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Dr. Sc. Pol.Political Science

Application fee To be confirmed
Registration fee €100.00 one-time

Baltic Center Registration Fee Includes:
– Consultations for selection of HEI
– Migration & visa consultation
– Registration in the Baltic Center database
HEI admission documents’ check
– General testing for all Baltic Center HEIs – Admission Examination
– Student’s admission to HEI, maximum 3 registrations per one fee.
& In case of HEI change at the request of a student, after the admission letter receiving from HEI, a transfer to another HEI is for an extra cost.
– Documents’ arrangement for the payments to HEI
– Bonus – on the written application of a student, preparation and transfer of the invitation for the embassy.
& The period of preparation from week to two months


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.

Programme structure

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,
Research ethics,
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))

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Jun 30, 2019 23:59
Europe/Riga time
Application deadline
Jul 30, 2019 23:59
Europe/Riga time

Autumn Intake

Studies commence
Sep 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States