The Joint study programme of doctoral studies in Economic Sciences

The doctoral studies in Economic Sciences are organised in cooperation with the Faculty of Business Studies and Faculty of International Economics, lasting for three years – six semesters.
Volume of studies: 180 ECTS credits.
Academic title awarded: PhD in Economic Sciences.
The doctoral studies in Economic Sciences at the Faculty of Business Studies are realized in cooperation with the Faculty of International Economics of Megatrend University.
Upon the successful completion of doctoral studies, the candidates acquire the following specific competencies:

  • comprehensive knowledge of general and business economic disciplines, such as: economic analysis, statistical and econometric methods, sustainable development, international economy, monetary and public finances, marketing, business decision-making, management and other complementary knowledge;
  • ability to use the above-specified knowledge in problem solving by applying scientific methods and procedures;
  • ability to use information and communication technologies in the specified narrow areas;
  • they are theoretically and methodologically qualified to pursue and apply contemporary achievements in their profession;
  • connect and apply knowledge from different fields acquired through this programme;
  • continuously acquire and develop skills and aptitudes concerning the application of knowledge in the field of general and business economics.

Faculty of Culture and Media

The structure of doctoral studies programme at the Faculty of Culture and Media has been designed to comprise all important fields of cultural sciences, communicology and media science in order to allow the candidates to have the widest possible choice in accordance with their personal preferences. It has been planned to implement the programme according to tripartite methodological teaching system (lectures, practical work and research projects). The main thematic areas of studies are mediology, culture and communicology, complemented with the areas of sociology, politicology, history and philosophy, for the purpose of enhancing candidates’ education, but even more in order to promote theoretical thoughts and research procedures that the candidates will be acquainted with during the studies and applied practically. The comprehensive theoretical-analytical platform and methodological training involves learning about basic theoretical concepts, studying selected fields and applying acquired knowledge in research activities and in the final thesis.

The three-year programme consists of three semesters of lecturing and three semesters dedicated to the research project and the final thesis. Students profile their own interests first through getting acquainted with a wide theoretical platform and analytical methods of approaching communicology, media and culture – major and joint/obligatory subjects. Further on, the system of optional courses and final selection of research projects and corresponding doctoral thesis allows students to specialize in a specific narrow area of interest.

The purpose of doctoral studies is to complete the educational process in a specific area of media, culture and communication sciences by offering the candidates to enhance their knowledge and get acquainted with contemporary methods thus upgrading their abilities for scientific work. Therefore, the subjects have been selected according to their importance for the candidates who plan to deal with the issues of media, culture and communications in a scientific-research manner. The programme is designed within the evident interdisciplinary networking span, ranging from language philosophy, sociology, history and politicology to mediology, culturology and communicology, meaning two things: firstly, that students need to have adequate preparation in these fields and secondly, that the programme qualifies the candidates for interdisciplinary work.

The social importance and expediency of the programme is to provide academic education of the highest level and develop competent scientific-research and pedagogical staff in the field of media and communication science and in the field of cultural development strategy and strategy of education and scientific development in respective areas.

Law Faculty

Study programme of doctoral academic studies – studies of law, public administration and security within the fields of humanities is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance, a certificate of accreditation of the study programme of Doctoral studies Number: 612-00-02669 / 2013-04 of 05/23/2014.

Doctoral studies last for three years, 180 credits, and anyone who has completed undergraduate academic or master academic studies of law, political and legal studies, legal business, security and legal studies as well as other related specializations with at least 300 ECTS, with average GPA from undergraduate studies not less than eight (8) and with the knowledge of a foreign language, which enables the students use foreign literature in that language.

Exceptionally, any person who has completed other undergraduate academic and master academic studies in the field of humanities is entitled to enroll, as well as the individual who has previously completed education or part of their education abroad, provided the degree is recognized, and if they acquired higher education document and in addition to the aforementioned conditions passes certain examinations in the study programme of law designated by the Academic Council of the Faculty.

Permission to enroll directly into the second year of doctoral studies have the candidates who have completed two years of specialized studies or those who have passed all examinations at the Master studies (but haven’t defended the thesis), if they meet the requirements in respect of foreign languages.


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Faculty of Biofarming

The objectives of these studies are:

  • education and training of students for scientific research in the scientific field- biofarming (biotechnical sciences); acquisition of the necessary knowledge and systematic understanding of the biological development of agriculture; food production of high quality (high nutritional value); development of sustainable agriculture while preserving ecosystems, maintaining and enhancing soil fertility;
  • directing studies towards the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary for profitable agricultural production using renewable natural resources, environmental protection, preservation of rural areas and cultural heritage;
  • developing a concept of education that offers complete professionals, ready for all the challenges in the agriculture in modern times, while creating the conditions for acquiring narrowly specialized knowledge, which is needed for a competitive agricultural production.

Doctoral studies at the Faculty of Biofarming last for three years – six semesters.

Academic title awarded: PhD in Biotechnical Studies.

Faculty of Arts and Design

DOCTORAL STUDIES IN ARTS are based on the studying programme that belongs to the educational-artistic field of studies and contains all the elements prescribed by the law. These are three-year studies that last 6 semesters (semester lasts 15 weeks = 30 ECTS).

The studies are completed when a student has achieved at least 180 ECTS and fulfilled all the obligations proscribed by the studying programme, prepared the final paper – doctoral art project and presented it before the board. The academic, scientific and professional title awarded is PhD in Arts. Depending on the chosen module or selected programme area (Painting, Video Arts or Scenic Design), in accordance with the National Council’s list, this qualification can be specified as:

  • PhD in Arts – Fine Arts.

The conditions for the enrollment to studying programme are:

  • completed graduate academic studies in the field of arts (300 ECTS) or related programmes with assessed equivalence of programme and qualification;
  • average grade during graduate studies 8.5 or above;
  • minimum grade at the graduation/final examination: 9;
  • passed entrance examination and acceptable position in the rank list.

The criteria for ranking the candidates are: achieved grades in the previous education and on the entrance examination as well as valuation of enclosed artistic works.

The general acts of the Faculty regulate in detail the enrollment in doctoral studies in arts, transfer from related programmes, student workload, assessment, method of selecting subjects from other studying programmes, mentor selection, application procedures and presentation of doctoral thesis in arts and other procedures and rules that are important for the functioning of the study. The lectures are held at the Faculty of Arts and Design, under the guidance of mentors and professors of theory.

Doctoral studies at the Faculty of Arts and Design of John Naisbitt University in Belgrade have their justification in the fact that for the first time they provide the environment for the creation of fine art pieces as a result of applying a research principle in teaching.

The purpose of doctoral studies programme lies in the application of maximum knowledge and skills of cognitive-creative processes and their expression in artistic doctoral work. The mentor is obliged to provide PhD students with high autonomy in the creation of their final projects for their projected future work. The high complexity of expression and content as well as the aesthetic achievement of final art project reflect the application of these skills, knowledge and guarantee competence and quality of doctoral studies and the institution itself.

The research principle consisting of experiment, observation and analysis will be organized in order to discover their own artistic poetics, as well as to form a personal attitude towards arts. This is a place where students develop their technical and intellectual skills as well as specificities in the context of contemporary art trends.

The students of post-graduate doctoral studies acquire the ability of creative experiment and finding creative copyright solutions, whereas they instigate their own imagination in creating dedicated fluid ties between the theoretical and practical components of their work.

Competitive artistic research as foundation: art is a form of social interaction and reviewing. It is directed towards the understanding of others but it is equally trying to grasp its own genesis. Although contemporary art is functionally autonomous and as such far from all other activities, work and personality of the artist as a catalyst and general changes mediator is indispensable for a complete and representative image of the society.