Second cycle master studies

Faculty of Business Economics

FPE

Entrepreneurial management

  • 🎓Academic title: Master of Economics - 300 ECTS
  • 🕐 One-year and two-year master studies
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Banking, finance and trade management

  • 🎓 Academic title: Master of Economics - 300 ECTS
  • 🕐 One-year and two-year master studies
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Faculty of Law

Faculty of Information Technology

FPE

General legal study program

  • 🎓 Academic title: Master of Laws - 300 ECTS
  • 🕐 One-year and two-year master studies
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Business informatics - information technology engineering

  • 🎓 Academic title: Master of Computer Science and Informatics - 300 ECTS
  • 🕐 One-year and two-year master studies
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Faculty of Health Sciences

FPE

Sisterhood

  • 🎓 Academic title: Master of Nursing - 300 ECTS
  • 🕐 One-year and two-year master studies
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Sanitary engineering

  • 🎓 Academic title: Master of Sanitary Engineering - 300 ECTS
  • 🕐 One-year and two-year master studies
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Health management

  • 🎓 Academic title: Master of Health Management and Health Care Management - 300 ECTS
  • 🕐 One-year and two-year master studies
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Faculty of Sports Sciences

FPE

Sports in target groups

  • 🎓 Academic title: Master of Sports - 300 ECTS
  • 🕐 One-year master studies
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FPE

Sports management

  • 🎓 Academic title: Master of Sports Management - 300 ECTS
  • 🕐 One-year and two-year master studies
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Faculty of Philology

Faculty of Transportation

FPE

Russian language

  • 🎓 Academic title: Master of Russian Language and Literature - 300 ECTS
  • 🕐 One-year master studies
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SF

Traffic and transport

  • 🎓 Academic title: Master of Transportation - 300 ECTS
  • 🕐 One-year and two-year master studies
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Type of study

Second cycle studies are individual studies, designed to suit the student, which are performed through a system of personal mentoring, conducting instructive and consultative classes and exercises, and organizing scientific research projects of student students.

The second cycle studies were organized in the duration of:

  • One year, as two-semester studies, which are evaluated with a minimum of 60 ECTS credit points (for students who have completed a four-year level of the first cycle of studies with an entry level of 240 ECTS credit points)
  • Two years, as four-semester studies, which are evaluated with 120 ECTS credits (for students who have completed a three-year level of the first cycle of studies with an entry level of 180 ECTS credits)

So, in total with the first cycle, the total accumulated credit points, after completing the study of the second cycle, amount to 300 ECTS credits.

The university conducts second cycle studies as a combination of a dialogue system of interactive teaching with student mentoring.

Academic titles

A student who completes the second cycle studies and acquires a minimum of 300 ECTS credits, and prepares and defends the final thesis, acquires the title of "master" in the selected scientific field, depending on the legal solutions governing the use of academic titles and scientific and professional titles.


Access to second cycle studies

A person who has completed the study of the first cycle for a period of three years or four years may enroll in the study of the second cycle.

Depending on the scientific field of the first cycle studies, which the candidate has completed, there are three options when enrolling in the second cycle studies:

  • If the study of the second cycle in the field of motherland is the enrolled study of the second cycle, the candidate is enrolled without additional pedagogical obligations.
  • If the study of the first cycle is partially registered in the scientific fields of registration of the enrolled study of the second cycle, the candidate is assigned a differential program which compensates for the missing competencies. The content of the differential program is determined by the commission for the recognition of exams and evaluation of study programs. The differential program cannot exceed 60 ECTS credits.

If the study of the second cycle is not the main one with the scientific areas of the enrollment of the enrolled study of the second cycle, the possibilities of enrolling the candidate depend on the specifics of the basic scientific field of the study program, as follows:

Curriculum

The curriculum of the final year of the master's study takes into account the results of previous formal education that the candidate has completed, but also the results of other educational and cognitive experiences of candidates within non-formal education that the candidate had and practical experiences and knowledge gained through his lifelong work. and creative engagement.

The university does not organize an entrance exam for enrollment, unless a larger number of candidates apply than expected.

The curriculum of the final year of the second cycle of studies is considered and adopted by the Teaching-Scientific Council of the faculty, especially for each student.

If classes from the student's personal curriculum are performed within the second study program, or in the first cycle of studies, or in the elective program adopted by the University for the current school year, the student is free to join the interdisciplinary student group. The student masters these subjects at an advanced level, which is directly agreed with the subject professor, other teaching staff and his mentor.
The curriculum of the second cycle of studies includes components of compulsory, elective, differential and optional curriculum, divided into theoretical-methodological compulsory block and specialist-applied elective block, research-action program component, and components of specialist, access and final work.

The obligatory program provides the acquisition of general, generic competencies of students at the level of the second cycle, and specific competencies related to theoretical-methodological, scientific-professional and general-professional knowledge important for understanding the content of the subject or scientific field.
Based on the compulsory program in the first year of study of the second cycle, the student cannot achieve less than 40 ECTS, ie more than 50 ECTS. In the second year, a student cannot achieve less than 15 ECTS points, ie more than 20 ECTS credits.

The elective program provides the acquisition of additional professional-applied and specialist competencies of students in the field of second cycle studies and in the environment of the topic of specialist and final (master / master's) work.
Based on the elective program in the first year of study of the second cycle, a student cannot achieve less than 5 ECTS, or more than 10 ECTS credits. In the second year, a student cannot achieve less than 15 ECTS points, or more than 20 ECTS credits.

With the differential program, the student acquires the missing entrance competencies for the study of the second cycle, if he has completed the study of the first cycle, which provides partial registration in the enrolled program. The differential program replaces partially or completely the elective program of second cycle studies if it is less than or equal to the number of ECTS credits of the elective program. If the differential program according to the commission evaluation is larger than the elective program, then it completely replaces the elective program, and the difference in ECTS increases the total planned font of ECTS credits of the second cycle studies. The differential program cannot be evaluated with more than 60 ECTS credits. If the differential program is higher than 60 ECTS credits, the student is instructed to enroll in an additional year in the first cycle study so that he can enroll in the second cycle study.

The optional program is intended for advanced students who intend to acquire an appropriate specialization in the intensive study regime in a two-year second-cycle study, or to continue their studies at other higher education institutions.
The optional program cannot be evaluated with more than 30 ECTS credits.

The research-action program includes activities related to research within the master's thesis, which includes research of sources, participation of students in other scientific-research, ie, professional projects, defended or published student works, participation in scientific-professional conferences, working, professional, clinical and laboratory practice and authorship in innovations and patents.
Based on the study activities in the research-action program of the second cycle studies, the student cannot achieve less than 10 ECTS credits, ie more than 30 ECTS credits, where the research within the master's thesis is a compulsory study activity.

The student is obliged to prepare and defend the final (master) thesis, which is assessed with not less than 10 ECTS credits and not more than 15 ECTS credits. In the two-year study of the second cycle, the student is required to prepare and defend an entrance paper, which is assessed with not less than 5 ECTS credits and not more than 10 ECTS credits.

The structure of the curriculum of the second cycle includes the options of two-year (four-semester) study for students who have completed three years of first cycle and gained 180 ECTS credits, ie one-year study of two to three semesters for students who have completed four years first cycle and gained 240 ECTS credit points.

Credit points

The credit points of the standard for the study of the second cycle (300 ECTS credits) are accumulated on the basis of:

  • credit points acquired from previous studies, including points awarded for graduate or specialist work
  • points awarded for student-candidate activities in the elective and action-research program, which are an expression of a recognizable invested work and which are relevant to the content of the second cycle studies and the adopted topic of the final work
  • credit points acquired during the second cycle studies themselves by mastering the study plan and program, which includes the planned research program
  • credit-points awarded for the final work.

The following extracurricular activities of master candidate students are also evaluated:

  • research and scientific research activities, which are related to the preparation of the final paper
  • papers and co-papers at round tables and tribunes
  • verified participation in seminars, conferences, workshops
  • participation in work on professional and scientific research projects
  • certificates and certificates of passed courses, the topic and content of which is closely related to the broader scientific field of study
  • papers published in scientific and professional journals and proceedings, whose topic and content is closely related to the broader scientific field of candidate studies
  • innovations and patents that are officially recognized.

Tuition fees

Tuition is standardized separately for each school year by the act of the Rules on the amount of fees and the price of services

The tuition fee for one-year master's studies at all faculties is 3000 KM , ie 4500 KM at the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The tuition fee for two-year master studies at all faculties is 2750 KM for the first year of study and 3000 KM for the second year of study, ie 3600 KM for the first year of study and 4500 KM for the second year of study at the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Students who have attended at least two years of basic academic studies of the first cycle (third and fourth year) at the Pan-European University, have a 10% discount on tuition fees for one-year studies of the second cycle.

Annual tuition can be paid in 10 installments.

Student's final thesis

Accession paper in the first year of the two-year study of the second cycle:

The approach paper is an independent expression of the student's acquired knowledge in the previous study of the first cycle and during the first year of study of the second cycle.
The student acquires the right to take the topic of the accession paper after enrolling in the first year of study of the second cycle.
The student is enabled to actively participate in the choice of the topic of his / her approach paper, so that he / she can choose the topic of the paper from a pre-published list of topics within the selected subject, or the student can independently define and propose the topic of the paper. The student submits the proposal of the topic and mentor to the dean of the faculty with an appropriate request.
In case the student independently defines and proposes the topic, it is necessary that the topic meets the criteria of relevance for the given field, topicality, availability of research resources, sources and time for processing.
The topic must be precisely defined, it must not be general but it must not be too narrow and individual, it must not be abstract, but concrete and it must contain an aspect of practical applicability.

Final master thesis in the second or final year of study of the second cycle:

Students who enrolled in the second cycle study with a completed four-year first cycle study and an entry level of 240 ECTS credit points are required to prepare and defend only the final master's thesis.
The final master's thesis is an independent, professional, creative and research work in which the student demonstrates the acquired knowledge and competencies during the study of the second cycle and the ability for research work. The final master's thesis must meet the general methodological criteria of academic literacy, standards of correct citation, minimum work requirements and standards related to the content of the work in accordance with the Methodology of student and final papers of the Pan-European University and mentor recommendations.
The final master's thesis is an independent expression of knowledge, abilities, creativity and competencies of students acquired during the second cycle studies.

The task of the mentor is:
  • Assists the master candidate student in choosing and defining the topic of the final thesis and analyzing the credibility of the thesis
  • Together with the candidate, he profiles the plan and program of the final (second) year of study of the second cycle and to define the pedagogical and didactic specifics of the elective program.
  • Assists in organizing and conducting studies
  • Coordinates with the teaching staff of the elective program
  • Provides assistance in methodological profiling of the topic that was accepted for the final paper
  • Provides assistance in defining, organizing and conducting research, which are predictions within the second cycle studies
  • Assists in the selection of basic and auxiliary literature and in the selection and finding of other sources necessary for the successful completion of the work
  • Ensure coordination with the commissions involved in the various phases of the study
  • Performs an audit of the master's thesis in stages and a review of the finished work
  • Prepare the student-candidate master's study for the defense of work

Mentoring study

In order to ensure the necessary efficiency and credibility of the second cycle studies and to profile the curriculum of the final year of study, the plan and program of the research project of the master's thesis, as well as to define and explain the thesis of the final thesis, to provide a mentor immediately upon enrollment in the final year of second cycle studies.
Priority in the selection of mentors is given to the teachers proposed by the student, that is, the teachers responsible for the narrower scientific field within which the final paper is prepared.
Along with the enrollment documentation for the final year of the second cycle study, the student encloses the Request for approval of the topic and appointment of a mentor, in which he declares the type and character of the second cycle study he wants to study, chooses the profile for which the student opted, states the approximate title and content of the topic of the final work, proposes a mentor, proposes sources and content of the elective program and applies for recognition of second cycle subjects he passed at other higher education institutions.

Prerequisite for enrollment in the final year of a two-year second cycle study

In order for a student to enroll in the second year of study in a two-year (four-semester) second cycle study, he must fulfill all obligations from the curriculum provided for the first year of study and to earn 60 ECTS credits in the academic year in which he is enrolled.
A student can enroll in the second year of study even if he / she has not acquired a threshold of 60 ECTS credit points in accordance with the transitional provisions of the Law on Higher Education which allow the transfer of a certain number of subjects to the next year of study.
A student who does not acquire the condition for enrollment in the second year of study renews the current year and has the right to attend classes and take exams from the next year of study up to the number of points he achieved in the previous year of study. Previously, a list of subjects that a student can listen to and take in the next year of study is determined, about which special records are kept. The data entered in the records of subjects from the following year, which the student passed in the renewed year, are entered in the student book and the registry book, after the student enters the year of study for which the records were kept.

Excerpts from the rules of the second cycle studies

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