Sociology (Double Major, Teacher Training)

University of Maribor

24 months
2980 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The 2nd-cycle study programme in Sociology leads to "magisterij" (master's degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Arts and its primary goal is to form students into individuals who are able to recognize the importance of knowledge and skills in a modern, pluralistic environment, especially within the context of Slovenia being a part of the EU and consequently increased cultural contacts.


The width of competence that the student develops though his studies increases his employability, while specific social knowledge is a prerequisite for a highly professional profile which can be employed in fields concerning sociology and other social sciences, politics, economy, anthropology, pedagogy, philosophy, informational sciences, social work, and work in government and non-government organizations. The main goal of the programe is to form an open, flexible, and knowledgeable profile, which is at the same time enough specialized and able to carry out specific tasks that are in demand on the market within any give moment.


Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Social Research Methods (3)
  • Didactics (2,5)
  • Psychology of Learning and Development (2,5)
  • Working with Children with Special Needs (1,5)
  • Interdisciplinary Observer Practice (1)
  • Didactics of Sociology 1 (3)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Sociology of Education (4)
  • Didactics of Sociology 2 (5)
  • Pedagogical Practical Course of Sociology 1 (3)
  • Elective teacher-training course (1,5)
  • Elective teacher-training course (1,5)

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • Contemporary Sociological Perspectives (6)
  • Studies of Modern Culture (3)
  • Elective Sociology course (3)
  • Didactics of Sociology 3 (3)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Sociological Perspectives on Globalisation (3)
  • Pedagogical Practical course of Sociology 2
  • Master’s seminar with master’s thesis (8)

Sociology electives:

  • Culture of Consumption (3)
  • Sociology of Family and Partnership (3)
  • Youth and Problem Behavior (3)

Teacher-training electives:

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

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: (pages 14-15).


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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Sociology (Double Major, Teacher Training)
University of Maribor