The Master Program in Law, Computer Criminology and Forensics has been drafted with an orientation on the labour market needs, the opportunities that will provide, the unique interdisciplinary of the subjects, combination of the solid academic learning at one of the top innovative universities in Kosovo, with practical knowledge that can enhance careers in research, computer crimes policies and practice situations.
Also, this master programme’s structure is compatible with the requirements of the Bologna process for international comparability and compatibility. Based on these criteria the programme is comparable with other master programs of European Higher Education Area Institutions.
The curriculum content has been modeled and built upon the good practices from the University of Maastricht, LLM Law and Digital Forensics, University of Leiden, LLM Law and Computer Crimes and University of Staffordshire, MSc Digital Forensics.
Another important element, which has been taken under consideration, is to offer knowledge and gain skills, which can be transferred. The transferable skills are the ability to formulate arguments, to summaries information related to a case correctly, to articulate and present arguments in written form and to undertake research from different sources and process them for different objectives.
The regular program duration is for one year and it is separated into two semesters. Successful students should complete all courses in every semester. The share of active work (lectures and seminars) is also given prominent importance about 25%. The common approach is considered the practical exercises for most of the subjects as Computer Crime Law, Applicative Criminalistics and Forensics, Digital Forensic Analysis, Legal Research, Network and Telecommunication Forensics, Forensic Psychology.
The degree is awarded upon the successful completion of all courses and a submission of written research project. Only after the successful completion of the exams, the students can go through the oral defense of the results, completing the student academic obligations. The master thesis has a workload of 15 ECTS based of the normative requirements and the volume of the work hours.
|One year- 60 ECTS||Hours per week|
|First semester – 30 ECTS|
|1||C||Computer Crime Law||3||2||6|
|2||C||Advanced Criminology and Penology||3||1||6|
|3||C||Applicative Criminalistics and Forensics||2||2||5|
|4||C||Legal Aspects of Information Security||2||1||4|
|5||C||Digital Forensic Analysis||2||1||5|
|6||C||Legal Research Methods||2||2||4|
|Second semester – 30 ECTS|
|7||C||Criminal Proceeding in Cyber Crimes||3||1||5|
|8||C||Cyber Crime and Cyber Security||2||1||3|
|9||C||Network and Telecommunication Forensics||2||1||4|