macedonia, including their theoretical positions on them. Acquire concrete knowledge of constitutional law as a science and legal branch, including comparative analysis of the situation and its prospects in the regional and European domain. Through this module, students will gain basic theoretical and practical knowledge regarding the organization of state bodies and of human and citizen's rights and freedoms; Encouraging critical thinking of students on the fundamental issues of constitutional regulation of the Republic of Macedonia and within the EU, whereby an account of the European jurist's profile will be taken into account, which in the future as an expert should interpret and enforce the constitutional right in the national and European level; The curriculum will treat the constitutional subject in the comparative and national aspect because in the conditions of globalization, the constitutional right cannot be understood if it is considered only nationally; The curriculum will also cover: The new Rules of Procedure of the Assembly, which have a key role in the development of parliamentary democracy in Macedonia, new laws regulating constitutional matters, such as laws dealing with the judiciary, local government, electoral system, civil society, defense, foreign policy, etc; In addition to the normative components, the curriculum will elaborate and practice the central state power bodies in RNM, respectively: Assembly, Government, Constitutional Court, Supreme Court, which has a strong influence on constitutional law as a science; The 2001 constitutional amendments will also be included since they have a major impact on the major democracy in the RNM as well as on the fundamental constitutional values of the constitutional order of the RNM as well as the constitutional amendments of 2005 on judicial reform in the RNM; At the end of the course, students will be able to make fundamental and substantive differences between constitutional institutions, their interconnection and their practical functioning; To make the necessary theoretical and practical differences on the concepts, phenomena and institutes of constitutional law; To describe and analyze the various processes within the system and the constitutional order of the RNM in all aspects of the constitutional life of the country, it means to man, citizen, state and ethnic communities.
  • [MCAL-0102] [6 ECTS] Applied Administrative Law
    Course Objectives: - Define and understand the concepts of administration and administrative functions; - Recognize and analyze the legislation regulating the organization and functioning of public administration in Macedonia; - Recognize the main activities of the administrative function; - To distinguish between types of administrative acts and to possess the first steps of creating such acts; - Know the types of administrative oversight; - Know the mechanisms of control over the administration and its responsibility to other state organs, but also to clients-users of its services; - For future employment in the organs of the administration of the RNM, NGOs, in institutions and institutions dealing with the solving of cases of legal administrative nature.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EMCAL-01] Local Self-Government Law
    • [EMCA0030] Federalism Theory and Practice
    • [EMCA0020] Comparative Constitutional law
    • [MCAL-0103] Contemporary Political Systems
    • [MCAL-0302] Constitutional Justice
    • [EMCAL-04] Administrative Contracts
    • [MCAL-0203] Parlamentary Law
    • [MCAL-0202] Administrative Justice
    • [EM476] Legal Clinic - Constitutional and Administrative Law
    • [MFE01] Rhetoric
    • [MFE02] Multilingualism and Multiculturalism
    • [MFE15] IT Applications for Preparing a Scientific Paper
    • [MFE05] Professional Communication
    • [MFE11] Project Management
    • [MFE12] Optimization Methods
    • Ethical and Legal Issues in Information Technology (IT)
    • Protection of Human Rights
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EMCAL-01] Local Self-Government Law
    • [EMCA0030] Federalism Theory and Practice
    • [EMCA0020] Comparative Constitutional law
    • [MCAL-0103] Contemporary Political Systems
    • [MCAL-0302] Constitutional Justice
    • [EMCAL-04] Administrative Contracts
    • [MCAL-0203] Parlamentary Law
    • [MCAL-0202] Administrative Justice
    • [EM476] Legal Clinic - Constitutional and Administrative Law
    • [MFE01] Rhetoric
    • [MFE02] Multilingualism and Multiculturalism
    • [MFE15] IT Applications for Preparing a Scientific Paper
    • [MFE05] Professional Communication
    • [MFE11] Project Management
    • [MFE12] Optimization Methods
    • Ethical and Legal Issues in Information Technology (IT)
    • Protection of Human Rights

Semester 2

  • [MCCAL4010] [30 ECTS] Master Thesis
    This module enables students to transfer their skills and knowledge to research and make more complex task of Master-Thesis. The module is designed to be fully practical and students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to approach the writing of thesis. The module has unique return result- to enable students to write the master thesis with minimal difficulties, and with maximum efficiency. The course aims to improve research techniques and style of writing papers, taking account to stop illegal means, such as plagiarism and infringement of copyright, which are prohibited by the Statute of SEEU.
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