Doctoral degree programmes

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

Year 1

Credits

Year 2

Credits

Year 3

Credits

Year 4

Credits

New Developments in Statistics

10

Obligatory module course

15

Individual research work 3

60

Individual research work 4

50

Obligatory course 2 (Methodology of Statistical Research or Mathematical Statistics)

5

Presentation of the doctoral dissertation

5

 

 

Presentation of the doctoral dissertation before the public defence of the dissertation

5

Elective course 1

5

Individual research work 2

40

 

 

Public defence of the doctoral dissertation

5

Elective course 2

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elective course 3

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individual research work 1

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the first year of study, doctoral students obtain 15 ECTS from two obligatory courses: New Developments in Statistics and Methodology of Statistical Research. They also choose three elective courses (15 ECTS in total) according to the field of research.

In the second year of study, students choose an obligatory module course (Selected Topics on the respective module) and present their doctoral dissertation topic at the end of the 1st semester.

The core of the third and fourth year is research work for the doctoral dissertation and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.

In the fourth year of study, doctoral students present the doctoral dissertation before the public defence and defend it publicly.

Research work is completed when the student publishes at least one scientific article with the student's name listed as first author. The scientific article must be published or accepted for publication in an internationally recognised scientific journal relating to individual scientific disciplines (SCI or SSCI) before the student hands in the doctoral dissertation for assessment.

 

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 module coordinator.