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Teaching English (Double Major, Teacher Training), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #751 (QS) ,
The 2nd-cycle study programme in Teaching English leads to "magisterij" (master's degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Arts and based on a reflective model of education of teachers of English according to which students, prospective teachers, develop or build their own subject and pedagogical or didactic knowledge through research-oriented scientifically-based studies. 


Students among other things adopt structured reflection through practical experience and interpersonal interactions. The programme derives from the understanding of professional competence as an ability of intelligent management in new and unique situations. Young teachers entering the profession in addition to the theoretical knowledge in their respective field also need a pedagogical way of thinking and to integrate theory with practice. The programme thus takes into account the changing role of the teacher in the modern school which is not limited solely to the interpretation or application of contents or some particular method, but rather includes an analysis of the educational needs, the development and production of teaching materials, the study of and reflection on one’s own classroom, and the coordination of the content and methodology in teaching students.


Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Psychology of Learning and Development (2,5)
  • Pedagogy (1,5)
  • Didactics (2,5)
  • Work with Children with Special Needs (1,5)
  • Interdisciplinary Observer Practice (1)
  • English Didactics 1 (3)
  • Language Development for Future Teachers (3)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • English Didactics 2 (3)
  • Teaching Practicum English 1 (3)
  • The Use of English in Social and Global Contexts OR Psycholinguistics with an Introduction to Bilingualism (3)
  • Stories and Film in the Classroom (3) OR Studies in a Major Author (3)
  • Elective teacher-training course 1 (1,5)
  • Elective teacher-training course 2 (1,5)

Elective teacher-training courses:

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

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • English Didactics 3 (3)
  • Teaching Practicum English 2 (3)
  • Selected Topics from Pedagogical Linguistics (3)
  • Discourse Analysis for Teachers OR Slovene-English Intercultural Communication (3)
  • Teaching English for Specific Purposes OR Teaching English at the Primary Level OR Translation and Foreign Language Teaching (3)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • English Didactics 4 (3)
  • Teaching Practicum English 3 (3)
  • Master’s Seminar (3)
  • Master’s Thesis (6)


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
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Slovenian
  • 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 9).


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

    2980 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2980 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 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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