Doctoral programme in Natural Sciences (Biology)

Degree to be achieved: Doctor of science (PhD) in Biology
Standard period of study: 3 years or 4 years
Type of studies: Full time (3 years) and part time (4years)
Amount of credits: 144 credit points or 216 ECTS
European Qualifications Framework (EQF) level: Level 8
International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) level: Level 8
Language of instruction: Latvian and English
Study program is licensed, will be accredited within two years (according to national legislation)

Tuition fee

Short Program description

Program provides research based training in major fields of Biology: Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Cell Biology, Genetics, Ecology, Human and Animal Physiology, Hydrobiology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Zoology. The core part of the program is a research project under supervision of experienced academicians. Acquisition of transferable and academic teaching skills is required; three theoretical examinations have to be passed: field, specialization and language. The degree is awarded on the basis of Thesis, which are presented in an open seminar.  The research results have to be published beforehand. The graduates have wide opportunities of academic and industrial employment.

Admission requirements

Master’s Degree or equivalent in Life Sciences, Medicine or Chemistry

Autumn Intake (application start: 3 Jan 2022; studies start in Sept 2022)

Full-time

Part-time

Contact persons for more information about the programme:

Programme director
Dr.h.biol. Indriķis Muižnieks
Indrikis.Muiznieks@lu.lv

Programme secretary
Daina Eze
daina.eze@lu.lv