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

Master's degree in sociology (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:
(general competences)

  • demonstrate knowledge of and analyse and evaluate findings in sociology and the wider social sciences and humanities fields,
  • show insight into contemporary and past sociocultural processes,
  • analyse and synthesise information and content from a professional field,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and use relevant sources of information,
  • demonstrate understanding of and apply methods of work in various organisational structures,
  • demonstrate knowledge of and apply research methods in a professional field, both quantitatively and qualitatively,
  • demonstrate understanding of and apply organisational measures for their own professional activities and for work as part of a team,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and use information technology,
  • analyse, synthesise and interpret social science content,
  • demonstrate knowledge of and apply mechanisms for resolving conflicts through analysis of social contexts,
  • actively express themselves on technical and scientific topics in writing (by writing articles, papers, etc.) and orally (through presentations, lectures, etc.),
  • apply social science knowledge when making decisions on professional problems,
  • demonstrate a commitment to professional ethics,

(subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate basic theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of sociology, the social sciences and the humanities and formulate a theoretical basis for the analysis of social processes, dynamics and changes,
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the methods of social science research,
  • apply knowledge in the implementation of research projects in the field of social sciences, including the management of such projects,
  • analyse and critically evaluate statistical data, carry out complex statistical analyses and apply knowledge in specific working fields,
  • critically analyse and develop theoretical views and select and apply them in the context of resolving specific social problems,
  • demonstrate interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary knowledge of sociology and other fields of the social sciences,
  • analyse social development and changes and predict short-term and long-term consequences.

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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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Students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme and successfully defend a master's thesis. In this way students complete a total of at least 120 credits.

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  • A completed first-cycle study programme in a relevant field (sociology); or
  • a completed first-cycle study programme in another field of the social sciences or humanities, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units essential for further study consisting of 10–60 credits: General Sociology I (6 credits), General Sociology II (6 credits) and Sociological Methodology (6 credits); or
  • a completed professional higher education programme, adopted before 11 June 2004, in a relevant field (sociology); or
  • a completed professional higher education programme in another field, adopted before 11 June 2004, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units essential for further study consisting of 10–60 credits: General Sociology I (6 credits), General Sociology II (6 credits) and Sociological Methodology (6 credits); or
  • a completed academic higher education programme in a relevant field (sociology), adopted before 11 June 2004; as a rule 60 credits are recognised for these candidates; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme in a relevant field (sociology), adopted before 11 June 2004 (and a completed specialisation programme); as a rule, 60 credits are recognised for these candidates.

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University of Maribor, Faculty of Arts

NQF Level: 
8
Access requirements: 
  • A completed first-cycle study programme in a relevant field (sociology); or
  • a completed first-cycle study programme in another field of the social sciences or humanities, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units essential for further study consisting of 10–60 credits: General Sociology I (6 credits), General Sociology II (6 credits) and Sociological Methodology (6 credits); or
  • a completed professional higher education programme, adopted before 11 June 2004, in a relevant field (sociology); or
  • a completed professional higher education programme in another field, adopted before 11 June 2004, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units essential for further study consisting of 10–60 credits: General Sociology I (6 credits), General Sociology II (6 credits) and Sociological Methodology (6 credits); or
  • a completed academic higher education programme in a relevant field (sociology), adopted before 11 June 2004; as a rule 60 credits are recognised for these candidates; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme in a relevant field (sociology), adopted before 11 June 2004 (and a completed specialisation programme); as a rule, 60 credits are recognised for these candidates.
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Students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme and successfully defend a master's thesis. In this way students complete a total of at least 120 credits.