3rd cycle – Doctoral Programme in Law
Doctoral study is the pinnacle of academic achievement and is dedicated to the most competent students. In line with the general orientation of the Bologna study reform, the doctoral study in Law is designed as a comprehensive three-year doctoral study in the framework of which each student selects one of the following modules (orientations):
- Civil Law
- Labour Law and Social Security Law
- Economic Analysis of Law
- European Law
- Commercial Law
- Criminal Law
- International Law
- Legal History
- Roman Law
- Theory of the State and Law
- Administrative Law
- Constitutional Law
The duration of the study programme is 3 years.
The study programme comprises 180 ECTS.
By completing the 3rd cycle doctoral study in Law, students acquire the academic title Doctor of Science: doktor/doktorica znanosti. The title is awarded by the Rector of the University of Ljubljana.
All additional information on the third-cycle university study programme in Law is available at the Students' affairs office for postgraduate studies (Referat za podiplomski študij) at the Faculty of Law.
Information for foreign citizens
Information on the application and enrolment procedure for the 3rd cycle (Doctoral) study programmes at the University of Ljubljana is available here.
Recognition of Foreign Education with a View to Access to Education in the Republic of Slovenia
Applicants with foreign higher education are required to apply for recognition of their education and certificates before entry into postgraduate study programmes offered by the University of Ljubljana.
As the procedure is co-ordinated by the University of Ljubljana, applications for recognition of the education and the enclosed documents are to be sent to the following address: University of Ljubljana, Kongresni trg 12, SI-1000 Ljubljana.
The contact person for this procedure is Mrs. Polonca Miklavc Valenčič (Tel.: +386 1 241 85 40 or +386 1 241 85 44, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can read more about this procedure here.
PhD programmes at the University of Ljubljana do not require knowledge of Slovenian. There is an option to get the permission for writing the thesis in English language.
All classroom instruction at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana is held in Slovenian. However, most lecturers at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana offer individual consultations to foreign PhD students in English.
Information about the Doctoral Program in Law