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Study Programmes (Third-cycle)

Interdisciplinary doctoral study programme in Humanities and Social Sciences

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Study Program in Humanities and Social Sciences of Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Social Sciences of University of Ljubljana, is carried out in cooperation with Academy of Music, Faculty of Theology, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film in Television, Academy of Fine Arts in Design and Faculty of Social Work. 

The duration of the interdisciplinary doctoral programme in the Humanities and Social Sciences is 4 years (240 ECTS) and represents the third cycle of the Bologna cycle. With an organized pedagogical process, intensive student involvement in research and cooperation of internationally recognized researchers, the doctoral programme is of high quality and comparable with the best European programs.

Fields coordinated by the Faculty of Arts:

  • ANDRAGOGY
  • APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY STUDIES
  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • ASIAN AND AFRICAN STUDIES
  • EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • ETHNOLOGY, CULTURAL AND SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE DIDACTICS
  • GEOGRAPHY
  • HERITOLOGY
  • HISTORY
  • ART HISTORY
  • INFORMATION SCIENCE
  • LINGUISTICS AND PHILOLOGY
  • LITERARY STUDIES
  • MUSICOLOGY
  • PEDAGOGY
  • PERSONALITY PSYCHOLOGY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • SLAVIC STUDIES
  • SLOVENE STUDIES
  • SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE
  • STUDIES IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • THEORETICAL PSYCHOANALYSIS
  • TRANSLATION STUDIES

 

Fields coordinated by the Faculty of Social Sciences:

  • COMMUNICATION SCIENCES
  • CULTURAL STUDIES
  • DEFENCE STUDIES
  • DEVELOPMENTAL STUDIES
  • DIPLOMACY
  • ENVIRONMENTAL AND SPATIAL STUDIES
  • HUMAN RESOURCES AND ORGANISATIONAL STUDIES
  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
  • JOURNALISM STUDIES
  • LIFE COURSE STUDIES
  • MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF ORGANISATIONS
  • MARKETING COMMUNICATION
  • MILITARY SOCIOLOGY STUDIES
  • POLICY ANALYSIS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • PSYCHOLOGY OF COMMUNICATION
  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
  • PUBLIC RELATIONS
  • SECURITY STUDIES
  • SOCIOLOGY
  • SOCIAL INFORMATICS
  • SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
  • SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • STUDIES OF EVERYDAY LIFE

 

Fields coordinated by the Academy of Music:

  • COMPOSITION AND THEORY OF MUSIC
  • MUSICAL PEDAGOGY

 

Field coordinated by the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television:

  • PERFORMING ARTS STUDIES

 

Field coordinated by the Academy of Fine Arts and Design:

  • FINE ART STUDIES

 

Fields coordinated by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Sciences:

  • AMERICAN STUDIES
  • BALKAN STUDIES
  • EPISTEMOLOGY OF THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
  • ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES
  • EUROPEAN STUDIES
  • GENDER STUDIES
  • GLOBALISATION STUDIES
  • MEDIA STUDIES
  • SOCIAL SCIENCES METHODOLOGY

 

Field coordinated by the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Theology:

  • RELIGIOUS STUDIES

 

Field coordinated by the Faculty of Social Work

  • SOCIAL WORK

The doctoral programme in the Humanities and Social Sciences comprises 7200 hours or 240 ECTS. Organised forms of study account for 1800 hours or 60 ECTS, and individual research work for 5400 hours or 180 ECTS. One ECTS equals 30 hours of student work. Organised forms of study represent 25% and individual research work 75% of student obligations.

Organised forms - 60 ECTS

  • Compulsory core course I* - 10 ECTS
  • Compulsory core course II* - 10 ECTS
  • Elective seminar course I** - 10 ECTS
  • Elective seminar course II** - 10 ECTS
  • External Course *** - 10 ECTS
  • Presentation of the results of the research work before defending the doctoral dissertation in front of Committee to monitor the doctoral student - 5 ECTS
  • Public defence of the doctoral dissertation - 5 ECTS

* Compulsory core courses are basic methodological and theoretical courses, compulsory for all students enrolled in individual programme fields.

** Elective seminar courses direct students towards their selected study field, confirmed by the doctoral dissertation topic. Every year faculties provide for the preparation and implementation of elective seminar courses, adjusted to students’ specific fields of study or the doctoral dissertation topic.

*** External course is selected by the student and his/her mentor at a recognised foreign university, which gives the student an opportunity to research abroad and experience different approaches to research. The external courses must be selected at the latest at enrolment in the second year of studies.

Other Study Units - 180 ECTS

  • Elaboration of the doctoral dissertation topic - 15 ECTS
  • Registration and public presentation of the doctoral dissertation topic - 15 ECTS
  • Individual research work – group/project research work and preparation of the doctoral dissertation - 110 ECTS
  • Preparation of an original scientific paper for publication **** - 40 ECTS

****Publication of an original scientific paper

A student, enrolled in four-year doctoral study programme must have the scientific paper accepted for publication no later than before submitting of the doctoral dissertation for assessment.  

A student, enrolled in the three-year doctoral study programme, must have the scientific paper accepted for publication no later than before the defence of the doctoral dissertation. 

 

The suitability of the student's scientific paper before the defence of the doctoral dissertation is confirmed by the members of the Committee to monitor the doctoral student.

Interdisciplinary doctoral programme in Environmental Protection

The duration of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Environmental Protection is four years (240 ECTS), and according to the Bologna educational scheme this represents the third cycle of education. The programme consists of organised classes (60 credits) and individual research work for the doctoral dissertation (180 credits).

The interdisciplinary doctoral programme in Environmental protection links together experts from various faculties and departments with a common interest in protecting our environment. The programme is organized by the University of Ljubljana through its faculties: the Biotechnical Faculty, the Faculty of Economics, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodesy, the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, the Faculty of Law, and the Veterinary Faculty. The programme is coordinated at the university level by the Programme Board, consisting of representatives from each faculty. The collaborating faculties are responsible for the delivery of the programme. 

The main emphasis of the programme is the students’ research work, so choosing their mentors at the beginning of the study is essential. In addition to acquiring research and laboratory skills, students are also offered theoretical knowledge through the choice of several types of courses. As a rule, all students with various orientations obtain fundamental knowledge on environmental issues by taking two fundamental courses; additional knowledge can be obtained through the choice of elective theoretical and elective research courses consistent with their research interest.

You can find more information on the programme here.

 

Interdisciplinary doctoral programme in Statistics

The duration of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Statistics is four years (240 ECTS credits), and according to the Bologna educational scheme this represents the third cycle of education. The programme consists of organised classes (60 credits) and individual research work for the doctoral dissertation (180 credits).

You can find more information on the programme here.