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A doctoral (PhD) degree is the highest level of formalized education in the Republic of Croatia. At the Faculty of Maritime Studies, the doctoral education is structured through a PhD programme. Our PhD degree qualifies the students for a range of positions both in the private and public sector.

Doctoral (PhD) Programme "Maritime Studies" is structured through a three-year study. The programme consists of a total of 180 ECTS credits, where 36 ECTS is gained through the coursework. The remaining credits are gained through independent research activities, leading to successful PhD thesis. This part assumes working under active mentoring of an experienced professor on a research project funded by national or international funds. There are seven different modules within the Study which can be selected, each of them offering several courses:

  • Nautical Sciences,
  • Marine Power and Engineering Systems,
  • Marine Electrical Engineering,
  • Maritime Logistics and Management,
  • Transport System,
  • Marine and Coastal Protection,
  • Naval Systems.

PhD candidates are expected to publish papers in the international peer-reviewed scientific journals and contribute to international conferences. Completing the part of the Study abroad is possible and warmly stimulated.

Admission to PhD education at Faculty of Maritime Studies Rijeka is possible for international students after passing admission interview and fulfilling administrative requirements.

All details about the organization and implementation of Doctoral (PhD) Programme "Maritime Studies" can be found in the Regulations on Doctoral (PhD) Programme "Maritime Studies".


Regulations on Doctoral PhD Programme Maritime Studies 2023

Regulations on Postgraduate Doctoral (PhD) Programme Maritime Studies 2021

PhD Rulebook on Postgraduate University Study Maritime Affairs


Doctoral (PhD) Study Programme „Maritime Studies“, the academic year 2023/2024

Study Program: Postgraduate Doctoral (PhD) Programme Maritime Studies, the academic year 2022/2023

Study Program: Postgraduate Doctoral (PhD) Programme Maritime Studies, the academic year 2021/2022

PhD Programme - Postgraduate University Study Maritime Affairs 2020/21

PhD Programme - Postgraduate University Study Maritime Affairs 2019/20

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For more information, please contact the Head of Postgraduate Doctoral Programme, Sanjin Valčić, at the following address: