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Cultural Studies

The study field is framed by two main traditions in cultural studies – the Birmingham School and Frankfurt School.  The field, however, is not designed in an exclusive manner. Related social sciences and humanities (sociology of literature, subcultural studies, discourse analysis, mythocriticism, and cognitive science) are also being consulted, to the extent that their inclusion is justified and necessary. 

An interdisciplinary approach is justified and necessary both for the theoretical study of different forms of contemporary cultural expressions (elite and popular literature, genre and authorial films, youth and urban subcultures, everyday lifestyles, etc.) and for practical use in a given social environment. The latter is made possible through packages of knowledge drawn from cultural management and cultural policies studies, while the packages of knowledge from epistemology and sociology of knowledge give credibility to the power of judgement in terms of the contemporary 'scientification' of the world and globalisation of instrumental reason


Ms. Anita Žagar
Ofice for Postgraduate study

Dr. Peter Stanković
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 Cultural Studies

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