Master of Science in Law, International Law Profile

Coordinator of Program

Dr. Ferdinand Xhaferaj
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Scientific Board

Dr. Ferdinand Xhaferaj [email protected]
Dr. Bojana Hajdini [email protected] 
Dr. Nertil Berdufi
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The Department’s of Law mission is to enable the qualified individuals in the field of Law to contribute in both local and international public, private and business institutions. Aiming to realize projects that serve to individuals and the society in general, our philosophy is based on the universal values of law, professional ethics, and the development of practical skills. 


Relying on the basis of professional ethics, students are introduced to programs including the necessary knowledge for a more comprehensive academic and professional development of the students in law, for developing the critical thinking of students and to make the students realize the importance of their role in society.

Second cycle program, Master in Law, International Law Profile objectives’ includes:

The basic law concepts’ acquisition and their efficient use;

  1. The integration of theory, practice and different politics so that students may understand how the law functions;
  2. Introducing the students to the fact that law is only one part of the system of knowledge and providing the possibilities to absorb knowledge from different disciplines in order to be able to adapt with the labor market;
  3. Raising awareness of students to contribute to the community;

5.  Understanding and raising awareness to study throughout life so to adapt with labor market;

6.  Reinforcing collaboration with all the institutions that are connected to the functioning of the legal system of the country including both state authorities and other law departments in the country;

7.  Monitoring the trends in science and practice of jurisprudence;

8.  Instruction of staff in various fields of international jurisprudence in Albania, the region and beyond, etc.

9.  Instruction of staff in the field of European and international law

The Outcomes of Master Program in Law: International Law Profile

Graduates of the second cycle of studies, Master in Law: International Law Profile can perform the following tasks:

  1. To understand the legal concepts and terminology in international law;
  2. To demonstrate the ability to identify and understand the concepts of substantive law, legal theories and procedures under international law;
  3. To do scientific research on different fields of law;
  4. To engage in legal analysis of international law;
  5. To develop critical thinking through reading and analysis of legal materials;
  6. To demonstrate solid skills in the principles of law and enforcement of the law;
  7. To understand the way of organizing and functioning of international organizations and their role;
  8. To analyze in a critical way the important issues and events in international law;
  9. To acquire skills in order to adapt the labor market in different fields of international law


Employment Opportunities

The study programs provided by Department of Law are in full conformity with both current demands of the labor market and the expected developments of Albanian economy being an emerging economy that aims to integrate in European single market. The aim of contemporary curricula is to educate:

  • jurist/specialist in public administration institutions (central/local)
  • jurist/specialist in international institutions
  • jurist/specialist/legal consultant in private sector
  • lawyer assistant/attorney assistant and qualification to participate in Bar Exam
  •  research/teaching assistant in HEI
  • lawyer, attorney
  • prosecutor, judge


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  Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
1 LAW 401 Research Methods Albanian, English A 64 86 4.00 6
2 LAW 413 European Union Law English B 64 76 3.50 6
3 LAW 415 International Organizations and Institutions Albanian, English B 64 86 3.50 6
4 LAW 403 History and Theory of International Law English A 64 77 3.50 6
5 Albanian, English Elective Albanian, English D 0 0 4.00 -
Total 256 325 18.5 30



  Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
1 LAW 422 Private International Law English B 64 76 3.50 6
2 LAW 424 International Investment Law English B 64 81 3.50 6
3 LAW 414 Public International Law English B 64 76 3.50 6
4 LAW 412 International Human Rights Law English B 64 87 3.50 6
5 Albanian, English Elective Albanian, English D 0 0 4.00 -
Total 256 320 18 30



  Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
1 LAW 525 International Intellectual Property Law and Infringements English B 64 91 3.50 6
2 LAW 523 International Litigation and Arbitration English B 64 77 3.50 6
3 LAW 511 International Relations and Legal Settlements of Disputes English C 64 86 3.50 6
4 Albanian Elective English D 0 0 3.50 -
5 Albanian, English Elective Albanian, English D 0 0 4.00 -
Total 192 254 18 30



  Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
1 LAW 552 Master Thesis English F 32 730 2.00 30
Total 32 730 2 30

Elective Courses

Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
LAW 515 Legal Regulation of International Security English D 64 76 3.50 6
LAW 439 Victimology Albanian D 64 77 4.00 6
LAW 505 Selected Topics in Law and Security English D 64 87 4.00 6
LAW 517 Democratic Values and International Law English D 64 91 3.50 6
LAW 417 The Law of Armed Conflicts English D 64 81 3.50 6
LAW 411 The Law of Treaties English D 64 86 3.50 6
LAW 513 The Law of Diplomatic and Consular Relations English D 64 91 3.50 6
LAW 406 Law, Reconciliation and Reconstruction of Post-conflict Society English D 64 86 3.50 6
LAW 436 International Criminal Law Albanian, English D 64 86 4.00 6

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