Graduate School

Dissertation

This course is part of the programme:
Materials (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 accepted/published paper or paper sent in publication about the results of their research work in international journal with IF before the dissertation defence.

The student obtains 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.

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: www.ung.si/en/study/graduate-school/about/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 research work in international journal with IF
  • Successful defense of the dissertation

Readings

Readings are closely connected with the student’s research topic.

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« published on the UNG web pages: www.ung.si/en/study/graduate-school/about/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: 3MA106

Year of study: 4

Course principal:

ECTS: 30

Workload:

  • Individual work: 900 hours

Course type: obligatory

Languages: slovene/english

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