LLM in Public Law
School of Business & Law

LLM in Public Law

LLM in Public Law
School of Business & Law

LLM in Public Law

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Duration18 months

Fees
€9,000 for whole program

LanguageGreek, English

CampusNicosia - Limassol

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Qualification Awarded LLM in Public Law
Level Of Qualification Master (2nd Cycle Degree)
Offered by Department of Law
Mode of Study Full Time or Part Time

The purpose of the Programme is to equip students, graduates of law with specialization in the domain of Public and European Law. Comparative law lessons of Greek, Cyprus and European laws will be drawn and brought out. The purpose is to provide students with a firm grasp of the law and practices in the field in detail and through the comparison of the applicable laws in the three legal systems better equip their knowledge and field of expertise and encourage an analytical way of thinking.

Objectives: To enable holders of the title to contribute towards further research in the field, be constructive in improving the laws and draw from the comparative law approach experiences to be in fused in legal practice and academia. Advocates in the field of administrative law in Cyprus and Greece and at the European level will be fully equipped to appear before all levels of the administrative law courts and the European Court of Justice as well as the Administration and Independent offices in the field of Public Administration. The objective is also for graduates to be equipped for employment in the Public Administration and in the academic world.

General learning outcomes
1. During their studies students are expected to:
2. Systematically cultivate their knowledge of concepts, terms, topics and problematics of the subject of their studies.
3. Critically correlate the empirical-case law dimension of the examined problems with the respective theoretic background in order to effectively deal with the relevant issues arisen in legal practice.
4. Gain the ability to effectively approach practical issues in the field of public law in an interdisciplinary way.
5. Be in position to apply the specialized knowledge acquired through prestigious internships and to prepare a high level relevant postgraduate thesis.
6. Develop critical and research skills and abstract thinking required for conducting research for doctoral studies.

Specific learning outcomes
Upon completion of their studies, students are expected to have acquired an adequate body of knowledge, the necessary skills and the mentality (values and attitudes) required. Particularly:
1. They will deepen their knowledge in the functioning of the political organs of the European Union
2. Shall approach critically the constitutional structure of the Union and the process of European integration in general
3. They will address issues related to the protection of the environment, environmental information, the protection of the cultural environment and the EU institutional framework, as well as the approximation of nature and biodiversity law, the atmosphere, water, waste and EU law. biotechnology.
4. Students will get familiar with the manner of protection under the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the ECHR.
5. They will approach critically matters of interaction between legal orders in the field of protection of human rights
6. The student will comprehend the importance of public contracts in the internal worked as well as the meaning and characteristics of the public contract
7. Students will compare the basic characteristics of Union Law, Law of the Council of Europe, Cyprus Public Law, Greek Public Law, English Public Law, German Public Law, French Public Law and American Public Law.
8. They will deepen in the obligation of the administration and the right of the citizens for information and knowledge of the administrative documents that concern them.
9. They will compose the importance of the rules of Administrative Procedural Law in providing legal protection to the citizen.
10. They will critically approach the function of “coding”.
11. They will analyze the direct and drastic influence of the rules of European law on domestic tax law, in particular on tax matters involving foreign elements.
12. Students will acknowledge the characteristics and deal with the function of the Independent Authorities in Greece and Cyprus
13. To discern the basic functions and competences of the five constitutionally entrenched independent authorities in Greece and Cyprus.
14. They will examine in depth the concept and function of mediation of Citizens Advocate, European Mediator and of the Commissioner for Administration
15. They will comprehend the meaning of arbitration and will examine in depth in a critical manner into application of it in Public Law.
16. They will examine in depth the triptych of legality, the administrative procedure code and the special administrative law as a necessary precondition of legal administrative action in the field of Public Law.

Graduates of the program will gain significantly improved employment opportunities as the knowledge and skills that will be acquired through the program are shown to be highly sought by the local market.

In Cyprus, interest in postgraduate programs in education is growing steadily, on the one hand, as they meet the demand of teachers to keep in touch with scientific research and current theoretical discussions and approaches and with their demand for additional professional qualifications. As professionals they are called to work in a society in which knowledge and science are advancing rapidly. The evaluation of the viability, development and direction of a program is examined in the context of the online strategic plan and the review procedures where the synergies between other study programs and the overall evaluation of the strategic objectives are also examined. This curriculum is addressed to lawyers - legal representatives, as well as executives of companies, bodies and organizations of the public and wider public sector, as well as independent - regulatory authorities, since it covers the entire operation of the single market and the entire institutional, economic, legal and political reality of the EU.
Student Admission Requirements:
According to the University’s regulations candidates for a master degree must submit a recognized bachelor degree or qualification deemed to be equivalent to degree level as well as the official transcripts (grade reports) of their first-degree studies. In addition, there could be special requirements for various master programs. Each School or Department can specify further admissions criteria such as a minimum average grade, or measures such as foundation courses for each program of study.

Program Specific Requirements:
The minimum program specific requirements for admittance to the program are:
1. For admission to the LLM programme “LLM in Public Law”, a minimum of 6.5/10 Bachelor grade is required (Grade Very Good, or equivalent to the qualification awarded institute)..
2. Fluency in English. Candidates must hold knowledge of English language certificate such as GCE, TOEFL (70+), IELTS (6+) or other relevant certification. This requirement can be waived for graduates of English-speaking universities.

Prospective students are expected to submit their application and all relevant supporting documents. At the end of the application deadline for the program, the Program Committee evaluates prospective students based on specific criteria, such as documents documenting their academic performance, letters of recommendation, research interests, interview, work experience, or English etc. The decisions of the committee are announced by e-mail or otherwise to all candidates.

Prior Learning Recognition and Transfer Admission:
Candidates who have completed university graduate level work in an accredited program are eligible to apply for transfer admission. Such candidates should, along with their application form, submit also the official transcripts (grade reports) and syllabi (course descriptions) for all University coursework taken to date.
Transcripts are evaluated by an ad-hoc Transfer Committee consisting of the Program supervisor and two other academic staff members, in order to determine the number of credits to be transferred, in accordance with the LLM in Public Law program curriculum requirements.
Transfer students, regardless of the number of credits transferred should complete at least two thirds (2/3) of the ECTS credits required by the program of study at Frederick University in order to be eligible for graduation. For a three (3) academic semester, 90 ECTS program, a transfer student must complete a minimum of two (2) academic semesters full time study (60 ECTS) in the LLM in Public Law in order to be eligible for graduation.
There are no specific examination regulations, assessment and grading methods employed by this Program. The examination regulations, assessment methods and grading system for this Program are the same as the relevant general university regulations.

Graduation Requirements
Students are eligible for graduation after successfully completing 90 ECTS credits in the courses listed in the Program Structure.
Furthermore, a student can graduate only if their CGPA is greater or equal to 5.00 out of 10.00. Graduating students with a CGPA less than 5.00 might have to take extra courses or repeat a number of courses in order to improve their grades.

Access to Further Studies
Graduates will also be able if they so wish to proceed to obtain professional or further academic qualifications such as a PhD in Law.
Module Group
ECTS

The student must successfully complete 50 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1LLM501THE EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS103
2LLM502EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW103
3LLM503THE PROTECTION OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN THE EU103
4LLM504PUBLIC PROCUREMENT LAW103
5LLM505COMPARATIVE PUBLIC LAW103

The student must successfully complete 10 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1LLM506RIGHTS TO PETITION103
2LLM507ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE LAW IN CYPRUS103
3LLM508GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF CYPRUS ADMINISTRATIVE LAW103
4LLM509EUROPEAN TAX LAW103
5LLM510INDEPENDENT AUTHORITIES; MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION IN THE FIELD OF PUBLIC LAW103
6LLM511PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION LAW.103
7LLM512ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE CODE103
8LLM513E-GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION103

The student must successfully complete 30 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1LLM514THESIS I: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND THESIS PREPARATION103
2LLM515THESIS II: THESIS PROPOSAL AND IMPLEMENTATION203
Total
90
Semesters
ECTS
No.CodeNameECTS
1LLM501THE EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS10
2LLM502EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW10
3LLM503THE PROTECTION OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN THE EU10
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1LLM504PUBLIC PROCUREMENT LAW10
2LLM505COMPARATIVE PUBLIC LAW10
3LLM514THESIS I: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND THESIS PREPARATION10
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1LLM515THESIS II: THESIS PROPOSAL AND IMPLEMENTATION20
2ELECTIVE COURSE10
TOTAL30


 
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The delivery of the program of study is supported by the following members of staff:

RankName
Visiting Associate ProfDr. Eliana Nicolaou
Professor - Programme Coordinator Prof. Christos Clerides
Associate ProfessorDr. Panagiotis Degleris
Assistant ProfessorDr. Dimitrios Devetzis
Assistant ProfessorDr. Vasiliki Karagkouni
Assistant ProfessorDr. Konstantinos Kouroupis
Assistant ProfessorDr. Maria Stylianidi
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