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3 years
Doctorate / PhD
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Tbilisi
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Program description

PhD in Law

The objective of the program for the Doctorate in Law is to contribute to the free development of an individual and expansion of human vision through enhancement of the existing knowledge and establishment of innovative methods in lawmaking and interpretation of legal rules. It also aims to enhance the research and teaching competencies by NQF VIII level learning outcomes.

Introduction

Introduction to the basic research tools is provided in the first semester of the doctoral program through specific core course schedule (Basic Tools for Ph.D. Research). Skills gained within this framework enable students to get acquainted with the organizational tools of the PhD-research, to learn specificities of working with primary sources while incorporating secondary sources.

Method

The primary method utilized in the program is the practice of “learning by doing,” which demands that a student submits components referred to an own doctoral thesis. Following semester provides a choice for a student: to accomplish core teaching elements (Teaching Methods I or II ), to start with professor guided research or to continue studies with the first colloquium.

Seminar

The seminar is a teaching component and thus is not related to the doctoral thesis, yet the colloquium is the doctoral thesis related component and extensively reflects the parts of a dissertation. On the other hand,  unlike to the professor guided research in which large scale of guidance is available, the colloquium is primarily based on independent work.

Skills

A reasonable mixture of professor guided research and independently conducted colloquium (three 15 credit component each) supports the development of those skills which are conditioned by independent or interactive work respectively. Teaching Methods II and II Seminar are electives, enabling a student to further shape his/her profile, especially when a student demonstrates the specific interest in teaching rather than in conducting additional research.

Admission requirements

  • MA degree in law or equivalent
  • Motivation;
  • Proof of Proficiency in English or other European (German, French) language at least Level B2.

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Program content

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gaining knowledge of the most recent developments allowing for further expansion thereof using innovative methods (at the level required for referable publications);
  • Enhancement of the ability to analyse new, complex and controversial ideas and approaches;
  • Making efficient decisions for the solution of problems;
  • Ability to independently plan, carry out and supervise, as well as clearly and soundly demonstrate innovative research;
  • Readiness to further develop new ideas and ability to research the ways of establishing new values or to contribute to innovative methods for the establishment of acknowledged ones.

Tuition fees

5000 USD (with scholarship USD 3750)

NVU implements transparent and consistent fee policy which does not alter throughout entire period of study. All intermediaries and agencies dully authorized are obliged to follow it. No other charges unless specific service offered (i.e. flight tickets, airport transfer, hostel accommodation or room rental, insurance etc.) may be charged.

Fee covers all costs related to teaching process, i.e. teaching materials, language enhancement courses (if needed), acknowledgment of prior learning as well as remaining student services.

Scholarships & funding

Following NVU's mission that endeavors equal access to education for students from around the world, a 25% University Scholarship is applicable to students who successfully pass elected courses during two consecutive semesters.

Qualification

Doctorate in Law (Doctoris iuris, Doctor of Law) - 180 credits

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New Vision University

New Vision University

NVU aspires to create an open, innovative and collaborative environment, to ensure student engagement and serve society on a national and international scale. Upholding equal access and equity, it adheres to diverse student-centered education and lifelong learning opportunities. By collaborating...


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New Vision University

1a Evgeni Mikeladze Str
0159 Tbilisi
Georgia

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