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Educational Biology (Double Major, Teacher Training), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #701 (ARWU) ,
The "Educational Biology" 2nd-cycle study programme leads to "magisterij" (master's degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Graduates are competent to teach as full time teacher at primary and secondary schools.



Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Didactics of Biology (7)
  • Practicum of Citology (3)
  • Human Genetics (3)
  • Work with Children with Special Needs (4)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Biological Didactical Practicum 1 (6)
  • Biological Research Work (5)
  • Pedagogical Practice for Biology Teaching 1 (4)

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • Biological Didactical Practicum 2 (6)
  • Organisms in Changing Environment (6)
  • Elective Course (3)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Pedagogical Practice for Biology 2 (4)
  • Elective Course (3)
  • Master’s Thesis (8)

Possible electives:

  • Useful Plants and Plants in Everyday Life (3)
  • Biogeography (3)
  • Biodiversity of Domestic Environments (3)
  • Ecology of Hypogean Habitats (3)
  • Selected Physiology Topics (3)
  • Foundations of Ethology (3)
  • Ornithology (3)
  • Selected Topics from Human Biology – A Practical Approach (3)
  • Cognition and Personality in the Learning Process (3)
  • Selected Topics in School Discipline (3)
  • Reflective Teaching (3)
  • Communication in Education (3)
  • Mentorship of Extracurricular Activities (3)
  • ICT in Biological Education (3)


The study programme has been accredited by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Slovenian abbreviation: NAKVIS; English abbreviation SQAA). 

Programme Structure

Detailed programme structure is available under "Overview".

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Candidates apply in 2 application periods.However, in the 2nd, they may apply only for programmes still having vacancies that the faculty decides to fill.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Slovenian
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Please find detailed admission requirements at the following link: (page 6).


The Call for Application into Postgraduate Study Programmes of the University of Maribor for the 2019/2020 Academic Year is available at 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2900 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Tuition also applies to all Slovene/EU full-time students who have already obtained an education corresponding to master's degree.

Living costs for Maribor

  • 480 - 700 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Full-time students from Slovenia and other EU countries, and full-time students from non-EU countries who are granted international protection, applicants for international protection and persons from countries with which Slovenia has concluded bilateral agreement (i.e. Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, B&H, and Serbia) pay NO TUITION FEE (except the part for studying in English, if applicable) if they have not already obtained an education corresponding to master's degree.

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