Slovene Studies, PhD


Doctoral studies in Slovenian are conducted by the Department of Slovene Studies

Basic data

Name and level of study programme: Doctoral study programme, 3rd level
Scientific title: Phylosophy Doctor (PhD)
Duration of the study program: 3 years
ECTS: 180


Objectives and basic competencies of a graduatetop

The study programme follows from the need for theoretical knowledge and the need to apply linguistic and literary knowledge acquired during the past and contemporary development, the state of the Slovenian language, linguistic theories of the 20th century and the confrontation of the Slovenian language with Slavic, Romance and Germanic linguistic phenomena, together with the development of Slovenian and also world literatures from the beginnings to the present, and the literary theory. In this regard, students discuss in detail the linguistic, literary and other cultural specifics of Slovenian border and cultural-related areas, with a special 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 preserves the whole of the necessary classical Slovenian studies knowledge, but deals with them and connects them in a more modern way. It also focuses on the study of language/s and literature/s in intercultural spaces, especially in the area of ​​the cultural contact area between the Alps and the Adriatic, where various social and cultural spaces, various forms of social, cultural and spatial identity, as well as various interethnic, international and interregional linguistic and cultural policies come together.

Special emphasis is put on methodological and theoretical approaches in linguistics and literary studies, since each individually designed study curriculum contains at least one (basic) methodological module. This encourages critical reflection and a deepened approach to individual doctoral dissertation. The study thus enables individual development of various contemporary concepts of linguistics - from etymology to conversational analysis based on modern linguistic technologies - and literary studies. At the same time, the programme does not exclude classical linguistic approaches to language as a system and literary history and theory. In short, the third level programme of Slovenian studies offers a complex, comprehensive and contrastive view of the Slovenian language and literature.


General competencestop

• competence to manage the most demanding scientific research projects;
• the ability to evaluate and apply critical reflection;
• commitment to professional ethics;
• ability of interdisciplinary work;
• ability of ethical reflection;
• independence in their research and professional work.


Subject-specific competencestop

• the ability to manage the most demanding scientific research projects from various fields of the Slovenian language, linguistics and literature and the ability to apply critical reflection;
• the ability to develop individual linguistic and literary concepts;
• the ability to present scientific results in the form of publications and in international scientific periodicals and professional works;
• ability to independently evaluate results and contribute to the development of science in individual fields of linguistics and literary science.


Employment opportunitiestop

The aim of the study is to help forming doctoral students who acquire an in-depth scientific insight into Slovenian studies content in terms of language and literature with a special emphasis on the languages ​​in contact, discursive studies and the genre of literature, and on the languages ​​and literatures in intercultural spaces.


Conditions for enrollmenttop

a) a degree in a 2nd level study program or
b) a degree in a previous undergraduate university study programme (a study programme adopted before 11 June 2004); or
c) a diploma in a uniform master's program, if it has been evaluated with 300 ECTS credits and lasted 5 years.

In the case of a restricted enrollment, the selection of candidates for enrollment takes into account the final grade of the previous study programme (40%) and the average grade of the exams (60%).


Conditions for direct enrollment in the 2nd yeartop

a) a diploma in the study programme for obtaining the Master of Science (accepted before 11 June 2004) in the field of linguistic and literary study programmes, but the candidate must complete the exam in the first semester of the 2nd year in the Methodology and epistemology of literary history (for literary orientation) or from the subject Qualitative and quantitative methods in linguistics: from etymology to conversational analysis (for linguistic orientation). The subject is taken instead of a seminar in an internal elective subject.

In the case of a restricted enrollment, the selection of candidates for enrollment takes into account the final grade of the previous study programme (40%) and the average grade of the exams (60%).

If there are less than 5 students enrolled in a particular course, the study will take the form of an individual study with consultations.