SLO – degree programme is provided in Slovenian
ENG – degree programme is provided in English
cENG – degree programme will be provided in English if the required number of students enrol in the programme (as determined in the Call for enrolment)
The master study programme Urbanism is organised in the framework of the study at the UL Faculty of Architecture, yet due to its interdisciplinary nature, it is also interesting for students of other faculties who have completed the first cycle, and who wish to direct their studies into the field of urbanism.
The study programme provides contents from the fields of theory and criticism of urbanism, architectural and urbanist design, spatial management, environmentalism, urban geography spatial legislation, spatial economy, spatial sociology, infrastructural systems and other spatial sciences.
The qualification of an architect urbanist is extremely complex, because architect urbanists have to be capable of thinking about people and their spatial problems from various points of view: from regional development criteria to architecture and vice versa. They have to derive from modern theoretical and technological knowledge, upgrade it and endeavour to find the balance between the functionally-technical and the artistic component of urbanistic creation.
The master study programme Biochemistry is designed to qualify professionals for further academic advancement based on the knowledge acquired through undergraduate and master’s level studies, and to provide profound knowledge and skills in biochemistry to qualify for professional positions as biochemists in pharmaceutical, chemical and other biochemistry related industries and the public sector, and to acquire such a standard of knowledge and competencies to continue studies in doctoral study programmes.
The master study programme Chemical engineering is dsigned to qualify professionals seeking careers in the field of chemical engineering.
Students will acquire knowledge about the field, get acquainted with the engineering tools, methods and techniques used in research/development for developing chemical products and processes; able to identify and solve complex engineering problems and use innovative experimental techniques; acquire communication and management skills and transfer the knowledge and skills to others.
The master study programme Chemistry is designed to upgrade knowledge and understanding of chemistry to be able to develop original ideas in research work, to qualify professionals assuming positions as chemists in chemical and chemistry-related industries and public services, to acquire high standards of knowledge and skills for further academic advancement.
The master study programme Technical safety is designed to qualify professionals able to implement strategies for safe work into processes based on the risk analyses before the implementation of projects, and carry out research in the fields of occupational safety, fire safety and environmental safety, thus contributing to the general safety scheme as well as the discipline itself.
The master study programme Computer and information science is composed of two tracks:
. Computer and information science
. Data science
The program enables graduates of first-level computer and information science programs to deepen and expand their knowledge and tools acquired at the first level. It is also interesting for graduates of other professions who wish to upgrade their knowledge with practical and theoretical knowledge of computer and information science.
The Computer and information science track offers future masters the knowledge and skills to be able to keep up with developments and technological changes, and engage in development and scientific work. The course provides in-depth orientation and professional specialization through elective modules covering the main branches of computer and information science.
Data Science is a selective track for students with a good knowledge of mathematics, computer science and/or applied statistics. The course has a demanding curriculum that equips students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to become leading experts, researchers or pedagogues in the field of data science.
Employment opportunities for graduates of this program are exceptional in both Slovenia and the world. Graduates can find employment practically in all branches of the market and non-profit sector, as computer technology and data science in today's society are indispensable.
Arts therapy is a young and useful scientific field that began to develop systematically in the second half of the 20th century. These therapies are a type of assistance provided through a process of experience, expression and creation using artistic means.
Their objective is not a piece of perfect artwork; instead the focus is on the process aimed at personal growth and self-realisation of individuals. Arts therapies are intended for individuals with miscellaneous personal and career problems.
With regard to the artistic means used in the therapy process, the most established therapies are those involving fine arts, drama, music and dance. The Arts Therapy is a master study programme which focuses on developing specific competences and skills and therefore a study which involves interactive practical workshops with theoretical substantiation of the discussed study topics, independent studies and study practice in institutions.
The master study programme Educational policy is designed to deepen candidates understanding of educational policies and strategies at the institutional, local, national and international levels.
It empowers candidates for research, planning, implementation and monitoring of educational programmes. Graduates of the programme are employable in the areas of planning, management, implementation, monitoring and research policies and strategies in the broader field of education.
The master study programme in Electrical engineering offers seven study options: Control systems and computer Engineering, Biomedical engineering, Electrical power engineering, Electronics, Mechatronics, Robotics, Information and communication technologies and Advanced power systems.
The first three semesters take the form of lectures and laboratory practice, while the fourth semester is intended for the production of a master's thesis under the guidance of the selected mentor. General competences provided by the programme: creative scientific research and development work in the field of electrical engineering and in other fields, independent tracking and critical evaluation of the most recent achievements in electrical engineering, active written and oral communication both at a high professional level as well as at a non-technical level, depending on the target audience, efficient use of ICT and its advancement, professional, environmental and social responsibility, teamwork with experts from various fields.
The newly established international option Advanced power systems is an option within the study of Electrical Engineering program focused on the advances in energy systems. The course will be fully implemented in the English language and is intended for foreign students enrolling at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering.
Graduates of the master study programme Geology can upgrade basic knowledge in all fields of geology.
Depending on personal interests, students specialise by choosing specialist modules of study (Regional Geology and Paleontology, Applied Geology, Geoenvironment and Geomaterials); in the context of optional courses within the module, students can intensify further specific knowledge of selected narrow areas of geological disciplines or interdisciplinary approaches.
The ultimate objective of the study programme is to train experts able to solve problems in the field of basic research of the majority of geological sciences as well as work in the field of applications and solving interdisciplinary problems. Graduates are able to independently solve complex and highly specialised problems and tasks in selected fields of geology.
The fundamental goal of the master study programme Geotechnology is to train experts with in-depth and targeted knowledge and skills from core areas in geotechnology and mining; the electives, meanwhile, offer especially detailed knowledge from individual fields of geotechnology and its associated areas.
In the framework of the study, students will discover traditional principles upgraded with the latest discoveries; all this in a modern educational environment and using modern technology.
Students will also learn all about the particularities of Slovenia and Europe that stem from special historical, socio-economical and geographic characteristics. By working in groups, undertaking project work and solving problems, students will learn to work in teams, give public talks and do business with customers as well as to actively participate in research. Students will have the chance to test all the acquired theoretical knowledge through practical exercises and solving demanding theoretical and vocationally-oriented problems and projects; this will make practical work after their finished studies much easier, while at the same time providing a better understanding of problems from the narrower fields of geotechnology and mining.
Students acquire the necessary thorough and oriented knowledge and skills from fundamental courses in the natural sciences and IT; they also follow fundamental courses in geotechnology and mining, while obtaining additional knowledge from professional courses. In the context of the offered courses and electives, the student also has the possibility of specialising in a particular field and continuing his or her studies at third-level programmes. The goal of the programme is to ensure international comparability, mobility and transferability, enabling students to continue their studies in Europe and find employment within the EU.
The programme is in line with the minimum demands of the FEANI association and thus has an accredited programming which may award the Euro-ing title. The students are supported by general student and teacher tutoring and tutoring focused on certain courses. Students use their knowledge in practical scenarios by taking part in industry and mining, construction and similar companies in accordance with their employment plans. Graduates are provided with in-depth theoretical and thorough professional knowledge, are employable and are capable of independently performing even the most demanding expert and developmental projects in the field of geotechnology and mining both in Slovenia and elsewhere in Europe.
The master study programme Metallurgy and materials is designed to train professionals with in-depth and focused knowledge and skills in the expert field of materials and metallurgy science.
Within the study course, the students acquire the traditional principles of material research upgraded to the latest findings. The basic objective of the programme is to qualify professionals for employment in research institutions in the areas of natural sciences and engineering, primarily in development, manufacturing and application of standard and modern functional materials, as well as in administrative services or to continue their careers in academic institutions.
By working in groups as well as on project work and problem assignments, students become accustomed to working in groups, public speaking and conducting business with customers and active involvment in research. Student test all their acquired knowledge to the fullest extent possible through test cases in exercises and solving complex theoretical or specialised technical problems and projects, as this enables easier integration into practice after graduation and understanding of issues from narrower fields of materials and metallurgy.
Students acquire vital in-depth and focused knowledge of fundamental natural science and computer and information courses and upgrade their knowledge from basic courses of metallurgical profession and specific knowledge from technical courses. As part of the curriculum and optional courses, the student is given the opportunity to specialise and prepare for further studies in doctoral programmes.
Basic goals and competencies of the master study programme Planning textiles and clothing are: in-depth knowledge in the area of textiles and clothing; expanded research approach to the study of the fast developing technologies in the area of textiles and clothing, capacity of seeking new sources of knowledge through scientific research methods, a ability to experiment and handle various concepts, capacity of comprehending the interdependence between technology and design, initiative and independence in decision making and in management of highly demanding work, capacity of managing most complex working systems by developing critical reflection and communication capacity of teamwork management; developed professional, ethical and environmental responsibility; ability to use modern tools, skills and dexterity, primarily in the field of ICT technologies in daily professional and scientific research work.
The master study programme Administration is designed to follow contemporary developments and trends in administrative systems within which, in addition to the concepts of "new public management", the principles of management, economics, organisation and informatics of the public sector are gaining in importance, as they form the superstructure of administrative law.
The study programme offers students skills for in-depth independent research work and autonomous solving of complex expert and scientific issues.
The first part of the course syllabus is comprised of compulsory and general subjects while the second is divided into four modules: the administrative-legal, administrative-economic, administrative-organization and administrative-information programmes which enable students to obtain detailed knowledge of narrow, select areas either due to already acquired practical experience or for the purpose of planned future occupation.
Postgraduate master study programme Defense studies merges the knowledge and skills from the disciplines of social sciences, humanities, environmental protection, security and military studies.
The programme equips students for activities and operation in the area of analysis, management, administration, advisory and decision-making activities in the national security system of Slovenia, and in international security-political and military-political organizations. The programme is enriched with research results of the defence research centre, where international research projects are conducted from the area of crisis management, defense restructuring and conversion, armed forces manning models, gap between civil and military environment, contemporary armed forces command, and peacekeeping operations.
Besides that, the inclusion of researchers and teachers from the chair of defence studies into the programme group defense studies and in the projects of crisis management, civil-military relationships, armed forces manning models, and the attitude of public opinion to the issue of security in Slovenia, provides a rich data basis of empirical findings related to other issues of contemporary international security, which can be directly used in empirical and methodological education of postgraduate students.
Programme is conducted in Slovene.
The study programme provides students with a conceptual overview of the actors, structures and processes in the EU. Elective courses further provide an opportunity for in-depth study of specific European issues, policy-making and policies. The graduates are experts in internal economic, legal and political environment of the EU as well as the EU’s global role.
Graduates of this programme are known for high intercultural communication skills (speaking at least two foreign languages), general knowledge and skills of social scientific research as well as a conceptual and methodological approaches needed to analyse the European political and economic integration. Visiting experts and practitioners within project and seminar work motivate students for applied research.
The programme assures strong qualifications for independent professional and analytical work in the field of European Affairs. Graduates of the European Studies master’s programme are employed in the EU institutions and other (European) international organisations, in the national governments, especially Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ministries of European Affairs, Ministries for Economic and Social Development, Energy, Environment and Agriculture. Job opportunities are also offered at the regional level (municipalities and cities), in non-governmental organizations, the media, and increasingly also in business sector inside and outside EU.
By the end of the programme students will become competent experts of international relations, capable of pursuing an academic or a practitioner career.
They will develop a critical understanding of the contemporary international community in its developmental and structural dimensions, of the functioning of international institutions, and the ability of independent and analytical thinking about various contemporary and relevant issues as they appear at different levels of governance in the international community.
Independent and informed thinking, the ability to engage in and provide analyses of issues and trends in the international community. After graduation, students will be able to boast many other relevant skills: such as their improved fluency in world languages, understanding of decision-making processes, as well as leadership, organisational skills, and communication skills.
The study programme aims to create a well-qualified, professional, analytical political science profile with a broader knowledge of political science and the EU political system, and the specific skills needed for understanding, explaining, evaluating, forecasting and advocating public policies and public administration processes.
The specific aim of the study programme is to contribute to the development of analytical and methodological skills in management and the governance of public policies and administration, and to understand the particularities of those operations for the political-administration as well as wider subsystems of society.
Although the programme is specialised in political theories, it also offers courses in various areas of specialisation in political science: e.g., contemporary political philosophy, political communication, political economy, and comparative politics.
The programme prepares students for further academic or professional careers by introducing them to cutting-edge scholarships across the field and, especially, by paying attention to the students’ individual research foci (individual curriculum), needed for their academic and professional progress.
Students will gain advanced knowledge of social science research methodology, understand information society, data science and project management applicable on design, implementation and evaluation of new ICTs.
While the ability of overcoming the traditional gap between social sciences and computer sciences is one of the most valuable job skills in the digital market, other competences, such as the ability to conduct independent research on an advanced level, to successfully manage a project from start to finish, to be able to use the “R” computer program for statistical and other purposes, and to know how to conceptualize and evaluate a web service, are also of equal importance. Numerous visiting lecturers from various companies and foreign universities help bring students’ competencies closer to the needs of labour market.
Graduates of Social Informatics are highly employable and start to establish links with potential employers already during the study through project-based courses, which strive for cooperation with the private sector. The most common careers in the social informatics sphere are project leader and analyst/consultant in the fields of web service and analytics, telecommunications, statistics and data science, marketing research and advertising, academic sector, research management, business and internet startups.
Finance is the bloodstream of enterprises, institutions and the national economy. Are you attentive to detail, capable of critical and analytical thinking and good with numbers? Join us and complete a study with proficiency in advanced financial tools and techniques as well as with a global insight into key developments in the financial world.
Bank and financial management qualifies graduates to perform a wide array of tasks related to financial management in enterprises, banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions as well as to work in financial markets and in the non-profit and public sectors. Students gain extensive knowledge about the operation of financial markets, financial risk management, as well as investment and equity management and are capable of making a financial analysis, valuing a company, adopting financial decisions in companies etc.
Graduates of this programme will be able to find employment in positions related to financial functions in companies, a variety of positions in financial institutions such as banks and insurance companies as well as in non-profit organisations and regulatory institutions (e.g. central bank, banking and insurance supervisory institutions).
Are you interested in business and management and at the same time in informatics, computers and the Internet? Want to improve your company's operations with the use of information technology? Are you aware of the importance of knowledge about today’s information and communication technology? Want to master systems analysis and the performance, implementation and management of information systems? Wish to upgrade the electronic operations in your company but are worried about security? Yes?
So the master study programme Business informatics is the right choice for you: - the use of information technology in the business sphere;- information tools and information systems;- a combination of business knowledge and knowledge of technology;an in-depth understanding of the role played by informatics in the business sphere; and mastering the planning and executing of security policy.
The master study programme Business logistics trains professionals such as specialists in logistics for large systems (i.e., leading managers at logistics companies and logistics centers of other companies), logistics analysts, logistic system planners and designers, logistics personnel supervisors, researchers at institutes studying and developing challenging supply systems, and production and business logistics advisors for small companies without their own development centers.
The Master’s programme in Business Logistics will develop a graduate profile with the following general competences: analyzing, synthesizing, and envisaging solutions and consequences in managing logistic systems and chains; using analytical R&D methods, tools, and procedures in business logistics critical thinking and evaluation;understanding the current logistic processes of internationalization and globalization, and the challenges these processes pose for contemporary managers; understanding business process management principles (analysis, modeling, simulations, and modernizing business processes) within the company and in affiliated companies; integrating comprehension of effective resolution of problemmes, their analysis, the issues involved in implementing planned solutions, and effective monitoring of this implementation;
In all countries, economists assume the top positions in society, are managers of the largest enterprises and banks, ministers and prime ministers, governors of central banks as well as managers of prestigious consultation companies and analytics departments.
Economics is thus one of the elite programmes at the most prestigious universities, where only a few percent of the best students are accepted. It is the same in Slovenia. Economics is a demanding study, requiring an ambitious and motivated individual with good analytical abilities.
An individual who will be able, as shown by many examples, to make decisions in a key position in the business sector and in state policymaking. Why? Because graduates of the master study programme Economics are capable of resolving economic and business problems that other people are generally unable to identify or classify as important. If you are ambitious, unafraid of hard work and eager to make important social decisions in your life, then enrolling in the Economics programme will help you achieve your goals.
Programme Economics can be also part of Double degree programme.
The master programme International business is a flagship international business programme at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Economics.
Its mission is closely connected to the overall mission of our school and focuses on educating principled international leaders with a global mindset and regional perspective who contribute to international business and society. The programme also draws on Slovenia’s unique geographical position and history. It enables a unique learning experience in the heart of Europe where western and eastern, northern and southern European business cultures meet to help build a unique glocal business mindset.
The vision of our programme is to become a globally recognised programme based on applying a unique glocal integration perspective. In meeting this vision, in 2014 the programme applied for the Certificate for the Quality of Internationalisation (CeQUINT) provided by the European Consortium for Accreditation (ECA).
Students acquire the following general competences as graduates of the master study programme Marketing: analyzing, synthesizing, and developing solutions to complex marketing problems in companies and other organizations; using research methods and procedures, and critically assessing the marketing practice and solutions offered; using modern marketing concepts in practice; independently resolving even the most complex marketing issues; ability to work professionally on marketing and interdisciplinary teams; effectively communicating with experts from other fields of expertise; comprehending diversity and cultural and other differences within the international marketing context; sensitivity for ethical reflection and engagement in one’s own field of expertise; self-learning, adapting to new conditions, and creatively seeking marketing solutions in these conditions; leadership skills, especially in marketing projects and the quality of these projects; Initiating new entrepreneurial ideas.
We think of money as one of biggest inventions of mankind. With widespread use of money finance was born. Nowadays all the economies are financial. Their financial systems have grown in their size and complexity. We see a wide array of financial institutions trading in complex financial assets on interdependent financial markets with a single aim of bringing together savers and investors in their desire of making the best use of their wealth.
Development of financial systems has thus become a close companion of general economic development. At the top of these financial systems are modern central banks with a difficult task of using money as a steering wheel between the dangers of inflation and recessions.
Good understanding of the mechanics of financial systems is of essence. The aim of the master study programme Money and finance is to provide such understanding to students whose ambitions are to as skilled as their peers on international job market. Special care is devoted to give the student a solid background knowledge of economics and quantitative tools. The growing complexity of financial markets in a globalized world is making such a knowledge a necessity for good analytical skills.
Equipped with it our students will be given the opportunity to master its use in a selection of applied courses that will be offered each year.
Why should you decide to study Public sector and environmental economics ? Because on average the public sector generates up to one-half of the gross domestic product of a country, whereas environmental care is an element of sustainable development. Good knowledge of both is not only important for public sector institutions but also private companies.
Selecting this master study programme is therefore the right choice for all those who would like to contribute to the better functioning of the public sector and anyone in private companies working with public institutions and companies and dealing with decisions made by the public sector in various areas. Moreover, this programme is the right choice for anyone interested in environmental issues.
The master study programme Quantitative finance and actuarial sciences is designed to develop in-depth knowledge and specific skills in asset management, risk management, and actuarial sciences for future employees in the financial industry.
The programme's goal is to acquaint the students with specific features of the finance and insurance industry. As part of core courses and specific track courses, students learn the basics of quantitative finance, actuarial sciences, the insurance industry, econometric analysis, and modelling.
Given the programme’s methodological demands and level of difficulty, adequate prior knowledge of mathematics, microeconomics, and macroeconomics is required. Students demonstrate this by passing exams and fulfilling requirements in the relevant courses or holding a recognized undergraduate degree. Students can select several courses and self-design either a more Quantitative finance-oriented track or a more Actuarial sciences-oriented track.
The master study programme Tourism offers an in-depth understanding of tourist operations, management, marketing, tourist development and its effects, both theoretically and through practical examples. By studying literature and business examples, through discussions during lectures and seminars, via own individual work and group work you will acquire the knowledge and skills you need for a successful professional career.
Within this process, you will be supported by domestic and foreign professors and experts working in the areas of practice, politics and tourism development. You will also acquire special knowledge and skills related to value-based business operations and the requirements of sustainable development. And you will have the opportunity to study some of the contents abroad. When you complete the study programme you will be qualified to analyse, synthesise and independently formulate solutions to complex tourism business and development problems facing tourist companies, destinations, public sector organisations and non-governmental ones. The research methods and procedures will help you develop the critical thinking and profile of a global citizen who is aware of the responsibility for a better economic, social and environmental future.