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

Doctorate in the field of journalism (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • 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 addressing of a specific problem,
  • synthesise and contextualise analytical findings,
  • independently carry out, coordinate, manage and organise research,
  • use and further develop various research methods and techniques,
  • demonstrate autonomy and 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 long-term solutions to fundamental problems,
  • appropriately communicate developmental events,
  • demonstrate the abilities of written expression, public presentation and argumentation,
  • express themselves verbally and give clear, active and well-argued 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,
  • master, manage and mediate conflicts,
  • negotiate, argue and formulate negotiating positions,
  • work flexibly in all social environments, in various social contexts and in cooperation with other countries, demonstrate interdisciplinary skills, and understand cultural pluralism,
  • make contacts within and outside an organisation, and manage formal and informal relations,
  • apply research ethics and humanist values in their work in all work environments,
  • demonstrate a breadth of knowledge in the humanities and social sciences and carry out high-quality interdisciplinary research,

(subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate familiarity with modern journalism theories,
  • critically use the conceptual tools of journalistic analysis,
  • develop the theoretical issues relating to the practical journalistic act or article at hand, 
  • synthetically and analytically consider concepts and problems in the field of journalism,
  • critically analyse journalistic discourse.

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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 study programme leading to an academic higher education qualification adopted before 11 June 2004; or
  • a completed former study programme leading to a specialisation, provided that candidates have already completed a professional higher education programme adopted before 11 June 2004; 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 adopted before 11 June 2004; 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.
  • a completed study programme leading to professions regulated by EU directives, or another integrated master's degree programme assessed at 300 credits.

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Candidates must successfully complete all course units prescribed by the programme and successfully defend their doctoral dissertation. Doctoral candidates must publish at least one scholarly 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 scholarly article must be published or accepted for publication before the defence of the doctoral dissertation.

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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 an academic higher education qualification adopted before 11 June 2004; or
  • a completed former study programme leading to a specialisation, provided that candidates have already completed a professional higher education programme adopted before 11 June 2004; 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 adopted before 11 June 2004; 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.
  • a completed study programme leading to professions regulated by EU directives, or another integrated master's degree programme assessed at 300 credits.
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Candidates must successfully complete all course units prescribed by the programme and successfully defend their doctoral dissertation. Doctoral candidates must publish at least one scholarly 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 scholarly article must be published or accepted for publication before the defence of the doctoral dissertation.