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Qualification: Master’s degree in teaching sociology and … (no legal status)

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Master’s degree in teaching sociology and … (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to: 

(general competences)

  • transfer and apply theoretical findings in the area of sociology into practice, and evaluate own practice,
  • know and use relevant sources of information and knowledge,
  • know, understand and apply scientific methods in the fields of educational and sociological sciences,
  • communicate within the profession and with other professions domestically and internationally,
  • provide technical criticism while showing responsibility and initiative,
  • lead education projects and professional organisations,
  • conduct team work and participate in it,
  • plan and be actively involved in continuous lifelong learning,
  • demonstrate ethical professional self-reflection and establish professional ethical standards,
  • use various types of personal and interpersonal communication (written, verbal, graphic, etc.),

(subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate coherent mastery of sociological knowledge, integrate knowledge from various areas (especially related social sciences) and apply it in the education process,
  • actively apply professional knowledge in relevant professional fields in teaching social science subjects and knowledge on the elementary (primary schools) and secondary (secondary schools) levels,
  • analyse and critically evaluate statistical data, carry out statistical analysis and apply knowledge in specific working fields,
  • responsibly conduct and lead research projects,
  • teach sociology/sociological content on the elementary and secondary levels of education,
  • plan, implement and evaluate individual elements of the process of teaching sociology/sociological content,
  • create the learning environment in which sociology/sociological content is taught and learned,
  • develop teaching materials and simple teaching illustrations,
  • adapt the syllabus to the specific education context and to the learning needs and abilities of students,
  • perform counselling work associated with the teaching of sociology/sociological content,
  • evaluate materials and aids used to teach sociology/sociological content,
  • understand concepts of lifelong learning and be actively involved in implementing adult education and training at various ages,
  • apply an analytical approach in recognising, monitoring and reflecting on social processes, dynamics and changes,
  • resolve specific social problems by applying scientific and research approaches and methods through recognisable orientation to pedagogical fields,
  • work with children and adolescents (know and understand psychosocial processes of growing up and capacity to respond),
  • be open to initiatives in the social environment to include education work in the wider milieu,
  • show interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary social science breadth of vision through a synthesis of various fields of knowledge,
  • respond to salient social problems: social conflict, social exclusion, deviancy, criminality and poverty, demographic change, migration flows and so forth,
  • effectively apply ICT for work in the educational, sociological and social science context,
  • participate in the updating and development of school curricula, and be involved in research and development activities organised at the school, local, national and international level.

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Third-cycle doctoral study programmes (SQF level 10)

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Students complete their studies when they have successfully met all prescribed requirements of a study programme and completed at least 120 ECTS credits, specifically 60 credits in the Sociology programme and 60 credits in the other field of the second-cycle two-subject study programme.

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  • A completed first-cycle one- or two-subject study programme in a relevant field (sociology); or
  • a completed first-cycle study programme in another field, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units totalling 5–30 ECTS credits and a corresponding number in the other part of the two-subject study programme that are essential for further study; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme adopted before 11 June 2004 in a relevant field (sociology); or
  • a completed professional higher education programme adopted before 11 June 2004 in another field, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units totalling 5–30 ECTS credits and a corresponding number in the other part of the two-subject study programme that are essential for further study.

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University of Maribor, Faculty of Arts

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Examination performance is scored 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). 

NQF Level: 
8
Access requirements: 
  • A completed first-cycle one- or two-subject study programme in a relevant field (sociology); or
  • a completed first-cycle study programme in another field, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units totalling 5–30 ECTS credits and a corresponding number in the other part of the two-subject study programme that are essential for further study; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme adopted before 11 June 2004 in a relevant field (sociology); or
  • a completed professional higher education programme adopted before 11 June 2004 in another field, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units totalling 5–30 ECTS credits and a corresponding number in the other part of the two-subject study programme that are essential for further study.
Ways to acquire: 

Students complete their studies when they have successfully met all prescribed requirements of a study programme and completed at least 120 ECTS credits, specifically 60 credits in the Sociology programme and 60 credits in the other field of the second-cycle two-subject study programme.