|Type of study programme||Doctoral degree|
|Degree||Doctor of Geology|
|Licence/accreditation||Study direction accredited until 24-Apr-2023|
|Duration||3 years (full-time), 4 years(part-time)|
|Credit points||144 (ECTS: 216)|
|Study language||Latvian and English (LV-EN)|
|Study arrangements||International students study in English according to an individual plan.|
|Fees||2134 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 (2010/21)
|Study programme description||Doctoral study programme in geology is serving courses in three major fields in geology — bedrock geology, quaternary geology and geomorphology, and applied geology. The study programme is based on the integrated approach to reach the general aim of the Curriculum - to raise the level of doctoral learning and skills expected of specialty professionals and that are recognized in the international research area. The principal components of quality research-based education are state-of-the-art knowledge in their specializations, research skills, a comprehensive scientific worldview and competence in development work, management and teaching. The goal of the doctoral studies is to obtain a doctoral degree and to educate competitive highly qualified specialists who take part in international academic circulation for academic work at universities and other higher educational establishments, as well as for research and organising work in public or private institutions.|
|Study programme link||www.lu.lv/en/gribustudet/study/doctoral-study-programmes/study-programmes-for-international-students/geology/
|Requirements||Master’s degree in Nature or Earth Sciences or other equivalent qualification|
3 years (full-time)
4 years (part-time)
The University of Latvia is the largest higher education institution in Latvia, and the richest in traditions. The University offers more than 150 state-accredited academic and professional study programmes: you can obtain an academic bachelor’s or master’s degree in humanities, pedagogy, social sciences, sciences, and health sciences. The UL also offers professional qualifications or bachelor’s or master’s degree, including MD, qualifications of doctor, teacher, social worker, economist, translator/interpreter etc.
Doctoral study programmes offer a degree in biology, economics, computer science, demography, pharmacy, philology, philosophy, physics, geography, geology, engineering, law, chemistry, communication studies, medicine, mathematics, pedagogy, politics, psychology, sociology, theology and religious studies, management, linguistics, history, and environmental science.
At UL, research is conducted in over 50 research fields which represent 4 main areas of enquiry: the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and education sciences.
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Total number of students: 15 250 (2019/20)
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Accommodation possibilities and costs: The University of Latvia offers university dormitories for all international students. International students are housed in single, double or triple rooms with a common kitchen for every 5 rooms. Linen, blankets and pillows are provided as well as some kitchen utensils. The costs start at 100 EUR per month (more information here).
If you do not wish to stay at a dormitory, it is advisable to make private housing arrangements beforehand.