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Communication and the Media

Basic information
Name of programme (original language)
Komuniciranje in mediji
Cultural Heritage Area
Dissemination and Communication
Programme description

The study programme Communication and the Media is based on the belief that the present is defined by its relationship to the past and the future, and this relationship is largely mediated through the media, which in the broadest sense can be understood as communication technologies. On the one hand, it is therefore necessary to return to the fundamental contents of communication science, as the theoretical and methodological core of the study program, and on the other, it is accompanied by a direction towards the future, which will be dominated by the need to know technological solutions and the requirement to combine humanistic, social and natural science knowledge .

The field of media is changing rapidly, and the role of the traditional media industry is gradually being taken over by information-communication and creative industries. The mentioned changes lead to the need for the development of new knowledge and competences, which relate to both theoretical and practical aspects of communication, the ability to manage one’s own work, as well as critical reflection on the world we live in today and in which we will live in the future.

The study programme provides the necessary knowledge, first of all, within the framework of mandatory content, which covers three thematic pillars of the program: communication (theory, epistemology and methodology of communication), humanities and social sciences (philosophy, sociology, political science, psychology) and technology (digital media), which are then upgraded and supplemented with many optional contents. The program is carried out by the lecturers of the Department of Media Studies with the help of external colleagues, which ensures that the necessary practical knowledge in the field of media and communication is covered.

Is the programme a joint degree programme?
Double degree
Joint delivery
Qualification provider
Does the E&T programme lead to a formal qualification?
Name of the qualification (English)
Bachelor of Arts in communication and media
Name of the qualification (Original language)
Diplomant komuniciranja in medijev (un)/diplomantka komuniciranja in medijev (un)
Education category (HE/VET/HE-VET)
Higher Education (HE)
Education format
Programme Type
Initial E&T
Academic degree
One time event or regular basis
Programme takes place on a regular basis
The programme starts every year in the autumn
Last time it the programme took place (start date)
Statistics / Formal status
Core function
Engagement and use
Supplementary functions
R&D and Education
ESCO - Occupation
2642 - Journalists
National Occupational Classification (NOC) in original language
2642 Urednik novinar
Does the programme lead to a regulated profession?
ISCED level of programme
600 Bachelor's or equivalent level, orientation unspecified
ISCED field
0321 Journalism and reporting
Characterization of the E&T programme
Credit system
ECTS credits
Study format
Are there access requirements?
Access requirements Description

Admission to the first year of study programme Cultural Heritage shall be granted to candidates who have passed:

  • Matura or
  • vocational matura in any secondary school programme and an examination in the matura subject of sociology; if the candidate has already passed this subject in the vocational matura, an examination in any other matura subject; or
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme.
Teaching language
Programme learning outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • autonomously study, critically assess, interpret and evaluate modern communication processes in the European and global social context,
  • autonomously formulate research problems in the field of the mass media and carry out technical or research projects,
  • participate in the professional community and keep abreast of new developments in the field of study,
  • autonomously use sources and literature from the field of communication studies and other fields for theoretical and practical work in the field of communication studies and media studies and more widely,
  • critically assess sources and information or communication processes in society and on this basis produce an autonomous written text (specialist or general-interest article, report, paper etc.),
  • participate in the market of creative intellectual work in the journalistic field (journalism, media relations),
  • demonstrate mastery of the basic concepts, dilemmas and perspectives of the communication studies discipline and communication studies research methods,
  • demonstrate familiarity with disciplines and fields of study related to communication studies and use them in an interdisciplinary context,
  • critically assess and address technical and practical issues from the field of media studies and communication studies in contemporary Slovene society and more widely,
  • demonstrate mastery of analytical or research techniques for identifying the needs of consumers, finding market niches in the media space, designing media campaigns, etc.
Is there a mandatory (external) practical training?
Mandatory practical training description

The study practise is one of the basic duties of the students in the 2nd year of the 1st degree programme Communication and the Media. The student must complete 90 hours of study practise.

Mode of delivery of education / training
Quality assurance obligations of the programme/institution
Description of quality assurance obligations of the programme / institution

The University of Primorska carries out all necessary activities to monitor and ensure the quality of its work. In its work, the University is committed to the Slovenian and European recommendations and standards in the field of quality.

According to the Higher Education Act and the UP Statute, the Rector is responsible for the quality of the University, who, with the approval of the University Senate, adopts criteria for the quality of the University, study programmes, scientific research, artistic and professional work and is responsible for monitoring, determining and ensuring quality (self-evaluation of the University).

Tuition cost

Citizens of Member States of the European Union may be charged tuition fees (2.500,00 EUR per year) for full-time studies if they have already acquired an education that is at least equivalent to the level of education attained in the degree programme for which they are enrolling, or if they have not yet acquired an education that is at least equivalent to the level of education attained in the degree programme for which they are enrolling and their student status has ceased in accordance with Article 70 of the Higher Education Act.

Notes, comments
Number of available Places

Slovenian citizens and other citizens of Member States of the European Union: 20

Slovenians without Slovenian citizenship: 2

Foreign citizens of non-European Union countries: 4

Parallel studies: 2