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Education  --  Ph.D Programmes
Doctoral School of Law and Political Sciences

Our doctoral school aims to give the opportunity for graduate students to deepen their knowledge in legal research methodology and to gain more experience in the theoretical background and the practical issues according to their special professional interests. The education in the Doctoral School consists of two parts: uniform lectures throughout six semesters and research work conducted by the students’ advisor at the host department. The best experts of our faculty and visiting professors from abroad hold the lectures and the advisory sessions.


The current scientific work builds upon the rich tradition left for us by the famous professors of this faculty. On one hand it points out a high academic standard we intend to achieve and on the other hand it makes us responsible for nurturing and broadening our international relationships with other universities and research institutes in the world.

The doctoral school gives us the possibility to further strengthen our international connections, professional and personal contacts. As part of the tradition we have strong ties with the famous universities in Austria and Germany (Bonn, Frankfurt a.M., Freiburg i. Br., Graz, Heidelberg, Mainz, München, Münster, Giessen, Potsdam, Jena, Ulm, Tübingen and Vienna). In the last few years this scope has broadened thanks to the different programmes of the European Union. We have active partnership with many universities located in Europe e.g. Milano, Edinburgh, Nanterre, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Aix en Provence, Louvain, Barcelona, Thessaloniki, Verona, Rotterdam.


The Doctoral School offers the following educational programmes:


  • Agricultural Law, Labour Law and Related Sciences
  • Civil Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Constitutional and Legal History
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law, Law of Criminal Procedure
  • International and European Criminal Law
  • International Law, International Private Law and EU Law
  • Legal Theory, Legal Sociology
  • Political Science
  • Public and Financial Law
  • Roman Law
  • Statistics, Demography, Legal Informatics


Prof. Dr. Eva Jakab
Address: H-6720 Tisza Lajos krt. 54.
Phone: +36 62 544 197