International and European Law
The focus of the programme is to examine Public International Law and the Law of the European Union in all their contexts. The students acquire the basic theoretical framework applicable for both specializations and, at the same time, this discipline enables them to specialize either in Public International Law or in the Law of European Union. Both specializations share common topics, but they differ greatly in the content of individual specific parts in order to achieve the required specialization with the optimal effect. The common topics cover general legal theory and those institutes of International and EU Law which are common for both specializations or which overlap (in particular the theory of international organizations related to the sovereignty of state, the Law of International Contracts).
The objective of the programme is to build strong theoretical foundations of the discipline, to develop the ability to apply the discipline in practice, to achieve the overview of Global and European trends in the discipline. The main objective of the study is to prepare the student for independent creative scientific work. An essential part of the doctoral study is acquiring the methods and skills for scientific work. The broader basis of the field of study consists of preparing for scientific and pedagogical work, language preparation and the basic knowledge on the development of other legal disciplines. This basis is common for the doctoral study programme as such.
A successful graduate is able to
- understand the structure and functioning of the international community on the basis of International Law,
- understand the system of International Law in terms of its content, interpretation and application, including its intersections with national and EU Law,
- understand the nature and functioning of very specific legal systems which go beyond the national dimension of law.
Occupational Profile of Graduates
The programme is particularly intended for those who wish to pursue academic career and scholarly work, or for those who want to acquire deep theoretical knowledge in any of the given discipline.