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Master of Law in Criminal Justice, subject area Magistrature


Organiser University of Lausanne - School of Criminal Justice, Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration.
Degree awarded Master of Law (MLaw) in Criminal Justice subject area Magistrature
ECTS credits 120
Duration 4 semesters
Final enrolment dates It is possible for students to begin the degree course in either the autumn or the spring semester.
Autumn semester: 30 April
Spring semester: 30 November
Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland must apply for enrolment at least two months prior to the deadlines indicated above.
Teaching language French. Recommended level : C1.
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General presentation

The Master of Law in Criminal Justice, subject area Magistrature, aims to improve and supplement legal knowledge acquired by students at Bachelor level, with particular emphasis on different questions relating to preliminary criminal investigations, hearings before the court, the execution of sanctions, and different procedures (criminal, civil and administrative). It also gives students an overall perspective of the phenomenon of crime by providing insight into criminology and juvenile delinquency.
As Switzerland has no specific school for the magistrature, the objective of the Master of Law in Criminal Justice with subject area Magistrature offered by the School of Criminal Justice is to give those students who are interested in the professions forming part of the Criminal Justice magistrature an opportunity to increase their chances of admission to these professions. it also has the objective of teaching future lawyers the basics of judicial practice.

Timetables and course descriptions

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The French version prevails.
Last update: 18 August 2014

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