|Type of study programme||Doctoral degree|
|Degree||Doctor of Biology|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 31-Dec-2022|
|Credit points||120 (ECTS: 180)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||International students study in English according to an individual plan. Latvian language courses are not foreseen in the framework of doctoral studies; however, DU Foreign Language Centre offers Latvian or other language courses.|
|Fees||3400 EUR per year (2020/21)|
|Study programme description||The aim of the study programme is the development of modern research methodology in biology. Students have practice in scientific and education work in 18 specialised laboratories. Students’ participate in DU, Latvian and foreign scientific institutions’ research. There is systematic participation in scientific conferences, publications
in recognised international biology journals. Studies include such studying forms as lectures, seminars, project work, individual work, laboratory work, etc. Programme envisages the most current scientific theories and methods in biology, the modern research methodology, and research methods of modern biology in different sub-
Students acquire the most significant theoretical findings and choose the specialisation from sub-disciplines of Biology — Zoology and Ecology; investigate the problems of a definite sub-discipline. The acquired skills meet the requirements of the following spheres: employees in research, management or organisational sphere in biology and science-related state institutions or private enterprises.
|Study programme link||du.lv/en/studies-admission/study-programmes/doctoral-study-programmes/biology/
|Requirements||Master’s degree in biology or equivalent higher education, discussion in the chosen subject area in Biology.
For detailed admission requirements click here:https://du.lv/en/studies-admission/admission/
Daugavpils University (DU) was founded in 1921 and today is the biggest regional state university and the only university in Eatern-Latvia. DU has five faculties: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Faculty of Music and Art and the Faculty of Education and Management.
DU has an advantage of being located in a multicultural environment. We cooperate with various institutions worldwide and recently we became a member of EUA. Our University participates in international Erasmus programme.
University was accredited in 2004 for the whole period.
Population in the city of Daugavpils: 82 640
Total number of students: 2163 (2019/20)
Number of International students: 68 (2019/20)
Number of staff: 194 (2019/20)
Accommodation possibilities and costs: Daugavpils University has four dormitories that are owned and operated by the University. Price: approximately 55 EUR. If necessary, DU provides room for students spouses. For further information see here.