Study program
Criminal Law


One - year study program

Study program: Criminal Law
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Degree: 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: 8
ECTS of the program: 60
ECTS after completion: 300
Awarded degree: Master of Laws – Legum Magister (L.L.M.) – Criminal Law
Tuition fee per year: EUR 2030

The contemporary trends at the majority of law schools worldwide in the study of criminal law are in direct correlation with statistical data that indicate a significant increase in criminogenic behaviors on a global level.

For these reasons, the Faculty of Law at the International Slavic University has introduced a specialized study program to explore this fundamental and complex discipline, which includes aspects of international criminal law and criminology. Courses such as Human Rights and Criminal Justice, Organized Crime, and Juvenile Delinquency offer additional specialization and focus on specific challenges and areas of interest for students, enabling them to develop skills to address complex and contemporary criminal phenomena.

Master's degree

Available at Sveti Nikole and Bitola.

Students who choose this study program will acquire extensive theoretical knowledge of criminal law and skills for its practical application before judicial bodies, public prosecution offices, and other institutions with investigative powers. Upon completion of the program, students earn 60 ECTS credits.

Students select only one elective course each semester.

In addition to successfully passing the required courses, to accumulate the necessary credits, students are obligated to prepare a master’s thesis and successfully defend it. This is a prerequisite for completing the studies and earning the professional title of Master of Laws – Legum Magister (L.L.M.) – Criminal Law

Study Program
one - year degree program


  • Comparative Criminal Law

    8 ECTS

  • Criminology

    8 ECTS

  • International Criminal Law

    8 ECTS

  • Human Rights and Criminal Justice

    6 ECTS

  • Organized Crime

    6 ECTS

  • Juvenile Delinquency

    6 ECTS


  • Academic Writing

    8 ECTS

  • Common Law

    8 ECTS

  • Master's Thesis

    8 ECTS

  • Expedited Proceedings

    6 ECTS

  • Criminology and Criminal Policy

    6 ECTS


Candidates who have completed the first cycle of studies with 240 ECTS credits (equivalent to four-year studies) are eligible to enroll in the second cycle of studies.

Our program also welcomes applications from students of other accredited faculties, graduates, and foreign nationals.

We admit candidates without the need for entrance exams, making the application process simpler and more accessible.

for admission

When applying for admission to the master’s program from outside the Republic of North Macedonia, students are required to prepare the following documents:

  • Higher Education Diploma (certified with an Apostille Stamp or a stamp from the respective Ministry of Foreign Affairs for countries not members of the Hague Convention);
  • Transcript of Records or Diploma Supplement;
  • Decision from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of North Macedonia for the recognition of the diploma for completed higher education (our university offers assistance in obtaining this document);
  • Birth Certificate;
  • Certificate of Citizenship;
  • 4 passport-size color photographs.

The application documents should be submitted to the International Slavic University:

  • in Sveti Nikole, located at Marshal Tito No. 77 – 2220 Sveti Nikole, Republic of North Macedonia or
  • in Bitola, located at Novachki Pat No. 16 – 7000 Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia.


For international students, the tuition fee is EUR 2030 per year. International students are required to pay the full amount of the yearly tuition fee at the beginning of the academic year.

For more information please visit the Tuition Fees page.

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