Public Relations

Public relations ( communication management and strategic communication also denominated) is among the fastest growing professions in the world. Doctoral studies in public relations are intended for exceptional students who aspire to university level teaching and research positions, or top posts in the field itself. Public relations studies at the faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana are intertwined with international networks of this young discipline, in the development of which it collaborates actively. The students participate in doctoral seminars of the European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA), and the International Symposia of Public Relations Research (BledCom).


Ms. Anita Žagar
Ofice for Postgraduate study

Dr. Dejan Verčič
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 Marketing Communications and Public Relations

The Chair of Marketing Communications and Public Relations currently offers five study programmes on marketing communications and public relations: one at the undergraduate level, two graduate and two doctoral programmes.