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Legal Sciences, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
The doctoral studies in Legal Sciences at University of Pisa aim at developing the students’ aptitude for research in the covered fields of law, by offering lectures and seminars as well as encouraging both individual research and discussions with professors belonging to the doctoral board.

About

Students of Legal Sciences at University of Pisa are free to specialize in one of the mentioned field of law. A key role in the offered doctoral education is played by the interdisciplinary method, the internationalization and the comparative analysis. Therefore, there will be lectures on contemporary, general topics of common interest among the different fields of law, according to the interdisciplinary approach. 

Curricula

The division in different curricula (Private Law, Labour, Legal European Tradition; Theory of fundamental rights, Constitutional Justice, Comparative Law; Company Law, International Law, Rules of Procedure; Administration, Market and Criminal Justice) aims at integrating, developing and completing the common lectures, by developing specialized knowledge based on the specific skills of the academics involved and their long-term experience in doctoral education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Private Law
  • Labour
  • Legal European Tradition
  • Theory of fundamental rights
  • Constitutional Justice
  • Comparative Law
  • International and European Law
  • Rules of Procedure
  • Administration
  • Market and Criminal Justice

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • The candidate must be in possession of a Master's degree, or an equivalent academic qualification obtained abroad.This diploma will be examined and verified by the examining boards or the PhD Council. The University accepts candidates who obtain their degree by October, 31. The PhD student "Supernumerary" will have obtained a Master's (or equivalent) degree by the enrollment date.
  • Candidates who possess a foreign academic degree equivalent in level, nature, contents and academic rights (access to further courses) to the Italian academic qualification required for admission to a PhD program may provide the consular documents of the academic degree (translation, legalization and declaration of value).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    356 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 356 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    356 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 356 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Fees can vary from 356,000 euros up to 2.452,00 euros (including € 140,00 for Regional taxes, and € 16.00 for stamp duty).

Living costs for Pisa

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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