The University of Ljubljana currently has 21 accredited level 3 doctoral study programmes which are organised and implemented by individual members. They are mostly interdisciplinary and cover a variety of scientific fields. They also differ from each other in the way they coordinate.
The Veterinary Faculty participates in the implementation of two accredited level 3 interdisciplinary doctoral study programmes. These are Biomedicine and Environmental Protection.
Doctoral study programmes provide students with an in-depth understanding of theoretical and methodological concepts and the ability to independently develop new knowledge and solve the most demanding work systems and research projects in a wide professional or scientific field and develop critical reflection. Basic and applied research tasks are also a mandatory component of these programmes.
The programmes last for three years and comprise 180 ECTS credits. Students of the level 3 study programmes must complete 60 credits of organised forms of teaching, prepare a doctoral dissertation and, as a conclusion of independent research work, publish at least one ‘first authorship’ scientific article before defending their dissertation.
Candidates defend their doctoral dissertation in the form of a public defence in front of the commission. On successful defence of their doctoral dissertation, students obtain the scientific title of Doctor of Science in accordance with the law and the study programme. The ceremony to award titles to new doctors of science is carried out by the rector.
The field of biomedicine encompasses knowledge from the areas of basic medicine, biochemistry and molecular biology, clinical biochemistry and laboratory biomedicine, clinical medicine, genetics, microbiology, neuroscience, pharmacy, public health, toxicology and veterinary medicine.
The field of environmental protection combines knowledge from all fields of science from the humanities, engineering, medicine and natural sciences to biotechnology. The need for a quality and modern doctoral study programme for the acquisition of relevant interdisciplinary knowledge in various fields of science, which are being developed by the members of the University of Ljubljana, is dictated by the growing problems of environmental protection and their impact on quality of life.
Calls for enrolment
Call for enrolment in doctoral study programmes at the University of Ljubljana for the 2023/2024 academic year.
The call for enrollment in doctoral study programs of the University of Ljubljana for the academic year 2023/2024 is published on the university's website
Veterinary Faculty UL, 10 May 2023 at 15:00, Podiplomska lecture hall, Gerbičeva 60, Ljubljana
Public Defenses of Doctoral Dissertations
Public presentations and defenses of doctoral theses are published at the following link.
News for graduate students is published at the following link.
Centre for Postgraduate Studies
Tel.: 014779 147