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Requirements to advance to higher year and to advance to Master Thesis defence

(Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, Ljubljana)

Study Year 2017/2018


2nd level Joint-Master programme CREOLE: Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes



1.      Current Trends in Social and Cultural Anthropology (6 ECTS)

course is carried out as lecture and seminar

2.      Epistemology of Everyday Life (9 ECTS)

course is carried out as lecture, seminar and practical classes

3.      Anthropology of the Mediterranean  (6 ECTS)

course is carried out as lecture and seminar

4.      Ethnology of the Balkans (6 ECTS)

course is carried out as lecture and practical classes

5.      European Traditional Folk Beliefs (3 ECTS)

Optional module 1 (student chooses subjects from list bellow / 15 ECTS)

Anthropology and Politics in Africa (5 ECTS), Anthropology of Religion (5 ECTS), Anthropology of Body and Movement (5 ECTS), Anthropology of Space and Place (5 ECTS), Ethnology of the European Postsocialist Countries (5 ECTS), Material Culture (5 ECTS), Political Anthropology (5 ECTS), Urban and Transnational Anthropology (5 ECTS), Current Migrations, Citizenship and Ethnic Minorities (5 ECTS)

7.      Intensive Programme (10 ECTS)

8.      Lecturer exchange with partner universities (5 ECTS)


The requirement to advance to year two of the CREOLE programme is to collect at least 54 ECTS. Furthermore, before admission to year two, students have to select the topic of their Masters dissertation and submit a proposal.

In exceptional circumstances (in accordance to the Statute of the University of Ljubljana, paragraph 153), based on the approved appeal, those students may enrol in the next study year who passed 85% of their study requirements (I.e., they acquired 51 ECTS). In such cases, approval of the student’s request is required from the relevant body of the institution. Any outstanding obligations must be completed before the application for the defence of the Masters dissertation.

In case the student decides to conclude the programe – by defending the thesis – at one of the partner institutions, full 60 ECTS is required to advance into the second year, regardless of whether the second year is fully or partly carried out outside of the University of Ljubljana.

Based on a granted request, a student may advance with 85% of full obligations. The missing obligations must be passed before registering for the defence of the thesis (following the decision of the Senat of the Faculty of Arts, made at the 43th regular session, 25 May 2005), but only if the defence will be organised at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana.

In order to repeat a year a student must have completed at least 70% of the study obligations (42 ECTS) from the relevant year.



1.      Optional module 2 (15 ECTS)

2.      Fieldwork for Master's thesis (15 ECTS)

3.      Master's Seminar (5 ECTS)

4.      Master Thesis (20 ECTS)

5.      Defence of Thesis (5 ECTS)

All students have to conclude two semesters of study exchange at one of the partner universities. They have to pass the following courses: Elective courses as part of the Optional module 2 (15 ECTS), Fieldwork for Master’s thesis (15 ECTS), Master’s Seminar (5 ECTS) and Master’s Thesis (20 ECTS), which has to be written under the supervision of the co-mentor and presented at host university. The mentor at the home university confirms the recognition of the Master’s Thesis. The final Defence of the Thesis (5 ECTS) has to be organized at the home university.

Student can advance to master thesis defence only when he/she passes all the coursework defined by the programme and syllabi being part of the individual programme.

Regulations about Master Thesis and Master Thesis defence:



Last modified: 10. 1. 2018

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