The second cycle study programme Law has the duration of two academic years (four semesters) and comprises 120 ECTS. Each year of the study programme comprises 60 ECTS and each semester 30 ECTS. Individual research work constitutes 10 ECTS and master's thesis 20 ECTS. During their studies, students must succeed in completing 14 subjects (mandatory and elective), individual research work and a master's thesis. A graduate who completes the second cycle study programme Law can apply for the required internship and sit the state legal exam (Bar exam), when having completed the first cycle study programme law, constituted by 180 ECTS.
The Second cycle of study programme courses are designed in a way to help students gain additional knowledge whether they have or haven’t finished the first cycle study programme law. Optional courses are offered to the students giving them the possibility to adjust their educational process according to their needs and expectations.
A graduate of the second cycle study programme Law acquires necessary legal knowledge in particular interdisciplinary fields, made possible by the combination of mandatory and elective subjects. Emphasis is placed on training the students on how to perform high standards research work and on the development of a multipurpose lawyer, qualified to work in all areas of the legal world, both for classical legal tasks and those tasks that are indirectly related to the law in terms of knowledge of general social competences and legal skills.
Students of the Faculty of Law, University of Maribor are - in addition to being granted a high-quality study process and student-friendly schedule – involved in a range of activities that connect them throughout the year and help them gain additional knowledge in the field of law and several other. Different social events, like parties, excursions and educational events take place all throughout the academic year.
Students are connected to organizations that actively participate in the faculty’s activities such as: Student Council of the Faculty of Law, University of Maribor, ELSA, Students Association of the Faculty of Law, University of Maribor, as well as the Alumni Club, which maintains the ties between the faculty and our former students who have now graduated from the institution.