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

Doctorate in the field of theology (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate understanding of a selected research field and its position within the broader field of the humanities or social sciences,
  • demonstrate understanding of the most complex social, cultural and religious problems, their contexts, differences and connections, and modern plurality,
  • demonstrate understanding of religious and ethical texts and artistic works and the messages they contain,
  • engage in dialogue as a path to a common approach to the truth,
  • demonstrate understanding of alternatives and real solutions,
  • demonstrate understanding of the ethical and legal frameworks of research,
  • carry out autonomous creative research, formulate scientific hypotheses, think analytically, synthetically and holistically, apply and develop research methods,
  • address problems at the highest level with a theoretical/methodological, critical and self-critical approach,
  • acquire, record, document, use and evaluate sources of knowledge and information,
  • use and develop scholarly apparatus,
  • use information technology,
  • demonstrate a broad sense of humanistic values,
  • develop social empathy and react accordingly, show awareness of the environment and analyse positions, demonstrate autonomy and initiative,
  • demonstrate a sense of group dynamics, participate in and integrate into group research in a national and international environment,
  • lead the work of a team in a humanities or social sciences field,
  • engage in dialogue as the only way to resolve conflicts,
  • think in terms of projects and strategy and autonomously implement, lead and organise research,
  • use/apply acquired hermeneutic/theoretical competences in practical circumstances,
  • provide intercultural and interfaith mediation,
  • participate in applied research projects,
  • provide coordination between different humanities and social sciences fields,
  • present scholarly findings at various levels (non-specialist, specialist, scholarly) and in various ways (written media, audio-visual media, etc.),
  • use media dynamics in the mediation of humanities content,
  • use audio-visual equipment in public presentations,
  • use information tools in communication media,
  • lead research teams,
  • coordinate various interests and resolve conflicts through the use of arguments.

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  • A completed second-cycle study programme; or
  • a completed former study programme leading to an academic higher education qualification (adopted before 11 June 2004); or
  • a completed former specialisation programme, if before this candidates have completed a professional higher education programme; prior to enrolment, such candidates must complete course units totalling 33 credits from the second-cycle Theology programme or course units totalling 30 credits from the second-cycle Marriage and Family Studies programme; or
  • a completed study programme leading to a pre-Bologna research master's degree or specialisation following completion of a study programme leading to an academic higher education qualification; at least 60 credits are recognised for candidates in the third-cycle doctoral programme; or
  • a completed integrated master's programme leading to professions regulated by EU directives, consisting of 300 credits.

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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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University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Theology

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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the programme (both taught units and individual study/research), and successfully defend a doctoral dissertation. Further to a decision of the Senate of the University of Ljubljana at its 28th Session on 10 May 2005, the publication of at least one research paper is also a condition for completion of the programme, whereby students complete all programme requirements for a total of 180 credits.

NQF Level: 
10
Access requirements: 
  • A completed second-cycle study programme; or
  • a completed former study programme leading to an academic higher education qualification (adopted before 11 June 2004); or
  • a completed former specialisation programme, if before this candidates have completed a professional higher education programme; prior to enrolment, such candidates must complete course units totalling 33 credits from the second-cycle Theology programme or course units totalling 30 credits from the second-cycle Marriage and Family Studies programme; or
  • a completed study programme leading to a pre-Bologna research master's degree or specialisation following completion of a study programme leading to an academic higher education qualification; at least 60 credits are recognised for candidates in the third-cycle doctoral programme; or
  • a completed integrated master's programme leading to professions regulated by EU directives, consisting of 300 credits.
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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the programme (both taught units and individual study/research), and successfully defend a doctoral dissertation. Further to a decision of the Senate of the University of Ljubljana at its 28th Session on 10 May 2005, the publication of at least one research paper is also a condition for completion of the programme, whereby students complete all programme requirements for a total of 180 credits.