Gender Studies

Gender Studies has developed as an academic discipline in the last few decades. As a rule, gender studies is an interdisciplinary field of research, which involves knowledge of philosophy, psychoanalysis, history, anthropology, sociology, political sciences, literary theory and media studies. The basic research topics are the roots of gender knowledge and gender differences. It involves questioning and reviewing of some “mainstream” and “malestream” theories and theorisations of gender in social and humanistic academic production but also a review of some early feminist approaches to gender. In this respect, the methodology and epistemology of gender studies are of crucial importance, as well as gender determination in all key phases of the research procedure (formulation of research questions, selection of methods, sampling information, interpretation or data analysis, writing research papers). Furthermore, particular attention is paid to the gender dimensions of globalisation processes, intercultural comparisons and interculturality, to relations between (new) technologies and gender, to cultural representations of gender and to the analysis of attempts to transform social and political institutions based on specific patterns of power relations between the genders.



Ms. Anita Žagar
Ofice for Postgraduate study

Dr. Zdenka Šadl
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 Theoretical Sociology

The Chair of Sociology builds on a rich tradition of theoretical and empirical research on the wide range of issues related to social life.