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Qualification: Doctorate in the field of adult education (no legal status)

Doctorate in the field of adult education (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

  • perform highly complex analytical work independently,
  • analyse social phenomena,
  • advise on various trends in social events, development and management,
  • synthesise knowledge in a specific field and apply it in the resolution of a specific problem,
  • synthesise and contextualise analytical events,
  • independently carry out, coordinate, manage and organise research,
  • use and further develop various research methods and techniques,
  • demonstrate autonomy and self-initiative in research work,
  • very broadly, critically and reflectively understand a selected environment, the structures and functioning of (legal) norms and institutions, and the dynamics of development,
  • plan, evaluate and develop view to the future,
  • anticipate the development of events,
  • differentiate between the essential and non-essential and search for more sustained solutions to fundamental problems,
  • appropriately communicate developmental events,
  • demonstrate the abilities of written expression, public presentation and argumentation,
  • demonstrate the ability of verbal expression, and give clear, active and well-argumented presentations,
  • lead a team and/or group and demonstrate cooperativeness,
  • respect the opinions of others and fulfil an agreed role within a team or group,
  • break down, determine the sequence of and coordinate work tasks, and select methods and modes of work in accordance with the standards of the profession,
  • control, manage and mediate conflicts,
  • negotiate, argue and formulate negotiating positions,
  • work flexibly in all social environments, in various social contexts and in cooperation with the rest of the world, demonstrate interdisciplinary skills, and understand cultural pluralism,
  • make contact within and outside and organisation, and manage formal and informal relations,
  • apply scientific research ethics and humanistic values in all work environments,
  • demonstrate a broad humanistic-social horizon and quality interdisciplinary research work.

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University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Social Sciences

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  • A completed second-cycle study programme; or
  • a completed former study programme to obtain an academic higher education; or 
  • a completed former study programme leading to a specialisation, provided that candidates have already completed a professional higher education programme; for enrolment in a third-cycle doctoral study programme, the relevant body of the member institution defines course units totalling between 30 and 60 credits at the proposal of the area coordinator responsible for doctoral studies; or 
  • a completed former study programme leading to a master's degree or specialisation following completion of a study programme leading to an academic higher education qualification; for enrolment in a third-cycle doctoral study programme, the relevant body of the member institution recognises course units totalling at least 60 credits at the proposal of the area coordinator responsible for doctoral studies.

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Examination performance is scored as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10). 

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Candidates must successfully complete all study requirements prescribed by a programme and successfully defend their doctoral dissertation. Doctoral candidates must publish at least one scientific article in the field of their doctorate in a publication recognised as relevant by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Sciences. The doctoral candidate must be the lead author of the article. The scientific article must be published or accepted for publication before the oral presentation of the doctoral dissertation.

NQF Level: 
10
Access requirements: 
  • A completed second-cycle study programme; or
  • a completed former study programme to obtain an academic higher education; or 
  • a completed former study programme leading to a specialisation, provided that candidates have already completed a professional higher education programme; for enrolment in a third-cycle doctoral study programme, the relevant body of the member institution defines course units totalling between 30 and 60 credits at the proposal of the area coordinator responsible for doctoral studies; or 
  • a completed former study programme leading to a master's degree or specialisation following completion of a study programme leading to an academic higher education qualification; for enrolment in a third-cycle doctoral study programme, the relevant body of the member institution recognises course units totalling at least 60 credits at the proposal of the area coordinator responsible for doctoral studies.
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Candidates must successfully complete all study requirements prescribed by a programme and successfully defend their doctoral dissertation. Doctoral candidates must publish at least one scientific article in the field of their doctorate in a publication recognised as relevant by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Sciences. The doctoral candidate must be the lead author of the article. The scientific article must be published or accepted for publication before the oral presentation of the doctoral dissertation.