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Academic study programme - Sustainable Agriculture

The growing interest in sustainable development in agricultural production underlines the need to emphasize environmental protection and sustainable production aspects in agricultural study programmes. An international approach to sustainable agriculture has become a norm for various environmental solutions in agriculture. Knowledge is the basis for the achievement of the sustainability goals of humanity. International environment in the study process creates a viewpoint about the global importance of sustainable production systems.


Degree: Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences
Credits: 180 ECTS
Duration of studies: 3 years (full-time)
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year:  3000 Eur
Admission: once a year (September intake)
Programme director: Dr. agr. Gunita Bimšteine, gunita.bimsteine@llu.lv
Accredited until: December 31, 2021

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Academic profile

The goal of this programme is to train academically well-educated agricultural professionals who are capable to assess the importance of sustainable agricultural production and its environmental integrity and to use information technologies and modern scientific knowledge to improve production technologies in the sector.

There is an opportunity to specialize in 2 directions: 

  1. sustainable plant production;
  2. sustainable animal production.

Admission Requirements

Applicants with completed secondary education are approved for admission to the programme, namely, applicant need to be eligible for university studies in your own country. Applicants must have at least "satisfactory" grade in Mathematics, must be able to present good English knowledge (minimum - CEFR level B2, IELTS score 5.5, TOEFL score 520, TOEFL-iBT score 68 ) and need to pass an online entrance test in Biology.


Career prospects and further studies

The graduates are able to evaluate the material and economic suitability of the respective production technologies, to estimate the quality and ecological significance of the obtained products, to use the possibilities of modern information technologies, as well as to evaluate the unity of production and environment in sustainable agricultural production.

Bachelor’s degree entitles graduates to continue studies at Master's degree level in Latvia or abroad.

Submitted on: 21/02/2020