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.