Ph.D. On Campus


University of Maribor

48 months
2600 EUR/year
2600 EUR/year
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The 3rd-cycle study programme in Sociology leads to "doktorat znanosti" (PhD degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Arts and its goals derive from the characteristics of sociological and social studies. Besides deepening the knowledge from the first two cycles on a general theoretical-conceptual level, it offers students an additional opportunity to apply knowledge in practice.



Broad competencies developed by students increase their employment possibilities, while specific knowledge of sociology and society present high qualifications and acquaintance with concrete working tasks in the field of sociology and other social sciences, politics, economy, anthropology, pedagogy, philosophy, information science, social work, and work in governmental and non-governmental organizations. 

Students´ knowledge and its application stem from scholarly research work, which involves knowing and applying statistical methodological approaches and starting-points, representing the basis for process analysis in a global society, establishing their causes and predicting their long-term consequences, and creating strategies for ameliorating their potentially negative consequences. 

With an increased connection of knowledge and relations in the European Union countries, the emphasis is on students´ understanding of the significance of cooperation and integration, especially in terms of intercultural dialogue and effective professional communication, in Slovene and other languages.

The basic aim of the programme is to form an open, flexible, and well versed person who is at the same time sufficiently specialized and capable of accomplishing specific tasks demanded by the labor market at a particular moment. 

During the study process, students become highly motivated, as the acquired knowledge and competencies give them opportunities to become included in a further, lifelong educational process.


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:

  • Sociologic Conceptualization of Social Phenomena (6)
  • Religion and Contemporary Society (6)
  • Comparative Religion (6)
  • Selected Themes from Sociology of Globalisation (6)
  • Chapters from Economic Development and Social Inequalities (6)
  • Themes in Sociological Perspectives on Gender in Contemporary Societies (6)
  • Politics and Modern Society (6)

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

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

    2600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2600 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2600 EUR per year 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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