Slovene Studies, MA


The second-level programme of Slovenian studies with the education track is conducted by the Department of Slovene Studies

Basic data

Title and level of the study program: Master study programme (2nd level)
Acquired professional title: Master professor of Slovenian studies (mag. prof. slov.)
Duration of the study program: 2 years (4 semesters)
Number of credit points ECTS: 120 ECTS
Mode of study: regular

The goals and competencies of a graduatetop

Master's major study of Slovenian Studies with education track is based on the needs of theoretical expertise and application of linguistic and literary knowledge from the past and present developments and the state of the Slovenian language. Other knowledge includes linguistic theories of the 20th century, the confrontation of the Slovenian language with Slavic, Romance and Germanic linguistic phenomena as well as world literature from the beginnings to the present together with literary theory. In this regard, students discuss in detail the linguistic, literary and other cultural specifics of Slovenian border and cultural-contact areas with a particular emphasis on the area between the Alps and the Adriatic, as well as some key elements of Slovenian culture from historical, geographical and anthropological cultural aspects, even in comparison with other cultures.

The study programme provides in-depth knowledge and assimilation of basic as well as special pedagogical and educational knowledge and skills necessary for teaching Slovenian language and literature in all types and levels of elementary and secondary schools. This knowledge is presented both from theoretical and practical point of view; the first in the form of lectures, the other in the form of seminars and, above all, study practice, which students perform at primary and secondary schools through hospitations and independent classes. Masters of Arts also possess all the necessary psychological, pedagogical and educational skills competences for the implementation of contemporary teaching of Slovenian language and literature, in addition to the professional and theoretical knowledge that is the basis for independent research work and for possible continuation of studies at level 3.


Employment opportunitiestop

Masters of Arts of the Slovenian studies programme gain in-depth knowledge of both fundamental elements of the specialization and its methodological approaches and orientations. They are trained for work in elementary and secondary schools, as well as in research institutions and for assistant work in various research and applied projects.

Work opportunities are also available in all those environments where a wide range of knowledge and knowledge of social and cultural problems, phenomena and processes are needed locally, nationally and internationally. They also train them to work in public relations, to coordinate cultural and tourist activities where they are able to integrate their heritage into the tourist offer and design new tourist products, and in the professions of the media and creative industries.


Conditions for enrollmenttop

In a major Slovenian studies programme of the 2nd level with the educational track may enroll the candidates who:

a. Graduated in the 1st level study programmes in the field of Slovenian studies.

b. Graduated in the 1st level study programmes in other professional fields if they fulfill the study obligations that are essential for the continuation of studies prior to enrollment. Up to 60 ECTS credits are determined by the competent commission of the UP FHŠ on the basis of the candidate's individual application taking into account the field of preliminary study. The prescribed obligations can be accomplished by the candidate during the first-level studies, in training programmes or other forms of formal education, or by passing the exams prior to enrolling in a master's study program.

c. Completed a comparable study programme abroad and were entitled, according to the law, to continue their education in the study program.


Conditions for selection in the event of a subscription limittop

In the event that the number of applicants exceeds the number of places advertised, the selection of candidates for enrollment shall take into account the average grade for the first level examinations.

Conditions for advancement in the programtop

The condition for advancement to the higher year is that the student gathers at least 54 ECTS from the enrolled year, and must have fulfilled all required conditions for advancement to the higher year.

Students may exceptionally be enrolled in the higher year if they have gathered at least 48 ECTS from the enrolled year if there are justified reasons for this, and all compulsory subjects must be accomplished for advancement to the higher year. The role of the student is dealt with by the competent commission UP FHŠ.

Students may repeat the 1st year once if they collect at least 30 ECTS of this year.