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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Arts & Humanities
Legal Science via distance learning
This Doctor Ph.D. Degree of legal science provides a conceptual study of laws, legal regulations and justice. Law degrees prepare individuals for the practice of legal profession in their respective countries. This program is not meant to prepare students to qualify as lawyers, it will complement Law Degrees for a better understanding of laws and justice transcending the legal framework of their jurisdictions. Law is a system of rules created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior, with its precise definition a matter of debate. It has been described as a science and the art of justice. Legal systems vary between countries and the application of justice also differs in every culture. The law shapes politics, economics, history and society in various ways and serves as a mediator of relations between people.
The Doctor Ph.D. Degree online via distance learning offers students the highest level of specialization a discipline can offer. More info...
* 45 to 72 academic credits above a Master's program.
* Average Duration: 24 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% Thesis.
* Admission is open for adults over 27 years of age.
* Master's degree or international equivalent (5 years of study) is required for admission.
Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)
45 ... 72 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. It always seems impossible until it's done." Nelson Mandela.
Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...
Doctor Ph.D. Degree
Legal Science via distance learning
45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
+ 54 Academic credits - Legal Science Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.
+ 54 Academic credits: Legal Science Online
BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...
Postgraduate level continuing education course.
Previous knowledge in this field of study is required.
601LEX - Criminal Justice
602LEX - Delinquency & Violence
603LEX - Philosophy of Ethics & Law
604LEX - Human Rights Policy
605LEX - Crime Law and Prevention
606LEX - Legal Science
607LEX - Internet Ethics & Legal Issues
608LEX - Trade Marks & Intellectual Rights
609LEX - Cyberspace Law
610LEX - International Environmental Law
611LEX - International Public Law
612LEX - International Business Law
613LEX - Real Estate Law
614LEX - Comparative Law
615LEX - Law & Justice
616LEX - International Legal Procedures
617LEX - Business Law
618LEX - International Law
Bibliography: Legal Science via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: International Law.
Research work resources and network - Doctor - Legal Science:
ABDI - Academia Brasileira de Direito Internacional
AIDP - Asociación Iberoamericana de Derecho Penal
AIDROM - Asociación Iberoamericana de Derecho Romano
AISJ - Association Internationale des Sciences Juridiques
AJI - Asociación Juristas de Iberoamérica
AsianSIL - Asian Society of International Law
ASIL - American Society of International Law
ESIL - European Society of International Law
EULITA - European Legal Interpreters and Translators Association
FIADI - Federación Iberoamericana de Asociaciones de Derecho e Informática
FIDE - International Federation of European Law
IALS - International Association of Legal Science
IBA - International Bar Association
IIDF - Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho y Finanzas
ILA - International Law Association
LS - Law Society
PJSA - Peace and Justice Studies Association
RFDI - Réseau Francophone de Droit International
SFDI - Société Française pour le Droit International
SLADI - Sociedad Latinoamericana de Derecho Internacional
SLSA - Socio-Legal Studies Association
SPDI - Sociedade Portuguesa de Direito Internacional
SUI IURIS - Asociación Iberoamericana de Facultades y Escuelas de Derecho
Joining the proper association is the best way to become an updated professional. Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...
+ 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).
Admission requirements: Doctor - Legal Science
Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...
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Learning outcomes: Doctor - Legal Science
The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...
EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.
The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of Legal Science. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Legal Science to different Arts & Humanities decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...
EQF LEVEL 7. Advanced knowledge and critical thinking.
Outcome resulting from written critical thinking and its applicability to problem solving.
The student will contrast and evaluate the learned material with his/her own knowledge and experience to express an opinion about Legal Science, to consider the practical application of the key concepts, and to argue the conclusions along the written report. Personal judgments and opinion should be based on sound criteria and must be clearly discussed. More info...
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Arts & Humanities
Legal Science Online
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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Legal Science