Doctoral degree programmes

Curriculum and schedules
Content and structure of the programme (by year)

In the first year of study, doctoral candidates, within the framework of obligatory and elective courses, obtain fundamental theoretical knowledge and expertise of scientific work.

In the second year of study, students fulfil their obligations arising from the elective course, within the framework of which they complement their knowledge obtained in the first year of study while, at the same time, mastering the knowledge necessary to produce a doctoral dissertation.
The focus of the third year is research work, and preparation and defence of the doctoral dissertation.

The fourth year of study is dedicated to individual research work and preparation of the Doctoral dissertation. As a part of the dctoral seminar, students also present the results of their research work and conclude their study with a public defence of the doctoral dissertation.

Year 1

Credits

Year 2

Credits

Year 3

Credits

Year 4

Credits

Obligatory methodological course (Interdisciplinary Scientific Research Work)

10

Elective course 2

10

Individual research work 3

60

Individual research work 4

55

Core course 1

10

Doctoral seminar with presentation of the doctoral dissertation topic

5

 

 

Doctoral seminar with presentation of the results of the research work and public defence of the dissertation

5

Core course 2

10

Individual research work 2

45

 

 

 

 

Elective course 1

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individual research work 1

20

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mobility

Students are allowed to select 10 ECTS from elective courses from other doctoral programmes at the University of Ljubljana and comparable programmes of foreign universities. The selected courses must be approved by the mentor and the co-mentor. Elective credits can be selected also from the university pool of the generic skills courses, listed at the web site of the University of Ljubljana.