Master in International and European Law is a 2-year full-time study programme focused on extending the knowledge of international and European law with an emphasis on political science, particularly with regard to the integration context in the European region. The further specialisation is provided by a wide range of specialised courses, projects, field trips and activities and close interaction with the Faculty members.
The date of the state final examination for the follow-up Master’s Degree Programme in International and European Law was provisionally set for 28th – 29th August 2023.
The process of applying for the state final exams is as follows:
Written applications for the state final exams can be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com until 22nd August 2023.
Students who apply for the state final examination must have their studies duly completed at the study department until 22nd August 2023
The procedure of completion is as follows: print the Entry sheet A from stag, sign it, scan it, and send it by e-mail to the study officer in charge (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If not completing the studies, it is not possible to defend the diploma thesis and participate in the state final exams.
State final exams - diploma theses
The method of application and assignment of the thesis topic is as follows:
In general terms, Article No 12 of the Internal regulation of the Faculty of Law of Palacký University in Olomouc will be followed both to implement the Study and Examination code and to regulate some other issues related to the study at the Faculty of Law of UP – I. full text, No. PF-A-19/02-ÚZ01 – link
The submission of an application pursuant to Article No 12 (paragraph 4) of the cited Internal regulation will be implemented in such a way that the consultation with the future thesis supervisor can be carried out remotely in a way agreed with the relevant lecturer (e.g. MS Teams, e-mail, etc.). The request for the topic assignment will be submitted (signed and scanned) electronically by e-mail, which will be addressed to the secretary of the relevant department and to the lecturer with whom the topic has been consulted. In response to this e-mail, the relevant lecturer will confirm that he/she agrees with the topic supervising according to the submitted request (no later than 7 days after delivery). If the lecturer does not respond within 7 days, he/she is considered to agree with the topic.
The criteria for qualification theses are regulated by the Study and Examination Regulations of UP and Articles No 14 and 15 of the Internal Regulation of the Faculty of Law of UP No PF-A-19/02 as well as the Internal Standard UP R-B-17/08 – link
The content and formalities of qualification theses are laid down in the Internal standard of the Faculty of Law of UP No PF-B-18/10 – link
State final exams; QUESTIONS - International and European Law
Enrolment for studies
At the beginning of Master´s studies, each student must formally register (fill in an enrolment form) for attendance or non-attendance. Enrolment takes place in the International Office of the Faculty of Law. Students are informed about the date for enrolment in due time by email. If a student cannot to enrol in studies on the given date, he/she can apply for an alternative date.
After the enrolment, students receive a login and a password. The login and the password are the same for all university systems, such as:
After enrolment in studies students can apply for a student identification card which can be either a standard „blue“ university card or an ISIC-card. First-year students apply for their identifiation card through their online application for study. More information is available here: cvt.upol.cz. The identification card is neccessary for using the university library, the university canteen and other services.
Length of study
The standard length of the follow-up Master´s study programme „International and European Law“ is 2 years. The maximum length of study in Master´s study programme is 5 years.
The course of study and results of all exams taken for each student are kept in the electronic study records system - UP Study Agenda on stag.upol.cz
Assignment of the topic of a Master´s diploma thesis
It is essential that the topic of the Master´s diploma thesis is proposed by the students themselves. The choice of the subject must be consulted in advance with the future advisor of the thesis or other educator from the Department of International and European Law. Consequently students fill out the application for the assignment of the topic of their Master´s diploma thesis. The appliacation must include:
- the delimitation of the topic of the qualifying paper
- its objectives
- paper structure
- reasoning for the relevance of the topic
- key literature
- the name and the opinion of the future advisor of the thesis
The application shall be submitted to the International Office of the Faculty of Law before 31 May of the first year of study.
Registration of the Master´s diploma thesis
After the topic assignment of the Master´s thesis students are obliged to submit data on their Master´s thesis to IS/STAG via the portal “UP Study Agenda” on stag.upol.cz. Instructions for submission are provided in the Attachment No. 1 of the UP internal regulation "Topic Assignment, Submission and Registration of Data on the Bachelor’s Thesis, Master’s Thesis, Dissertation, and State Comprehensive (Rigorosum) Exam, and the Means of Public Presentation - R-B-17/08".
One printed copy of the assignment signed by the student and the advisor of the paper shall be submitted to the International Office.
Interruption of studies/withdrawal from studies
Upon student´s request, the Dean may allow a student to interrupt his/her studies. Reasons of interruption may include e.g. serious health problems or other reasons of serious nature. As a rule, studies can only be interrupted for the period of whole semesters. After the interruption of studies has been terminated, the student is obliged to enrol again in order to continue his/her studies. The total of interruption period shall not exceed 2 semesters. A student who decides to terminate his/her studies shall notify the Dean thereof without undue delay.
Credit system, control of study and individual study plan
A student of the Master´s study programme „International and European Law“ is obliged to obtain 120 ECTS credits in the course of the whole study. Compliance with this obligation is a prerequisite for admission to the Final State Examination and graduation.
Students are required to acquire a minimum of 40 credits during each academic year or such a number of credits, which would together with the credits acquired in the previous academic year reach a minimum of 80 credits. This does not apply for the last academic year of the standard length of study. Failure to fulfil the obligations constitute grounds for the termination of studies.
The deadline for the fulfilment of study requirements for an academic year falls on the beginning of September of the following academic year. Students should make sure to check and to know the relevant dates (start/end of academic year, etc.).
The deadline for the academic year 2019/2020 falls on 7 September 2020.
State final examination, submission and defence of the Master´s diploma thesis
Graduation in the PhD programme presupposes
- passing of the Final State Examination and
- defence of submitted Master´s diploma thesis.
Students may take the State Final Examination and the defence of Master’s diploma thesis only after they have fulfilled all requirements defined by the respective programme of study. At the same time students are obliged to take the State Final Examination not later than two calendar years after they have fulfilled the requirements for taking it under Paragraph 2 and at the same time be in compliance with the standard length of study.
Students must submit their Master´s diploma thesis in hard and electronic copy and upload the thesis in the electronic form to IS/STAG. Instructions for submission are provided in the Attachment No. 3 of the UP internal regulation "Topic Assignment, Submission and Registration of Data on the Bachelor’s Thesis, Master’s Thesis, Dissertation, and State Comprehensive (Rigorosum) Exam, and the Means of Public Presentation - R-B-17/08".
Formal requirements for final papers at the Faculty of Law of Palacký University are stipulated in the document "Internal Standard of the Dean of the Faculty of Law of Palacký University in Olomouc on the Formal Requirements for Qualification Theses at the Faculty of Law of Palacký University in Olomouc - PF-B-18/10".
International experience and mobility of students of the Faculty of Law is desired and strongly recommended. Students may make use of the offer of international exchange programmes (e.g. Erasmus+). The length of a study/research abroad period can range from 3 to 12 months. Selection procedure usually takes place twice a year – in December (for the winter and summer semester of the next academic year) and in September (for the summer semester of the respective academic year). The selection procedure is administrated online on erasmusplus.upol.cz.
For more information on Erasmus+ programme and other possibilities (such as internships, etc.) please contact the International Office of the Faculty of Law.
Links to important documents
The Study and Examination Code of the Palacký University, the regulations mentioned above and other regulations and forms concerning Master´s programme can be found on the website of the Faculty of Law in the “Student” section here: www.pf.upol.cz
NEED MORE INFORMATION?
Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Law:
Palacký University in Olomouc
Faculty of Law
17. listopadu 8
771 11 Olomouc
Mrs. Radana Kuncová
+420 585 63 7675
Mrs. Lucie Kovaříková
+420 585 63 7514
Foreign students residing in Olomouc temporarily for more than 3 months are obliged to pay the municipal fee for the waste management system. It is neccessary to fill out an announcement form and bring it to the Municipality of Olomouc, Office of Municipal Fees, Palacký 14, Olomouc. More information and the announcement form is available here.
As regular students of Palacký University Olomouc you can participate in the Erasmus+ programme and spend up to 12 months studying abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe. The application procedure is usually open twice a year in the online application on www.erasmusplus.upol.cz. The list of our partner universities is available here.
More information about the Erasmus+ programme and other possibilities to study or abroad is available here. In case of any questions please contact the International Office.