Organisation of the Programme

Legal Basis

The LL.M. courses at the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague are offered in line with Art. 60a of the Act Nr. 111/1998 Sb. (the Higher Education Act). The LL.M. degree is not a qualification degree for practicing regulated legal professions in the Czech Republic.

Length of study

The LL.M. study Programme is organized into 3 semesters (two semesters of on-site study, one additional semester of distance study for writing a thesis and its defense).

Credit System

Students will be required to earn a minimum of 60 credits during the first two semesters through course work, written assignments and exams. Each mandatory course carries 8 credits, and 5 credits will be awarded for successful completion of any optional course. The third semester will be dedicated to the completion of the LL.M. Thesis and attendance of the LL.M. Thesis Seminar, which will be an intensive seminar spanning around three full days or may, in the alternative, be carried out online. The main objective of the LL.M. Thesis Seminar is to discuss the anticipated results of the LL.M. Thesis and to address related methodological and content-related questions. For the attendance of the LL.M. Thesis Seminar, students are awarded 5 credits. For the successful defense of the LL.M. Thesis, which has to be written in English, students are awarded 25 credits. The LL.M. Thesis is expected to be 50-60 pages written double-spaced.

Commencement of the Programme

Envisaged for the first week of October each year

Termination of the Programme

Envisaged for January/February each year

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