Curriculum

 

Training curriculum for doctoral students admitted for the academic year 2019 - 2020

TRAINING AND RESEARCH PHASE; THE FIRST FOUR SEMESTERS

Semester 1:  "The foundations of legal science and legal research theory"

 

Subject

Professor

Classes/semester

Credits

A

Research methodology

 

Dr. Szuromi, Szabolcs

10

6

A

Theories of legal interpretation

Dr. Könczöl, Miklós

10

6

A

Ethics

 

Dr. Hársfai, Katalin

10

6

A

Good governance

 

Dr. Varga, Zs. András

10

6

A

Legal philosophy

 

Dr. Frivaldszky, János

10

6

A

Research seminar 1.

Supervisor/consultant or other lecturer

4

4

A

Research seminar 2.

Supervisor/consultant or other lecturer

4

4

A = Obligatory subjects to complete for both full time- and correspondent doctoral students. The subjects are available for attendance in the first semester only. Lectures are held 5 times/semester (5x2 classes). It is assessed by five - grade evaluation.

It is mandatory to enrol for 2 research seminars per semester.

Research seminar: attending a regular class, usually taught by the consultant or a different lecturer, the topic of which is related to the selected dissertation topic of the doctoral student. It is assessed by three - grade evaluation.

Semester 2: "Latest development trends in European law, international law, and various special field of law”

 

Subject

Professor

Classes/semester

Credits

B

Current trends of development in European law

Dr. Szabó, Marcel

10

6

B

Current trends of development in international law

Dr. Ádány, Tamás

10

6

B

Current trends of development in sustainable development law

Dr. Bándi, Gyula

10

6

B

Current trends of development in labour law

Dr. Gyulavári Tamás

10

6

B

Current trends of development in media law

Dr. Koltay, András

10

6

B

Current trends of development in competition law

Dr. Tóth, Tihamér

10

6

A

Research seminar 3.

Supervisor/consultant or other lecturer 

4

4

A

Research seminar 4.

Supervisor/consultant or other lecturer 

4

4

 

B = Obligatory cluster of subjects, out of which 4 shall be selected both for full time and for correspondent doctoral students. The subjects are available for attendance in one specific semester only. Lectures are held 5 times/semester (5x2 classes). It is assessed by five-grade evaluation.

A = Obligatory subjects to complete for both full time- and correspondent doctoral students

It is mandatory to enrol for 2 research seminars per semester.

Research seminar: attending a regular class, usually taught by the consultant or a different lecturer, the topic of which is related to the selected dissertation aim of the doctoral student. It is assessed by three - grade evaluation.

Semester 3.

Selecting the doctoral programme shall be in harmony with the topic of the dissertation; four subjects taught in this semester shall be applied for. At least three of these shall be subjects taught in the selected doctoral programme, and one can be selected from a different programme if the doctoral student is interested.

 "Doctoral programme in private law" (program manager: Dr. Koltay András)

 

Subject

Professor

Classes/semester

Credits

B

Recent issues of personal rights as protected by private law

Dr. Koltay, András

10

6

 Particularities of public procurement contracts from civil law aspects

Dr. Gyulai-Schmidt, Andrea

10

6

 Trust, within the system of civil law

Dr. Landi, Balázs

10

6

 Reproductive rights as development tendencies of personal rights

Dr. Navratyil, Zoltán

10

6

B

 An introduction to American and European company law

Dr. Plásztán-Brehószki, Márta

10

6

B = Obligatory cluster of subjects, out of which 4 shall be selected both for regular and for correspondent doctoral students. Lectures are held 5 times/semester (5x2 classes). It is assessed by five-grade evaluation.

"Doctoral Programme in Criminal Law " (program manager: Dr. Belovics, Ervin)

 

Subject

Professor

Classes/semester

Credits

B

Expectations posed against criminal law under the rule of law 

Dr. Belovics, Ervin

10

6

B

Endeavours of the European Union to reach uniformity in criminal law

Dr. Békés, Ádám

10

6

B

Major guidelines to further develop criminal procedures 

Dr. Bérces, Viktor

10

6

B

Theoretical and practical issues in executing criminal sanctions 

Dr. Bory, Noémi

10

6

B

The law of penitentiary system 

Dr. Vókó, György

10

6

B = Obligatory cluster of subjects, out of which 4 shall be selected both for regular and for correspondent doctoral students. Lectures are held 5 times/semester (5x2 classes). It is assessed by five-grade evaluation.

"Doctoral program in public law" (program manager: Dr. Schanda, Balázs)

 

Subject

Professor

Classes/semester

Credits

B

Religion and identity 

Dr. Schanda, Balázs

10

6

B

Separation of powers

Dr. Csink, Lóránt

10

6

B

Direct democracy from the perspective of comparative law 

Dr. Komáromi, László

10

6

B

Public law traditions and the Fundamental Law 

Dr. Szabó, István

10

6

B

Judicial practice in the CJEU 

Dr. Szilágyi, Pál

10

6

B = Obligatory cluster of subjects, out of which 4 shall be selected both for regular and for correspondent doctoral students. Lectures are held 5 times/semester (5x2 classes). It is assessed by five-grade evaluation.

 

Subject

Professor

Classes/semester

Credits

A

Research seminar 5.

The consultant or other lecturer

4

4

A

Research seminar 6.

The consultant or other lecturer

4

4

A

Doctoral symposium I. (progress report on the dissertation)

The consultant or other lecturer

-

6

A = Obligatory subjects to complete for both full time- and correspondent doctoral students

It is mandatory to attend 2 research seminars per semester.

Research seminar: attending a regular class, usually taught by the consultant or a different lecturer, the topic of which is related to the selected thesis aim of the doctoral student. Three - grade evaluation.

Doctoral symposium (detailed oral and written report elaborating on the doctoral student’s progress in writing the dissertation) - as required by the curriculum, to be completed in the course of semester 4.

Semester 4.

Selecting the doctoral programme shall be in harmony with the topic of the dissertation; four subjects taught in this semester shall be applied for. At least three of these shall be subjects taught in the selected doctoral programme, and one can be selected from a different programme if the doctoral student is interested.

"Doctoral programme in civilistics" (program manager: Dr. Koltay, András)

 

Subject

Professor

Classes/semester

Credits

B

The boundaries of liability 

Dr. Csapó, Orsolya

10

6

B

Development trends in civil jurisdiction

Dr. Harsági, Viktória

10

6

B

Formality and its impact in intellectual property law/copyright 

Dr. Pogácsás, Anett

10

6

B

Challenges in private law generated by the process of digitalization 

Dr. Szilágyi, Ferenc

10

6

B

Intellectual property and economic competitiveness 

Dr. Tattay, Levente

10

6

 

B = Obligatory cluster of subjects, out of which 4 shall be selected both for regular and for correspondent doctoral students. Lectures are held 5 times/semester (5x2 classes). It is assessed by five-grade evaluation.

"Doctoral programme in criminal law" (program manager: Dr. Belovics Ervin)

 

Subject

Professor

Classes/semester

Credits

B

Comparing common law and continental law systems in procedural law

Dr. Belovics Ervin

10

6

B

Consensus in criminal procedures

Dr. Békés Ádám

10

6

B

Simplified procedures in national and international judicial practice 

Dr. Bérces Viktor

10

6

B

Implementing sanctions entailing deprivation of liberty

Dr. Bory Noémi

10

6

B

Theoretical issues related to the prospects of criminal sanctions 

Dr. Vókó György

10

6

B = Obligatory cluster of subjects, out of which 4 shall be selected both for regular and for correspondent doctoral students. Lectures are held 5 times/semester (5x2 classes). It is assessed by five-grade evaluation.

 "Doctoral programme in public law" (program manager: Dr. Schanda Balázs)

 

Subject

Professor

Classes/semester

Credits

B

Public funds issues and public financing 

Dr. Halász, Zsolt

10

6

B

Relevance regarding rights to using the mother tongue

Dr. Gerencsér, Balázs

10

6

B

The institute of EU citizenship and its impact on the inner market laws 

Dr. Gyeney, Laura

10

6

B

The rule of law and the control of exercising public authority 

Dr. Varga, Zs. András

10

6

B

 

 

 

10

6

B = Obligatory cluster of subjects, out of which 4 shall be selected both for regular and for correspondent doctoral students. Lectures are held 5 times/semester (5x2 classes). It is assessed by five-grade evaluation.

 

 

Subject

Professor

Classes/semester

Credits

A

Research seminar 7.

The consultant or other lecturer

4

4

A

Research seminar 8.

The consultant or other lecturer

4

4

A

Doctoral symposium I. (progress report on the dissertation)

The consultant or other lecturer

-

6

A

Doctoral I. (dissertation writing progress report)

The consultant or other lecturer

-

6

  

A = Obligatory subjects to complete for both full time- and correspondent doctoral students

It is mandatory to enrol for 2 research seminars per semester.

Research seminar: attending a regular class, usually taught by the consultant or a different lecturer, the topic of which is related to the selected thesis aim of the doctoral student. It is assessed by three - grade evaluation.

Doctoral symposium (detailed oral and written report elaborating on the doctoral student’s progress in writing the dissertation) - as required by the curriculum, to be completed in the course of semesters 4.

At the end of Semester 4, as a closing of the Training and Research Phase and as a prerequisite for starting the Training and Dissertation Writing Phase, doctoral students are to pass a complex exam. This exam is to assess and evaluate the students’ training and research progress. Doctoral students are bound to submit their doctoral dissertation within three years after taking the complex exam.

  

II. RESEARCH AND DISSERTATION WRITING PHASE

Semester 5 - 6. Individual research

 

Subject

Professor

Classes/semester

Credits

A

Research seminar 9.

 

The consultant or other lecturer

4

4

A

Research seminar 10.

The consultant or other lecturer

4

4

A

Research seminar 11.

 

The consultant or other lecturer

4

4

A

Research seminar 12.

 

The consultant or other lecturer

4

4

B

Doctoral symposium II. (progress report on the dissertation)

 

The consultant or other lecturer

-

6

B

Doctoral symposium III. (progress report on the dissertation)

The consultant or other lecturer

-

6

A = Obligatory subjects to fulfil for both full time- and correspondent doctoral students

It is mandatory to enrol for 2 research seminars per semester.

Research seminar: attending a regular class, usually taught by the consultant or a different lecturer, the topic of which is related to the selected thesis topic of the doctoral student. It is assessed by three - grade evaluation.

 

Doctoral symposium (detailed oral and written report elaborating on the doctoral student’s progress in writing the dissertation) - as required by the curriculum, to be completed at least on two occasions in the course of semesters 5 – 8.

Further credits needed in every semester are to be acquired via individual research, by fulfilling the items as of the list below:

 

Semesters 7 – 8.  Individual research

 

Subject

Professor

Classes/semester

Credits

A

Research seminar 13.

 

The consultant or other lecturer

4

4

A

Research seminar 14.

The consultant or other lecturer

4

4

A

Doctoral symposium IV. (progress report on the dissertation)

 

The consultant or other lecturer

-

6

A

Doctoral symposium V. (progress report on the dissertation)

 

The consultant or other lecturer

-

6

 

A = Obligatory subjects to fulfil for both full time- and correspondent doctoral students

It is mandatory to enrol for 2 research seminars per semester.

Research seminar: attending a regular class, usually taught by the consultant or a different lecturer, the topic of which is related to the selected dissertation topic of the doctoral student. It is assessed by three - grade evaluation.

Doctoral symposium (detailed oral and written report elaborating on the doctoral student’s progress in writing the dissertation) - as required by the curriculum, to be completed at least on two occasions in the course of semesters 5 – 8.

Further credits needed in every semester are to be acquired via individual research, by fulfilling the items as of the list below:

INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH LIST[1]

C = Optional and evaluated by the consultant by three-grade evaluation
The attainable credits awarded in semesters 1 - 8 are grouped as of below:

How to compile your bibliography 1 credit
Participating as a student in the block seminar 2 credits
Short article published in Hungarian language, max. 1 printed sheet 4 credits
Longer article published in Hungarian language, max. 2 -3 printed sheets 5 credits
Short article published in foreign language, appr. 1 printed sheet 5 credits
Special language: translation into foreign language, appr. 1 printed sheet 3 credits
Proofreading a manuscript in foreign language 2 credits
Scientific presentation in Hungarian language 3 credits
Scientific presentation in a foreign language 3 credits
Scientific presentation in a foreign language abroad 4 credits
Other research supervised by the consultant 2 credits
Lecturing in Hungarian language, 1 semester 2 credits
Lecturing in a foreign language, 1 semester 4 credits
Visiting and observing classes 1 credits
Participation in editing a foreign publication 2 credits
Participation in editing a publication in Hungarian 2 credits
Participation in professional conferences as a PhD student 1 credit
Research in the topic of the dissertation 3 credits



[1] A shorter but identical list, based on the more detailed Hungarian version

 

 

 

 

 

 

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