Cultural Studies is an exciting field at the intersection of the humanities and social sciences. It offers energetic new takes on everyday life and culture, and encourages creativity, critical thought, and social responsibility. Cultural Studies provides tools for observing, grasping, and intervening into trends and transformations in the ways we live our lives; at home, in the workplace, and out in the streets, online and off the grid. It is passionate about justice, equality, and sustainability, and committed to interrogating power relations in the modern world.
The Chair of Cultural Studies at the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Social Sciences was established in 1994. It develops and runs BA, MA, and PhD Cultural-Studies programs. Inspired by life, our programs are designed to prepare you for life, today and in the new world, the one that we see forming in front of our eyes. We will help you on your way to make it more just, more sustainable, and more fun.
Our programs are built around courses that encourage you to understand the world from the perspectives of cultural anthropology, media, film, and game studies, science and technology studies, gender studies, religion studies, ethnic studies, philosophy, and critical theory. These perspectives are supported by courses designed to develop your creative skills by engaging with classical and new media - from cinema to TikTok; and formats - from novels to memes.
In short, while broadening their intellectual horizons and acquiring interdisciplinary research skills, our students write, design, and create content. Offering transferable skills and developing flexibility and strong interdisciplinary analytical skills, our BA and MA programs are ideal for content creators of various kinds, including influencers, social activists, and media editors. They are a great starting point for future specialists in the quickly developing fields of the creative and media industries, heritage protection, interpretation, and management, and cultural tourism. Our graduates are successful in various workplaces, from small and large media companies to galleries and museums; from institutions managing cultural heritage to those that work in tourism; from diplomatic services to various NGOs and research institutions.
Are you interested in our programs but worried about the language barrier?
We encourage diversity, and our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs are open to applicants from abroad.