University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences

Introduction

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences

FDV at a glance

Academic excellence, based on:

  • globally acknowledged lecturers,
  • in-house research institute,
  • up-to-date, relevant, interactive and interdisciplinary study programmes,
  • modern facilities and state-of-the-art lecture rooms,
  • Slovenia’s largest social sciences library,
  • FDV Publishing House.

The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) is well known for its interdisciplinary study programmes, research activities and high quality teaching, as well as many curricular and extra-curricular activities. The faculty builds its academic excellence through outstanding theoretical and empirical research, extensive scholarly publishing, and a successful transfer of research results in curricula as well as the real sector.

Up-to-date, relevant and interactive study programmes offer extensive, relevant, systematic, high quality and applicable knowledge about society and social phenomena, both nationally and internationally. Interactive and contemporary study programmes offer a broad understanding of and insight into what is happening in society, as well as a solid basis for developing a critical view of the contemporary social phenomena and for thinking about the challenges, and their possible solutions, that may require social changes.

We encourage students to actively engage with teachers in our modern lecture halls, and we seek to involve students in our ongoing research projects, we offer extra-mural activities and practice in our multimedia classroom. We pride ourselves with Slovenia’s largest social sciences library and an own publishing house. These are some of the reasons for choosing the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana as your study destination.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

Master in International Relations

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 Slovenia Ljubljana

The aim of the programme is to help you deepen your knowledge and gain understanding of global politics. The programme also seeks to provide the necessary skills to be able to actively engage in academic and professional discussions about international relations. [+]

General competences

By the end of the programme students will become competent experts of international relations, capable of pursuing an academic or a practitioner career. They will develop a critical understanding of the contemporary international community in its developmental and structural dimensions, of the functioning of international institutions, and the ability of independent and analytical thinking about various contemporary and relevant issues as they appear at different levels of governance in the international community.

SkillsIndependent and informed thinking, the ability to engage in and provide analyses of issues and trends in the international community.. After the graduation, the students will boast with many other relevant skills: as their improved fluency in world languages, understanding of decision-making processes, as well as leadership, organisational skills, and communication skills.... [-]


Master in Political Science: Political Theory

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 Slovenia Ljubljana

If you are interested in contemporary political debate currently facing many controversies the programme in Political Theory should be your primary choice. The programme in is an advanced programme in Political Science focused on the interdisciplinary ... [+]

Master of Political Science - Political TheoryIf you are interested in contemporary political debate currently facing many controversies the programme in Political Theory should be your primary choice. The programme in is an advanced programme in Political Science focused on the interdisciplinary study of political ideas, institutions and practices. Programme gathers some of the most prominent scholars in the field.

 

General competencesStudents can expect a broad spectrum of theories, methodologies, designed to compete with the highest standards of similar programs at the leading academic institutions. Although the programme is specialized in the history of political ideas, it also offers courses in various areas of specialization in political science: e.g., contemporary political philosophy, political communication, political economy, and comparative politics.The programme prepares students for further academic and professional careers by introducing them to cutting-edge scholarship across the field and, especially, by paying attention to students individual research foci (individual curriculum) needed for their academic and professional progress.... [-]


Master of European Studies

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 Slovenia Ljubljana

Studying Europe is an excellent foundation for a career in the international field. The programme integrates several disciplines of European Studies, i.e. Political Science, Economics, Law and International Relations with their application to central issues of European integration. [+]

Master of European StudiesStudying Europe is an excellent foundation for a career in the international field. The programme integrates several disciplines of European Studies, i.e. Political Science, Economics, Law and International Relations with their application to central issues of European integration.

 

General competencesProgramme provides students with strong conceptual overview of the actors, structures and processes of the EU. Elective courses further provide an opportunity for the in-depth study of specific European issues and policies. The programme gives students an in-depth view of the practical operations of European policy-making.The programme will provide you with general and specific knowledge on Europe and the European Union, conceptual basics and methodological approaches and an excellent understanding of individual problem areas and political process related to the solving of those issues.... [-]