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Doctoral degree programmes

Requirements for progression through the programme and grading system

Requirements for progression through the programme 

To progress from the first to the second year of study, doctoral candidates need to accumulate 45 credits. Of these, at least 30 credits must derive from compulsory methodological and other core courses.

Candidates, who have completed all organised study requirements in the first and the second year and have the confirmation of the positive assessment of the doctoral dissertation topic by their Committe for the follow-up of a Doctoral student from the member Senate, are permitted to enter the third year of doctoral study.

Students who have completed all study requirements in the first three years of study and have obtained the confirmation of the proposed doctoral dissertation topic by the University Senate may progress into the fourth year of doctoral study.

Grading system

In accordance with the Statute of the University of Ljubljana, examination results are graded from 5 to 10, whereby positive pass grades range from 6 to 10. According to the programme, exams will be written and oral. Seminars and projects are also graded. The examinations in doctoral programs may also be graded as not passed, passed and passed with honors.

Transfer between study programmes

Transfer between programmes is possible if candidates fulfil the access requirements of the programme. Applications for transfer of such candidates to Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Environmental Protection will be treated individually by the Programme Council in accordance with the University Statute.

Links to other study programmes

The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Environmental Protection is both horizontally and vertically linked to other study programmes at the University of Ljubljana. Horizontal exchange enables students to fulfil their elective course requirements from other doctoral programmes at the University of Ljubljana in agreement with their mentors and course lecturers. The vertical link is inherent in the very design of the study programme through its syllabus and the possibilities of choosing different courses. Furthermore, it is possible to exchange study courses with comparable programmes from other universities. The quality and comparability of courses must be evaluated by the Programme Council.

International exchange takes place on the basis of international contracts and bilateral agreements. International exchange is also possible through collaboration in mobility programmes for students and professors. The programme is also open to foreign students.