Master of Political Science - Political Theory

If you are interested in understanding and explaining the political and social dilemmas of the (post)modern world, the programme Political Science – Political Theory should be your primary choice. The programme is an advanced programme in Political Science, focused on the interdisciplinary study of political ideas, institutions, and practices. Although the programme is specialised in political theories, our curriculum offers opportunities to graduate students to focus on other subfields of political science: e.g. political communication, political philosophy, political economy, and comparative politics. The programme offers vibrant intellectual community, paying special attention to students particular research foci (individual curriculum) and their quality scholarship. The programme attracts graduate students from across the world and together we (re)think politically about the world and the role of political science.

The programme gathers some of the most prominent scholars in the field, so graduate students can expect a broad spectrum of theories and methodologies, designed to compete with the highest standards of similar programmes at leading academic institutions.

Contact

Student Affairs Office:
masterstudies@fdv.uni-lj.si

prof. dr. Žiga Vodovnik
Programme Coordinator
Ziga.vodovnik@fdv.uni-lj.si

Quick facts

Type: second level Master study programme of Political Science - Political Theory
Duration: 1 year
ECTS: 60
Language: English
Professional title: Master of Political Science / magister/-ica politologije

Deadline for applicants: 

1st application period:

31 May 2018 (for EU and non-EU candidates)

The candidates must fulfill all enrolment criteria and send all required documents for the recognition of foreign education till July 6, 2018.

2nd application period (only for EU candidates):

from 21 August till 27 August 2018 (only for programmes with free places after 1st application period).

The candidates must fulfill all enrolment criteria and send all required documents for the recognition of foreign education till September 14, 2018.

Intake: Until 30 September 2018  

General requirements for enrolment: 240 ECTS

Tuition fee: 4.000 €*

This is a full-time study programme.

*In the academic year 2018/19, only full-time students may enroll into 2nd level study programmes at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Therefore, citizens from the EU and from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo are not required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees apply for full-time students from countries outside the EU.
 
Exception: Students who enroll into 2nd level study programmes with an already achieved 2nd level of education should pay tuition fees also for full-time study.

How to apply for master's programmes

Enrolment

Foreign citizens who have completed undergraduate study programme abroad may enrol in the first year of the Bologna Master’s study programme if they complete the procedure of recognition of foreign undergraduate education.

Curricula

First year

Elective courses

Contemporary Theories of Political Community and Models of Political Subjectivation. For the one elective course, students can choose from any master course at the school.

Faculty and visiting professors

Dr. Žiga Vodovnik, Dr. Andrej Lukšič, Dr. Jernej Pikalo, Dr. Igor Lukšič, Dr. Andrej Kurnik, Dr. Cirila Toplak.

Dr. Tihomir Cipek (University of Zagreb), Dr. Igor Štiks (University of Edinburgh).

 

General competences

Although the programme is specialised in political theories, it also offers courses in various areas of specialisation in political science: e.g., contemporary political philosophy, political communication, political economy, and comparative politics. The programme prepares students for further academic or professional careers by introducing them to cutting-edge scholarships across the field and, especially, by paying attention to the students’ individual research foci (individual curriculum), needed for their academic and professional progress. 

Employment

Studying Political Theory can open up a wide range of job opportunities in both the public, private, and not-for-profit private sectors. The programme offers strong qualifications for individuals who are considering government or academic careers, or careers as political advisers, political analysts, party leaders, political campaign workers, and political spokesmen, among others. Graduates can find jobs at international and regional organizations like the United Nations or European Union, work as educators, political activists or social advocates in the non-governmental sector,  or even pursue a career as business consultants for multinational corporations.

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.