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Master’s degree program in Humanities at Alma Mater Europaea - Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis provides students with an interdisciplinary and individualized approach to the selected field of science, and ensures a broad and in-depth knowledge of various academic disciplines within Humanities.

Vitally important in terms of support are our faculty and mentors from the ranks of Slovenian academic elite as well as the best specialized library for Humanities in Slovenia.
The Alma Mater Europaea - Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis Master’s in Humanities trains intellectuals in a well-grounded critical perspectivisation of societal processes and phenomena. In addition to communication skills and capacity for self-reflection, students of this program acquire excellent education in Humanities, enabling them to recognize, interpret and manage knowledge systems as well as cultural, political and other social practices. This study program is based on world-class theory and genuinely curiosity-driven research, with research issues mostly addressing current human/societal needs. Studying as an intellectual challenge and pleasure!

Academic excellence. Innovative programs. Real-world connections. First-class educational experience. Impact your career. Study in the heart of Europe.


1st YEAR

  Course ECTS
Total for 1st Year 60
1st semester
1 Epistemology 10
2 Social Communication and Media 10
3 Elective Course 1 5
4 Elective Course 2 5
2nd semester
5 Historical Anthropology and Regional Studies 10
6 Anthropology of Gender and Culture 10
7 Elective Course 3 5
8 Elective Course 4 5

2nd YEAR

  Course ECTS
Total for 2nd Year 60
Total 120
3rd semester
9 Elective Course 5 5
10 Elective Course 6 5
11 Elective Course 7 5
12 Elective Course 8 5
13 Elective Course 9 5
14 Elective Course 10 5
4th semester
15 Preparation of Master's Thesis 30


  Course ECTS
1 Rituals from the tribal communities to the state- a historical - anthropological - legal studies 5
2 Philosophy of Nature: Art, science, technology and aesthetics 5
3 Feudal Europe 5
4 Semiotics of Everyday Life 5
5 Contemporary Theories in Art 5
6 Philosophy of Human Rights 5
7 Selected Topics in Philosophy and Sociology of Sport 5
8 Space, body and new media in art and aesthetics 5
9 Religion and society 5
10 Media studies 5
11 Art and Life: Philosophical Theories and Artistic practices 5
12 New Media in Everyday Life 5
13 Histroy of Feminism 5
14 Philosophical Hermeneutics 2: Structuralism and poststructuralism 10
15 Hermeneutics of Religious Discourses 10
16 Interpretation in Law and Political Thought 10
17 Criticism and art  10
18 German idealism of the 18th and 19th centuries: the birth of contemporary philosophy  10
19 Meaning and Sense in European Metaphysics  10
20 Philosophical hermeneutics I: romantics and phenomenology 10




Undergraduate: Humanities
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- religious  feminism,  eco-feminism, (Christian) feminist theology; religion and ecology, thealogy religion and ecology, comparative religious studies, interreligious dialogue, African indigenous religions.

Nadja Furlan Štante received her B.A. degree (2000) in Theology, M.A. (2003) and  PhD degree (2005) in Women's religious studies, at Faculty of Theology (University of Ljubljana) with a thesis on »The Influence of Gender Stereotypes on Violence in the System of State and the Catholic Church«.  Nadja Furlan Štante is a member of the Institute for Philosophical Studies and director's adviser.

Previously, she was employed as a young researcher at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Ljubljana. In 2008, she got employed at the University of Primorska, Science and Research Centre at the (UP ZRS), as a leader of a postdoctoral project. She received a Fullbright research grant (Fulbright Visiting Scholar) for the 2008-09 academic year at University of Berkeley, CA.

In addition to his research work, she was (is) occasionally involved in pedagogical work: first at UP FHŠ (Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska), where she was a member (2009-2013) and Deputy Head of the Department of Philosophy (2012-2013); at the Pedagogical Faculty, University of Primorska (doctoral program - Level III – 2013-2014); and as guest and invited lecturer at various Universities and Faculties (Faculty of Fine Arts and Faculty of Social Sciences (2013-2014) of the University of Ljubljana (2013-2014), ISH (Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis) AlmaMater (from 2016) and Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Maribor (2016-2019). She was a member of two University commissions: the Commission for International Cooperation of the University of Primorska (2012-2014) and the Commission for Scientific Research and Development Work at the University of Primorska (2014-2016). Since 2010 she is a member of the permanent expert body of the Scientific Research Council for Humanities (national coordinator for theology) at ARRS (Slovenian National Research Agency). She is also a member of the Expert Body at the MIZŠ RS (Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia): Commission for Women in Science –  renamed to Commission for Equal Opportunities in the Field of Science.

Nadja Furlan Štante has published several scientific monographs and articles, a detailed insight into her's scientific publications, which encompass approximately 200 units -

In addition to Fulbright's scholarship (Fulbright Visiting Scholar, University of Berkeley, CA in 2008-2009,  she also gain the National Award - Excellence in Science 2013 - Humanities – Theology.


Dr. Nadja Furlan Štante is currently a leader of basic national research project (J6-9393) »Interreligious dialogue – a Basis for Coexisting Diversity in the Light of Migration and the Refugee Crisis« and a member of national research program (P5-0409). So far she has led and participated in numerous national research projects and programmes (3) in her extensive research work. She was a research leader of two basic national research projects: postdoctoral research project (Z6-0211) »Religion and Sexism: the image and position of a woman in the Jewish-Christian tradition« and basic national research project  (J6-3611) »Theological Ecofeminism and the modern ecological crisis«.  As a project collaborator she participated in the following basic national research projects:

Since 2010, Nadja Furlan Štante is a member of the permanent expert body of the Scientific Research Council for Humanities (national coordinator for theology) at ARRS (Slovenian Research Agency). She is also a member of the Expert Body at the MIZŠ RS (Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia): Commission for Women in Science. She received a Fullbright research grant (Fulbright Visiting Scholar) for the 2008-09 academic year at University of Berkeley. She is a member of ESWTR (European Society of Women in Theological Research) and Society for religiology and imterreligious dialogue. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Monitor and Poligrafi Journal. She is the organizer and co-organizer of several international and domestic scientific conferences.



Alma Mater Europaea - ECM provides an intellectually enriching, professionally enriching and supportive environment for postgraduate students. By focusing on specialized research of your own design, you will have a much greater degree of freedom to extend your own creativity and imagination. You will also be responsible for exercising your own independent judgment and critical thinking, and expressing your ideas with a distinctive scholarly voice.

All our lectures are filmed and e-learning supported. You can watch them in live stream and re-run them at home as many times as you like.

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Graduates of the Alma Mater Europaea master in Humanities program are trained to communicate clearly, think critically and make reasoned choices - skills that will be in demand in just about any profession. Graduates will gain the skills they need to pursue careers in research, governmental and non-governmental organizations, communications and media.


  • DURATION: 4 semesters / 2 years
  • TITLE: Master of Humanities
  • LOCATION: Slovenia, e-learning
  • START DATES: October

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