Sociology (Single Major)

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

  • Contemporary Sociological Perspectives (6)
  • Social Research Methods (6)
  • Advanced Statistical Methods (6)
  • Studies of Modern Culture (6)
  • Advanced Chapters from Cross-Cultural Analysis of Societies (6)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Applied Social Psychology (6)
  • Sociology of Education (6)
  • Religion, Society, Individual (6)
  • Politics and Social Change (6)
  • Sociological Perspectives on Globalisation (6)

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • Culture of Consumption (6)
  • Youth and Problem Behavior (6)
  • Selected Chapters from Social Gerontology (6)
  • Elective courses (12)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Elective courses (12)
  • Sociology of Health and Illness (6)
  • Master’s Thesis (12)


  • Contemporary Political Systems (6)
  • Sociology of Family and Partnership (6)
  • Sociological Perspectives on gender in Contemporary Societies (6)
  • Economic Development and Social Inequalities (6)

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 13-14).


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 (Single Major)
University of Maribor