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Doctoral study programme Food Science

Degree: Doctor of Engineering Science (Dr.sc.ing.)
Credits: 180 ECTS
Duration of studies: 3 years (full-time)
Application: year-round
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 7,000 EUR (are not included research costs, living costs)
Programme director: Professor, Dr.sc.ing. Daina Kārkliņa, Daina.Karklina@llu.lv


Academic profile

The study programme is aimed to prepare qualified specialists for the teaching and research work with a competence corresponding to the international standards in food science.

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

The main courses offered include theoretical and empirical research methodology, scientific language/terminology of food science, problems and theories in the field of Food Science research, theoretical and practical innovations/novelties in the field of Food Science.

Students in this programme acquire the skills to do theoretical and empirical investigations in Food Science in cooperation with other persons involved in the investigation, participating and presenting results in scientific conferences, able to develop new knowledge on existing knowledge and practically implementing investigation results, prepare internationally indexed publications.


Admission requirements

Master’s degree in Engineering in Food Science.
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 private companies.

Submitted on: 01/07/2016