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Military Sociology Studies

The discipline analyses military science as a holistic synthesis of the theory and practice of the development and employment of armed forces in peace, crises and armed conflict. The epistemology of military science analyses armed conflict and other forms of military action, military terminology, laws, sayings and principles regulating the use of armed forces, methods of military science, interaction between military science and other disciplines. The course will also embrace polemist studies and the knowledge of military sociology which, together with military technical, military scientific and medical knowledge, make up the system of military science. In the field of military sociology various specialities will be offered within elective seminars, dealing with the systems of military defence, military games (planning, implementation and analysis), operation theory, military strategy, military logistics, the theory of armed forces development, features of contemporary armed conflicts, military leadership, military intelligence service, and relations between military, civil society and political state.


Ms. Anita Žagar
Ofice for Postgraduate study

Dr. Ljubica Jelušič
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 Defence Studies

By researching and teaching security, defence, military and peace issues, Chair contributes to the development of general security culture in the society.