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Political Science

Students will get to know the latest currents of contemporary political science. They upgrade their knowledge of fundamental contemporary branches and schools for understanding politics and the political. 

The programme focuses on criteria for the classification of phenomena and schools pertaining to the field of political science. Particular attention will be paid to analysis of the political interpretation of theoretical concepts. The programme will strive to uncover new interpretations of political and fundamental concepts, such as the state, political power, civil society, interest, sovereignty, ideology, democracy, property, public and profession. Students will also study and explore what specific authors have had to say about the given concepts: in particular, Gramsci and his concept of hegemony and Foucault's concept of authority. The programme will also introduce the question of political mediation in medicine, pharmacy, the body, nature, the environment, space, society and other areas.


Ms. Anita Žagar
Ofice for Postgraduate study

Dr. Ziga Vodovnik
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 Political Science

The mission of the Chair of Theoretical Political Science is to achieve a comprehensive knowledge transfer to students in the field of political theory and contemporary political processes and institutions.