Graduate School

Doctoral dissertation

This course is part of the programme:
Humanities (Third level)

Objectives and competences

The dissertation represents an original scientific work that must be of good presentation and style, showing evidence of being a significant contribution to knowledge as well as a proof of the student’s capacity to pursue further research without supervision. The work presented in the thesis should be material in principle worthy of publication or patent presentation.

Students have at least one submitted or accepted/published paper about the results of their research work in international journal before the dissertation defence.

The paper must be in English or in one of the widely spoken foreign languages* and and the journal must be indexed in one of the following database (ERIH, A&HCI, SSCI, SCOPUS, IBSS, IBZ, BL, MLA, CSA, HAABC, FRANCIS, LLBA ERA, WPSA, AP, RTA).

*The following languages are considered as widely spoken foreign languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Chinese and Japanese

The student obtain skills in planning and conducting increasingly independent and original research.

Doctoral students obtain adequate english language skils, and scientific and technical terminology in English, so that they can competently and autonomously present the results of their research work to the international scientific comunity in English.

Prerequisites

The dissertation topic and the Supervisor(s) approved by the Senate of UNG.

The student may proceed to his doctoral dissertation defence only if he or she has obtained grade 8 or more in each subject taken within the respective study programme, the subjects being graded according to the existing Slovenian grading system from 1 to 10. This means that only those subjects in which the student has achieved at least 70% of the highest grade are recognised.

Content (Syllabus outline)

Preparation of dissertation under supervision of mentor(s), nominated by the UNG senate, dissertation submission and thesis defence, as defined in on the formal procedures described in the document of the study regulations titled« Formal procedures for the submission, examination and defence of the dissertation« , published on web pages of UNG: Graduate school regulations

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:

  • Significant contribution to knowledge
  • Original and innovative work
  • Student’s capacity to pursue independent research without supervision.
  • At least one submitted or accepted/published paper about the results of their research work in international journal before the dissertation defence.
  • Successful defense of the dissertation

Readings

Relevant literature in the field of research.

Regulation of the Graduate school of the University of Nova Gorica:

Graduate school regulations

Assessment

Dissertation and thesis defence are assessed based on the formal procedures described in the document of the study regulations titled« Formal procedures for the submission, examination and defence of the dissertation« poblished on the UNG web pages: Graduate school regulations

Lecturer's references

Supervisor of a doctoral student must be a university teacher, holding a title Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor, or researcher with a doctoral degree, with research experiences in the field of the dissertation topic.

University course code: 3IK045

Year of study: 4

ECTS: 30

Workload:

  • Individual work: 900 hours

Course type: mandatory

Learning and teaching methods:
individual research of the student under supervision of the mentor, who advises students in his research and preparation of dissertation.