|Study location||Latvia, Riga|
Political science and civics 14.1 (ISCED 313)
Political theories (JACS L210)
|Awards||Dr. Sc. Pol. (Doctor of Political Science)|
|Application fee||To be confirmed|
|Registration fee||€100.00 one-time
Baltic Center Registration Fee Includes:
Postgraduate diploma (or higher)
Please provide the secondary school leaving certificate in the original language. If the diploma is not issued in English, a certified translation should be provided. The document must be legalised/apostilled.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
It is necessary to have notarized certified documents translated, legalized and apostilled.
Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): World.
Baltic Center examination.
Non-native English speakers are requested to present a copy of Baltic Center Test/TOEFL/IELTS/TOEIC/PTE Academic/Cambridge English test score report.
The score of the BALTIC CENTER test should be at least B2
You do not have to present English test only if your previous studies have been fully in English and it is marked on your diploma or transcript or you send a certificate from the school which confirms that your studies have been fully in the English language.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
The programme provides studies based on theoretical and methodological foundations of political science that are relevant to the needs of Latvia and Europe, with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary themes (medicine, education, energy, security policy, linguistic aspects of politics, cultural dimension), regional studies (Russia, China, Japan, Turkey) and comprehensive research of the problems associated with Latvia.
Scientific research work (76 CP) involves the doctoral student’s work under the supervision of the supervisor of the doctoral thesis, writing a dissertation and preparing it for presentation.
Doctoral seminars and study courses of Part B (22 CP in total):
Methodology of scientific work,
Doctoral thesis seminar: notification of the thesis topic,
Doctoral thesis seminar: analysis of scientific literature,
Doctoral thesis seminar: methodology and methods for writing of doctoral thesis,
Doctoral thesis seminar: presentation of the first version of thesis
News in political science and international relations and current political developments
Integrated pedagogical education (3 CP):
study course Higher Educational Institution Pedagogy,
training in practical pedagogy, participation in the implementation of academic courses in the field of political science
Other types of scientific work (10 CP): preparation and publishing of scientific articles, reading of reports at scientific conferences, participation in organising or conducting of scientific conferences
Doctoral exam in the specialty (9 CP): consists of three parts (part one – exam in the sub-discipline of political science; part two – exam on a subject related to the topic of the thesis; part three – exam for assessing the doctoral student’s international scientific competences, to be taken in a foreign language (English))