PhD studies are the highest level of university studies aimed at preparing scholars. The duration of the studies is four years and involves exams of PhD subjects, focused scientific research and preparation of a research paper (dissertation). PhD students are supervised by respected law scholars of the highest qualification. On completion of the publications and the thesis, the PhD student defends the dissertation in a public meeting. Having defended the dissertation, the person is granted a degree of Social Sciences, branch of Law.
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