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Doctoral study programme Agriculture (is not realized in English)

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Degree: Doctoral degree Doctor of Science (Ph.D.) in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries or Doctoral degree Doctor of Science (Ph.D.) in Animal and Dairy Science
Credits: 180 ECTS
Duration of studies: full-time - 3 years, part-time - 4 years
Application: year-round
Tuition fee per year: 4,100 EUR (research costs, living costs are not included)
Director of the sub-discipline "Field-Crop Cultivation": professor, Dr.biol. Biruta Bankina, e-mail:
Director of the sub-discipline "Animal Husbandry": professor assistant, Dr. agr. Diana Ruska, e-mail:
Accredited until: June 30, 2022

Academic profile

The aim of the Doctoral Study Programme "Agriculture" is 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.The Programme is designed to be dynamic, and doctoral students, in the study process, obtain knowledge on how to research and present changes in the economy, so that the most urgent problems regarding the economic and international situation in the country are tackled.

To facilitate qualitative research and drawing of new scientific conclusions in crop production, fruit growing, market gardening, ornamental horticulture, grassland management, plant breeding, biotechnology, phytopatology, agricultural entomology, plant protection, soil science, agrochemistry, field-crop cultivation, rearing and breeding of animals, animal feeding, technologies for producing animal husbandry products. 

To ensure the publicity of research results and the development of Doctoral Thesis.

To acquire the principles of and skills for the organization of scientific and pedagogical activities.

To facilitate the integration of doctoral students into the international academic environment.

Admission requirements

The applicants for the doctoral studies in the sub-disciplines "Field-Crop Cultivation" and "Animal Husbandry" may be the graduates of Master’s Study Programmes and the graduates with the qualification equated to the Master’s degree. The matriculation takes place after the evaluation of an applicant’s qualification, the topicality of the planned Doctoral Thesis and the possibilities of the respective structural unit.

Career prospects

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

Submitted on: 26/05/2021