|Nominal duration||3 years (180 ECTS)|
|Awards||PhD (Doctor of Law)|
|Tuition fee||€3,400.00 per year|
|Application fee||€100.00 one-time|
Postgraduate diploma (or higher)
Master’s degree in Law Science, Forensic Science or
Baltic Center examination – Экзамен Балтийского Центра
International students study in English according to an individual plan. Latvian language courses are not foreseen in the framework of doctoral studies; however, DU Foreign Language Centre offers Latvian or other language courses.
The aims of the study programme:
to provide students with up-to-date understanding and knowledge of criminal law, police law, criminalistics and related sub-sectors of law;
to equip students to master modern legal research methods;
to provide students with opportunity to practice research and academic work in higher education environment;
to provide students with optimal conditions for scientific research – the opportunity to work in the library, use of modern information and communication technologies, regularly participate in scientific conferences in Latvian and abroad, internship in other universities and research centers;
to provide conditions for the doctoral thesis preparation and defense.
Master’s degree in Law Science, Forensic Science or an equivalent 2nd level higher professional education in the corresponding scientific discipline; discussion on the research paper submitted, which presents an expanded conception of the Doctoral research; examination in a foreign language.