University of Latvia - Geography - Phd doctorate doctor's

Last updated on:2020-06-25
Type of study programmeDoctoral degree
DegreeDoctor of Geography
Licence/accreditationStudy direction accredited until 24-Apr-2023
Duration3 years(full-time), 4 years(part-time)
Study typeFull-time/Part-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 6402 EUR (Other countries citizens) per year - full-time
2134 EUR (EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and permanent residence holders) or 5122 EUR (Other countries citizens) per year - part-time (2020/21)
Study programme descriptionThe doctoral programme in geography is the only study programme in Latvia which allows students to gain independent experience in research as well as an internationally comparable doctorate in geography. The aim of the doctoral programme in geography is to train highly qualified specialists who can engage in scholarly work and teach geography.

The degree is intended to be fully internationally comparable, allowing graduates to participate in and contribute to international debates and academic fora. The programme has four sub-fields — physical geography, human geography, environmental and regional geography, as well as applied geography and geomatics. The study programme allows each doctoral student to develop as an individual, taking into account the student’s interests, education, experience and achievements.
Study programme
RequirementsMaster degree in Geography or Natural Sciences or a comparable degree. An application, a plan for the dissertation, a CV, and recommendations. Entrance examinations for full and part time students involve discussions that are organised by the Commission of the Admission at the University.
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3 years(full-time)
4 years(part-time)
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19 Raina Blvd., Riga LV 1586, Latvia
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