Aims and Objectives

Mission: The mission of the Criminal Law (LLM) program is to educate highly ethical and skilled professionals, leaders, and researchers with advanced and practical knowledge in the field of criminal law and European Framework to prepare them to contribute the advancement of rule of law, economic growth, and sustainable development through innovative processes, teaching, and research excellence for the benefit of people and community. The main goal of the program is to help students develop the knowledge and analytical skills to become agents of change in a democratic society. Our program encourages students to take an active role in criminal justice, analyze issues critically, conduct research, communicate effectively, and pursue high-level opportunities in securing and advancing the rule of law. Our program also aims to create a dynamic community of criminal law professionals and scholars who will work together to strengthen the rule of law and to critique and improve the legal criminal law system.


Intended learning outcomes of the study program are:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to:

1.To critically understand the issues of law criminal, with a focus on the principles and conceptual knowledge of criminal rights and national measures for these issues;

2.Critically reviews the substantive doctrine and interpretation of laws and by-laws of Kosovo’s criminal law, criminal procedure, comparative criminal law, and critically examine court decisions related to criminal cases;

3.To compare the legal aspects of criminal law and criminal procedure with the regulations of criminal law institutions such as criminal actions, criminal liability and the system of criminal sanctions in the region, Europe and in certain justice systems;

4.Evaluate and interpret primary and secondary sources of criminal law; 

5.To develop creative answers for special areas of criminal law such as criminology, victimology, penology, forensics as well as measures to prevent and fight organized crime;

6.To achieve highly specialized and advanced knowledge in advanced criminal law, comparative criminal law, advanced criminal procedure, criminology, victimology, penology, forensics, organized crime and legal research;

7.To create a systematic understanding of institutional structures and procedures in criminal judicial processes;

8.To manage teams in the simulation of criminal court processes, the formulation of criminal complaints, indictments, the formulation of judgments as well as in the provision of critical analyses of phenomena, trends and reforms in criminal law and take responsibility for contributing to knowledge in the field of criminal law;

9.Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills in solving complex issues related to criminal procedure, tools and methodology of pre-criminal and criminal investigation of perpetrators of criminal offenses;

10.To plan and carry out a research project in the field of criminal law.