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Tuition fee €3,400.00 per year
Application fee €100.00 one-time
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Study arrangements

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.

Apply now! Fall semester 2018/19
Application deadline
Aug 30, 2018 23:59
Europe/Riga time

This is Autumn Intake

Studies commence
Sep 1, 2018

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States