Agricultural and Regional Economics - Doctoral studies

Agricultural and Regional Economics
Planned:Enrolment in year 2019/20
Last updated on:2019-07-02
Type of study programmeDoctoral studies
DegreeDoctor of Economics (Dr.oec.)
Licence/accreditationStudy programme accredited until 31-Dec-2020
Duration3 years (full-time)
Study typeFull-time
Credit points120 (ECTS: 180)
Study languageEnglish (EN)
Study arrangementsStudy language is English. During studies international students join groups of local students or study according to an individual plan. Optional Latvian language and culture course is offered to international students
Fees3400 EUR (are not included research costs, living costs) per year (2019/20)
Study programme descriptionThe study programme is aimed to promote the formation of a new generation of scientists, who have qualifications meeting international standards in economics, especially in the sub-branches of agrarian economics and regional economics by enabling students to acquire theoretical knowledge of a higher level, learn methods of research work and the principles of its management, to elaborate a doctoral dissertation and obtain an internationally recognised doctoral degree.
The programme is designed to be dynamic, during the study process doctoral students obtain knowledge on how to research and describe changes in the economy, so that the most urgent problems regarding the economic and international situation in the country are tackled. The programme covers theoretical knowledge in international and global economics, macroeconomics, company economics (microeconomics), entrepreneurship, agricultural and regional economics and related fields. The study programme is completed with the elaboration and defence of a Doctoral thesis.

Career prospects
The graduates of this programme are usually employed in national and international companies and higher education institutions, government institutions, as well works independently as researchers in projects of different scales in Latvia and abroad.
Study programme
RequirementsMaster’s degree in Economics, Management, Business Administration, Finances, Social Sciences
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