Computer Science - bachelor’s study programme

Language of instruction: English

The bachelor's study programme “Computer Science” is a modern, European expert-recognised study programme, attested by the European Informatics Programme quality label “Euro-Inf Label”, which has already been awarded twice. The study programme has been repeatedly recognised as the most recommended study programme by employers in Latvia.

The aim of the programme is to train specialists who are able to design and develop complex applications and information systems, so the programme provides basic knowledge in computer science, the selected specialisation and mathematics, develops practical skills in creating complex programmes, and understanding of the development of research.

The study programme provides a comprehensive theoretical basis, while a 4.5 month-long traineeship in an IT organisation helps to prove the acquired knowledge and gain additional skills.

 

Director of the study programme

Dr.sc.comp., prof. Zane Bičevska

The first two years of the study programme provide a comprehensive theoretical basis, after which a student goes on a 4.5 month-long traineeship in an IT organisation (international or local company, public administration, start-up, etc.).

After the traineeship, a student must choose one of five specialisations:

  • Computer science) – more theory-orientated (researchers and lecturers),
  • Information technology – more computer network orientated (computer network specialists and project managers),
  • Information systems – more orientated on the development and maintenance of information systems (database and information systems specialists and project managers),
  • Software engineering – more orientated on computer software development (programmers and software project managers),
  • Computer engineering – more orientated on the construction of electronic devices and robots (embedded software, sensor network specialists).

The programme will require: programming (various programming languages, data structures, algorithms), computer structure, web technologies, databases, operating systems, project management, mathematics, mathematical basics of computer science (automata theory, algorithm theory, probability theory, analytical geometry), etc.

After graduating the study programme, students have very wide opportunities to find a job in their speciality, because IT specialists are in demand in the labour market both in Latvia and abroad.

The study programme has been recognised by employers - the UL Computer Science Bachelor's Studies Programme has been recognised annually as the most recommended study programme by employers in Latvia since 2017.

The students who have acquired the bachelor’s degree in Computer Science are prepared for studies in master's study programmes in Computer Science both in Latvian and other universities of the world.

Full-time in-classroom studies: 4 years (8 semesters)
Tuition fee – EUR 2900 per study year
Bachelor of Natural Sciences in Computer Science

Adminission requirements for International students

  1. General secondary high school diploma;
  2. English language proficiency;
  3. Grades in Mathematics must be no less than 6 in a 10 point grading system.

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

Adminission requirements for Latvian students

Secondary education

General rules

Conditions for persons having completed secondary education in Latvia since 2004:

CE in Mathematics *
CE in Latvian
CE in English, corresponding to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or International English proficiency test results specified in general rules article 1.16.1. (evidenced by a document issued in the last five years)

* For those with a secondary school education prior to 2008, the centralized exam (CE) in Mathematics may be replaced by a final grade in Math (either average grade in Algebra and Geometry) in secondary education diploma.

Conditions for Latvian citizens who have completed secondary education abroad, as well as persons who have completed secondary education in Latvia before 2004 (excluding) or for persons who are exempt from centralized exams in accordance with regulations:

  1. Grades in Mathematics (or an average grade in algebra and geometry) must be no less than 6 in a 10 point grading system.
  2. English proficiency that is certified by international English proficiency test results specified in general rules article 1.16.1. (evidenced by a document issued in the last five years) or by the result obtained in the UL English language test at least at B2 level. Except in the case of secondary education is fully obtained in English or secondary education is obtained in a country of the EU and the EEA or in the Swiss Confederation and in secondary education certificate is included an assessment of foreign language skills, which are comparable to at least level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).