University of Latvia - Philosophy - Phd doctorate doctor's

Last updated on:2020-06-25
Type of study programmeDoctoral degree
DegreeDoctor of Philosophy
Licence/accreditationStudy direction accredited until 30-Jun-2023
Duration3 years (full-time)
Study typeFull-time
Credit points144 (ECTS: 216)
Study languageLatvian and English (LV-EN)
Study arrangementsInternational students study in English and Latvian according to an individual plan.
Fees2134 EUR (EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and permanent residence holders) or 4268 EUR (Other countries citizens) per year - full-time (2020/21)
Study programme descriptionThe philosophy doctoral study programme is aimed at holders of master’s degree willing to pursue academic studies and acquire a doctoral degree in philosophy. The compulsory part includes the doctoral thesis, three promotional examinations, three academic publications in philosophy, monthly research seminars, yearly international research seminars, as well as lectures on trends in 21st century philosophy and international philosophical organisations. Restricted choice courses include new developments in the 21st century philosophy of culture, relevant issues in aesthetics and social philosophy, emerging trends in inter-cultural philosophy, philosophy of history, phenomenology, philosophy of Enlightenment, approaches in philosophical humanism.

Optional courses are mainly focused on development of individual academic teaching skills. On successfully completing the programme, students will acquire a wide array of academic competences, including in-depth knowledge of their research field and understanding of current academic approaches, as well as hands-on competences: academic writing, research project management, communication, argumentation and teaching skills.
Study programme
RequirementsMaster's Degree of Humanities in Philosophy
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3 years (full-time)
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