|Study Guide to Masters and Bachelors Degree Courses|
University of Latvia
|Address||19 Raina blvd., Riga, Latvia, LV–1586|
|Fax No.||+371-7225039, +371-7820113|
|Faculties & Colleges|
|Type of courses||
Bachelor's Degree (Bakalaureus) |
|Date of commencement||September|
Students who have been accepted at the University of Latvia should notify the International Office by June 30 of their intention to live in the University dormitory, otherwise the University can not guarantee accommodation there because the possibilities are very limited.|
Usually all international students are housed in separate rooms with communal kitchen on each floor.
The tuition fee for international students (both undergraduate and graduate) is 2000 USD per academic year in humanities and social sciences and 3000 USD per academic year in natural sciences.
Doctorate Course tuition fee is 2500 USD per academic year in humanities and social sciences and 3000 USD per academic year in natural sciences.
|Admission requirements|| International undergraduate applicants are required to have completed their secondary education and must possess university eligibility in their own country. |
Students who plan to complete their entire undergraduate education and receive a Bachelor's degree at the University of Latvia must pass the Latvian language test.
Admission will be based on the results of the passed test and the results of other supplementary tests if needed.
|Contact for application||
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LU-13. BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN COMPUTER SCIENCES
Programme Director - Oļģerts Nikodēmus, Associate Professor, Dr.geog., phone (+371)7 332627
Degree - B.sc.comp.
Degree - Bachelor of Geography (B.geo)
Diploma - Bachelor of Geography (B.geo)
Admission Requirements - Diploma of general secondary education
Entrance examinations - Tests in Geography and test in the Latvian language
Duration of studies - 48 semesters
Degree Requirements - The students must complete a full degree programme; every candidate must submit and defend a thesis.
ANNOTATION OF THE PROGRAMME
The Study Programme consists from three parts:
A Compulsory part, is compared of basic courses of Geography and Earth Sciences: Basics of Physical Geography, Basics of Human Geography, General Geology, Cartography, Soil Sciences, Systems of Geographical Information, Introduction to Remote Sensing, Biogeography, Landscape Sciences, Climatology and Basics of Meteorology, Geomorphology, Hydrology, Economic Geography, Social Geography, Population and Urban Geography, Regional and Environmental Geography, Geography of Latvia, Geography of the Baltic Sea Region, European Regional Geography, World Regional Geography.
B Elective courses according to the chosen speciality and general education: language, Introduction to Computer Sciences, Mathematical Methods in Geography, Chemistry with basics of Geochemistry, Introduction to Environmental Sciences, Basics of Geodesy, Earth Physics, General Biology, Ecology, Oceanography, Basics of Political Science, Basics of Sociology, Political Geography, Tourism Geography, Land Evaluation and Cadastre, Resources Geography, Geology and geomorphology of Latvia, Basics of Spatial Planning, Transport Geography, Geography of Russia, Geography of Lithuania and Estonia, Geography of North America, etc.
C open courses, additional studies according to any other study programme of the University, with recommendation and acceptance of the Programme director. Open courses are mostly from the tuition programmes of Geology, Ecology, Biology, History and Economics.
Presentation and defence of the course works and projects is obligatory at the end of 1.,2., and 5. semesters.
After 2nd and 4th semesters there are four weeks field courses in physical and human geography , geology and geodesy.
LU-19. BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN GEOLOGY
Programme Director - Docent, Dr.geol. Valdis Segliņš, phone (+371)7331766
Degree - Bachelor of Geology (B.geol.)
Diploma - Bachelor of Geology (B.geol.)
Admission requirements - Diploma of general secondary education with a grade in Physics
Admission examination - Tests in geography and Latvian language
Duration of studies - 8 semesters
Degree requirements - Complete mastering of the programme, passing of final examination in specialisation, writing and defending of thesis.
A Compulsory part consists of basic courses of Geology, Geography and natural sciences Earth physics, General chemistry with principles of Geochemistry, General Geology, Mathematical methods in Geosciences, Physical Chemistry, Mineralogy with principles of Crystallography, historical Geology, Topography with principles of Geodesy, Computer science, Geomorphology, Nature Protection and Usage of Natural Resources, Petrography, Quaternary Geology, Paleontology with principles of Paleoecology, Soil science, Sedimentology, Tectonics, Structural Geology, Hydrogeology, Geophysical Research Methods, Geological Structure and Development of Latvia, Geochemistry, Methods of Geographic Information and Computer Cartography, Engineering Geology with basics of Soil Mechanics, Regional Geology of Eurasia, Methods of distance research in Geosciences, Research and Geology of Minerals, Geologic Cartography, Business Geology, Field Course of Geology.
B elective courses according to chosen speciality: foreign languages, General Biology, Introduction to Natural and Anthropogenic Environmental Science, Introduction to General Geography of Nature, Introduction to Geology and Research Techniques, General Ecology, Introduction to Nature Philosophy, Introduction to Human Geography, Methodology of Natural Sciences, other courses of Geology and basic courses of Bachelor’s programmes in Geography and in Environmental Science.
C open courses, additional courses from according to any other programme of the University with recommendation and acceptance of the Programme director.
Presentation and defence of the course works is obligatory at the end of semesters 2., 4. and 6.
LU-20. BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Programme director - Professor, Dr.hab.chemistry Māris Kļaviņš, phone (+371)7 331766
Degree - Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Admission Requirements - Bachelor of Natural Sciences (B.Sc.Nat.)
Entrance exam - mathematics, a test in the Latvian language
Study duration - 8 semesters (4 academic years).
Degree requirements Mastering of programme (162 credit points); Bachelor’s thesis; Bachelor’s examination.
ANNOTATION OF THE PROGRAMME
A Core curriculum 94 credit points: Calculus, Differential Equations, Mathematical Analysis, Analytic Geometry, Algebra, Probability Theory, Mathematical Logic, Computer Science, Theory of Complex Function.
B Elective courses: 53 credit points: Discrete Mathematics, Optimisation Methods, Operation Research, Physics, Algorithm Theory, Numerical Algorithms, History of Mathematics, Topology, Differential Geometry, Functional Analysis.
C Additional course Studies of one foreign language, free choice of courses in humanities, economics and business, etc. Bachelor’s thesis on an original topic at one of the chairs of the University of Latvia or Institutes of Academy of Sciences must be written. Bachelor’s examination is organised by the Examination Commission of the faculty of Physics and Mathematics of the University of Latvia. B courses of Bachelor studies may contain a theoretical minimum required to obtain a mathematics teacher professional certification. In this case the teacher's practical training and pedagogical and psychological subjects must be chosen.
LU-16. BACHELOR’S STUDY PROGRAMME IN OPTOMETRY
Director of the programme - Ivars Lācis, Dr.hab. Phys., Prof., phone (+371)7260585 Fax: (+371)7260796
Degree - Bachelor of Science Diploma - Bachelor of Natural Sciences (B.Sc.Nat.)
Admission Criteria - Diploma of general secondary education
Selection procedures - Tests in geography and Latvian language
Duration of Regular Programme - 8 semesters
Degree acquisition requirements -The students must complete full degree programme; every candidate must submit and defend Bachelor’s thesis.
The programme consists of 3 parts:
A compulsory courses are divided into three groups:
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