German Studies, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    4030
    Tuition (Year)
    4030
    Tuition (Year)
  • Slovenian, English
    Language
University rank #501 ,
The main goal of the doctoral study program in GERMAN STUDIES is to educate and train top scholars in the field of German linguistics or German literary studies. Alongside in-depth, subject-specific knowledge and training in research methodologies, students will acquire broad general knowledge in the humanities, on the basis of which they will be able to independently develop, create and publish new knowledge in the field of German studies.

About

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 PhD program in German Language Studies has the following aims:
  • To deepen and upgrade knowledge and skills acquired at previous levels of education,
  • to upgrade the student's foreign language communication skills, especially the skill of argumentation, and debate performance,
  • to educate for independent, professionally critical and responsible work in professional fields, which demands supreme knowledge in the field of German linguistics, i.e. German literary theory,
  • to transfer the methodological knowledge and skills required by independent research in the selected field,
  • to incorporate students into existing scholarly research projects in the field of German studies in both the domestic and international environments
  • to consolidate and up improve a sense of justice, dignity and ethics in professional work.

Accreditation

The study programme has been accredited by the Slovene National Agency of Quality Assurance.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Slovenian
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Predefined
  • Educational Form Academic

Programme Structure

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.

German Language

1st year
  • Methods of research
  • German Linguistics I: Research Approaches
  • German Linguistics II: Research Approaches
  • Language Theory: Selected Topics
2nd year
  • Students choose one of the modules offered, depending on IRW I.
  • Module A1: Lexicology, Phraseology and Lexicography
  • Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Lexicography
  • Elective subject
  • Module B1: Applied Stylistics
  • The Cognitive Paradigm in Stylistics
  • Elective subject
  • Module C1: Sociolinguistics
  • Selected Topics in Sociolinguistics
  • Elective subjec
  • tModule D1: Language Acquisition
  • The Course of Language Acquisition
  • Elective subject
  • Obligatory subject for all modules:
  • IRW II
  • Module A2: Lexicology, Phraseology and Lexicography
  • Phraseology in Cultural Contex
  • tLanguage Corpora
  • Module B2: Applied Stylistics, Module C2: Sociolinguistics, Module D2: Language Acquisition
  • Phraseology in Cultural Context
  • Elective subject
  • Obligatory subject for all modules
  • IRW III
3rd year
  • IRW IV
  • Dissertation seminar
  • Writing PhD dissertation
  • German Literature
1st year
  • Methods of research
  • Transculturality: Theoretical Background and Research Approaches
  • Cultural Transfer in German Literature: Research Approaches
  • Systems of and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature
  • IRW I
  • Dissertation Seminar I
2nd year
  • Students choose one of the modules offered, depending on IRW I.
  • Module A1: Transculturality in German Literature of the 20th Century
  • Literature of the Former GDR
  • Elective subject
  • Module B1: Cultural Transfer in the German Literary System
  • Theories and Methods of Interdisciplinary Research on Print Media
  • Elective subject
  • Module C1: Systemic and Interdisciplinary Literary Approaches
  • Contemporary Theories of Literature: Selected Chapters
  • Elective subject
  • Obligatory subject for all modules
  • IRW II
  • Module A2: Transculturality in German literature of the 20th Century
  • Contemporary Austrian Literature
  • Elective subject
  • Module B2: Cultural Transfer in the German Literary System
  • German Drama in Croatian Theatre
  • Elective subject
  • Module C2: Systemic and Interdisciplinary Literary Approaches
  • Comparative Literary History
  • Elective subject
  • Obligatory subject for all modules:
  • IRW III
3rd year
  • IRW IV
  • Dissertation Seminar II
  • Writing PhD dissertation

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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Academic Requirements

Candidates who completed the following may apply for the doctoral (3rd-cycle) programme “German Studies”
  • A master's (2nd-cycle) programme;
  • An undergraduate programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004;
  • A bachelor’s vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 and a specialisation programme;
  • Study programmes educating students for professions regulated by EU directives or another master’s programme corresponding to 300 ECTS credits.

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:

track “German Language”:
  • Understanding and Creating Written Texts (3 ECTS)
  • Understanding and Creating Oral Texts (3 ECTS)
  • Language and Literature in Popular Culture (3 ECTS)
  • Contrastive Textology (3 ECTS)
  • Contrastive Discourse Analysis (3 ECTS)
  • Multilingual and Language Contacts (3 ECTS)
  • Dictionary as Cultural Practice (4 ECTS)
  • Interculturality in Professional Communication (3 ECTS)
  • German Language: Intercultural Aspects (3 ECTS)
  • Language Mistakes (3 ECTS)
track “German Literature”:
  • Understanding and Creating Written Texts (3 ECTS)
  • Understanding and Creating Oral Texts (3 ECTS)
  • Regional German Literature of the Contact Spaces (3 ECTS)
  • Transculturality in German literature of the 20th Century (3 ECTS)
  • Literature and Popular Culture (3 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Intercultural Literary Science (3 ECTS)
  • Classics of Children´s and Juvenile Literature (3 ECTS)
  • Literature of the 20th and 21st century in School (3 ECTS)
  • Foreign- and Self-Images in Recent German Literature (3 ECTS)
  • Language and Literature in Popular Culture (3 ECTS)

If there is greater demand then there are places available, candidates shall be ranked according to:

  • grade point average (70%);
  • grade in the elective exam (30%).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 4030 International
  • EUR 4030 EU/EEA

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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