Curricula

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Izvedba letnikov

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The programme consists of organised classes (60 credits) and individual research work for the doctoral thesis (120 credits).

No.

Course/form of study

ECTS

Year 1

1.

Compulsory core course I 

Theories of society

10

2.

Compulsory core course II 

Methodology and  epistemology of the social sciences

10

3.

Elective seminar course I

Seminar ajusted to the study field

10

4.

Elective seminar course II

Seminar ajusted to doctoral thesis topic prepared by supervisor

10

5.

Research work

Work on the doctoral thesis proposal

20

Year 2

6.

External course

External elective course

10

7.

Research work

Elaboration of the thesis proposal

15

Registration and public presentation of the doctoral thesis topic

15

Work on academic article

20

Year 3

8.

Research work

Preparation of the doctoral thesis and academic article for publication

50

9.

Public presentation of research results

Public presentation of research results and defence of the doctoral thesis in front of a committee

10

In the first year the curriculum requires registration of two compulsory core courses (Theories of  society and Methodology and  epistemology of the social sciences) worth 20 ECTS, two elective seminar courses ajusted to the study field worth 20 ECTS. Students will thus obtain a thorough overview of methods and theory from the chosen research field, and also some subject-specific knowledge closely related to their field of interest, which should help in the preparation of the doctoral thesis. Individual research work in the first year focuses mainly on preparing the doctoral thesis proposal. The completion of 40 ECTS in organised forms of study is required for progression to the seconed year of study.

In the second year, students choose an external course worth 10 ECTS, providing for external electivity and international mobility. The rest of the second year programme is implemented in the form of individual research, intended for the preparation of the doctoral thesis and the authored academic article. The approval of the doctoral thesis topic by the University of Ljubljana, which is processed during the second year of doctoral study, is required for enrolment in the third year of the doctoral programme.

The study process in the third year is implemented entirely in the form of individual research activity, opening with the presentation of research results by the end of study year and an authored academic article, which must be accepted for publication or be already published in an adequately assessed and relevant scientific journal prior to the announcement of the defence of the doctoral thesis. The doctoral student has to be the first author of the article.