Graduate School

Dissertation

This course is part of the programme:
NEW! Cultural Heritage Studies (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 are strongly encouraged to publish their work before the dissertation.

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 community 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« , publishe 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.
  • Publication or patentability potential in English
  • 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

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University course code: 3SKD048

Year of study: 4

ECTS: 30

Workload:

  • Individual work: 900 hours

Course type: obligatory

Languages: 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.