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

Doctorate in the field of geography (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:
(general competences)

  • show a high level of insight into the development of geographical science,
  • show a high level of insight into the development of the modern interdependence between various social and spatial systems,
  • offer a comprehensive overview of the diversity of social and regional environments,
  • offer a comprehensive overview of the thematic categories that analyse, each from its own point of view, social and spatial interdependence at the local, regional, national, macroregional and global levels,
  • work in the field of the analysis, interpretation and direction of social and spatial phenomena and processes, which requires interdisciplinary knowledge of the highest level,
  • undertake autonomous professional work in the fields of karst geography, geography of the Mediterranean, geography of European integrations, economic geography and geography of tourism,
  • plan sustainable development opportunities in Slovenia and Europe,
  • work in institutional units at the central and local levels of the State, work in planning institutions, civil society institutions and companies, work in television and radio and other modern media,
  • demonstrate the highest proficiency in broad range of qualitative and quantitative research methods,
  • demonstrate a very high level of communication skills and expertise, critically assess and produce autonomous written texts,
  • critically assess current natural, social and political events, and interpret and evaluate natural and social phenomena,
  • demonstrate a high commitment to professional ethics and develop critical judgement that contributes to the objectivity of the results achieved,
  • critically verify written and oral sources and information and analyse phenomena,
  • analyse phenomena in spatial, political, social, economic, cultural and other contexts at the local, national and international levels,
  • apply theoretical and practical research methods in understanding and orienting the interdependence of man and his social and natural environment,

(subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate the highest level of knowledge and understanding of the philosophy of geography, its developmental dilemmas and its theoretical and applied aspects,
  • demonstrate the highest level of knowledge and understanding of the basic problems and processes of modern geography and the mutual connections and relationships within and among its sub-disciplines in the management and orientation of sustainable development,
  • demonstrate the highest level of coherent mastery of specialised knowledge from the field of geographical research methodology and integrate this knowledge with knowledge from other fields,
  • demonstrate the highest level of knowledge and understanding of the basic developmental characteristics and problems in the development, regulation and protection of the landscape and the developmental problems of different geographical areas,
  • demonstrate the highest level of knowledge and understanding of the applied possibilities of geography in the field of the specialised management of different geographically relevant areas,
  • demonstrate the highest level of knowledge and understanding of the basic characteristics of the physical and social geography of the Mediterranean and urban geography,
  • demonstrate the highest level of knowledge and understanding of the basic developmental characteristics and problems in the development, regulation and protection of coastal areas and the protection of nature and biodiversity in the Mediterranean region,
  • demonstrate the highest level of knowledge and understanding of the basic characteristics of the geography of the European Union and the geography of borders,
  • demonstrate the highest level of knowledge in the field of the study of the problems of cultural geography and the geography of minorities,
  • demonstrate the highest level of knowledge and understanding of the basic developmental characteristics and problems of the social geography of SE Europe,
  • demonstrate the highest level of knowledge in the field of the understanding and interpretation of the developmental, theoretical and applied aspects of cross-border spatial planning or migrations and social integration,
  • demonstrate the highest level of knowledge and understanding of the basic characteristics of the geography of tourism and the geography of transport,
  • demonstrate the highest level of knowledge and understanding of the basic developmental characteristics and problems of the geography of globalisation and marginal areas,
  • demonstrate the highest level of knowledge and understanding of the applied possibilities of geography in the field of the specialised management of geographical information systems for social geography,
  • resolve specific problems that arise in the course of their work, applying relevant specialised knowledge, scientific methods and skills acquired during their studies,
  • place new information and interpretations in the context of spatial planning studies or special problem areas of physical, social and regional geography,
  • demonstrate understanding of the development of various theories in their own field and other relevant fields and apply these theories when addressing specific work problems,
  • demonstrate complex understanding of the diversity and interdependence of a wide variety of social, cultural and natural spaces,
  • provide specialised interpretation of processes and phenomena in the context of natural and social spaces and orient development potential through integration of these processes and phenomena,
  • integrate and communicate information from the fields mentioned and demonstrate understanding of that information,
  • demonstrate a multidisciplinary and complex understanding of phenomena,
  • demonstrate the highest level of understanding of special social issues in the management of the natural environment, planning of spatial and social systems, demographics, political geography and other fields, and help address these issues,
  • observe spatial phenomena and make interpretive connections between field study and theoretical study of the phenomena observed,
  • communicate, demonstrate technical literacy and critically verify written sources,
  • undertake analysis and demonstrate proficiency in the analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data,
  • undertake work at the highest level in connection with the presentation of diversity and interdependence and associated work in planning, tourism and other related fields in the public and private sectors,
  • undertake work at the highest level in the field of the protection and development of complex social and natural spaces such as coastal and border areas and areas of cultural contact, and associated work in regional development agencies, local and national institutions, EU institutions and other related fields in the public and private sectors,
  • organise and lead cultural, sustainable policies and ecotourism policies.

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University of Primorska, Faculty of Humanities

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  • A second-cycle (master's) degree; or
  • a bachelor's degree from a former academic undergraduate programme (adopted before 11 June 2004); or
  • an integrated master's degree from a programme carrying 300 credits and with a duration of five years.

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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).

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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme.

NQF Level: 
10
Access requirements: 
  • A second-cycle (master's) degree; or
  • a bachelor's degree from a former academic undergraduate programme (adopted before 11 June 2004); or
  • an integrated master's degree from a programme carrying 300 credits and with a duration of five years.
Ways to acquire: 

In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme.