MA in International Business Law and Arbitration


Area of Studies




Degree (in English)


  • English
Course Duration

2 years (4 semesters)


University of Silesia, Faculty of Law and Administration

Tuition and Other Fees

Detailed information:

Application fee: PLN 85;

Tuition fees in the academic year 2023/2024:

·         EU/EFTA citizens: no tuition fee;

non-EU/EFTA citizens: PLN 3300 per semester.

Application Deadline(s)

21 July 2024

Course Description

Course Profile

The International Business Law and Arbitration (IBLA) degree programme is designed to prepare highly qualified specialists in international business law and arbitration.

The study programme is based on four main thematic blocks:

1.      General Courses

2.      Business Law

3.      Mediation & Arbitration

4.      Special Courses (monographic lectures and tutorials)

Within the general courses, the student will acquire knowledge of, among others, the basics of jurisprudence, commercial law, arbitration law, international law, EU law (with particular emphasis on the common market), property law (including intellectual property law), contract law, private international law, and labour law.

Business Law is a group of issues covering the principles of conducting business activity in the EU, the principles of entrepreneurs’ operation on the capital market, the rules of public-private partnership, and the mechanisms governing the execution of contracts. Within this block, the student will also learn about the standards of human rights protection in business (with particular emphasis on personal data protection) and CSR.

In turn, the Mediation and Arbitration block will be devoted entirely to the resolution of international business disputes both between entrepreneurs as well as between the state and the investor.

Within the framework of the block, the student will master both the legal standards of mediation and arbitration and the skill of drafting contracts, which are the basis for the application of the above-mentioned methods.

The above-mentioned contents can be extended according to the student’s individual interests by a wide range of monographic lectures and seminars, constituting a group of the so-called Special Courses, and relating to very precise aspects of international economic law and arbitration (such as company law, business transactions, competition and consumer law, ethical and legal issues in investment arbitration, etc.).

The entire offer will be complemented by lectures given by visiting professors from the USA, China, and the EU.

Education Requirements

Essential documents required from candidates for studies:

1. A Bachelor's or Master’s degree diploma, including the supplement with grades (document that entitles candidate to start studying at graduate level in the country where the document was issued). Document issued abroad must be legalized or possess an apostille stamp.

2. A confirmation that diploma issued abroad entitles the owner to apply for graduate programmes in the country where it was issued – in justified cases.

3. In case of documents issued in languages other than Polish and English – certified translation into Polish made by a court translator from the official list of the Polish Ministry of Justice.

Other Requirements

Basic qualification criteria for the programme:

Graduates of higher education studies with a bachelor's degree, master's degree or equivalent obtained in any study programme shall be admitted to the study programme within the limit of places. 

A language knowledge of at least B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages shall be expected.

The admission process for the study programme shall be based on the assessment of the required documents submitted by the candidate after registration in the Online Candidate Registration System (IRK). 

If the number of candidates is higher than the number of places, eligibility for studies will be determined by the ranking list established based on the grade point average.

Detailed qualification criteria will be available in the Online Candidate Registration System ( – please check them before applying. Application starts on June 3rd, 2024.


International Admissions Office:

phone: +48 32 359 22 72, +48 32 359 22 73


University of Silesia in Katowice


University of Silesia in Katowice

Bankowa 12, 40-007 Katowice, Poland

International Students Admissions Office:

phone +48 32 359 22 72, +48 32 359 22 73



phone: +48 32 359 22 72, +48 32 359 22 73