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Journalism Studies

The Journalism Studies field of study provides theoretical foundations and methodological competence for the conceptual understanding, empirical research and analytical explanation of journalism’s complexity, its historical development and its contemporary social and technological changes. In addressing journalism as a specific societal institution, discourse, profession and work, it applies various approaches, well-established in journalism studies, such as political sciences, sociology, cultural sciences, political economy and linguistics, as well as qualitative and quantitative methodological traditions. It tackles various research topics in-depth, such as the epistemology of journalism, the role of journalism in society, journalism ethics, media law and journalism, technological innovations in journalism, the economy of journalism, the cultural production of journalism, working relations and conditions in journalism, journalism and audiences, the history of journalism, journalism education and professionalization.


Prof. dr. Melita Poler Kovačič
Study field coordinator

Ms. Anita Žagar
Student affairs office

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.