University of Zagreb

Faculty of Kinesiology

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  1. Monograph.
  2. A collection of published scholarly articles accompanied by a critical survey chapter, consisting of an introduction, discussion, conclusion and a comprehensive survey of relevant literature (so-called Scandinavian model). The critical survey needs to place the results of the dissertation in the context of existing scholarly insight. This form of dissertation is allowed only within the context of the research conducted in the doctoral study, and the scholarly articles included must be published since enrolment in the doctoral study. The scholarly articles thus collected and proposed as a dissertation need to make up a rounded whole composed of at least three articles in journals cited in the Web of Science or erih databases, at least one of which in a journal with an impact factor higher than the median impact factor of the journal from the area of doctoral research. Each article can serve to qualify only one doctoral candidate, unless a special explanation is provided. The doctoral candidate needs to be a principal author in at least two of the articles. The collected works need to present a new scholarly contribution relative to the individual articles.

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Postgraduate doctoral university study Kinesiology

The Faculty of Kinesiology has been implementing scientific postgraduate study programmes since the academic year 1971/1972. The postgraduate doctoral university study of kinesiology was introduced in the academic year 2006/2007, while in 2015 the Faculty introduced a new postgraduate doctoral university study programme. After completion of the study students acquire 180 ECTS credits and the academic title of Doctor of Social Sciences – field Kinesiology.
Studying at the postgraduate doctoral study includes direct classes for students in the total of 278 elective hours (236 hours and 42 hours of workshops) and between 9 to 11 mandatory and elective courses (the final number of exams depends on the elective module), with an overall workload of 5 246 hours and a total of 180 ECTS credits.


 Name of the doctoral study


Name of the provider of the proposed doctoral study and the cooperating institution(s) participating in its setting up and implementing

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology, Zagreb, Horvaćanski zavoj 15

Name of the institution conducting the proposed study

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology, Zagreb, Horvaćanski zavoj 15

Scientific or artistic area, field and branch in which the study is intended to be performed (or respectively, areas and/or fields and/or branches, in case of an interdisciplinary programme)

Area: Humanities and Social Sciences

Field: Kinesiology

Duration of the doctoral study in accordance with the regulations (in years)

The doctoral study of kinesiology takes 3 years or 6 terms.

Number of required courses/modules

The programme of doctoral study in kinesiology comprises 3 required courses and two elective modules.  The elective modules are selected from A and B list (four offered research modules in each list), as explaned latter.

Number of elective courses/modules

In addition to elective courses that the student chooses within the modules of the programme, the study programme also offers ten elective courses.

Academic title earned upon completion of the doctoral study

Upon completion of the doctoral study of kinesiology, the doctoral student is awarded the academic degree of Doctor of Social Sciences (PhD) in the field of Kinesiology.


Head of the Postgraduate Office

Đurđica Kamenarić
Email: doktorski.studij(at) T: +385 01/3658-619