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Doctoral study programme Pedagogy

Degree: Doctor of Pedagogy Science (Dr.paed.)
Credits: 180 ECTS
Duration of studies: 3 years (full-time)
Application : year-round
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 3,200 EUR (are not included research costs, living costs)
Programme director: Professor, Dr.paed. Baiba Briede, Baiba.Briede@llu.lv


Academic profile

The study programme  aim is promote the development of highly qualified new generation of scientists and the science of pedagogy and its practice in Latvia and on international level, particularly  in professional education, career guidance and for the development of rural communities.

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

The main courses offered include theoretical and empirical research methodology, scientific terminology of education sciences, problems and theories in the field of pedagogical sciences research, theoretical and practical innovations/novelties in the field.

Students in this programme acquire the skills to do theoretical and empirical investigations in pedagogical 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 Pedagogy/ Education 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, authorities.

Submitted on: 01/07/2016