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Maritime Studies


Main objectives of the study programme

The second-cycle master's degree programme in Maritime Studies is compliant with all legally defined objectives for second-cycle degree studies and their research and professional elements. This programme is based on the needs of the contemporary and sustainable maritime industry, and internationally recognised professional objectives in this field.

The main objectives of this study programme include the construction and development of:

- knowledge, skills, and competences in specific carefully selected professional and scientific areas,

- autonomous knowledge construction in the relevant scientific and professional fields,

- advanced research methods and approaches,

- responsibility in the management of advanced and complex systems that are related to the field of maritime studies,

- critical thinking and reflection skills related to contemporary problems in the field of maritime studies within the framework of the processes of globalisation and specialisation, contemporary trends in maritime technologies and processes, exploitation of maritime infrastructure, and safety of maritime transport, considering the protection of the marine and maritime environment,

- independent and teamwork skills and management.

In addition, the main objectives of this study programme address the responsibility to one's profession in the maritime industry. In other words, this entails the responsibility for maritime safety, exploitation of marine resources and maritime infrastructure, the environment, and sustainable development of the Republic of Slovenia as well as the preservation of our maritime heritage in the changing circumstances of today's multicultural Europe. 

Graduates from this study programme will be able to either continue their studies at the third-cycle doctoral degree level or seek employment opportunities in the fields of research and development, maritime transport services, transport, traffic, marine sciences and related activities, state administration, economic associations, etc. 


General competences

The general competences acquired through this study programme are related to the field of maritime studies. More specifically, graduates will be able to:

  • use research methods, procedures, and processes in maritime studies,
  • use critical skills to apply theoretical findings in practical real-life situations,
  • use critical skills to evaluate the relevance of new research methods and their results,
  • use skills of analysis and synthesis to provide solutions to problems,
  • develop critical and self-critical skills,
  • show coherence in the fundamental knowledge in maritime studies,
  • have the ability to synthesise knowledge from different fields and use it in practical real-life situations,
  • develop autonomy for research and professional work,
  • upgrade and develop communication skills, in particular within the field of communication in the international maritime world,
  • develop work ethics,
  • develop collaboration and teamwork skills (in the local and international environment),
  • integrate organisational knowledge to support efficient business decisions,
  • analyse, evaluate, and document technical and technological solutions,
  • plan, implement, and supervise technical and technological solutions.


Discipline-specific competences

At graduation, students will have acquired the theoretical and practical knowledge, skills, and competences that will enable them to successfully enter the labour market or continue their studies in the third-cycle doctoral degree study programme. The discipline-specific competences include the skills of analysis, critical evaluation, and autonomy that are necessary to provide solutions to problems related to the maritime world and integrate knowledge from different fields of maritime studies. As a result, graduates will be competent to undertake specific tasks in the maritime industry and related sectors, in compliance with legal and ethical requirements as expected from highly qualified human resources in the maritime industry.