The Ph.D. degree program in the humanities is an interdisciplinary program linking anthropological, philosophical and linguistic disciplines, tailored to the needs of individual students.

The program provides students with a flexible, interdisciplinary framework, built on connections among specific courses and areas of interest. Our Ph.D. students go through rigorous theoretical and methodological training that imparts strong research and analytical skills and enables students to adapt to the constantly changing 21st century labor market. The program enables students to study fields and disciplines that are underrepresented in other Slovene higher learning institutions.

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  Course ECTS
Mandatory courses
1 Humanities I 15
2 Humanities II 15
Elective Courses
3 Interdisciplinary methodologies 5
4 Balkan anthropology 5
5 Anthropology of knowledge 5
6 Anthropology of religion and believing 5
7 Communication and society 5
8 Anthropology of labor and migrations 5
9 Film and popular culture theory 5
10 Sexuality and love studies 5
11 Radical etnographical methods and feminist studies 5
12 Behavior and discourse 5
13 Gender and popular culture 5
14 Anthropology of artistic practice 5
  Other activities ECTS
15 Preparation for doctoral thesis 10
16 Doctoral seminar 1-doctoral thesis subject registration 10
17 Individual research (for the doctoral thesis) 10
18 Doctoral seminar 2 10
In the 3. Year students prepare and defend their doctoral thesis.



Undergraduate: Humanities
Graduate: Humanities
Graduate: Humanities


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Nadja Furlan Štante is a Scientific Associate at UP SRC and Associate Professor for the field of religious studies. She is a Deputy Head of the Institute for Philosophical Studies at UP SRC. She is the author of three scientific monographs (The Missing Rib: Women, Religion and Gender Stereotypes (2006, Annales); From Polygamy to Monogamy (2008, Faculty of Theology); Woman, Nature and Religion: Eco-Feminist Perception (2014, Annales University Press) and numerous scientific papers. She is an editor of three anthologies and a participant and co-organizer of several international conferences at home and abroad. With her research work she cooperates in several major national projects. She was also the project leader of postdoctoral and fundamental national project. She has received the Fulbright scholarships for the year 2008-09 (University of Berkeley).
Work areas:
• religious feminism and women's studies within different religious systems (with an emphasis on Christianity and Judaism): pagan woman theology (thealogy), Christian feminist theology, theological eco-feminism; eco-theology, religion and ecology;
• African religions in the context of cross-cultural, comparative studies;
• intercultural and interreligious dialogue;
• comparative religious studies;
• new religious movements.


The institute provides an intellectually supportive and professionally enriching environment for postgraduate students. By focusing on specialized research of your own design, you will have a much greater degree of freedom to exercise your own creativity and imagination. You will also have the responsibility of exercising your own independent judgment and critical thinking, and of expressing your ideas in a distinctive scholarly voice.

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Graduates of our Humanities Ph.D. 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 acquire the skills they need to pursue careers in research, governmental and non-governmental organizations, communications, and media.

  • DURATION: 6 semesters / 3 years
  • TITLE: Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities
  • LOCATION: Slovenia
  • START DATES: October

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