Slovene Language and Literature (Double 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. Its objective is to educate professionals/teachers for upper level of elementary schools and for all years of secondary schools and gymnasiums.


The basic goal of the study programme is to gain a broad knowledge in specific linguistic and literature with pedagogic-psychological-didactic competences to work with pupils. The obligatory PDP-module qualifies students to organize and plan classroom and school work. Student acquires qualification for independent school work in field of Slovene literary science and Slovene linguistics.

Basic competences acquired by the study programme are:

  • ability of linking theory and practice;
  • ability to discuss the theory behind the issues;
  • ability for transferring theoretical knowledge into the educational praxis: students are capable of designing lessons following the principles of learning by discovery and cooperative learning;
  • interdisciplinary link research scheme;
  • ability to transfer theoretical cognition into practice: students can use different sources for finding and presenting information of space;
  • developing of the capability for reflection and evaluation of working results, and develop communication skills and abilities, particularly co-operation for team work;
  • competence of reflection on different needs of pupils and students;
  • ability of applying the information and communication technology for preparing, performing and evaluating;
  • know and understand basic methodological and statistical terms;
  • use scientific sources, research techniques, ways of analyzing the data on the level of descriptive and inferential statistics;
  • ability to perform basic skills of successful communication and solving of social conflicts in the class-room; and
  • ability to perform project work: organization, performance and evaluation of a practical example and international cooperation.
Specific competences acquired by the study programme are:
  • knowing and understanding basic linguistic and literary contents and ability to transferring theoretical knowledge into the educational praxis;
  • ability to interpret literary texts;
  • knowing differences of language and its use;
  • ability to transfer knowledge of forming oral and written texts;
  • understanding differences between speech acts and corresponding types of texts;
  • 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;
  • 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; and
  • understandingof the role and importance of Slovene language and literature in relation to other national languages and literature in contemporary globalized society.


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)
  • Didactics of Slovene Language and Literature 1 (3)
  • Literary-Program and Aesthetic Concepts in Slovene Literature (3)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

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

Teacher-training electives:

  • 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

  • Didactics of Slovene Language and Literature (3)
  • Selected Chapters from Slovene Lexicology (3)
  • Slovene Dialects in Contact (3)
  • Slovene Language and Literature elective course (3)
  • Slovene Language elective course (3)

Slovene Language and Literature electives:

  • Modern Ways of Communicating (3)
  • Dialects in Slovene Language Class (3)
  • Contemporary Slovene Novel (3)
  • Short Narrative Prose in Second Half of the 20th Century (3)
  • Eco-Criticism and Eco-Feminism (3)
  • Slovenian Children and Youth Prose (3)
  • European Literary Canon (3)
  • Approach to Text (3)
  • Language of Children and Youths (3)

Slovene Language electives:

  • Slovene Orthography and Pronunciation in the Light of Word Sorts (3)
  • Use of Normative Manuals in Slovene Language Class (3)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Pedagogy Practicum Slovene Language and Literature 2 (4)
  • 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




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: (page 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 (Double Major, Teacher Training)
University of Maribor