Journalism Studies

Students will study various approaches to analysing journalism as an institutional practice of representation within particular historical, political, economic, and cultural contexts. They will gain theoretical knowledge which enables critical understanding and the application of different approaches to analysis of journalistic processes and problems, related to gathering, investigating, reporting, evaluating, interpreting, commenting, editing and formulating information, transferred to various audiences in local, regional, national, and international environments by different mass media, from print to the internet. The doctoral seminar emphasises the problem of journalism crises, which is in contemporary journalism studies linked, above all, to so-called convergence culture, and to permeating journalism as a cultural practice with contemporary information technologies, as well as to blurring borders between journalism and other media discourses.


Ms. Anita Žagar
Ofice for Postgraduate study

Prof Dr Melita Poler Kovačič
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 Journalism

Chair of Journalism educates and trains students to become well versed in social sciences, highly literate and competent professional journalists.