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Civil Law (2023-2024)

Study Cycle: Third Cycle (Doctoral)
Faculty: Law
Programme Code: N-PhDLAWCV180C
Academic year: 2023 / 2024
Title: Doctor of Legal Sciences / Module: Civil Law
ECTS: 180 (3 years) Accrediation
Decision: Decision for starting of the program

The Civil Law study program aims to provide a range of modules that will form the basis of information and advanced knowledge on Civil 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 Civil Law in RNM and comparative knowledge to the region and the EU.

The Diploma of this study program will enable PhD students to conduct scientific research work in the field of Civil 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 detailed knowledge of civil law, as well as material аnd procedural as well as basic norms in key areas of civil law.
  • Has detailed knowledge of the principles and institutes of civil law, including the origin and contents.
  • Assess the areas of civil law in a critical manner, the scientific and practical standpoint.
Applying knowledge and understanding
  • Develops and promotes analytical and research skills of selecting the problems in theory and practice through the use of legislative acts and judicial practice;
  • Identifies and analyzes the most complex problems, taking an active part in all phases of civil procedure and can perform complex issue civil legislation;
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 civil law sciences;
  • Is able to reach decisions and work more directly and effectively in all stages of civil court procedure.
  • 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

  • [DLAW0101] [10 ECTS] Research Methodology
    This course is designed for students who are preparing to carry out a doctoral thesis project. The main objective of the course is to offer students tools conceptualising their thesis regarding research issue and the creation of data collection methods and qualitative analysis. The course is focused on problems of the quantitative methods and techniques, such as statistical analysis, texts related to theory and testing hypotheses. Then, the meaning and topics of descriptive and causal inference are of a great importance, longitudinal comparative research and case study. Advanced information data collection will be offered for working with text. The goal is to analyse the quality of data and incorporate all theoretical and practical performances in the function of designing and writing of the thesis.
  • [C2370] [10 ECTS] Civil Law (Applied Program)
    Course aims: •To provide students advanced knowledge of civil law and enable them to demonstrate why the relevant institutes of civil law are applied in certain aspects life of everyday life. •To enable students to adequately interpret the norms that regulate the area of civil law; •To identify norms of civil law that are applicable to specific cases; •To develop critical skills of analyzing and interpreting different norms of civil law from the •perspective of the most important legal systems through the use of comparative method; •To encourage the analytical and critical thinking regarding the actual problems of the civil law in the RNM.
  • [10 ECTS] Elective course
    • [E2783] Comparative Civil Law
    • [E2784] European Family Law
    • [E2785] Intellectual Property Law
    • [E2786] Comparative Inheritance Law

Semester 2

  • [DCV01033] [10 ECTS] Civil Procedural Law (Applied Program)
    Course aims: -to enable students to independently identify and critically analyze the basic institutions of civil procedural law -to develop skills for applying the acquired knowledge in practice in connection with conducting civil court proceedings.
  • [E2782] [10 ECTS] Business Law (Applied Program)
    Course aims: To enable students to get acquainted with the legal rules for performing an activity. The manner of organizing the business entities, the conditions for establishment and registration of the business entities and the sole proprietor as well as the ways of termination of the business entities; the ways of establishing a business legal relationship, the conditions for the occurrence of those relationships, the effects and the consequences; working with securities: hacks for protection of industrial property rights and ways to protect business entities from unfair competition: ways to protect consumers, etc.
  • [10 ECTS] Elective course
    • [E2783] Comparative Civil Law
    • [E2784] European Family Law
    • [E2785] Intellectual Property Law
    • [E2786] Comparative Inheritance Law

Semester 3/4

  • [DCV0104] [10 ECTS] Review and Approval of the Doctoral Dissertation Plan
    After the second semester, the student begins his/her activities for the development of the plan on his/her 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.
  • [C2378] [30 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.

  • [PHD-S3-S4-02] [15 ECTS] Publications I
    Publication of research activities according to 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.
  • [C2020] [5 ECTS] Student Mobility
    The aim of PhD students’ mobility is to request candidates to present, exchange and discuss their research work with their colleagues from other European countries for improving the quality of their dissertation.

Semester 5

  • [DCV0105] [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.
  • [PHD-S5-01] [10 ECTS] Publications II
    Publication of research activities accoridng to 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

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