Doctoral programme in Geology

Degree to be achieved: Doctoral in Geology
Standard period of study: 3years or 4 years
Type of studies: Full time (3 years) and part time (4years)
Amount of credits: 144 credit points or 216 ECTS
Language of instruction: Latvian and English
Study programme is accredited

Tuition fee

Short Program description

Doctoral study program in geology is serving courses in three major fields in geology – Bedrock geology, Quaternary geology and Geomorphology, and Applied geology. Study program n based on integrated approach to reach the general aim of the Curriculum - to raise the level of doctoral learning and skills to expected of specialty professionals and recognised in the international research area. The principal components of quality research-based education are state-of-the-art knowledge in their specializations, research skills, a comprehensive scientific worldview and competence in development work, management and teaching. Doctoral students are prepared for employment as teaching or research staff members of the University or other research institutions, or highly qualified specialists in non-academic establishments.

Admission requirements

Master’s degree in Nature or Earth Sciences or other equivalent qualification

Autumn Intake (application start: 1 Jan 2020; studies start in Sept 2020)




Contact persons for more information about the programme:

Programme director
Dr.ģeol. Ervīns Lukševičs

Programme secretary
Dr.ģeol. Māris Krievāns