Name of qualification Name of qualification: Diplomirani varstvoslovec (vs)/diplomirana varstvoslovka (vs) Add to comparison
Translated title (no legal status) Translated title: Bachelor of Applied Science in security studies
Type of qualification Type of qualification: Professional bachelor's degree
Category of qualification Category of qualification: Educational Qualification
Type of education Type of education: Professional bachelor's education
Duration Duration of education:
3 years
Credits Credits: 180 credits
Admission requirements Entry conditions:
  • Matura or
  • vocational matura; or
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme.
ISCED field Field:
ISCED subfield subfield: protection of persons and property
Qualification level

SQF Level: SQF 7
EQF Level: EQF 6
EOVK Level: First level

Learning outcomes:

The qualification holder will be able to:

  • demonstrate understanding of the functioning of the security system both historically and in a specific social situation
  • detect, analyse and address security problems both in organisations and in various communities,
  • carry out action research and the basics of applied research in the field of security phenomena both in local communities and organisations and in an international context,
  • apply theoretical findings from security studies to a specific working or living environment and synthesise security studies knowledge with other related disciplines
  • manage the communication process with the help of contemporary technologies and the use of the appropriate communication techniques between various factors in situations of interdependence to ensure security in both local and international environments.

Assesment and completion:

Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).


In order to progress to the second year, students must have completed course units prescribed by the programme and syllabus totalling 51 ECTS credits. In order to progress to the third year, students must have completed course units prescribed by the study programme and syllabus for the second year totalling at least 51 ECTS credits. In order to progress to a higher year, students must have completed all course units from the current academic year with the exception of one at the most.
If a student fails to meet the progression requirements as set out above but can show justified grounds for this, the academic affairs committee at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security may allow enrolment in the next year at the student's request. Justified grounds are defined in the Statute of the University of Maribor. In exceptional circumstances, students may progress if they have completed more than half of the course units.
Part-time students may only progress to the second or third year of a full-time programme if they have completed, respectively, all first-year course units (60 ECTS credits) or all first-and second-year course units (120 ECTS credits), and achieved an average grade of at least 8.

Diplomirani varstvoslovec (vs)/diplomirana varstvoslovka (vs)



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SQF 8 / EQF 7 


Second-cycle master's study programmes (SQF level 8)

Conditions for obtaining a public document:

In order to complete the programme, candidates must successfully complete all course units defined by the study programme, for a total of 180 ECTS credits.

Awarding body:

University of Maribor, Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security


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