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Public Administration

Public administration studies contributes in particular to the modernisation of administrative and political processes and administration in general. Students are introduced to contemporary public administration theory and processes that are closely connected with politics. The seminar follows the example of most recognised political science doctoral studies in public administration, focussing above all on the research of contemporary relations between political and administrative systems, and the related problems and solutions; research into the understanding of changing administrative structures and administrative systems; their relations to other (supra-) state structures and the wider environment; the role of the state or civil servants in the system; topical politically administrative cultures and the functioning of organisations, administrative management etc. The contents of seminars place particular emphasis on systems and forms of sub-national, national and international management of both urban and rural areas, in different politically administrative systems and traditions.


Ms. Anita Žagar
Ofice for Postgraduate study

Prof. dr. Miro Haček
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 Policy Analysis and Public Administration

The Chair actively contributes to the excellence in education, research and development of the political science discipline and profession in Slovenia, particularly from the perspective of comparative politics, public policy, political institutions and public administration. The faculty acting within The Chair of Policy Analysis and Public Administration are highly esteemed political scientists with a wide research and pedagogical opus that co-creates the European political science landscape.