Institute of Graduate Studies and Research

Law (PhD)

Duration 5 Years
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About the Program

The aim of the Ph.D. in Law program is to provide students with up-to-date knowledge and expertise in various fields of private law by specialized and experienced faculty members. In this regard, it is also an important goal to equip students with the latest information, to develop their skills in writing, expression and reasoning, and to develop abilities to apply abstract rules to concrete events, and to solve problems of private law. The ability of the program to specialize in specific areas of practice will serve to improve students’ professional qualities, as well as to the development of commercial life, the better operation of law and justice. The program is takes the role of law in practice and in the professional life into account and offers different course options to serve this purpose. In addition, the seminar course in the program will contribute to the development of students' ability to conduct scientific research, access information and oral expression.

Education Opportunities

Our students gain experience through practical studies on the Supreme Court and Council of State decisions. All students have the opportunity to conduct research and practical work using computers with an internet connection. The assignment is given to students to help them gain research skills; the research assignments are assessed through written work and their oral presentations. Moot Court (virtual litigation) applications are also available. Throughout the program duration, necessary cooperation is being done to monitor the hearings in the courts and cooperation will be provided for the internship work upon request. Students with a good level of foreign language and average of grades will be sent to international platforms for internships. National / international panels and conferences organized to increase students’ knowledge and skills are published as books and distributed to students.

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Career Areas

Ph.D. in Law program of Cyprus International University anticipates students to have mastery in the areas they have studied until they are thoroughly familiar with the subjects in the field. If the doctoral thesis is written and successfully defended in front of the jury, the student will be entitled to the international title of "doctor", despite the differences between countries’ requirements. If the graduate meets the specified criteria, after graduation, it is possible to apply for an associate professorship from within the university or outside the university.

Contact

Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Education and Graduate Sciences Center, GE106
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr

Compulsory modules

First Semester
METHOD PROBLEM IN LAW

Course code

HKUK602

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SEMINAR

Course code

HKUK690

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE

Course code

HKUK6X1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE

Course code

HKUK6X2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE

Course code

HKUK6X3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Second Semester
PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

Course code

FELS601

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
This course will follow three main paths: Firstly it will introduce philosophy to doctoral students. The meaning of philosophy, its scope, its sub-branches and its different schools will be the subject topic of the first weeks. Then the course will focus on the relation of philosophy with the sources of knowledge and different sciences. Here, Rationalism, Empiricism and Intuitionism will be covered during the following weeks. In the remaining weeks the course will concentrate on philosophy of science and scientific ethics. Logical positivism, paradigm changes, falsificationism, the questions of “what is science”, “what is pseudo-science?”, “what is the relation between theory and reality?” are amongst topics that will be covered. Finally, the course will concentrate on ethical theories and will particularly cover scientific ethics.
THESIS

Course code

HKUK600

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

DOCTORAL QUALITY

Course code

HKUK650

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE

Course code

HKUK6X4

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE

Course code

HKUK6X5

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Optional modules

BIOETHICS PROBLEMS IN HEALTH LAW

Course code

HKUK626

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

DEMOCRACY AND POLITICAL RIGHTS IN THE DEEPENING OF PARTICIPATION

Course code

HKUK609

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

LAW AND STATE THEORIES

Course code

HKUK625

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

LIABILITY INSURANCE OF MANAGERS AND MANAGERS IN CAPITAL COMPANIES

Course code

HKUK623

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

CONSTITUTIONAL CONSTITUTION AND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

Course code

HKUK607

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACTS

Course code

HKUK614

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONALITY

Course code

HKUK615

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Course code

HKUK525

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
The course will cover a series of topics arising in the comparative study of constitutional systems. Comparing Turkey’s and TRNC’S constitutional systems with such other countries as the USA, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Britain, India, Japan, Nigeria and South Africa, we will examine the constitutional structure, principals and basic problems related to constitutional design of different countries. Some likely topics include the varying foundations, structures and procedures of judicial review of the constitutionality of laws; the relationships between branches of government and presidential compared to parliamentary systems of governance and whether/how constitutions should address “emergency” powers; approaches to protecting minority groups; gender equality; regimes of fundamental rights and freedoms.
AVRUPA İNSAN HAKLARI SÖZLEŞMESİNE VE AVRUPA İNSAN HAKLARI MAHKEMESİ KARARLARINDA AYIRIMCILIK YASAĞI

Course code

HKUK508

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

Course code

HKUK526

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
Technological developments have occasioned the breach of privacy and personal data. Therefore, it’s important to establish a modern data protection law for the protection of personal data. Identification and limitation of the basic gathering purposes of personal data is essential and it is necessary to prevent the use of information stored in the databases for other purposes. Subjecting the processing of personal data to certain rules, protects fundamental rights and freedoms. In this course, the concept of personal data, the problem of the nature and the protection of personal data are examined in the light of the Protection of Personal Data Act of Turkey, the decisions of the Turkish Constitutional Court, European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
SAĞLIK HUKUKU

Course code

HKUK512

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

TORT LAW

Course code

HKUK613

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

CURRENT ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE LAW

Course code

HKUK618

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

CEZA SORUMLULUĞUNU KALDIRAN VEYA AZALTAN SEBEPLER

Course code

HKUK516

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

MEDICAL LAW

Course code

HKUK606

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

DEATH-RELATED SAVINGS AND CANCELLATION

Course code

HKUK622

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ULUSLARARARSI İNSAN HAKLARI HUKUKU

Course code

HKUK517

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

CURRENT ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL LAW

Course code

HKUK611

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ARBITRATION IN INTERNATIONAL LAW

Course code

HKUK617

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

CURRENT PROBLEMS OF CONSUMER LAW

Course code

HKUK620

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ENERGY LAW

Course code

HKUK627

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

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RETHINKING SOVEREIGNTY UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW

Course code

HKUK523

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
The course focuses upon the concept of sovereignty within the theoretical framework of international law. It reflects upon the historical emergence of the concept and scrutinises its connections with the notions of people, self-determination, and statehood. This initial focus is supplemented by the consideration of emerging alternative perceptions of sovereignty. Emphasis is laid upon minorities, property relations, and globalism. Within the contextual framework of these emphases, the concept of sovereignty is treated in two ways. First, sovereignty is deconstructed to expose its modern exclusionary tendencies; for instance, white, European and colonialist justifications. Second, sovereignty is reconstructed to reveal its potential for inclusive alternatives that overcome Euro-centric prejudices.
AVRUPA BIRLIĞI VERGI HUKUKU

Course code

HKUK507

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

DELIL ELDE ETME YÖNTEMLERI

Course code

HKUK515

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

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İŞ HUKUKUNDA GÜNCEL GELIŞMELER

Course code

HKUK522

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

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KARŞILAŞTIRMALI İDARI YARGILAMA HUKUKU

Course code

HKUK503

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

KARŞILAŞTIRMALI USUL HUKUKU

Course code

HKUK510

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SPOR HUKUKU

Course code

HKUK513

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

METHOD PROBLEM IN LAW

Course code

HKUK602

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

AVRUPA BIRLIĞI VERGI HUKUKU

Course code

HKUK603

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

Course code

HKUK616

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

PROBLEMS WITH ARBITRATION LAW

Course code

HKUK621

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Students who are interested in pursuing advanced graduate studies leading to a master’s, doctoral degree or professional doctorate degree for the Fall and Spring semesters every year. Applicants can directly apply online to our graduate programs using the application portal.

TRNC Applicants- Required documents:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • Documents to prove English proficiency for English language departments,
  • Scanned copy of passport or identity card.

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Cyprus International University provides academic scholarships for its students as an incentive for success, with most students benefiting from 50%, 75% or 100% scholarships or discounted tuition fees. Click for more information.

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Fee pe​r course     € 650,00
Fee for thesis (4 Semesters)    € 2.600,00
Fee for seminar     € 200,00 
Scientific Foundation per course     € 150,00
Registration and other fees* € 245,00
Student Union fee € 50,00    
  VAT Exc.

*Applies to 1st. Year students. € 195,00 for others.