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

Doctorate of science in the field of agriculture (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to: 

(general competences)

  • demonstrate autonomy in the highest-level research and most demanding scientific work,
  • fundamentally understand theoretical and methodological foundations and master research methods, procedures and processes,
  • be autonomous in criticism in the field of science and the profession,
  • synthesise and apply knowledge,
  • independently develop new knowledge and solutions in solving the most challenging problems,
  • work in scientific research groups and on projects,
  • communicate internationally in the highest scientific and professional circles,
  • show commitment to professional scientific and technical ethics,
  • take responsibility in making the most challenging scientific and professional decisions,
  • demonstrate independence and responsibility in management and responsibility towards team work,

(job-specific competences)

  • pursue the highest-level scientific and research work in a specific field within agriculture in which they were immersed during doctoral studies,
  • solve key and the most demanding problems in research and development work in a narrowly specific field within agriculture,
  • seek the most appropriate solutions to the most challenging problems in a narrowly specific field,
  • show responsibility in making decisions based on the highest, science-supported, narrowly defined expertise within agriculture.

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Candidates must meet all requirements prescribed by the study programme in the amount of at least 180 credits as follows: 60 credits from classroom instruction requirements, and 120 credits that include research work, preparation and successful defence of the doctoral thesis.

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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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  • A second-cycle study programme or
  • an academic (university) programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004, or
  • a professional higher education programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 and a study programme to obtain a specialised qualification. Prior to enrolment in the study programme, such candidates must meet study requirements of 60 credits (candidates must pass the following examinations in subjects under the second-cycle programme Agriculture: Production systems and environmental protection aspects in the production of major field crops, Production systems and environmental aspects in horticulture, Integrated grape production, Integrated fruit production, Grassland and fodder production, Production systems and technology in animal husbandry) or
  • a study programme that leads to vocations governed by EU directives, or another non-structured master’s degree programme assessed at 300 credits.

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University of Maribor, Faculty of Agriculture and Biosystemic Studies

NQF Level: 
10
Access requirements: 
  • A second-cycle study programme or
  • an academic (university) programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004, or
  • a professional higher education programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 and a study programme to obtain a specialised qualification. Prior to enrolment in the study programme, such candidates must meet study requirements of 60 credits (candidates must pass the following examinations in subjects under the second-cycle programme Agriculture: Production systems and environmental protection aspects in the production of major field crops, Production systems and environmental aspects in horticulture, Integrated grape production, Integrated fruit production, Grassland and fodder production, Production systems and technology in animal husbandry) or
  • a study programme that leads to vocations governed by EU directives, or another non-structured master’s degree programme assessed at 300 credits.
Ways to acquire: 

Candidates must meet all requirements prescribed by the study programme in the amount of at least 180 credits as follows: 60 credits from classroom instruction requirements, and 120 credits that include research work, preparation and successful defence of the doctoral thesis.