|Type of study programme||Doctoral degree|
|Degree||Doctor of Theology|
|Licence/accreditation||Study direction accredited until 30-Jun-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||2200 EUR (EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and EU long term residents) or 4300 EUR (Other countries citizens) per year - full-time
2200 EUR (EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and EU long term residents) or 3250 EUR (Other countries citizens) per year - part-time (2020/21)
|Study programme description||The doctoral programme in theology and religious studies gives doctoral students knowledge and skills required for carrying out independent research as well as provides support as they enter the academic environment (advising for participation in conferences, providing opportunities for training in teaching and lecturing etc.). The doctoral programme of the UL Faculty of Theology cooperates with other universities in Germany, the United Kingdom, Estonia, as well as the Nordic countries, so that doctoral students during the period of study in the programme have the opportunity to carry out research and participate in conferences and seminars abroad, thus being enabled to start contributing independently to the scholarly discussion in the relevant fields at an international level. Programme consists of theoretical courses (problem-orientated, mainly seminars), pedagogical praxis (student involvement in the academic and research work), presentation of research (conferences, meetings twice
a year with the Council of Doctoral Studies), writing a Thesis (about 200 pages).
|Study programme link||www.lu.lv/en/gribustudet/study/doctoral-study-programmes/study-programmes-for-international-students/theology-and-science-of-religions/
|Requirements||Master's degree or second level higher or equivalent higher education in suitable science branch.|
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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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.