Second Cycle Programmes


Slovakia - Master's studies

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Country: Slovakia
Population (mln): 5,44
Official language/s: Slovak
Time zone: UTC+1 Winter, UTC+2 Summer
Internet TLD: .sk
Calling code: +421
Member of the EU from: 1st May 2004
Unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 13.6
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2011 (%): 33.4
Unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 14.1
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2012 (%): 34.7
Population statistics 20-29 age group 2011 (%): 16,1
Country codes in education system: SK
Expected duration of education (years): 16,5

Complete university study lasts for four to six years and consists in research. Courses in the Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Pharmacy, Theology, Law and Art last for five years. Graduates are granted the degrees of  Magister and of Magister umenia in artistic fields of study.

Studies in Economics, Agriculture, Chemistry and technical fields last for five or five-and-a-half years and lead to the academic degree of Inžinier and to the title of Inžinier-architekt in Architecture.

In Veterinary Medicine, studies last for five-and-a-half years and lead to the academic degree of Doktor Veterinárskej Medicíny. In Medicine, studies last for six years and graduates are granted the academic degrees of Doktor všeobecného lekárstva or Doktor zubného lekárstva.

Graduates of the fields of study in which the academic degree of Magister is awarded may sit for the Examina Rigorosa, which also includes the defence of a dissertation. Upon successfully completing it, students are awarded the following academic degrees: in Natural Sciences the Doktor Prírdrodných Vied (RNDr), in Pharmacy the Doktor Farmácie (PharmDr), in the Humanities and Arts, the Doktor Filozofie (PhDr), in Law and Security the Doktor Práv (JUDr), in Teacher Training and Sports the Doktor Pedagogiky (PaedDr), and  in Theology, except for the study programmes in the field of Roman Catholic theology,  the Doktor Teológie (ThDr).

Source: Eurydice,
Eurypedia - The European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems , Eurosta,, Agency for Science and Higher Education Croatia, Department of Education and Skills Irelan,  Ministry of Education and Culture - FINLAND

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