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

Doctorate in the field of bioscience (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • carry out creative and independent research in one of the fields covered by the doctoral programme in Biosciences,
  • identify fundamental scientific problems,
  • address complex user-oriented tasks,
  • lead or coordinate research projects,
  • present their results to the general public,
  • communicate with experts from other fields within bioscience and with experts from other scientific fields,

(subject-specific competences)

  • undertake scientific and professional work at the highest level in one of the following fields: agronomy, biology, bioinformatics, biotechnology, economics of natural resources, horticulture, landscape architecture, wood and biocomposites, nanosciences, nutrition, technical systems in bioengineering, management of forest ecosystems, conservation of natural heritage, cell science, animal science and food science,
  • make expert assessments of and autonomously address the most complex questions in the above fields,
  • undertake interdisciplinary work and transfer knowledge into everyday practice.

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University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Bioengineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

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In order to complete the programme, students must successfully complete all course units prescribed by the programme, enrol in all three years of the doctoral programme and successfully defend a doctoral dissertation.

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  • A completed second-cycle study programme; or
  • a completed study programme leading to a profession regulated by European Union directives (93/16/EEC for doctors, 78/1027/EEC for veterinarians, 78/687/EEC for dentists and 85/432/EEC for pharmacists) consisting of at least 300 ECTS credits; or
  • a completed study programme leading to a specialisation and a previously completed professional higher education programme; additional course units for individual fields consisting of 30–60 ECTS credits are determined for candidates by the competent committee; or
  • a completed programme leading to a pre-Bologna research master's degree or specialisation following completion of a programme leading to an academic higher education qualification; course units consisting of 60 ECTS credits are recognised for candidates; or
  • a completed programme leading to an academic higher education qualification, adopted before 11 June 2004.

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Examination performance is graded 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).

NQF Level: 
10
Access requirements: 
  • A completed second-cycle study programme; or
  • a completed study programme leading to a profession regulated by European Union directives (93/16/EEC for doctors, 78/1027/EEC for veterinarians, 78/687/EEC for dentists and 85/432/EEC for pharmacists) consisting of at least 300 ECTS credits; or
  • a completed study programme leading to a specialisation and a previously completed professional higher education programme; additional course units for individual fields consisting of 30–60 ECTS credits are determined for candidates by the competent committee; or
  • a completed programme leading to a pre-Bologna research master's degree or specialisation following completion of a programme leading to an academic higher education qualification; course units consisting of 60 ECTS credits are recognised for candidates; or
  • a completed programme leading to an academic higher education qualification, adopted before 11 June 2004.
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In order to complete the programme, students must successfully complete all course units prescribed by the programme, enrol in all three years of the doctoral programme and successfully defend a doctoral dissertation.