International Law

Field of study: International Law (6801V008)
Programme of study: Theoretical Legal Sciences (P6801)
Form of study: full-time
Number of admitted students in the previous academic year: 0
Number of applicants in the previous academic year: 5
Form of study: combined
Number of admitted students in the previous academic year: 0
Number of applicants in the previous academic year: 1
Standard length of study: 3 years
Fee for study in English: CZK 130,000
Form of application: electronic, paper
Field specification
The aim of the field of study is to deepen knowledge of the principles of international law acquired within the master’s programme of study, including theoretical background of the field, as well as to gain more profound expertise in one of the branches of public international law. In the framework of exams and particularly of defence of a dissertation thesis, a graduate must demonstrate competence for independent scholarly work.
Description of entrance examination and assessment criteria
The entrance examination is oral and consists of one round. It is taken in either the Czech language or Slovak language; in the case of study in English, the exam is taken in the English language. The exam tests primarily the relevant knowledge and readiness of the applicant for independent scholarly work in the chosen field.
A maximum amount of 60 points may be obtained in the entrance examination. The total number of points obtained by a candidate consists of aggregating scores in individual parts of the entrance examination. The points are distributed among individual parts of the entrance examination as follows:
·         a professional discourse on the presented topic of the dissertation project (0-30 points);
·         evaluation of previous professional activity (0-10 points);
·         proving one’s knowledge acquired by reading professional literature and knowledge of the respective field in the extent required for the State Final Examination, or, in case of fields that are not subject to the State Final Examination, knowledge in the extent of an advancement examination (0-20 points).
An applicant who obtains at least 40 points in the entrance examination may be admitted to study. The maximum number of applicants admitted to full-time study is determined by decision of the Dean. The Dean will set the number before the regular date of examination and a maximum number of admitted students will be posted in the public part of the website of the FoL.
The Dean will issue a decision in the affirmative or in the negative (i.e. admission or non-admission to study) within thirty days of the verification of fulfilment of the requirements for admission to study. The Faculty of Law will send a decision to all applicants via a registered letter that is to be delivered to the addressee in person only. The decision on admission may be delivered through the Study Information System if the applicant consented there to in his/her application for study.
Information about employability of graduates
A graduate from the field of study will have profound knowledge of theoretical foundations of and methods used in legal science and expertise in the field of public international law (with potential interdisciplinary links to constitutional law and European law). A graduate will be able to work as a researcher or an academic in the given field; he/she will also be able to perform demanding legal and analytical activities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at departments of international law and international relations of other central bodies, as well as in international governmental and non-governmental organisations.
Prof. JUDr. Pavel Šturma, DrSc., Head of Department, Sturma @
Contact person:
Doc. JUDr. PhDr. Veronika Bílková, Ph.D., E.MA., Bilkova @
Doc. JUDr. Vladimír Balaš, CSc., Balas @
Doc. JUDr. PhDr. Veronika Bílková, Ph.D., E.MA., Bilkova @
Prof. JUDr. Mahulena Hofmannová,CSc., Hofmannm @
Doc. JUDr. Jan Ondřej, CSc., DSc., Ondrej @


Prof. JUDr. Pavel Šturma, DrSc., Sturma @


General course – lectures:

History of the Czechoslovak and Czech International Legal Doctrine

International Judicial Bodies, Concurrent Jurisdiction

International Criminal Law and Justice

International Protection of Children in Armed Conflict

International Protection of Linguistic Minorities

Settlement of International Investment Disputes


Possible topics of doctoral thesis 

Fragmentation of International Law

Interpretation and Application of International Treaties in the Czech Republic

International  Security and International Law

International Criminal Court and the Crime of Aggression

International Protection of Linguistic Minorities

International Investment Arbitration and EU Law

Important Links

Information System Studium


LL.M. Programmes





Faculty Periodicals

AUC Iuridica 3/2018


Jurisprudence 4/2018




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