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Academic bachelor's studies

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2024/25

izr. prof. dr. ALEŠ MAVER

HISTORY

dipl. zgod. (UN)
diplomirani zgodovinar (UN)
diplomirana zgodovinarka (UN)
B.A.
Bachelor of Arts

02 - Arts and humanities
0222 - History and archaeology

6 - Humanities

Text about acceptance

On the basis of Article 51 of the Law on higher education (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 119/06-UPB3) and the Measures for the accreditation of higher education institutions and study programmes (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 101/04) the Senate for accreditation with the Council of Higher Education of the Republic of Slovenia at its 4th meeting on 16th November 2007, adopted or gave consent to the university BA single-major study programme History (Decree No. 2/75-2007 dated 20th November 2007).

Advancement criteria of a study programme

In order to progress to the second year of the History programme – History pathway (single-subject pathway), students must complete at least 45 ECTS credits. In order to progress to the third year of the History programme – History pathway (single-subject pathway), students must complete all first-year course units and second-year course units prescribed by the programme totalling at least 48 ECTS credits. Students can also progress more quickly if they meet the conditions set out in the Statutes of the University of Maribor.

Criteria for completing separate parts of a study programme

The History programme does not contain conditions for completion of individual segments of the programme.

Study advancement options

On the basis of the research competences they acquire, graduates will be capable of pursuing further studies as part of a postgraduate (master’s) programme and, later, a doctoral programme.

Employment possibilities

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Maribor is well-integrated into its local and wider environment. The History Department offers the first-cycle History programme in response to the demand for historians at home and abroad, above all in areas where Slovene is officially spoken. The programme has single-subject and two-subject pathways, because the wider environment needs both historians with in-depth specific historical knowledge, in particular as regards working with sources, and broadly educated humanities graduates who combine knowledge from multiple fields, for whom the two-subject pathway is designed. No official figures are available regarding the exact demand for historians, given that historian is not a regulated occupation. Below we offer the figures that are available to us and that are a starting point for estimating demand for historians. ESS figures for 2020 and 2021 show that 26 holders of bachelor’s degrees in history and 71 holders of master’s degrees in history were registered as unemployed in Slovenia. ESS figures for 2020 and 2021 also show that a total of 24 holders of bachelor’s degrees in history and 53 holders of master’s degrees in history were removed from the record of registered unemployed in the same period. These figures indicate that there is still a demand for historians in Slovenia, although the number of individuals removed from the record of registered unemployed is higher than the number of those with a qualification in this field registering as unemployed. As regards the single-subject pathway of the first-cycle programme, it should be emphasised that, given the structure of education in Slovenia, this is an essential preparatory stage for a master’s degree that does not usually lead directly to employment. For this reason, the number of available places is, logically, based more on employment demand for holders of master’s degree in history and history teachers. The main area of activity of the latter continues to be primary and secondary schools, although the proportion of those who find employment in other cultural institutions (archives, libraries, radio stations, print and electronic media) is increasing, as is the proportion of those working in liberal professions, above all as providers of knowledge on cultural heritage and in tourism. A further comparative advantage is that the content of both pathways of the first-cycle History programme is comparable with other similar programmes in the EU. On completion of the programme, graduates will be capable of working independently in the field of historiography or of obtaining employment in cultural institutions that work with various areas of Europe. The planned learning outcomes correspond with the findings of analysis on jobs for historians.

Other obligations

Horizontal integration of content: Both pathways of the programme are based on the strong vertical and horizontal integration of units, which are complemented by elective units. These are organised into two groups in both pathways: Early History units and Modern and Contemporary History units. In the curriculum of the History programme, each of these two groups comprises the following units: Cultural History, Economic History, Military History, History of Migrations, Church History and History of Everyday Life. Lectures on compulsory and elective units that complement each other take place in the same semester. The vertical and horizontal connections are complex. This is an essential characteristic of the programme in question, where no unit is treated as separate from the others. Elective units are offered in all six semesters, with units on early history offered up to the third semester and units on modern and contemporary history offered from the fourth semester onwards. All compulsory units are core units. They are horizontally and vertically integrated by individual years. All elective units are horizontally integrated with compulsory units. 1st year: Horizontal connection between compulsory and elective early history units. 2nd year: The main chronological horizontal connection is the connection between individual units in the third semester (History of Slovene Territory in the Early Modern Period with Non-European History of the Early Modern Period), Nineteenth-Century European History, Nineteenth-Century Slovene History, Nineteenth-Century Non-European History, Nineteenth-Century Balkan History in the third and fourth semesters. Year 3: The main chronological horizontal connection is the connection between individual subjects in the fifth semester (Slovene History 1914–1941, History of the Balkans 1914–1941, Non-European History 1914–1941, European History 1914–1939). Elective units on modern and contemporary history also link horizontally to these units. In the sixth semester, the units European History after 1939, Slovene History after 1941, Non-European History after 1941, Balkan History after 1941 are horizontally connected. They are horizontally linked to units from the modern and contemporary history group. These connections apply to both pathways, regardless of the fact that some units in the single-subject pathway cover more thematic focuses. In the single-subject pathway, and additional horizontal connection exists between the units German I, German II, German III and German IV on the one hand and Latin I, Latin II, Latin III and Latin IV on the other. - Vertical integration of content: Year 1 The main vertical connection is the connection between individual units in the first and second semesters (Early Civilisations, Greek and Roman History, History of Medieval Europe, Slovene Territory in Prehistory, Antiquity and the Middle Ages). In the single-subject pathway there is also a vertical connection in the case of the units German I–II and Latin I–II (in the first and second semesters). Year 2 The unit Basic Historical Disciplines (third semester) is vertically integrated (development of the “coexistence” of history with other humanities). Within the single-subject pathway there is a vertical progression from German III in the third semester to German IV in the fifth semester and from Latin III in the third semester to Latin IV in the fourth semester. Year 3 Units from the modern and contemporary history group are vertically connected. The unit Proseminar on Modern and Contemporary History (fifth semester) is a continuation of modern history units in the second year on the same pathway.

Assesment criteria

Criteria and methods for testing and assessing student outcomes are made publicly available and are implemented in accordance with the adopted learning programme, unit syllabuses and information on the unit. The assessment system is regulated in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Maribor and the Rules on testing and assessing knowledge at the University of Maribor. Both documents are available online at: https://www.um.si/o-univerzi/dokumentno-sredisce/. Learning outcomes are defined by syllabuses. These are made publicly available and are accessible to all. They can be found in the catalogue of post-Bologna Reform programmes and units (https://aips.um.si/PredmetiBP5/main.asp) and on the Faculty of Arts website (http://ff.um.si/studenti/studijski-programi/). The method of assessment and testing is defined in each syllabus. This means that, on the basis of the published syllabus content, students can compare or check the content and levels of knowledge associated with specific skills. Academic staff encourage continuous work and continuous testing of knowledge throughout the study process, in this way enabling students to maintain a constant overview of their own progress. Students are also verbally informed about assessment criteria and methods when they begin a unit. Following analyses of pedagogical work and evaluation of the programme, appropriate amendments are made to syllabuses. Verification of whether students are successfully meeting the requirements of the programme is done through the testing and assessment of knowledge, which is the basis on which students obtain marks and credits in individual units of the programme, allowing them to progress through the programme and move on to further studies. At the same time, it provides students with feedback on the level of knowledge they have attained. Exam results are entered in an electronic register called the Academic Information Subsystem (AIPS). Results are entered by the exam administrator, who has access to the details of the students entered for the exam. After entering the marks for an individual exam, the exam administrator submits a signed exam report to the Student Affairs Office. This report is kept permanently and represents an official record of the institution. Students are informed of exam results as soon as they are entered and confirmed by the exam administrator, via their personal AIPS account, which they access using a username and password. Students have the right to ask to see their marked exam papers within 30 days of publication of the results. Students’ knowledge is tested in examinations, colloquia and other forms of testing and assessment, and awarded a positive or negative mark. Positive marks are “excellent” (10), “very good” (9 and 8), “good” (7) and “satisfactory” (6). Negative marks are all marks from 1 to 5. Units may also be assessed as “passed”/“not passed” if the syllabus envisages this. The University of Maribor uses a uniform marking scale, which can be consulted online at: https://moja.um.si/student/Strani/Pravilniki-in-predpisi.aspx. Examination timetables are published in the publicly accessible calendar for each individual academic year (http://ff.um.si/studenti/urniki/). Lists of scheduled exam dates for individual units throughout the academic year are prepared by Departments and published by the Student Affairs Office in the AIPS by no later than 15 November for the current academic year.

Main study programme objectives

The most important aims of the programme are: the student’s knowledge and understanding of history as a discipline, knowledge and independent application of research methodology in historiography, knowledge of modern research, theoretical and methodological approaches in historiography and their logical transfer into practice, the ability to compare and connect Slovene historiography with world historiography, the ability to plan, implement, evaluate and present own research and respond to cultural and historical challenges in modern society. In particular, the goals attained by students of the History programme (single-subject pathway) are: independent work with (easier) historical sources in Slovene, South Slavonic languages, Latin and German; familiarity with and use of current historiography periodicals in Slovenia and around the world; familiarity with and independent use of digital historiography databases and, in part, databases pertaining to other humanities fields.

General competences of graduates, gained at a study programme

General competences – which, in the programme in question include above all the functional use of scientific methods and, in particular, the specific methods of work of the historian in practice, a capacity for creative and critical thought, the ability to transfer theoretical knowledge into practice, the ability to communicate within the discipline and across disciplines and the capacity for both individual work and teamwork – are designed in such a way as to equip graduates with the basic abilities and skills necessary for study in the chosen field (history) and, at the same time, to allow the logical integration of cross-disciplinary aspects. They prepare graduates to work in a professionally appropriate, effective, independent and collaborative manner in practical areas that require a high level of professional proficiency (in history) and to use sources, literature and ICT in an appropriate and critical manner. They are the basis for the independent and lifelong planning and acquisition of new knowledge at more advanced levels of education and specialisation. The general competences acquired through the programme on both pathways (single-subject and two-subject) are the following: - acquisition of specialised knowledge through the study of existing theoretical models; - functional application of scientific methods; - functional application in practice of the specific working methods of the historian; - creative and critical thinking, integration of facts and rules into new combinations of knowledge; - transfer of theoretical knowledge into practice; - communication within the discipline and across disciplines; - individual and group work; - the practical application of knowledge.

Subject specific competences of graduates, gained on a study programme

Subject-specific competences derive from the programme as a whole, which through its compulsory units provides a basic framework of historical knowledge. Competences particularly developed by the single-subject pathway of the History programme include the following: - knowledge and understanding of history as a discipline; - knowledge of and proficiency in research methodology in historiography; - knowledge of the position of historiography within history as a discipline; - - knowledge of modern theoretical and methodological research approaches in historiography and their application; - the ability to compare and relate Slovene historiography to world historiography; - the ability to plan, conduct, evaluate and present own research using modern audio-visual equipment and audio-visual presentations of historical content; - the ability to respond to the cultural-historical challenges of the modern age.

Access requirements

The following may enrol in the academic study programme History: a. anyone who has passed the general matura (school-leaving examination), b. anyone who has passed the vocational matura in any secondary school programme and an examination in one general matura subject; the selected subject may not be a subject already taken by the applicant as part of the vocational matura, c. anyone who completed any four-year secondary school programme before 1 June 1995. Applicants who have passed the vocational matura are recommended to sit the matura examination in history.

Selection criteria in the event of limited enrolment

If a decision is taken to limit places on the History programme, applicants referred to in points a) and c) will be selected on the basis of: overall mark in the general matura or school-leaving exam 60% of points, overall marks in the third and fourth years 40% of points; applicants from point b) will be selected on the basis of: overall mark in the vocational matura 40% of points, overall marks in the third and fourth years 40% of points, mark in one matura subject 20% of points.

Transfer criteria between study programmes

Transfers between study programmes are possible in accordance with Articles 2 and 3 of the Criteria for Transfers between Study Programmes (UL RS, Nos 95/10, 17/11 and 14/19). Applicants who meet conditions for enrolment in the proposed programme and the conditions for transfer between programmes will be informed what year they may enrol in and what missing course units they must complete if they wish to conclude their studies under the new programme. Transfers are possible between programmes: - which guarantee the acquisition of comparable competences on completion and - between which at least half the course units under the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) from the first programme relating to compulsory units of the second programme may be recognised under the criteria for recognising knowledge and skills acquired prior to enrolment in the programme.

Criteria for recognition of knowledge and skills, gained before the enrolment in the study programme

Under the Rules on the recognition of knowledge and skills in programmes of study at the University of Maribor (https://www.um.si/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Pravilnik-o-priznavanju-znanj-in-spretnosti-v-studijskih-programih-UM-st.-012-2019-2.pdf), knowledge, skills or competences acquired by a student through formal or non-formal learning before enrolling in the programme (“prior learning”) may be recognised in the education process. The fundamental criterion in the recognition process is the comparability of knowledge acquired elsewhere with the course units, skills and competences in the programme. Applications for the recognition of knowledge and skills acquired through various forms of formal and non-formal education before enrolling in the programme will be considered by the Faculty of Arts in accordance with regulations. The student submits an application for the recognition of knowledge and skills to the Academic Affairs Committee at the Faculty of Arts. Knowledge/skills can be recognised in full, recognised in part or not recognised. In cases where knowledge/skills are recognised in part, the student must sit a specific exam on content determined by the unit coordinator.

Criteria for completing the study

Students of the History programme – History pathway (single-subject pathway) complete the programme when they have completed all course units prescribed by the programme, corresponding to a total of 180 credits.

HISTORY

dipl. zgod. (UN) in …
diplomirani zgodovinar (UN) in …
diplomirana zgodovinarka (UN) in …
B.A.
Bachleor of Arts

02 - Arts and humanities
0222 - History and archaeology

6 - Humanities

Text about acceptance

On the basis of Article 51 of the Law on higher education (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 119/06-UPB3) and the Measures for the accreditation of higher education institutions and study programmes (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 101/04) the Senate for accreditation with the Council of Higher Education of the Republic of Slovenia at its 4th meeting on 16th November 2007, adopted or gave consent to the university BA double major study programme History (Decree No. 2/75-2007 dated 20th November 2007).

Advancement criteria of a study programme

In order to progress to the second year of the History programme – History pathway (two-subject pathway), students must complete at least 24 ECTS credits and the number of ECTS credits envisaged by the other chosen programme. In order to progress to the third year of the History programme – History pathway (two-subject pathway), students must complete all first-year course units, second-year course units prescribed by the programme totalling at least 24 ECTS credits and the number of ECTS credits envisaged by the other chosen programme. Students can also progress more quickly if they meet the conditions set out in the Statutes of the University of Maribor.

Criteria for completing separate parts of a study programme

The History programme does not contain conditions for completion of individual segments of the programme.

Study advancement options

On the basis of the research competences they acquire, graduates will be capable of pursuing further studies as part of a postgraduate (master’s) programme and, later, a doctoral programme.

Employment possibilities

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Maribor is well-integrated into its local and wider environment. The History Department offers the first-cycle History programme in response to the demand for historians at home and abroad, above all in areas where Slovene is officially spoken. The programme has single-subject and two-subject pathways, because the wider environment needs both historians with in-depth specific historical knowledge, in particular as regards working with sources, and broadly educated humanities graduates who combine knowledge from multiple fields, for whom the two-subject pathway is designed. No official figures are available regarding the exact demand for historians, given that historian is not a regulated occupation. Below we offer the figures that are available to us and that are a starting point for estimating demand for historians. ESS figures for 2020 and 2021 show that 26 holders of bachelor’s degrees in history and 71 holders of master’s degrees in history were registered as unemployed in Slovenia. ESS figures for 2020 and 2021 also show that a total of 24 holders of bachelor’s degrees in history and 53 holders of master’s degrees in history were removed from the record of registered unemployed in the same period. These figures indicate that there is still a demand for historians in Slovenia, although the number of individuals removed from the record of registered unemployed is higher than the number of those with a qualification in this field registering as unemployed. As regards the single-subject pathway of the first-cycle programme, it should be emphasised that, given the structure of education in Slovenia, this is an essential preparatory stage for a master’s degree that does not usually lead directly to employment. For this reason, the number of available places is, logically, based more on employment demand for holders of master’s degree in history and history teachers. The main area of activity of the latter continues to be primary and secondary schools, although the proportion of those who find employment in other cultural institutions (archives, libraries, radio stations, print and electronic media) is increasing, as is the proportion of those working in liberal professions, above all as providers of knowledge on cultural heritage and in tourism. A further comparative advantage is that the content of both pathways of the first-cycle History programme is comparable with other similar programmes in the EU. On completion of the programme, graduates will be capable of working independently in the field of historiography or of obtaining employment in cultural institutions that work with various areas of Europe. The planned learning outcomes correspond with the findings of analysis on jobs for historians.

Other obligations

Horizontal integration of content: Both pathways of the programme are based on the strong vertical and horizontal integration of units, which are complemented by elective units. These are organised into two groups in both pathways: Early History units and Modern and Contemporary History units. In the curriculum of the History programme, each of these two groups comprises the following units: Cultural History, Economic History, Military History, History of Migrations, Church History and History of Everyday Life. Lectures on compulsory and elective units that complement each other take place in the same semester. The vertical and horizontal connections are complex. This is an essential characteristic of the programme in question, where no unit is treated as separate from the others. Elective units are offered in all six semesters, with units on early history offered up to the third semester and units on modern and contemporary history offered from the fourth semester onwards. All compulsory units are core units. They are horizontally and vertically integrated by individual years. All elective units are horizontally integrated with compulsory units. 1st year: Horizontal connection between compulsory and elective early history units. 2nd year: The main chronological horizontal connection is the connection between individual units in the third semester (History of Slovene Territory in the Early Modern Period with Non-European History of the Early Modern Period), Nineteenth-Century European History, Nineteenth-Century Slovene History, Nineteenth-Century Non-European History, Nineteenth-Century Balkan History in the third and fourth semesters. Year 3: The main chronological horizontal connection is the connection between individual subjects in the fifth semester (Slovene History 1914–1941, History of the Balkans 1914–1941, Non-European History 1914–1941, European History 1914–1939). Elective units on modern and contemporary history also link horizontally to these units. In the sixth semester, the units European History after 1939, Slovene History after 1941, Non-European History after 1941, Balkan History after 1941 are horizontally connected. They are horizontally linked to units from the modern and contemporary history group. These connections apply to both pathways, regardless of the fact that some units in the single-subject pathway cover more thematic focuses. In the single-subject pathway, and additional horizontal connection exists between the units German I, German II, German III and German IV on the one hand and Latin I, Latin II, Latin III and Latin IV on the other. Vertical integration of content: Year 1 The main vertical connection is the connection between individual units in the first and second semesters (Early Civilisations, Greek and Roman History, History of Medieval Europe, Slovene Territory in Prehistory, Antiquity and the Middle Ages). In the single-subject pathway there is also a vertical connection in the case of the units German I–II and Latin I–II (in the first and second semesters). Year 2 The unit Basic Historical Disciplines (third semester) is vertically integrated (development of the “coexistence” of history with other humanities). Within the single-subject pathway there is a vertical progression from German III in the third semester to German IV in the fifth semester and from Latin III in the third semester to Latin IV in the fourth semester. Year 3 Units from the modern and contemporary history group are vertically connected. The unit Proseminar on Modern and Contemporary History (fifth semester) is a continuation of modern history units in the second year on the same pathway.

Assesment criteria

Criteria and methods for testing and assessing student outcomes are made publicly available and are implemented in accordance with the adopted learning programme, unit syllabuses and information on the unit. The assessment system is regulated in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Maribor and the Rules on testing and assessing knowledge at the University of Maribor. Both documents are available online at: https://www.um.si/o-univerzi/dokumentno-sredisce/. Learning outcomes are defined by syllabuses. These are made publicly available and are accessible to all. They can be found in the catalogue of post-Bologna Reform programmes and units (https://aips.um.si/PredmetiBP5/main.asp) and on the Faculty of Arts website (http://ff.um.si/studenti/studijski-programi/). The method of assessment and testing is defined in each syllabus. This means that, on the basis of the published syllabus content, students can compare or check the content and levels of knowledge associated with specific skills. Academic staff encourage continuous work and continuous testing of knowledge throughout the study process, in this way enabling students to maintain a constant overview of their own progress. Students are also verbally informed about assessment criteria and methods when they begin a unit. Following analyses of pedagogical work and evaluation of the programme, appropriate amendments are made to syllabuses. Verification of whether students are successfully meeting the requirements of the programme is done through the testing and assessment of knowledge, which is the basis on which students obtain marks and credits in individual units of the programme, allowing them to progress through the programme and move on to further studies. At the same time, it provides students with feedback on the level of knowledge they have attained. Exam results are entered in an electronic register called the Academic Information Subsystem (AIPS). Results are entered by the exam administrator, who has access to the details of the students entered for the exam. After entering the marks for an individual exam, the exam administrator submits a signed exam report to the Student Affairs Office. This report is kept permanently and represents an official record of the institution. Students are informed of exam results as soon as they are entered and confirmed by the exam administrator, via their personal AIPS account, which they access using a username and password. Students have the right to ask to see their marked exam papers within 30 days of publication of the results. Students’ knowledge is tested in examinations, colloquia and other forms of testing and assessment, and awarded a positive or negative mark. Positive marks are “excellent” (10), “very good” (9 and 8), “good” (7) and “satisfactory” (6). Negative marks are all marks from 1 to 5. Units may also be assessed as “passed”/“not passed” if the syllabus envisages this. The University of Maribor uses a uniform marking scale, which can be consulted online at: https://moja.um.si/student/Strani/Pravilniki-in-predpisi.aspx. Examination timetables are published in the publicly accessible calendar for each individual academic year (http://ff.um.si/studenti/urniki/). Lists of scheduled exam dates for individual units throughout the academic year are prepared by Departments and published by the Student Affairs Office in the AIPS by no later than 15 November for the current academic year.

Main study programme objectives

Primary aims: The most important aims of the programme are: the student’s knowledge and understanding of history as a discipline, knowledge and independent application of research methodology in historiography, knowledge of modern research, theoretical and methodological approaches in historiography and their logical transfer into practice, the ability to compare and connect Slovene historiography with world historiography, the ability to plan, implement, evaluate and present own research and respond to cultural and historical challenges in modern society. In particular, the goals attained by students of the History programme (single-subject pathway) are: independent work with (easier) historical sources in Slovene, South Slavonic languages, Latin and German; familiarity with and use of current historiography periodicals in Slovenia and around the world; familiarity with and independent use of digital historiography databases and, in part, databases pertaining to other humanities fields.

General competences of graduates, gained at a study programme

General competences – which, in the programme in question include above all the functional use of scientific methods and, in particular, the specific methods of work of the historian in practice, a capacity for creative and critical thought, the ability to transfer theoretical knowledge into practice, the ability to communicate within the discipline and across disciplines and the capacity for both individual work and teamwork – are designed in such a way as to equip graduates with the basic abilities and skills necessary for study in the chosen field (history) and, at the same time, to allow the logical integration of cross-disciplinary aspects. They prepare graduates to work in a professionally appropriate, effective, independent and collaborative manner in practical areas that require a high level of professional proficiency (in history) and to use sources, literature and ICT in an appropriate and critical manner. They are the basis for the independent and lifelong planning and acquisition of new knowledge at more advanced levels of education and specialisation. The general competences acquired through the programme on both pathways (single-subject and two-subject) are the following: - acquisition of specialised knowledge through the study of existing theoretical models; - functional application of scientific methods; - functional application in practice of the specific working methods of the historian; - creative and critical thinking, integration of facts and rules into new combinations of knowledge; - transfer of theoretical knowledge into practice; - communication within the discipline and across disciplines; - individual and group work; - the practical application of knowledge.

Subject specific competences of graduates, gained on a study programme

- The subject-specific competences acquired by students on the two-subject pathway of the History programme include - knowledge and understanding of history as a discipline; - knowledge of and proficiency in research methodology in historiography; - the ability to plan, conduct, evaluate and present own research using modern audio-visual equipment and audio-visual presentations of historical content; - the ability to respond to the cultural-historical challenges of the modern age.

Access requirements

The following may enrol in the academic study programme History: a. anyone who has passed the general matura (school-leaving examination), b. anyone who has passed the vocational matura in any secondary school programme and an examination in one general matura subject; the selected subject may not be a subject already taken by the applicant as part of the vocational matura, c. anyone who completed any four-year secondary school programme before 1 June 1995. Applicants who have passed the vocational matura are recommended to sit the matura examination in history.

Selection criteria in the event of limited enrolment

If a decision is taken to limit places on the History programme, applicants referred to in points a) and c) will be selected on the basis of: overall mark in the general matura or school-leaving exam 60% of points, overall marks in the third and fourth years 40% of points; applicants from point b) will be selected on the basis of: overall mark in the vocational matura 40% of points, overall marks in the third and fourth years 40% of points, mark in one matura subject 20% of points.

Transfer criteria between study programmes

Transfers between study programmes are possible in accordance with Articles 2 and 3 of the Criteria for Transfers between Study Programmes (UL RS, Nos 95/10, 17/11 and 14/19). Applicants who meet conditions for enrolment in the proposed programme and the conditions for transfer between programmes will be informed what year they may enrol in and what missing course units they must complete if they wish to conclude their studies under the new programme. Transfers are possible between programmes: - which guarantee the acquisition of comparable competences on completion and - between which at least half the course units under the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) from the first programme relating to compulsory units of the second programme may be recognised under the criteria for recognising knowledge and skills acquired prior to enrolment in the programme.

Criteria for recognition of knowledge and skills, gained before the enrolment in the study programme

Under the Rules on the recognition of knowledge and skills in programmes of study at the University of Maribor (https://www.um.si/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Pravilnik-o-priznavanju-znanj-in-spretnosti-v-studijskih-programih-UM-st.-012-2019-2.pdf), knowledge, skills or competences acquired by a student through formal or non-formal learning before enrolling in the programme (“prior learning”) may be recognised in the education process. The fundamental criterion in the recognition process is the comparability of knowledge acquired elsewhere with the course units, skills and competences in the programme. Applications for the recognition of knowledge and skills acquired through various forms of formal and non-formal education before enrolling in the programme will be considered by the Faculty of Arts in accordance with regulations. The student submits an application for the recognition of knowledge and skills to the Academic Affairs Committee at the Faculty of Arts. Knowledge/skills can be recognised in full, recognised in part or not recognised. In cases where knowledge/skills are recognised in part, the student must sit a specific exam on content determined by the unit coordinator.

Criteria for completing the study

Students of the History programme – History pathway (two-subject pathway) complete the programme when they have completed all course units prescribed by the programme in the two programmes in which they are enrolled, corresponding to a total of at least 180 ECTS credits (90 ECTS credits from one programme and 90 ECTS credits from the other).