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Doctorate Studies in Latvia 2022

Earning a Ph.D. requires extended study and intense mental effort. A PhD is an academic study on which you concentrate for four to six years after obtaining your master’s degree, and that leads, if successful, to a PhD degree, the highest academic degree. For higher education, a master is a great option. Programs can last about two years with a requirement somewhere between 12 and 18 courses at… Read more

Earning a Ph.D. requires extended study and intense mental effort. A PhD is an academic study on which you concentrate for four to six years after obtaining your master’s degree, and that leads, if successful, to a PhD degree, the highest academic degree.

For higher education, a master is a great option. Programs can last about two years with a requirement somewhere between 12 and 18 courses at the graduate level. Field of study options may vary widely, allowing students to tailor their education to their needs.

Latvia has both fee-paying and state-financed higher education. The country has two kinds of higher education courses. These include the academic and professional programs. There are three levels of academic higher education – bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral studies. The climate in the country favors various winter sports and recreation activities such as ice skating, skiing and ice hockey. International students prefer studying in Latvia due to its social life, arts and cultural institutions. The country’s culture is easy to adopt to.

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Riga, Latvia

The doctoral study programme "Economics and Business" is the only programme of its kind in Latvia, which will cover the sub-branches of the economy and entrepreneurship sector ... +

The doctoral study programme "Economics and Business" is the only programme of its kind in Latvia, which will cover the sub-branches of the economy and entrepreneurship sector. The purpose of the doctoral programme is to prepare highly qualified researchers, industry and organization leaders, as well as academics capable of developing independent research in the field of economics and business, obtaining scientifically original and proven results, thereby demonstrating their competence in research, organization and management in economics, addressing business and educational development and innovation challenges; to prepare highly qualified professionals with internationally comparable competencies in the field of economics and business and an internationally comparable Doctor in Science degree, providing the national economy with highly qualified professionals. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Rēzekne, Latvia

The goal of the doctoral study program is to prepare researchers in the field of information technology industry systems analysis, modeling and design sector, to promote the s ... +

The goal of the doctoral study program is to prepare researchers in the field of information technology industry systems analysis, modeling and design sector, to promote the students' theoretical knowledge and research skills and the application of research results in the following areas: -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Riga, Latvia

The aim of the programme is to improve the doctoral student's research and academic competence in educational sciences to implement independent and innovative research activit ... +

The aim of the programme is to improve the doctoral student's research and academic competence in educational sciences to implement independent and innovative research activities for improvement and development of educational sciences theories, improve pedagogical practice at various levels of education (from pre-school to adult education) in Latvia and internationally, independently develop and publicly defend doctoral research containing original scientific research results and providing new knowledge in educational sciences. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 

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Riga, Latvia

The aim of the joint doctoral study program “History and Archeology” of the University of Latvia and Daugavpils University is to ensure the succession of historical science, t ... +

The aim of the joint doctoral study program “History and Archeology” of the University of Latvia and Daugavpils University is to ensure the succession of historical science, training of leading staff of scientific, higher education and cultural institutions who have the competence to raise and solve the most important problems of modern history, in a broader sense, it means participation in the formation of the intellectual elite, as well as the ability to influence the development of the direction and priorities of national historical science. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Riga, Latvia

The PhD programme offers interdisciplinary and research-based studies, integrating linguistics, literary studies, folklore and theatre studies. Although the main task of the p ... +

The PhD programme offers interdisciplinary and research-based studies, integrating linguistics, literary studies, folklore and theatre studies. Although the main task of the programme is the preservation and enhancement of national culture and science by preparing highly qualified researchers and specialists for researching the Latvian language, literature, folklore, theatre history and theory, the programme is also designed for aspiring specialists in other languages and cultures to enable postgraduate students to build their teaching and research careers at higher educational institutions and elsewhere. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Riga, Latvia

UL full-time students, regardless of their citizenship, have the opportunity to apply for the ERASMUS + exchange program for studies or/and traineeship.

UL full-time students, regardless of their citizenship, have the opportunity to apply for the ERASMUS + exchange program for studies or/and traineeship. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Riga, Latvia

The programme offers students the opportunity to obtain an internationally recognized advanced degree based on substantial individual fundamental or applied research in one of ... +

The programme offers students the opportunity to obtain an internationally recognized advanced degree based on substantial individual fundamental or applied research in one of three research clusters – media and communication, political science, sociology and social work. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Riga, Latvia

The doctoral study programme “Theology and Religious Studies” offers its students to learn the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to do independent research. ... +

The doctoral study programme “Theology and Religious Studies” offers its students to learn the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to do independent research. Together with academic staff students can participate in research projects and giving lectures. The study programme also offers the opportunity to take part in processes that are connected with research and its communication to wider society – international and national conferences, lectures of guest lecturers, seminars of dissertation themes and also science popularization events. In this study programme, the important tendencies in theology and religious research are taken into account focusing its theoretical aspects on the globalised character of religious phenomena. Special attention during seminars is given to the methodology of research and the writing and publishing process of publications. Successfully graduating from this programme, PhD candidates will be prepared for work in academic and other research institutions, as well as they will be able to work as high-level professionals outside of the academic environment. Within this study programme, there will be a common module with the doctoral programme of Theology and Religious Studies School in Tartu University. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Riga, Latvia

The aim of the PhD programme is to provide opportunities for the growth of researchers and teachers in the fields of computer science and mathematics by promoting the training ... +

The aim of the PhD programme is to provide opportunities for the growth of researchers and teachers in the fields of computer science and mathematics by promoting the training of professionals in basic and applied research, economics or public administration whose knowledge, skills and competences meet the requirements of the highest level specialists in the field of mathematics and computer science in Latvia and internationally. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Riga, Latvia

The aim of PhD programme is to prepare researchers and lecturers, as well as professionals for applied research, economics or public administration, whose knowledge, skills an ... +

The aim of PhD programme is to prepare researchers and lecturers, as well as professionals for applied research, economics or public administration, whose knowledge, skills and competencies meet the requirements that exist internationally, taking into account the needs of the Latvian labor market. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Rēzekne, Latvia

The programme is designed to meet the needs of practitioners who wish to research some aspect of their field of practice. Candidates embark on high-level, practice-based resea ... +

The programme is designed to meet the needs of practitioners who wish to research some aspect of their field of practice. Candidates embark on high-level, practice-based research into one of the of research areas. It is a research degree whose purpose is to assist professionals to develop a relationship between research and their professional activities. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus