Ph.D. On Campus

Criminal Justice and Security

University of Maribor

48 months
3475 EUR/year
3475 EUR/year
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The 3rd-cycle study programme in Criminal Justice and Security leads to "doktorat znanosti" (PhD degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security. 



The goal of the doctoral study programme is to provide experts in the field of criminal justice and security with extensive knowledge in and a broad perspective of social sciences, as well as a high level of understanding of social phenomena, trends related to the implementation of control activities, the functioning of institutions responsible for performing formal social control (the police, prosecution, courts, prisons, intelligence services), informal social control (factors related to socialisation, family, education system, associations, civil society), and institutionalised informal control (particularly detective agencies and private security companies). 

During their PhD studies, students broaden their knowledge in the field of understanding social, psychological, philosophical, economic, behavioural, historical and political aspects of criminality, deviance and the criminal-justice system; conducting research in the aetiology, prevention, and control of criminality and deviance, including an adequate response to such phenomena; studying criminal law and criminal proceedings; studying, understanding and improving the work of the police, prosecution, the judiciary and institutions responsible for the enforcement of penal sanctions.


The study programme has been accredited by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Slovenian abbreviation: NAKVIS; English abbreviation SQAA). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Topics in Forensic Psychology (6)
  • Advanced Topics in Cybersecurity (6)
  • Understanding Contemporary Societies (6)
  • Financial and Organised Crime in a Context of Hybrid Threats (6)
  • Criminology Aspects of Environmental Protection (6)
  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure for Investigators (6)
  • Criminal Investigation and Forensic Medicine Aspects of Detection, Investigation and Proving of Selected Forms of Crimes (6)

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Slovenian, Partially taught in English


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3475 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13900 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3475 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13900 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.

Living costs for Maribor

480 - 700 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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