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Art History (Double Major), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #751 (QS) ,
The 2nd-cycle study programme in Art History leads to "magisterij" (master's degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Arts and allows students to deepen their knowledge in the field of art history.


The study programme trains students to discover new sources of knowledge in their professional and scientific areas, use scientific research methods, take over responsibility for running more challenging systems of work, and to develop critical reflection and social and communicative skills for team-leading. 


Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Methodology of Art Historical Research Work and Interpretation of Art (6)
  • Artistic Praxis and the Theory of the Styles (3)
  • Art and Archival Resources (3)
  • Medieval Artwork in Context (3)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Art in Styria in European Context (6)
  • Topographical Art Inventory (3)
  • Text and Image (3)
  • The Origins of Modern Art (3)

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • Museology and Cultural Heritage Conservation – Theory and Praxis (6)
  • Patronage, Collecting and Reception of Art (3)
  • Elective course 1 (3)
  • Elective course 2 (3)


  • Connoisseurship (3)
  • Philosophy and Art (3)
  • Palladio and Palladianism (3)
  • Selected Topics in Aesthetics (3)
  • The Artwork and Its Function (3)
  • German as Professional Language in Art History (3)
  • Latin Language I (3)
  • Latin Language II (3)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Art and Culture of Memory (3)
  • Master’s Thesis (12)


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: (page 26).


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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