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Doctoral study programme Agriculture

Degree: Doctor of Agricultural Sciences (Dr.agr.)
Credits: 180 ECTS
Duration of studies: 3 years (full-time)
Application: year-round
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 4,100 EUR (are not included research costs, living costs)
Programme director: Professor, Dr.agr. Aleksandrs Adamovičs, Aleksandrs.Adamovics@llu.lv


Academic profile

The study programme is aimed to educate the new generation of scientists for dealing with the scientific problems of agriculture, obtaining more profound theoretical knowledge and acquiring the research methods.

Studies are organised as lectures, seminars, discussion with supervisor and individual studies.

The main courses offered include scientific sub-discipline or the specialisation course of the trend of sub-discipline, research methodology in agronomy, course in research trend, and foreign language for professional purposes.

Students in this programme acquire the skills in studies of scientific literature, presentation and scientific writing, knowledge of research in Field-Crop Cultivation and Animal Husbandry sciences.


Admission requirements

Master’s degree in Agriculture.
Applicants with background in other field need to pass an entrance exam.
English knowledge: minimum - IELTS score 6.0, TOEFL score 547, TOEFL-iBT score 76.


Career prospects

The graduates of this programme are usually employed at higher education institutions, research institutions and farms.

Submitted on: 01/07/2016