Degree to be achieved: Master of Natural Sciences in Chemistry
Duration of studies: 2 years
Type of studies: Full time
Amount of credits: 80 credit points or 120 ECTS
European Qualifications Framework (EQF) level: Level 7
International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) level: Level 7
Language of instruction: English
Accreditation: the program is accredited until 26.10.2029.

Tuition fee 

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and their family members; Long Term Resident EU - 2900 EUR per Year
Other сountry citizens - 6000 EUR per Year

The Master's study program in Chemistry provides students with modern, in-depth theoretical knowledge, as well as practical and research skills in the main areas of chemistry and one selected sub-discipline. Students in the program can choose chemistry sub-discipline for their specialization: analytical, physical, or organic and biomolecular chemistry. The program is based on a student-centred approach, which focuses on the students’ learning process, the development of their responsibility for the results in learning and research. The planned study outcomes, which students must be able to demonstrate after successful completion of the Master's program are based on bachelor’s competencies, which are extended and developed further in the Master's program, emphasizing scientific research and providing basis for independent decision-making and the application of the gained knowledge and skills in practice.

Our program employs the best experts of Latvia in the fields of analytical, physical, and organic, and biomolecular chemistry, as well as visiting professors from Lithuanian and Italian universities.

The program offers students  exchange opportunities with 26 ERASMUS+ cooperation universities in 12 European and EEA countries.

The program engages practitioners and professionals from various institutions to teach individual lectures in study courses to promote the unity of theory and practice. This helps provide students with a greater degree of practical knowledge and skills, increasing their competitiveness in  global labor markets, as well as the necessary skills to carry out research in academic and industrial laboratories.

Career opportunities

The programme prepares highly qualified specialists for employment as professionals in chemical industries, research or governmental organizations as well as for continuation of studies in the Doctoral programme. Potential workplaces in Latvia have been identified and are as follows: chemical and pharmaceutical production companies (for example, the joint-stock company "Grindeks", the joint-stock company "Olainfarm"), scientific research institutions (for example, the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, the Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology, Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment "BIOR"), quality control and forensic laboratories, environmental protection services and educational institutions, as well as various companies (trade, consulting) related to chemistry and natural sciences. Most students find their job already during their studies, but traditionally it is a part-time job in various research laboratories compatible with studies. 

More information about study programme and Study plan 

ERASMUS+ exchange possibilities

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

More information:

ERASMUS + study mobility 
ERASMUS + traineeship moblity  

Admission requirements

  1. Version 1 of previous education: first-cycle higher education (bachelor's degree or second-level professional higher education (or equivalent education)) in chemistry, chemical technology, pharmacy, food technology, material science and biotechnology; competition evaluation criteria are: average weighted grade (60 x 10 = 600) + total (or average) grade of the final exams (40 x 10 = 400);
  2. Version 2 of previous education: first-cycle higher education (bachelor's degree or second-level professional higher education (or equivalent education)) in natural sciences, engineering; competition evaluation criteria are: entrance exam (1 x 1000 = 1000)
  3. The average grade in study courses must be 60% of the maximum. 
  4. English language proficiency.

As a part of the admission process applicants will be asked to participate in an online interview. 

Autumn Intake (application start: 02 Jan 2024; studies start in Sept 2024)



Contact person for questions about the programme structure: 

Sindija Zeltkalne

Contact person for questions about the admission process: 

International student advisor for degree studies 

Gunita Ēķe: