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Master's Programme: Economics and Law


Form of study: full-time

Duration of study: 2 semesters, winter semester admission for economists, lawyers and non-economists

Director: Assoc. Prof. Milen Velushev, PhD

E-mail: mvelushev@feb.uni-sofia.bg


Tuition fees in Sofia University for the academic 2023 / 2024 year


Aim of the programme:

It demonstrates how economic principles are used in the analysis of the effectiveness of legal norms, and vice versa - how legal norms and the features of its implementation influence the behaviour of economic agents. This approach of linking the analysis of observed economic processes with the state and changes in the legal framework has a long tradition in both economic and legal theory, because it defines the maintenance of high entrepreneurial activity, the achievement of sustainable economic growth, the protection of civil liberties, the definition of property rights, and much more. The selection of of subjects and topics is such as to provide knowledge of both economic processes and their relationship with the existing legal framework. Due to the specificity of the programme, the content of the curriculum has been developed jointly by lecturers from the Faculty of Economics And Business Administration and the Faculty of Law of Sofia University and does not repeat the content of existing courses in other Bachelor and Master programmes of both faculties. Classes are full-time and are held after 6 p.m. on weekdays and all day long on some weekends.

Graduates of the programme obtain the qualification of Master of Economics and Law. After successful graduation, in addition to a Master's degree in PF Economics, graduating non-economist students can continue continue their studies in one of the more specialised Master's programmes, offered by the Faculty of Economics and obtain a second Master's degree.

Admission requirements: see general requirements.

For the purposes of the programme, depending on their professional qualifications, applicants will be classified as specialists (professional fields 3.8 Economics and 3.6 Law) or as non-specialists - all other fields of higher education and professional fields.

Possible implementation of the programme graduates:

Entrepreneurs managing businesses of different calibre and sphere of economic activity; self-employed persons as consultants in the field of commercial, contract, administrative and international law; managers or members of governing bodies of public and private organisations; experts in economic analysis of legal texts and formulation of economic policies; lecturers in the interdisciplinary field between economics and law, and many others.

The duration of studies is 1 year (2 semesters) in full-time form weekday evenings and/or weekends during winter and summer semester for specialists and non-specialists and has the following structure:

  • First semester: courses specially prepared for the programme that will present the full range of economic principles necessary for the analysis of law and the legal system and legal institutions.
  • Second semester: specialized courses covering the economic and legal aspects of basic economic processes and following the logic of development of the firm from its creation to its dissolution.

Non-specialist students who have obtained a bachelor's degree in specialisations outside the professional field 3.8 Economics and 3.6 Law, take additional examinations in two compulsory elective economic subjects during their studies.

The studies are completed by the defence of a master's thesis (within the state examination sessions in November and March) or passing a state examination of choice (in July and September).