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Qualification: Master's degree in the sociology of culture (no legal status)

Master's degree in the sociology of culture (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to: 

(general competences)

  • undertake original work in the development and application of ideas, particularly in the research environment,
  • address problems in new and unfamiliar environments,
  • integrate knowledge and demonstrate proficiency in addressing complex issues and formulating assessments and opinions from incomplete data,
  • transfer knowledge to a specialist and non-specialised audience,
  • learn autonomously and show initiative in the acquisition of knowledge,
  • communicate in an open manner and impart knowledge in multicultural environments,
  • work in a team and take the initiative,
  • prepare project work in an authoritative manner,
  • demonstrate a capacity for complex technical communication in at least one world language,
  • demonstrate broad general knowledge and excellent knowledge of academic fields,
  • express themselves in more demanding technical and journalistic contexts,

(subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate in-depth special knowledge in selected streams of sociology and familiarity with the latest theories and research methodologies,
  • critically keep abreast of and discuss modern theoretical trends,
  • put forward theoretical arguments in an authoritative and innovative manner and formulate guidelines for public discussions of current topics in contemporary Slovene and global society,
  • use sociological methodology in a competent manner,
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of Europe as a region and regional cultural histories,
  • place European processes of cultural, economic, political and social integration into historical contexts and the contexts of wider globalisation currents in the formation of a global society,
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of modern sociological theories in the field of culture and apply theoretical currents in the organisation of cultural life,
  • apply critical and theoretical approaches in the research of cultural phenomena,
  • work in an interdisciplinary and intercultural environment,
  • demonstrate mastery of communication technologies for work in cultural institutions,
  • autonomously organise work and lead cultural activities, institutions and projects,
  • autonomously research culture; foster and encourage initiative,
  • work autonomously in journalism, publishing, cultural organisation, at government ministries and in the media; take a leading role in the work of advisory, educational and research institutions in the public and private sectors, and in the business sector,
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge and skills for autonomous journalistic activity,
  • autonomously plan and prepare research projects,
  • manage festival projects and ongoing cultural and other programmes at institutions in the public and private sectors, non-governmental and civil society organisations, media companies and advertising agencies, and organisations in the business and industrial sectors.

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Third-cycle doctoral study programmes (SQF level 10)

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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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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme and the syllabuses of the subjects included in the programme. Students are awarded their master's degree on successfully defending a written master's thesis.

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University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts

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  • A completed pre-Bologna academic study programme: D Sociology of Culture – non-teaching programme at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, or D Sociology – teaching programme at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts; or
  • a completed first-cycle (Bologna) academic higher education programme: Sociology – two-subject programme with teacher training component at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts; Sociology of Culture – two-subject programme at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts; or Sociology of Culture – single-subject programme at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts; or
  • a completed pre-Bologna academic undergraduate programme in a social sciences or humanities field; the Senate of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ljubljana may prescribe differential examinations consisting of 10–60 credits for these candidates at the proposal of the Department of Sociology; or
  • a completed first-cycle (Bologna) academic higher education programme in a social sciences or humanities field; the Senate of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ljubljana may prescribe differential examinations consisting of 10–60 credits for these candidates at the proposal of the Department of Sociology; or
  • a completed pre-Bologna academic undergraduate programme in a natural sciences or engineering field, if the candidate has completed a bridging programme consisting of 60 credits; or
  • a completed first-cycle (Bologna) academic higher education programme in a natural sciences or engineering field, if the candidate has completed a bridging programme consisting of 60 credits.
NQF Level: 
8
Access requirements: 
  • A completed pre-Bologna academic study programme: D Sociology of Culture – non-teaching programme at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, or D Sociology – teaching programme at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts; or
  • a completed first-cycle (Bologna) academic higher education programme: Sociology – two-subject programme with teacher training component at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts; Sociology of Culture – two-subject programme at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts; or Sociology of Culture – single-subject programme at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts; or
  • a completed pre-Bologna academic undergraduate programme in a social sciences or humanities field; the Senate of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ljubljana may prescribe differential examinations consisting of 10–60 credits for these candidates at the proposal of the Department of Sociology; or
  • a completed first-cycle (Bologna) academic higher education programme in a social sciences or humanities field; the Senate of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ljubljana may prescribe differential examinations consisting of 10–60 credits for these candidates at the proposal of the Department of Sociology; or
  • a completed pre-Bologna academic undergraduate programme in a natural sciences or engineering field, if the candidate has completed a bridging programme consisting of 60 credits; or
  • a completed first-cycle (Bologna) academic higher education programme in a natural sciences or engineering field, if the candidate has completed a bridging programme consisting of 60 credits.
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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme and the syllabuses of the subjects included in the programme. Students are awarded their master's degree on successfully defending a written master's thesis.