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Qualification: Master's degree in philosophy (no legal status)

Master's degree in philosophy (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • autonomously use sources and information and analyse them comparatively,
  • apply modern information technology methods,
  • understand and comment on basic philosophical texts, 
  • think critically and with autonomy, make autonomous judgements and demonstrate openness to other views, positions, solutions, etc., 
  • apply interdisciplinary knowledge, 
  • demonstrate knowledge of research methodology and apply it,

(subject-specific competences)

  • read, interpret, comment on and critically evaluate basic philosophical texts, 
  • evaluate the philosophical range of texts and the epistemologisation of knowledge, 
  • demonstrate a thorough mastery of the conceptual apparatus of different philosophies and undertake comparative analysis and critical evaluation, 
  • think critically in the field of the history of philosophy and in the addressing of philosophical problems, 
  • think critically in the field of modern philosophies and undertake comparative analysis and reflection in this field, 
  • assess European and world intellectual heritage, 
  • apply research methodology in the field of philosophy, 
  • assimilate professional ethics and research ethics,
  • actively confront fashionable trends and ideological and other pressures in the fields of philosophy and the humanities, and critically evaluate them with the support of arguments, 
  • develop a competent attitude towards the natural and cultural environment, 
  • produce an original survey article or research paper within philosophy as an academic discipline,
  • formulate an enlightened and cosmopolitan view of the world.

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Third-cycle doctoral study programmes (SQF level 10)

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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the curriculum and individual syllabuses, for a total of 120 credits. In the final year of the programme, students write a relevant master's thesis (30 credits), which must be successfully defended.

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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 completed first-cycle (Bologna) academic higher education programme in Philosophy (single-subject); or
  • a completed first-cycle (Bologna) two-subject academic higher education programme in Philosophy; or
  • a completed pre-Bologna undergraduate programme in Philosophy (two-subject programme without teacher training component); or
  • a completed pre-Bologna undergraduate programme in Philosophy (two-subject programme with teacher training component); or
  • any other completed first-cycle (Bologna) academic higher education programme or pre-Bologna undergraduate programme, where depending on the field of the completed programme candidates must pass differential examinations in core philosophy subjects consisting of 50 credits from the first-cycle (Bologna) academic higher education programme in Philosophy (single subject).

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University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts

NQF Level: 
8
Access requirements: 
  • A completed first-cycle (Bologna) academic higher education programme in Philosophy (single-subject); or
  • a completed first-cycle (Bologna) two-subject academic higher education programme in Philosophy; or
  • a completed pre-Bologna undergraduate programme in Philosophy (two-subject programme without teacher training component); or
  • a completed pre-Bologna undergraduate programme in Philosophy (two-subject programme with teacher training component); or
  • any other completed first-cycle (Bologna) academic higher education programme or pre-Bologna undergraduate programme, where depending on the field of the completed programme candidates must pass differential examinations in core philosophy subjects consisting of 50 credits from the first-cycle (Bologna) academic higher education programme in Philosophy (single subject).
Ways to acquire: 

In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the curriculum and individual syllabuses, for a total of 120 credits. In the final year of the programme, students write a relevant master's thesis (30 credits), which must be successfully defended.