Criminal law

(external, postgradual degree)

Field of study: Law

Form: external

Degree: postgradual degree

Language: Slovak

Department: MBU Faculty of Law

Plan of study: Recommended plan of study

Graduate profile

The doctoral graduate in studying programme Penal Law applies scientific research methods in the following areas: criminal-law protection of interests, observation, and evaluation of the various impacts on the overall level of legal protection of interests, repression and prevention, the work of law enforcement authorities, courts and prisons.
On the basis of scientific methods of knowledge and research, the graduate proposes conceptual and systemic solutions, helps to develop penal law legislation, ensures further development of the penal law and its interdisciplinary context in national and international scientific area, provides education at the university level, he/she is also capable of performing analytical, expert, prognostic and conceptual tasks of a senior executive in the organizational structure of a police force, or another armed corps (specialized expert institute) or another public administration body.
The graduate is scientifically competent to work. He/she knows all the scientific methods of research, focusing on current fundamental and specific issues of Penal law. He/she is knowledgeable in solving both scientific and interdisciplinary problems. The graduate is capable, through his / her personal scientific contribution of shaping the further development of Penal law at the national, partly international level.
The graduates apply the acquired knowledge in practice with the knowledge of the selection of alternative solutions. The scientific research focuses on the basic topics of the field of study. The level of acquired knowledge enables the graduate to fulfill the tasks of a university lecturer by conducting seminars and selected lectures.

Acceptance conditions

The basic requirement for admission to the doctoral study in as both the full-time and part-time study is the successful completion of the Master's Degree Study Programme Law, field of study Law. The entrance examinationis conductedby the Examining Committee appointed by the Dean.

The entrance examination will be held orally. The applicant must demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills of the field of study Law,as well as the content, methods and anticipated results of dissertation.Examination Commission will be ascertaining the applicant'si nterest in field of study,interest in science and will take into account the academic performance of the Master´s Degree Study. The Dean shall decide on the applicants´ admission on the recommendation ofthe Chairmanof the Examination Committee.

For admission to doctoral studies , both full-time and part-time study form, the following aspects are also taken into account:

- The weightedaverage of the Master's Degree Study; Graduate of Master's Degree Study from another Faculty of Law, is obliged to submit, as an attachment to the application, transcript of the Master's Degree Study,

- The outcome ofthe interviewbefore the Examining Board.

Number of applicants accepted will be in accordance with the approved plan of the number of applicants accepted to AY 2021/2022.

Information for foreign students

Application deadline and the requirements for foreign students´ admission are identical with the ones applicable for the students from the Slovak Republic. Tuition fees are regulated by the Regulation on Tuition for the academic year 2021/2022.

Study applicants who completed the previous level of education abroad arerequired to show the proof of recognition of formal qualification document obtained outside the territory of the Slovak Republic according to Act no. 422/2015 Coll. on the Recognition of Evidence of Education and on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications, as amended. The accepted applicant must submit the decision on recognition of formal qualification documents not later than on the day of enrollment for studies.

Additional information

The admission procedure for each degree begins with the acceptance of the application form by the faculty; the fee is non-refundable.

Due to the automated processing of fees in the information system, we only accept non-cash payments.

A copy of the proof of payment of the fee for the admission procedure (account statement, internet banking statement) must be pasted on the 3rd page of the application form.

Payment of the fee for admission procedure must be paid by applicant for study, or by another person authorized by him/ her through bank transfer no later than the last day, when it is possible to apply for study. An application for study without payment of fee admission in the specified amount will not be accepted.

If the applicant submits an electronic application, he / she must send to the faculty also a paper application form, duly completed, signed and with all required attachments.

The faculty does not confirm the acceptance of the application form.

The Faculty of Law, Matej Bel University does not require medical certificate attesting fitness for higher education; an application will be accepted without medical certificate.

The application does not need to list the subjects and results of the secondary school evaluation, nor the subjects and the results of the secondary school-leaving examination.

On the third page of the application form a handwritten signature of the applicant must be given. The applicant by its signature gives consent to the processing of personal data that are useful for the assessment of the admission procedure. The application shall not be accepted without paying a fee for the admission examination. Please enclose proof of payment of the bank transfer payment to the application form (a payment order is not a proof of payment!).

In one form of the "Application form for higher education study" only one type of study is given. In case of interest in both types of study two applications must be submitted, i.e., one for the Full-Time and one for the Part-Time Study and to pay twice the fee for admission procedure.

Part of the application for MASTER'S DEGREE STUDY(2nd level – Mgr.) is also CV (with signature of the applicant) and certified copy of the diploma on the completion of a bachelor's study in the field of study Law. A graduate of a bachelor study program at another faculty of law is obliged to submit as a supplement to the application a statement of the results of the bachelor study.

Every study applicant (relevant for all levels of study) who fails to prove meeting of the basic requirements for admission to study at the time of verification of the fulfilment of the requirements for admission may be conditionally accepted to study provided that he/she must prove the fulfilment of the requirements for admission no later than on the date for enrolment in the study.


Application fees

Application fee: 60,00 €

Online application fee: 57,00 €

General information about the entrance exam

The entrance examination will be held orally. The applicant must demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills of the field of study Law,as well as the content, methods and anticipated results of dissertation.Examination Commission will be ascertaining the applicant'si nterest in field of study,interest in science and will take into account the academic performance of the Master´s Degree Study. The Dean shall decide on the applicants´ admission on the recommendation ofthe Chairmanof the Examination Committee.

For admission to doctoral studies , both full-time and part-time study form, the following aspects are also taken into account:

- The weightedaverage of the Master's Degree Study; Graduate of Master's Degree Study from another Faculty of Law, is obliged to submit, as an attachment to the application, transcript of the Master's Degree Study,

- The outcome ofthe interviewbefore the Examining Board.

Number of applicants accepted will be in accordance with the approved plan of the number of applicants accepted to AY 2021/2022.

Full-Time and Part-Time Doctoral´s Degree Study - date ofexamination: 14-18 June 2021

  • Academic year: 2021/2022
  • Estimated number of accepted: 15
  • Number of submissions: 0
  • Number of submissions last year: 12
  • Number of accepted last year: 12
  • Years of study: 4
  • Language: Slovak
  • Admission procedure date: 23.08.2021 - 27.08.2021
  • Online application deadline: 09.06.2021 - 31.07.2021
  • Special needs coordinator: COORDINATOR FOR WORKING WITH STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

    JUDr. Jana Slivka Bedlovičová, PhD. (office no. 234)

    048/446 32 34; E-mail: jana.bedlovicova@umb.sk


    Important information for students with specific needs along with the necessary forms is also available on the faculty web site:

    https://www.prf.umb.sk/studium/informacie-pre-studenta/sprievodca-studiom-pre-studentov-so-specifickymi-potrebami.html
MBU Faculty of Law

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