American Studies

The interdisciplinary doctoral programme in the field of American Studies is an established and verified study programme, which has been implemented at the Faculty of Social Sciences since 1985 (it was later transformed into World Studies), and at the Faculty of Arts continuously since 1998. The variety of optional subjects in the programme are particularly worthy of mention as well as the cooperation of lecturers from Slovene universities (University of Ljubljana, University of Maribor, University of the Littoral) and well-established universities in the U.S.A. and Canada (University of California at Davis, Washington State University, University of Manitoba, Stanford University.

The objective of doctoral programme is to form and educate experts who will be well acquainted with American developments in society, culture, education and in political studies, socioeconomic, defence and communicational disciplines. Doctoral students will be well-equipped for dealing with everyday tasks in their working milieus in the administrative, media, economic, diplomatic, pedagogic and research spheres, and because of the acquired knowledge they will be effective and able to react very quickly. The programme in American Studies is intended to broaden the academic knowledge of graduates of various humanities and social sciences disciplines in relation to American developments in these fields.   


Ms. Anita Žagar
Ofice for Postgraduate study

prof. dr. Tomaž Deželan
Study field coordinator

Quick facts


Type: third level Doctoral study programme
Duration: 4 years
ECTS: 240
Language: English
Professional title: Doctor of Philosophy / doktor znanosti
General requirements for enrolment: 300 ECTS
Tuition fee: 10.600 € for programme


Foreign citizens who have completed study programme abroad may enrol in doctoral study programme if they complete the offical Slovenian procedure of recognition of foreign undergraduate education.

General competences

The main purpose of the programmes is to provide doctoral students with fundamental knowledge from their research disciplines in different fields of the humanities and social sciences, while developing the competences required for independent research and the application of knowledge at an internationally comparable level.

Chair of Policy Analysis and Public Administration

The chair strives to provide excellence in education, research and development of the political science profession in Slovenia as well as in Central Europe and broader international area.