Slovene Language and Literature (Single Major, Teacher Training)

University of Maribor

24 months
2980 EUR/year
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The 2nd-cycle study programme in Slovene Language and Literature leads to "magisterij" (master's degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Arts and provides adequate set of linguistic and literary historic contents connected to contemporary issues of the Slovene language as a teaching subject in primary and secondary schools.


The programme qualifies graduates for organization and planning of the work in class and for managing mutual communication skills as for work outside classroom (teacher as a class teacher, mentor, or social partner). Selective subjects sharpen the specific questions of the contemporary language and literature teaching, as well as of the profession i.e. Slovene language and Slovene literature.

After graduating students have a broad overview on profession, at the same time, due to pedagogic psychological didactic contents included, they are qualified for didactic adaptation of linguistic and literature contents to adequate target group.

The programme gives students the following general competencies:
  • understanding and applying curriculum theory and basic teaching skills;
  • ability to analyze, synthesize and foresight solutions of professional teaching problems;
  • interdisciplinary integration of contents;
  • ability of linking theory and practice;
  • ability to promote creative thinking and its encouragement with pupils/students;
  • the ability of creative and autonomous work;
  • knowledge and understanding of developmental principles, differences and needs of individuals or of a group;
  • knowledge and understanding of diversity and multiculturalism and consideration of non-discrimination at work;
  • ability to use research approach in education;
  • ability to use ICT technologies (linguistic corpora, e-dictionaries etc.) for teaching and other professional work;
  • ability to use professional dialogue, international cooperation and to design and manage projects in education;
  • ability to perform newtasks, workoutside the classroom: atschoolsand with different socialpartners;
  • ability to understand sport and movement as the basis of a healthy lifestyle; and
  • ability to use of English/German language in the context of university study and for the needs of academic and highly professionalized environments.
The programme gives students the following specific competencies:
  • ability to didactically adopt basic linguistic and literary contents to a particular target group;
  • ability to interpret literary texts;
  • knowing differences of language and its use;
  • ability to transfer knowledge of forming oral and written texts;
  • ability to identify possible links between professional knowledge and its use for educational purposes;
  • ability to understand differences between speech acts and corresponding types of texts and thus forming communication capability;
  • ability to gain and further develop pupils' language capability;
  • ability to transfer knowledge of selecting, enthroning and linking linguistic characteristics into linguistic and literary texts;
  • ability to use research approach and appropriately receipt novelties in the current linguistic and literary fields;
  • ability to reflect and evaluate current linguistic and literary texts;
  • ability to organize tasks and team work with the purpose of increasing the level of language culture;
  • qualifications for the usage of linguistic technology (linguistic corpora, e-dictionaries) in the educational process;
  • understanding Slovene language as mother tongue, as language of a state, official language and language of milieu;
  • understanding the role and importance of Slovene language and literature as basic values of national identity;
  • understanding the role and importance of Slovene language and literature in relation to other national languages and literature in contemporary globalized society;
  • getting the knowledge about the basic special-educational principles and approaches in treatment of learners with special needs, initiating the knowledge of inclusive education and finding out the novelties of educational concept; and
  • getting knowledge of language policy and language planning, with special emphasis on bilingualism.


Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Pedagogy (3)
  • Didactics (5)
  • Psychology of Learning and Development (5)
  • Work with Children with Special Needs (3)
  • Interdisciplinary Observer Practice (2)
  • Slovene Language Didactics and Literature 1 (4)
  • Literary-Program and Aesthetic Concepts in Slovene Literature (5)
  • Use of Normative Manuals in Slovene Language Class (3)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Slovene Language Didactics 2 (5)
  • Slovene Literature Didactics 2 (5)
  • Pedagogy Practicum Slovene Language and Literature 1 (6)
  • School Essay (4)
  • Slovene Language and Globalization (4)
  • Teacher-training elective course (3)
  • Teacher-training elective course (3)


  • Discipline in Contemporary School (3)
  • Multimedia (3)
  • Multilingualism in the School (3)
  • Outdoor Learning (3)
  • Learning of Language and Communication in the Classroom (3)
  • Authentic Forms of Knowledge Assessment (3)
  • Games in Teaching (3)
  • Professional Language in School (3)
  • Supervision and Group Process in Education (3)
  • Badminton and Fitness (3)
  • English for Academic Purposes (3)
  • Volley-ball and Aerobic Exercise (3)
  • Ethical Issues in Education (3)
  • Alternative Pedagogical Concepts (3)
  • Professional Development of Teacher's (3)

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • Slovene Language Didactics 3 (3)
  • Slovene Literature Didactics 3 (4)
  • Elective course: Literature (3)
  • Elective course (3)
  • Elective course (3)
  • Eco-Criticism and Eco-Feminism (4)
  • Contemporary Slovene Novel (4)
  • Selected Chapters from the Slovene Lexicology (3)
  • Approach to Text (3)


  • Language of Children and Youth (3)
  • Slovene Language as Language of Teaching and Language of Communication in the Classroom (3)
  • Dialects in Slovene Language Class (3)
  • Modern Ways of Communicating (3)
  • Slovene Orthography and Pronunciation in the Light of Word Sorts (3)

Electives (Literature):

  • Contemporary Slovene Female Authors (3)
  • European Literary Canon (3)
  • Short Narrative Prose in Second Half of the 20th Century (3)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Pedagogy Practicum Slovene Language and Literature 2 (7)
  • Selected Chapters from the Literature Studies (3)
  • Literature and Media (3)
  • European Guidelines for Language Education (3)
  • Sociolinguistics (3)
  • Practical Stylistic (3)
  • Master’s Thesis (8)

Programme Structure

Detailed programme structure is available under "Overview".

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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.


Slovenian, Partially taught in English


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Please find detailed admission requirements at the following link: (pages 2-3).


The Call for Application into Postgraduate Study Programmes of the University of Maribor for the 2020/2021 Academic Year is available at 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2980 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2980 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

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


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. North 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.

You may find scholarship opportunities offered by the Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the RS at the following website:

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Slovene Language and Literature (Single Major, Teacher Training)
University of Maribor