|Type of study programme||Doctoral studies|
|Degree||Doctor of Economics (Dr.oec.)|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 4-June-2019|
|Duration||3 years (full-time)|
|Credit points||120 (ECTS: 180)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||Study 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|
|Fees||3400 EUR (are not included research costs, living costs) per year (2018/19)|
|Study programme description||The 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.
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 link||www.llu.lv/en/doctoral-study-programme-agrarian-and-regional-economics
|Requirements||Master’s degree in Economics, Management, Business Administration, Finances, Social Sciences|
Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (LLU), founded in 1939, is a centre of education, science and culture. Its mission is to develop the intellectual potential for sustainable future of Latvia and, especially, rural areas. LLU offers 62 qualitative, accredited academic and professional higher education programmes. It is the only higher educational establishment in Latvia offering the study programmes in agriculture, forestry, veterinary medicine, food science and landscape architecture. Also LLU offers studies in Engineering, Social Sciences, and Information technologies. Diplomas issued by LLU are recognised inside and outside the European Borders.
By implementing various large projects, LLU has developed significant research oriented activities, as well as projects improving material and technical basis for research and study needs. As an institution LLU pays also a significant attention to the strategic objectives to implement higher education process in close connection with research and technology transfer. With help of LLU Technology and Knowledge Transfer Centre many results of science have reached the producers. Research and the study activities at LLU go hand in hand.
The university is located in Jelgava - an old cultural city which is only 40 km from the capital of Latvia - Riga. Jelgava is recognized as a true student city. Here you will enjoy green and natural environment combined with sophisticated studies and research, as well as joyful social and cultural events.
Population in the city of Jelgava: 56 383
Total number of students: 4176 (2017/18)
Number of International students: 46 (2017/18)
Number of elected academic staff: 321 (2017/18)
Accommodation possibilities and costs: LLU offers a comfortable accommodation possibilities in the dormitory in the city center - students are usually housed in shared rooms (2 persons). The costs start at 75 EUR per month.