The main PhD program in GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDIES aims to educate and qualify superb professionals in the field of German linguistic, i.e. German literary scholarship.
Besides in depth, subject-specific knowledge and research methodology, the student will acquire a broad humanistic perspective. Based on these, he /she will acquire the ability to understand complex linguistic concepts: i.e.; issues in literary theory,, and theoretical and methodological concepts. He /she will be capable of independently developing, creating and publishing the new knowledge, developing critical thinking, and will be morally and ethically responsible in conceiving research activities in his or her chosen field, and of competently conducting scholarly research projects.
The suggested program is also up-to-date regarding the chosen content, and methodologically adapted for interdisciplinary research projects. This is why it assures an education and qualifications suited to contemporary professionals. They will be able to deal in depth with their own professional field, and at the same time, with general, transferable knowledge and skills, to cope with the demands of a contemporary learning society. They will be the highest professionally and academically qualified professionals in the field of German language studies, and trained in interdisciplinary research cooperation.
The study programme has been accredited by the Slovene National Agency of Quality Assurance.
You can apply until:
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Doctoral study program German Studies (3rd cycle) enables for independent research and development work in the field of German language science or literature of the German speaking area and enables employment in scientific institutions or higher educational and university education, respectively.
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.Take IELTS test
The programme will be implemented in German. Therefore, candidates’ knowledge of German should correspond to at least the B2 level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Candidates referred to in indent (c) must fulfil the following study obligations corresponding to 31 ECTS in the field German Language or 30 ECTS in the field German Literature. These obligations refer to accredited courses under 2nd-cycle programmes implemented by the Department of German Studies, Faculty of Arts of the University of Maribor:
If there is greater demand then there are places available, candidates shall be ranked according to:
The amount of the tuition fee is set by the relevant educational institution and is the same as the tuition fee for part-time programmes for Slovene citizens. The tuition for the current academic year must be paid upon enrolment.
The list of tuition fees is available at: www.um.si/studij/financiranje/Strani/default.aspx
Foreign citizens residing in the Republic of Slovenia who are taxable persons in the RS (or their parents/guardians), EU citizens and citizens of countries with which the RS has concluded bilateral agreements are exempted from paying the tuition fee for full-time postgraduate programmes.
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