In order to complete the programme, students must pass all examinations, complete all course units in all subjects of the curriculum, and successfully defend a doctoral dissertation, for a total of 180 credits.
- A completed second-cycle study programme; or
- a completed former study programme to obtain an academic higher education; or
- a completed integrated master's programme lasting five years and carrying 300 credits; or
- a completed former study programme leading to a specialisation and a previously completed professional higher education programme, if candidates have completed additional course units consisting of 30–60 credits.
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).
University of Nova Gorica, Graduate School