The Masters program IInd level Slovenian studies – direction Literary Science is a 2-year masters program, which gives a wide range of basic knowledge focusing on literature and linguistic.
The most important properties of the program are: focus on individual research work, a number of electives covering all the major linguistic disciplines, the program’s international connections and relevance, and constant improving of the program.
The program is evaluated with ECTS (European credit transfer system). This allows the students to enter other comparable programs across Europe (Where ever ECTS is used) during or after they finish this program. Participation in student exchange programs is strongly encouraged at the School of Humanities of University of Nova Gorica.
Anybody with a finished 180 ECTS Ist level program in Slovene Studies, Comparative literature, Classical Philology or any other humanistic program from the field of literary science is eligible to enroll in the 1st year of this Master’s program.
Candidates who finished a 240 ECTS program in these fields can enroll directly in to the 2nd year of
In case the number of candidates exceeds the number of available positions, the candidates will be selected based on their GPA from their undergraduate study.
Educational and professional goals
The main goal of this program is to give the students a comprehensive knowledge of literary science with all of its auxiliary sciences. Graduates of this program will have the knowledge and skills to approach topics related to literary science in a scientific way and to solve them using the most up-to-date methodology.
Access to further studies
With a Master’s degree in hand, the students can enroll in any PhD program with limitations imposed by the specific programs.
During their 1st year, the students take the three mandatory courses (27 ECTS) which comprise of two core fields of literary science (methodology and literary theory) and obligatory linguistic course Syntax.
The rest of the ECTS is gained through electives divided into three modules: Slovene literature from the Middle Ages to Romanticism, Literatures of minorities and small nations, Gender Studies and literature.
The Masters thesis, which should summarize the research done, is worth 12 ETCS.