Senior Officer of Justice

"Get up to justice!"

What will you learn?

Bachelor's Degree Program Higher Judicial Officer

provides a basic level of higher education in the areas of the Ministry of Justice, especially in the judiciary and in the public prosecution system. The study program is, in accordance with Section 45 (1) of Act No. 111/1998 Coll., On universities, orientated purely practically to the preparation of students primarily for the pursuit of the profession of a higher judicial officer or a higher official of the Public Prosecutor's Office. Their status and activities are regulated by Act No. 121/2008 Coll., On Supreme Court Officials and Higher Officials of the Public Prosecutor's Office and on Amendments to Related Acts. In justice, according to the statistics of the Ministry of Justice in 2016, the District Courts have 953 senior judicial officers, 261 senior judicial officers at the county courts, and 7 at the Supreme Court. It is clear that there are a large number of senior civil servants, as well as the fact that, in view of the actions they are able to perform in court proceedings (see in particular § 11 and 12 of the cited law), their high-quality training is a prerequisite for the proper functioning of justice.

The senior judicial officer program provides students with a systematic overview of the Czech and European legal regulations as well as the necessary knowledge of the fields directly related to the field of justice, ie civil law of procedural, private law, criminal law and administrative justice. The program aims not only to provide and verify knowledge, but also to acquire the skills necessary in particular for the performance of the function of a senior judicial officer and a higher official of the Public Prosecutor's Office. An integral part of the study is therefore training in procedural and judicial-administrative skills. This is subject to a selection of subjects. The basis consists of subjects providing a comprehensive overview of the legal regulation as a whole. This is complemented by specialized subjects aimed at the field of justice. Students also have the opportunity to choose a wide range of other subjects from economics, management etc.

Practical training

Due to the combined form of study, practice is not foreseen. Its equivalent is practical exercises of civil procedural law and procedural criminal law.

Career opportunities

Graduate of a Bachelor's Degree Program A higher judicial officer can apply the acquired knowledge and skills primarily within the Ministry of Justice. In particular, it is counted as a senior magistrate (to its necessity for the proper functioning of the judiciary, see above), a senior public prosecutor, a court secretary or a bailiff. Due to the nature of the education, the acquired knowledge is also useful for team work in the private legal profession, for example. at lawyers, notaries or executors.

Admission requirements

Data from the previous admission procedure (1 Nov 2020 – 28 Feb 2021)

No information available

Application guide

Study options

Single-subject studies

Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.

Courses – curriculum examples

An example of your study plan:

Detailed information about study plan courses

Follow-up studies

Upon successful completion of this course, it is possible to continue in postgraduate studies, but only in the Public Administration study program, Public Administration, whose graduation is not considered a complete legal education. After completing it, it is not possible to practice certain professions in the judiciary, at the prosecution, at law, etc.

Graduation in the bachelor's degree program does not give rise to entitlement to study at second level. The possibility of studying at the Faculty of Law of the Masaryk University in the follow-up Master's program Public Administration is governed by the current Admission Requirements for the academic year.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Law
Type of studies Bachelor's
Mode full-time No
combined Yes
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction Czech

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JUDr. Eva Dobrovolná, Ph.D., LL.M.



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