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PhD in Natural Sciences (Geology)

University of Latvia
3 years
Full time
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
English, Latvian

About this program

PhD in Natural Sciences (Geology)

Doctoral study program in geology is serving courses in three major fields in geology – Bedrock geology, Quaternary geology and Geomorphology, and Applied geology. Study program n based on integrated approach to reach the general aim of the Curriculum - to raise the level of doctoral learning and skills to expected of specialty professionals and recognised in the international research area. The principal components of quality research-based education are state-of-the-art knowledge in their specializations, research skills, a comprehensive scientific worldview and competence in development work, management and teaching. Doctoral students are prepared for employment as teaching or research staff members of the University or other research institutions, or highly qualified specialists in non-academic establishments.

Admission requirements

Master's degree in Nature or Earth Sciences or other equivalent qualification

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • Tuition fee per year - 2500 EUR for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens, permanent residence permit holders and their family members
  • Tuition fee per year - 6402 EUR for citizens of other countries


Credits: 144 or 216

Degree to be achieved: Doctor of science (PhD) in Earth Sciences, Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences

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University of Latvia

The University of Latvia (UL) offers European-level higher education and skills necessary for the labor market, scientific research, and self-development. The quality of studies, research, international collaboration, and innovations ranked the UL among 4% of the world’s best universities. The...

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Why study at University of Latvia

QS World University Ranking

This year, the University of Latvia (UL) has risen by 50 places in one of the world’s most prestigious rankings of higher education institutions – QS World University Rankings, and now occupies 651st–700th place, according to the data released on September 6. In 2015, UL was ranked 701st–800th. UL is the first and, so far, the only higher education institution in Latvia to be included in the ranking of this level, and the significantly improved position clearly shows that UL firmly stands among the world’s top 5% of universities.

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University of Latvia

Raina blvd.19
LV-1586 Riga

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