Third Cycle of Study

 

             Study program at the third cycle of studies of the Department of Geography according to the Bologna system of study began in the academic year of 2013/2014. The third study cycle lasts three years of study (6 semesters) and its completion acquires 180 ECTS credits. An academic year is organized in two semesters, summer and winter, and lasts one academic year (with hiatus from one month in August). Upon completion of one year of study, a total of 60 ECTS credits or 30 credits per semester is acquired. Study programs at the third cycle of studies of the Department of Geography are organized into the following three study courses:

·         Geography in Education (within the common study of the third cycle - doctoral study "Natural and Mathematical Sciences in Education"),

·         Regional and Spatial Planning,

·         Tourism and environmental protection.

            Study program of Geography in Education at the III cycle of studies represents a study orientation in the framework of common study of the third cycle - doctoral study "Natural and Mathematical Sciences in Education" which was formed in June 2013 by the Faculty of Science, University of Sarajevo. Mandatory subjects of common third cycle - doctoral study "Natural and mathematical sciences in education" have 23 ECTS in the first semester, 10 ECTS credits in the second semester and 20 ECTS in the third semester. In accordance to the Guidelines provided for the III, IV, V, and VI semester, students would be mainly engaged in scientific research activities and doctoral dissertation. Teaching subjects were distributed into four groups.

            The first group consists of subjects in the field of pedagogical and psychological sciences. The second group is classified subjects in the field of methods of teaching geography (for the study of geography). Third group includes subjects from the professional field of natural and mathematical sciences (geography courses for the study of geography), and the fourth group consists of subjects / seminars that are directly related to scientific research candidates and work on doctoral dissertation. It is planned that the proportion of cases in mentioned groups is approximately 15% (the first group), 15% (second group), 15% (third group) and 55% (fourth group). The study consists of lectures, which can be a consultative nature, depending on the number of students and scientific research within the doctorate, which valorizes in four doctoral seminar and defense of the dissertation. Upon completion of III cycle, Geography in Education, the title of doctor of geographical sciences in education is acquired. 

            The doctors of geographical science in education are, among others, trained for independent and original research in the field of application of fundamental geographic research for the educational importance, to independently and team participation in scientific research projects relevant to the development of school geography and active participation in the decision, innovation and implementation of the curricula of education in Bosnia and Herzegovina, to actively participate in international conferences of interest to the development of fundamental and applied geography, for the development, presentation, audit and review of strategic documents concerning geographical regionalization of Bosnia and Herzegovina, taking into account the European Charter for regions and regionalization of the European Union, as the basis of regional geography in the educational system and numerous other activities in this area.

            Study program of third study cycle at the course of Regional and Spatial Planning is adjusted to education and preparation of students to scientific research in the field of regional and spatial planning. By the completion of third study cycle, course Regional and Spatial Planning, student acquires the title PhD of geographic sciences in the area of regional and spatial planning.

            Study program of third study cycle at the course of Tourism and Environmental Protection is adjusted to education and preparation of students to scientific research in the fields of tourism and environmental protection. By the completion of third study cycle, course Tourism and Environmental Protection, student acquires the title PhD of geographic sciences in the area of tourism and environmental protection.

            The main educational objectives of study programs for third study cycle of Geography in the field of regional and spatial planning, but also in the field of tourism and environmental protection, and PhD students competences in these fields are:

·         systematic understanding of geographic space essence and tis valorization for the purpose of strategic development;

·         building crosslinked and complex opinion about environment as the medium of development of regional, tourism and general geographic significance;

·         synthesis, explication and implementation of acquired fundamental and applicative knowledge in strategic development projects, of which the most important is tertiary economic sector, which belongs to regional and spatial planning of special purpose;

·         ability for independent and original scientific research in the field of fundamental geographic research for educational, tourismologic, geoecologic and regional planning significance;

·         necessary component and complex geographic research in order to solve the problems appeared as a consequence of irrational use of natural resources, depopulation, deagrarization and deruralization of Bosnia and Herzegovina;

·         training for production, presentation, revision and review of strategic documents concerning geographic regionalization of Bosnia and Herzegovina with respect to European Charter for Regionalization of European Union;

·         expert analysis of tourism development, regional and spatial distribution of economic development of the state, regions, social and political communities, and many aother objectives and competences in stated fields.

            After completion of third study cycle, doctors of geographic sciences in the field of regional and spatial planning and tourism and environmental protection will be qualified for independent creative research in the fields of regional and spatial planning and tourism and environmental protection.

            Further information about listed study programs of third study cycle of Geography at our Department are available in adequate curricula.

    

Leader of III (Third) cycle - doctoral study of geography

Dr. Rahman Nurković, Full Professor

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