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Doctoral degree programmes




University of Ljubljana FACULTY OF ARTS
Administrative Office for Doctoral Study (Third-Cycle)
Aškerčeva 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

University of Ljubljana FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Office for postgraduate study
Kardeljeva pl. 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Student administration office
Trubarjeva cesta 3, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Erjavčeva 23, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

University of Ljubljana FACULTY OF SOCIAL WORK
Student office - Postgraduate studies
Topniška 31, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

University of Ljubljana ACADEMY OF MUSIC
Students Office - PhD studies
Kongresni trg 1, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

University of Ljubljana FACULTY OF THEOLOGY
Office of Doctoral Studies and Research Activities
Poljanska cesta 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia




izr. prof. dr. Katja Lozar Manfreda, Faculty of Social Sciences; izr. prof. dr. Sašo Jerše, Faculty of Arts
American studies, Policy analysis, Andragogy, Applied psychology studies, Archaeology, Asian and African studies, Balkan studies, Foreign language didactics, Digital linguistics, Diplomacy, Social informatics, Social sciences methodology, Experimental psychology, Epistemology of the humanities and social sciences, Ethnic and migration studies, Ethnology, cultural and social anthropology, European studies, Film and television studies, Fine Art Studies, Philosophy, Geography, Musical pedagogy, Globalisation studies, Heritology, Information science, Public administration, Linguistics and philology, Composition and theory of music, Communication sciences, Cultural studies, Literary studies, Media studies, International relations, Musicology, Journalism studies, Defence studies, Public relations, Environmental and spatial studies, Human resources and organisational studies, Pedagogy, Political science, Translation studies, Psychology of communication, Personality psychology, Developmental studies, Studies in developmental psychology, Religious studies, Slavic studies, Slovene studies, Social and political anthropology, Social and political psychology, Social work, Sociology, Sociology of culture, Studies of everyday life, Life course studies, Gender studies, Theoretical psychoanalysis, Marketing communication, Art history, Security studies, Military sociology studies, History, Performing arts studies.
The programme is organised by the University of Ljubljana and provided by:
University of Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana Academy of Music, University of Ljubljana Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television, University of Ljubljana Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana Faculty of Social Work, University of Ljubljana Faculty of Theology
Number of available places:
Application deadline:
 First application deadline:
9 June 2023 (citizens of the Republic of Slovenia, EU Member States and foreign citizens)
In the event of available enrolment places a second application deadline will be opened:
19 June 2023 – 18 August 2023 (citizens of the Republic of Slovenia and EU Member States).
Fee per programme:
Fee per study year:
1st year: €3,400.00
2nd year: €2,600.00
3rd year: €2,200.00
4th year: €2,400.00


Scientific title (in original and English language): doktor/doktorica znanosti (dr.) / Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Humanities and social sciences together represent a very broad scientific area that is important for human life and the preservation and progress of society and culture. Scientific work in this extremely broad area is fostered in many different faculties of the University of Ljubljana. Research in particular faculties is usually more specific and is consistent with the faculty orientations, although many activities in different faculties are spliced. During the renovation of doctoral education at the University of Ljubljana, the experts in humanities and social sciences combined their efforts in preparing an interdisciplinary programme that on the one hand allows some traditional field specificities to be respected and, on the other, introduces a unified scheme to doctoral education in this large area. The programme links all scientists at the University of Ljubljana engaged in research in the area of humanities and social sciences.

The main purpose of the interdisciplinary doctoral programme in Humanities and Social Sciences is to assure doctoral candidates possess the fundamental knowledge necessary for their future scientific work in the area. The programme emphasises the connection between study and research, the cooperation between different institutions and the development of an interdisciplinary and innovative approach to study and research. The goal is to obtain well-versed doctoral candidates who are capable of developing all the necessary competences required for interdisciplinary research. The application of their knowledge at an internationally comparable level is expected.

The interdisciplinary doctoral programme in Humanities and social sciences combines all the fields in this area, fostered by the following faculties: the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Academy of Music, the Academy of Theatre, Film, Radio and Television, the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, the Faculty of Theology, the Faculty of Social Work. The doctoral programme allows the candidates to obtain the title Doctor of Science in 62 different scientific fields. The programme is comprehensive and very complex. The programme is coordinated by the Programme Council. In addition to the above faculties and academies, individual experts from research institutes were also invited to contribute their pedagogical expertise and research infrastructure.

More information: https://www.ff.uni-lj.si/sites/default/files/documents/Predstavitveni_zbornik_ang_2023-24_0.pdf