|Type of study programme||Doctoral degree|
|Degree||Doctor of Chemistry|
|Licence/accreditation||Study direction accredited until 31-Dec-2022|
|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 Latvian and 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 (2019/20)
|Study programme description||The Doctoral study programme in Chemistry offers educational opportunities for advanced study and research designed to prepare students for roles in research and educational institutions, industry and government.
The aim of the doctoral programme in chemistry is to train highly qualified researchers and professionals for academic, scientific and practical work with internationally comparable competence in the area of chemistry, as well as an internationally comparable doctoral degree. The main tasks of the doctoral programme in chemistry are
to demonstrate a systematic understanding of an aspect of the science of chemistry. Students learn to master skills and methods of research associated with the topic of student research area, such as analytical, organic, inorganic, physical or education chemistry. They acquire how to develop abilities related to critical thinking,
analysis and argumentation so as to enrich the intellectual potential of the country. Students learn how to make a contribution through original research that extends the frontier of knowledge in chemical science by developing a substantial body of work, some of which merits national or international refereed publication, as well as how to
get competences which would fit them for employment as professional chemists in senior positions in chemical related industries, in public service, or for a progression to a career in academic research.
|Study programme link||www.lu.lv/en/admission/study-programmes/doctoral-study-programmes/study-programmes-for-international-students/chemistry/
|Requirements||Master’s degree in Natural Sciences or higher education comparable to that.|
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.
Population in the city of Riga: 637 971
Total number of students: 15 200 (2018/19)
Number of International students: 538 (2018/19)
Number of academic staff: 1299 (2018/19)
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.