English studies end with the degree. Students enrolled in the double-major programme must complete both parts of the degree, as they will not receive credit for a full degree if they have completed only one half. A student may complete his or her degree only after having completed all other requirements.

To receive a degree the candidate must write a diploma thesis from an area of studies which s/he wishes to examine in depth. A public defence of this thesis is held in a committee consisting of at least two members. At the defence the candidate manifests his or her knowledge of the subject area and thematic content of the diploma thesis.

The theme and area of the diploma thesis can be freely chosen from any subject area: English language and literature, literature in English, English historical grammar and didactics in English. The topic of the diploma thesis is to be chosen in council with a mentor who is qualified in the given area (cf. the table below). The mentor can also recommend a co-mentor, especially when the thesis combines several areas of study or is interdisciplinary. The candidate is to discuss the range of the in-depth study and bibliographical aspects for that area. If a mentor already has too many candidates in a given year, s/he is to direct the student to another mentor or propose a sister area of study.

The diploma thesis must meet the criteria of expert discussion or study from theoretical or empirical work from the relevant theoretical basis. It may be an independent work or a group research project in which the part contributed by each student must be transparent. In the diploma thesis the student must display knowledge of the subject and the methods of scientific research, that s/he has mastered the means of reporting and arguing in English, that s/he is capable of independently and critically assessing the texts dealt with and that s/he knows the relevant critical resources along with how to make use of them. The grade awarded to the diploma thesis and the grade for the candidate's defence is converted to a single final grade.

Thesis Writing Guidelines and Thesis Defence

Diplomsko delo in izpit.pdf (basic thesis writing guidelines and requirements; in Slovenian)

Prijava diplomskega dela.doc (application form; in Slovenian)

Thesis Advisors and Their Areas of Interest

Advisors Areas of Interest
Doc. dr. Jason Blake Canadian literature; Canadian culture; game, sport, and play in literature; music in literature; poetry of Romanticism
Doc. dr. Lilijana Burcar contemporary British and American literatures; children's literature and young adult literature in English; postcolonial and neo-colonial literary studies; feminist literary theory and gender studies
Red. prof. dr. Dušan Gabrovšek lexicology, lexicography, terminography, contrastive linguistics
Red. prof. dr. Meta Grosman (v pok.)
English literature teaching; responses to reading and literature; English novel, American novel, novels in English, literary theory; intercultural reception of English literature; curriculum design; English language teaching
Izr. prof. dr. Gašper Ilc English grammar, generative grammar, contrastive grammar
Red. prof. dr. Mirko Jurak(v pok.)
British drama; 20th century English literature; modern American literature; Australian literature; Canadian literature; literature written by Slovenian immigrants
Red. prof. dr. Smiljana Komar English-Slovenian contrastive phonetics and phonology; discourse analysis (written and spoken modes); discourse intonation
Doc. dr. Mojca Krevel American prose after 1970 (including genre production); 18th and 19th century English prose; 20th century English novel; digital literatures; literature and new media; literary sociology
Doc. dr. Frančiška Lipovšek English grammar (morphology and syntax); contrastive analysis
Doc. dr. Tatjana Marvin English grammar (syntax and morphology); generative grammar; general linguistics
Red. prof. dr. Igor Maver English medieval literature; English Romanticism (poetry and prose); English 20th century poetry; Australian literature; Canadian literature; American novel 1900-1950; post-colonial literatures in English; Elizabethan drama
Red. prof. dr. Milena Milojević Sheppard English morphology, English syntax, contrastive analysis, generative grammar, semantics, general linguistics
Izr. prof. dr. Uroš Mozetič English and American poetry (19th and 20th centuries); modern English novel; translation studies; literary linguistics and pragmatics
Red. prof. dr. Jerneja Petrič old American literature; American literature since 1945; American short story; Slovenian American literature; ethnic American literature
Doc. dr. Urška Sešek English teaching methodology
Doc. dr. Eva Sicherl English word formation, contrastive linguistics
Izr. prof. dr. Janez Skela teaching skills (listening/reading/writing/speaking); teaching grammar and vocabulary; syllabus/curriculum design; materials evaluation and design in ELT; language testing and assessment; methodological issues in language teaching and learning
Red. prof. dr. Rastislav Šuštaršič English phonetics and phonology; contrastive (English-Slovenian) phonetics and phonology; English accents and dialects; English-Slovenian translation
Izr. prof. dr. Frančiška Trobevšek Drobnak history of the English language; English historical grammar (incl. historical lexicology and semantics); internal (social and ethical) variation in the English language in all historical periods
Izr. prof. dr. Marjeta Vrbinc lexicology, phraseology, lexicography, terminology, terminography, contrastive analysis, translation, translation tools
Co-Advisors Area of Interest
Lekt. dr. Veronika Rot Gabrovec children's literature, non-verbal texts and visual literacy, (inter)cultural studies