Administrative Law and Public Administration (3+1+1)

Study program: Administrative Law and Public Administration (3+1+1)

Study program: Administrative law and public administration
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Type of studies: Master’s degree / graduate / second cycle
Location: Sveti Nikole or Bitola
Duration of study: 1 year (2 semesters)
Condition: to have a Bachelor’s degree with at least 240 ECTS
Courses: 6
ECTS of the program: 60
ECTS after completion: 300
Awarded degree: Master of Laws – Legum Magister (L.L.M.) -Administrative law and public administration
Tuition fee per year for international students: EUR 2030

Modern trends in the labor market imply the need for staff with a narrower field of specialization and proficiency in specific areas. The Republic of North Macedonia has many ongoing reform processes, and there are many changes in the of public administration.

The decentralization process is one of the reform processes. Dealing with the public sector reform implies the need to hire professional staff, specialists and experts in the area of ​​administrative law and public administration.

Following the global trends, the Faculty of Law recognized the need for introducing a specialized study program. This study program offers the opportunity to acquire extended professional knowledge and skills in this field.

One-year study program • fifth year

Administrative law and public administration is one of the five study programs on the master studies that the student can choose after graduation.

This study program is for students who want to continue their legal education and obtain a Master’s degree in a particular area of law. The students can continue the education in the fifth year, and gain additional 60 ECTS.

Upon completing the studies and the defense of the master’s thesis, the student is awarded with a Master of Laws – Legum Magister (L.L.M.) degree.

In the 9th semester the students have seven elective courses. The students select only five courses of the list. 

Faculty of Law 
Administrative Law and Public Administration (3+1+1)
Master of Laws – Legum Magister (L.L.M.) – Administrative Law and Public Administration
1 Local Self-Government Elective 6 152
2 Public Services Management Elective 6 152
3 Ethics and Responsibility in the Public Administration Elective 6 152
4 Administrative Procedure Elective 6 152
5 Organization Theory Elective 6 152
6 Organizational Culture, Communications and Public Relations in Public Administration Elective 6 152
7 NGO Law Elective 6 152
Master’s Thesis Preparation Required 30


 Enrollment requirements

We can only enroll students who have graduated with at least 240 ECTS.

The students should prepare all of the required documents, which depend on the country they come from. The international students may need to submit their Bachelor’s degree certificates for nostrification at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of North Macedonia. This should be done at least a month before applying for enrollment at our university.

The admissions process does not include entrance exams at the graduate level.

Required documents

When applying for admission to second cycle, candidates should submit the following documents:

For international students additional documents might be necessary. Documents for applications can be submitted at the International Slavic University “G. R. Derzavin” in Sveti Nikole, at the following address “Marshal Tito” No. 77 , and Bitola at the following address “Novachki pat” No. 16.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee per year for international students is EUR 2030. International students pay the whole amount of the yearly tuition fee at the beginning of each academic year.

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