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Geography (Double Major), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #751 (QS) ,
The 2nd-cycle study programme in Geography leads to "magisterij" (master's degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Arts and is a unique and essential study option at the University of Maribor since it includes physical as well as social geographic elements with the purpose of training students for the sustainable development planning.


It gives answers to the biggest and most complex development dilemmas which Slovenia must tackle: how to manage and develop the economy without increasing the negative impact on the environment and its natural resources, how to educate people to be able to think and act sustainably, and how to integrate the economic, social, and environmental aspects into a sustainable progress. With the proposed study programme, students are going to built experiential knowledge about the local environment in order to recognise and identify the physical and social geographic functions of the area in question, which serve as the development potential for geographical regions, and how (on the basis of the before mentioned functions) to plan, design, manage, and run development projects in local communities and regions sustainably. Moreover, they are also going to learn how to maintain and sustain the development in specific geographical regions with the involvement of local communities.

Students acquire the following subject-specific competencies with the programme:
  • ability to understand socially-applied values of geographical science with regard to the environmental protection and its development in a particular geographical region;
  • ability to master and coherently connect geographical knowledge with the knowledge from other fields, and to apply it in the particular geographical region when it comes to its development;
  • ability to holistically analyse the landscape development factors, phenomena, processes, and their mutual relationships as the basis for understanding the principles of sustainable development at the local, state, and global level and for responsible space management;
  • ability to obtain the knowledge regarding the structure of different types of landscapes and to apply it when it comes to the region’s environmental protection and development;
  • ability to understand the importance of educating the public in order to develop geographical regions in a proportionate way;
  • ability to master the geographical dimensions of environmental protection;
  • ability to master the importance of protected areas and ecologically important areas which are perceived as a potential for the development of the geographical region; and
  • ability to master the cooperation with the public when it comes to the development planning at the local and regional level.


Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Natural and Anthropogenic Ecosystems (4)
  • Spatial Planning (4)
  • Geography and Economic Systems (4)
  • Geography of Tourism and Recreation (3)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Geographic Information Systems (5)
  • Ecoremediation (4)
  • Elective course 1 (3)
  • Elective course 2 (3)


  • Climate Changes (3)
  • Sustainable Development on Protected Areas with Ecoremediation (3)
  • Population and Space (3)
  • Globalization (3)
  • Outdoor Learning (3)

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • Urban Geography (4)
  • Geography of Traffic and Energy Sources (4)
  • Regionality (4)
  • Lifelong Learning for Sustainability (3)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Geography of Rural Areas (3)
  • Project Work – Practice (4)
  • Master’s Thesis (8)


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
    • Slovenian
    • Partially taught in English
  • 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: (pages 21-22).


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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