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

Doctorate in the field of kinesiology (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • independently and creatively perform scientific research and development work in the field of kinesiology,
  • follow and correctly evaluate the latest achievements in the broader field of kinesiology,
  • demonstrate a critical attitude to the results of own research and development work,
  • perform creative and independent work on scientific research problems,
  • work in a team of experts from various fields,

(subject-specific competences)

  • use contemporary kinesiological methods and procedures in resolving research and development problems,
  • place kinesiology in the broader social context,
  • communicate,
  • report on work and the results to the field of global kinesiology and society.

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  • A diploma from a second-cycle study programme at the Faculty of Sport; or
  • a diploma from another second-cycle study programme, provided the candidate has passed a special test of knowledge; or
  • a diploma from a former study programme leading to a master’s degree following the acquisition of an academic higher education in kinesiology. Study requirements totalling 60 credits are recognised for candidates; or
  • a diploma from a former study programme to obtain an academic higher education as teacher or physical education instructor; or
  • a diploma from another local or foreign university in accordance with the prescribed conditions set out in the previous paragraphs. 

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University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Sport

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Candidates must complete all requirements defined by the study programme and successfully present their doctoral dissertation in the total amount of 180 ECTS credits. Doctoral candidates must publish at least one scientific article in the field of their doctorate in a journal indexed by the SCI. 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.

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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). 

NQF Level: 
10
Access requirements: 
  • A diploma from a second-cycle study programme at the Faculty of Sport; or
  • a diploma from another second-cycle study programme, provided the candidate has passed a special test of knowledge; or
  • a diploma from a former study programme leading to a master’s degree following the acquisition of an academic higher education in kinesiology. Study requirements totalling 60 credits are recognised for candidates; or
  • a diploma from a former study programme to obtain an academic higher education as teacher or physical education instructor; or
  • a diploma from another local or foreign university in accordance with the prescribed conditions set out in the previous paragraphs. 
Ways to acquire: 

Candidates must complete all requirements defined by the study programme and successfully present their doctoral dissertation in the total amount of 180 ECTS credits. Doctoral candidates must publish at least one scientific article in the field of their doctorate in a journal indexed by the SCI. 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.