Third Cycle (PhD) Programme: Teacher Education And Educational Sciences

General information about the programme

Conditions for enrolment and selection criteria in the case of limited enrolment

Conditions for advancement through the programme

Conditions for the conclusion of study

Schedule of the study programme

The doctoral study programme “The Education of Teachers and Educational Sciences” primarily facilitates the realisation of the following goals, a deepening of the understanding of theoretical and methodological concepts in the area of the education of teachers and educational sciences; equipping the candidates for the independent development of new knowledge and for solving the most difficult professional and scientific problems in an interdisciplinary perspective; the development of critical reflection and ethical responsibility in research, as well as social and communication competences for leading professional and research work; equipping the candidates for the critical monitoring (testing, improving) of known factors and for forming new solutions for the scientific-discipline field and for practice; equipping the candidates to independently lead scientific research and/or professional projects and the most demanding work systems.

 

For more information please seePDF  information booklet of study programme.

 

General information about the programme

NameTEACHER EDUCATION AND EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES
TypeThird Cycle Study Programme
Duration3 years
ECTS180
Orientations of the study programmeScientific Area Teacher Education:
- teaching, learning, and education;
- teaching Slovene language and literature;
- teaching mathematics, computing, natural sciences and technical studies;
-teaching social sciences and the humanities;
- teaching in the area of art.

Scientific Area Educational Science:
- social education;
- special and rehabilitation education;
- preschool education;
- educational policies;
- supervision, organisation and personal counselling.
Modules of the programme1. Obligatory Modules
2. Study Orientation Modules
3. Elective Modules (the candidate selects 4 modules; these modules are also offered to students of other doctoral programmes of the University of Ljubljana)
4. IRW Modules for the Doctoral Dissertation
Scientific titledoctor of science (abbreviation Dr)

 

Conditions for enrolment and selection criteria in the case of limited enrolment

General conditions for enrolment in the programme

The doctoral study programme is open to candidates who have concluded:

 

1. A study programme on the second level.

 

2. A study programme that educates the candidate for a profession, determined by directives of the European Union, if the study programme is evaluated with 300 ECTS or another unified masters programme that is evaluated with 300 ECTS.

 

3. A previous study programme for gaining university education (programmes prior to the Higher Education Act of 03.09.2004).

 

4. A previous study programme for gaining a specialisation, prior to which a specialist higher education programme has been completed. Prior to enrolment in the study programme the faculty can determine additional obligations for these candidates, to the extent of from 30 to 60 ECTS.

 

5. A previous study programme for gaining a master of science or a specialisation after concluding a study programme for gaining university education. In a third level doctoral study programme these candidates are credited with study obligations to the extent of at least 60 ECTS.

 

Graduates from foreign universities can also enrol in doctoral study. The equivalence of previously gained education abroad is determined by the procedure of acknowledging foreign education for the continuation of education, in accordance with the statutes of the UL.

Selection criteria on the limitation of enrolment

In the case that more applications are received for the programme than the available enrolment places, the selection of candidates for enrolment in the doctoral study programme will, in accordance with article 41 of the Higher Education Act, be based on the candidate’s success in the selection exam.

 

The candidate can substitute 50% of the grade achieved in the selection exam with the grade of his or her scientific and professional work to date in the selected field of the study programme. The principal measures for scientific and professional work are publications, such as articles published in journals or monographs (or exhibitions, concerts), active participation in Slovene and international research projects, the University Prešeren Prize, recognised international prizes or awards in the area of teacher education and educational science, the Faculty Prešeren Prize, the Ferbar Prize or other recognised prizes and awards in the area of teacher education and educational science, etc.

 

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Conditions for advancement through the programme

As a condition for enrolment in the 2nd year, the candidate must in the first year achieve at least 40 ECTS from the organised study forms and must successfully present a proposal for the disposition of the doctoral dissertation.

 

As a condition for enrolment and the 3rd year, the candidate must in the second year achieve at least 10 ECTS from the organised study forms, and the theme of his or her doctoral dissertation must be accepted by the university organs.

 

At the end of the 3rd year, the candidate must have completed all of the obligations from the organised study forms (a total of 60 ECTS) and from the research work (120 ECTS), and then must defend the doctoral dissertation in accordance with the regulations of the UL and the FEd.

 

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Conditions for the conclusion of study

In order to conclude study the candidate must have completed all of the obligations from the organised study forms (a total of 60 ECTS) as well as the research work (120 ECTS) in accordance with the accepted study programme.

 

In this regard, ECTS are also taken into account that have been gained in other higher education institutes in Slovenia and abroad (mobility) or achieved on the basis of recognised knowledge and skills (see Section 4), if these have been achieved in accordance with the law, the statute of the UL and the rules of the FEd, and have been confirmed by the faculty organs. Study is concluded with the publication of a scientific article and with the successful defence of the doctoral dissertation.

 

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