PhD in Law

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law

Program Description

PhD in Law

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law

Doctoral Programme in Law 

Doctoral study is the pinnacle of academic achievement and is dedicated to the most competent students. In line with the general orientation of the Bologna study reform, the doctoral study in Law is designed as a comprehensive three-year doctoral study in the framework of which each student selects one of the following modules (orientations):

  • Civil Law
  • Labour Law and Social Security Law
  • Economic Analysis of Law
  • European Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminology
  • International Law
  • Legal History
  • Roman Law
  • Theory of the State and Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law

The duration of the study programme is 3 years.

The study programme comprises 180 ECTS.

By completing the 3rd cycle doctoral study in Law, students acquire the academic title Doctor of Science: doktor/doktorica znanosti. The title is awarded by the Rector of the University of Ljubljana.

Recognition of Foreign Education with a View to Access to Education in the Republic of Slovenia

Applicants with foreign higher education are required to apply for recognition of their education and certificates before entry into postgraduate study programmes offered by the University of Ljubljana.

As the procedure is co-ordinated by the University of Ljubljana, applications for recognition of the education and the enclosed documents are to be sent to the following address: University of Ljubljana, Kongresni trg 12, SI-1000 Ljubljana.

Tuition Language

PhD programmes at the University of Ljubljana do not require knowledge of Slovenian. There is an option to get the permission for writing the thesis  in English language.

All classroom instruction at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana is held in Slovenian. However, most lecturers at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana offer individual consultations to foreign PhD students in English.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Oct. 2016
3 years
Full time
Start date Oct. 2016
Slovenia Ljubljana
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Duration 3 years
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