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Chair of Cultural Studies

  • Chair of Cultural Studies

    Where no ideas are killed.

  • Chair of Cultural Studies

    Where no ideas are killed.

  • Chair of Cultural Studies

    Where no ideas are killed.

  • Chair of Cultural Studies

    Where no ideas are killed.

  • Chair of Cultural Studies

    Where no ideas are killed.

  • Chair of Cultural Studies

    Where no ideas are killed.

  • Chair of Cultural Studies

    Where no ideas are killed.

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.

MEMPOP “Loaded”: Presentation of current research and the future of regional cultural studies

The MEMPOP Loading: Regional Perspectives on Memory, Popular Culture and Cultural Studies two-day international workshop that took place on June 6-7, 2024 at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljanafeatured a selection of presentations on diverse current research and stressed the need for more interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary popular culture. The workshop concluded with an initiative to establish a regional network bringing together cultural studies scholars in and from Central and South-Eastern Europe.

11. June 2024 | News, Projects, Impressions

MEMPOP Loading: Regional Perspectives on Memory, Popular Culture and Cultural Studies

Organized as part of the 30th anniversary of the Department of Cultural Studies, the two-day event offers a platform for popular culture and collective memory researchers from Central and Southeastern Europe to discuss their ongoing research on popular music, film, murals, and video games as mnemonic media embedded into complex configurations of people, technologies, policies, and markets.

21. May 2024 | Notifications, Impressions from abroad, News, Projects, Povezave

Cultural Studies researchers from the Universities of Ljubljana and Rijeka launch pioneering collaborative project on the aesthetics and strategies of collective memory in popular culture (MEMPOP), November 17-18 2023

A bilateral, cross-border project, bringing together interdisciplinary teams of researchers at the Cultural Studies departments of the University of Ljubljana (Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Arts) and the University of Rijeka (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences), MEMPOP will address this major theoretical and methodological challenge by zooming in on the memory of the 1990s in the post-Yugoslav space, and developing a digital platform allowing for simultaneous research into different popular cultural forms.

5. December 2023 | Impressions from abroad, Projects, Impressions

The undergraduate Cultural-Studies program is offered in the Slovenian language.

Non-Slovenian nationals are welcome to enrol, but intermediate (B2) command of Slovenian is required to follow the undergraduate program.

It takes approximately two semesters of Slovenian language courses for students, offered by the University of Ljubljana’s Centre for Slovene as a Second and Foreign Language (our recommended institution for this purpose).

Undergraduate Programmes

The Master’s program in Cultural Studies is open to students who are not proficient Slovenian-speakers, should they commit to a taking an intensive Slovenian language course in their first year.