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University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences is the largest interdisciplinary, public educational and research institution in Slovenia. With its rich academic human resources, its own research institute, central social sciences library and publishing house, it is developing an integration of sociological disciplines, creating an optimal synergy of modern sociological knowledge.

Master's Programmes



The faculty is now celebrating its 55 years of academic existence.


Up-to-date, relevant and interactive study programmes offer extensive, relevant, systematic, high quality and applicable knowledge about society and social phenomena, both nationally and internationally. Interactive and contemporary study programmes offer a broad understanding of and insight into what is happening in society, as well as a solid basis for developing a critical view of the contemporary social phenomena and for thinking about the challenges, and their possible solutions.


Social Sciences Research Institute is the largest research institute for social sciences in Slovenia.

Research at the Institute is carried out within the framework of national and international research programmes. Intensive research is carried out within European Union research projects, but researchers and research centres are also involved in other international research.


We not only wish to offer our students the best education possible, but also give them an opportunity to form contacts with their future employers. During their studies, students meet numerous experts making guest appearances in practicum sessions and others through work experience. At the University of Ljubljana, 26 institutions have established career centres. The Faculty of Social Sciences is one of these and offers students and graduates the following free of charge:

  • Information about study programmes and employment opportunities for graduates after they complete their study;
  • Individual and group career counselling;

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Student services

Once our student, you can expect an exciting and diverse student life. This life opens many doors to the recognition and understanding of exciting social theories and practices. There are some well organised supplementary student activities to enrich student life, which are disseminated across the whole university and offer a wide array of options.

Housing services

There are two main accommodation possibilities: student dormitories and private accommodations.

Library services

The Central Social Sciences Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Slovenia. It houses a dedicated social sciences research collection to support the research, teaching and learning needs of the Faculty, the University and the public community. It s an arena of intellectual inquiry and aspires to remain a forward-looking, diverse and user-oriented library and information center.

Student Life

Campus life

There is no university campus, but the city of Ljubljana is a vibrant students’ city. Ljubljana offers a wide variety of cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants. Relief from the hustle and bustle of life in the capital can be found in the many parks and woodland areas which in some places extend almost right into the city centre.

Sports facilities

A rich and varied selection of sports and cultural activities is available to our students ranging from athletic teams, choirs, photo and film clubs, dance and theatre groups.

Student clubs

The student organisation (ŠOU) arranges a variety of activities. It is an organiser and a promoter and represents students’ interests. The ŠOU is active in many areas of student life:

  • social: student services, legal assistance, accommodation-finding services
  • cultural: choirs, dance groups, publishing, radio, the K4 nightclub
  • international cooperation
  • other extracurricular activities