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Doctoral study programme Veterinary Medicine

Degree: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (
Credits: 180 ECTS
Duration of studies: 3 years (full-time)
Application: year-round
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 8,000 EUR (research costs, living costs are not included)
Programme director: Professor, Arnis Mugurēvičs,

Academic profile

The study programme is aimed to prepare qualified specialists for research work with a competence corresponding to the international standards in veterinary medicine sciences.

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

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

Students in this programme acquire the skills to do theoretical and empirical investigations in veterinary medicine 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 Veterinary medicine or for veterinarians with completed 2nd level professional higher education study programme.
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 and private companies.

Submitted on: 01/07/2016