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Latvia University of Agriculture

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The Latvia University of Agriculture is a higher education and science establishment of the Republic of Latvia, where scientific research as well as academic and professional study programmes are carried out.

The main goal of the University is to create intellectual potential for providing sustainable development of Latvia and its countryside in particular while becoming and up-to date, internationally recognized and prestigious university, which actively integrates into the united European space of higher education and science.

The history of the university dates back to 1863 when the Department of Agriculture was established in the Riga Polytechnicum.

In 1919 the University of Latvia opened the Department of Agriculture the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

In 1936 the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia decided to transfer the Agriculture Faculty of the University to Latvia to Jelgava, thus founding a new higher education establishment – the Jelgava Academy of Agriculture. On 23, 1938 Kārlis Ulmanis, the president and prime minister, proclaimed “The Constitution of the Jelgava Academy of Agriculture”.

On July 3, 1939, a new academic institution with two faculties: agriculture and forestry, was opened in Jelgava.

In July 1944, after the Jelgava Palace was burnt down, the Academy ceased to exist. It was renewed in Riga as the Latvia Academy of Agriculture.

On October 19, 1957 the Council of Ministers of the Latvian Soviet Socialistic Republic accepted a decision to transfer the Academy to Jelgava. Till 1964 all the faculties of the Academy were transferred to Jelgava.

In 1991 according to the decision of the Academy’s Council, the Latvia Academy of Agriculture was renamed as the Latvia University on Agriculture.

In 1994 the Senate of the Latvia University of Agriculture approved the symbols of the University: the flag, the emblem, the attire of the administration and academic staff.
In 2001 the higher educational establishment received the state accreditation as a University.
In 2005 the Award of the Year was initiated.In 2007 the Lifelong Education Centre was established.
In 2010 the distance and e-learning form were introduced.
In 2012 the University approved the official hymn which had been composed in 1940 by Jēkabs Mediņš as a dedication to the Latvia Academy of Agriculture.

Latvia University of Agriculture is one of the leading universities of science and technologies in the Baltic Sea region, specializing in the sustainable use of natural resources aimed at the enhancement of quality of life for society.

Bachelor Courses:

Study programme – Veterinary Medicine

‘One Medicine – One Health’ concept links human, animal and environmental health. In recent years the science of veterinary medicine has rapidly expanded. At present this science is vital for animal protection, herd health, monitoring of widespread diseases and safe food production of animal origin. It is important for human health to provide careful monitoring of livestock health and emerging zoonotic diseases

Qualification: Veterinarian
Credits: 366 ECTS
Duration of studies: full-time 6 years (first and second cycle studies)
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 5500 Eur
Admission: once a year (Autumn semester)

Degree: Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics
Credits: 240 ECTS
Duration of studies: full-time – 4 years
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 2000 Eur
Admission: twice a year

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Control and Computer Science
Credits: 240 ECTS
Duration of studies: 4 years (full-time)
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 2000 Eur
Admission: once a year (Autumn semester)

Degree: Professional Bachelor in Information Technologies/ Qualification: Programming Engineer
Credits: 240 ECTS
Duration of studies: 4 years (full-time)
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 2000 Eur
Admission: once a year (Autumn semester)

Degree: Bachelor of Social Sciences in Sociology
Credits: 186 ECTS
Duration of studies: full-time – 3 years
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 2000 EUR
Admission: twice a year (September, February)

Master study programmes:

Degree: Master of Engineering in Information Technologies (Mg.sc.ing.)
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration of studies: full-time – 2 years
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 2500 EUR
Admission: once a year (Autumn semester)

Degree: Master of Architecture in Landscape Architecture (Mg.arch.)
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration of studies: full-time – 2 years
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 4000 EUR
Admission: once a year (Autumn semester)

Degree: Master of Engineering in Agriculture (Mg.sc.ing.)
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration of studies: full-time – 2 years
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 3000 EUR
Admission: once a year (Autumn semester)

Degree: Professional Master in Education (Mg.ed.)/ Qualification: Career Counsellor
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration of studies: full-time – 2 years
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 2200 EUR
Admission: once a year (Autumn semester)

Degree: Master of Engineering in Food Science (Mg.sc.ing.)
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration of studies: full-time – 2 years
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 3500 EUR
Admission: twice a year

Degree: Professional Master in Food Hygiene (Mg.cib.hyg.)
Credits: 75 ECTS
Duration of studies: full-time – 1,1 year (1 year 2 month)
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 3000 EUR
Admission: once a year (Autumn semester)

Degree: Professional Master in Business and Administration
Qualification: Manager of Companies and Institutions (for 120 ECTS)
Credits: 90 ECTS; 120 ECTS
Duration of studies: full-time – 1.5 years; 2 years
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 2400 EUR
Admission: twice a year

Degree: Master of Social Sciences in Sociology (Mg.sc.soc.)
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration of studies: full-time – 2 years
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 2400 EUR
Admission: twice a year

3/4 Year Doctoral level study programmes (PHD):

Degree: Doctor of Pedagogy Science (Dr.paed.)
Credits: 180 ECTS
Duration of studies: 3 years (full-time)
Application deadline: all year
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 3,200 EUR (are not included research costs, living costs).

Degree: Doctor of Agricultural Sciences (Dr.agr.)
Credits: 180 ECTS
Duration of studies: 3 years (full-time)
Application deadline: all year
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 4,100 EUR (are not included research costs, living costs)

Degree: Doctor of Agricultural Engineering Science (Dr.sc.ing.)
Credits: 180 ECTSA
Duration of studies: 3 years (full-time)
Application deadline: all year
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 4,000 EUR (are not included research costs, living costs)

Doctoral Study Programme Agrarian and Regional Economics
Degree: Doctor of Economics (Dr.oec.)
Credits: 180 ECTS
Duration of studies: 3 years (full-time)
Application deadline: all year
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 3,400 EUR (are not included research costs, living costs)

Doctoral Study Programme Food Science
Degree: Doctor of Engineering Science (Dr.sc.ing.)
Credits: 180 ECTS
Duration of studies: 3 years (full-time)
Application deadline: all year
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 7,000 EUR (are not included research costs, living costs)

Degree: Doctor of Forest Science (Dr.silv.)
Credits: 180 ECTS
Duration of studies: 3 years (full-time)
Application deadline: all year
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 4,100 EUR (are not included research costs, living costs)

Doctoral Study Programme Environmental Engineering
Degree: Doctor of Engineering in Environmental (Dr.sc.ing.)
Credits: 180 ECTS
Duration of studies: 3 years (full-time)
Application deadline: all year
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 4,200 EUR (are not included research costs, living costs)

Doctoral Study Programme Landscape Architecture
Degree: Doctor of Science in Architecture (Dr.arch.)
Credits: 180 ECTS
Duration of studies: 3 years (full-time)
Application deadline: all year
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 5,000 EUR (are not included research costs, living costs)

Doctoral Study Programme Water Engineering
Degree: Doctor of Engineering (Dr.sc.ing.)
Credits: 180 ECTS
Duration of studies: 3 years (full-time)
Application deadline: all year
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 4,000 EUR (are not included research costs, living costs)

Doctoral Study Programme Veterinary Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Dr.med.vet.)
Credits: 180 ECTS
Duration of studies: 3 years (full-time)
Application deadline: all year
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 8,000 EUR (are not included research costs, living costs)

Doctoral Study Programme Civil Engineering
Degree: Doctor of Engineering (Dr.sc.ing.)
Credits: 180 ECTS
Duration of studies: 3 years (full-time)
Application deadline: all year
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 4,000 EUR (are not included research costs, living costs)

Doctoral Study Programme Wood Materials and Technology
Degree: Doctor of Engineering (Dr.sc.ing.)
Credits: 180 ECTS
Duration of studies: 3 years (full-time)
Application deadline: all year
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 4,100 EUR (are not included research costs, living costs)

Doctoral study programme Information Technologies
Degree: Doctor of Engineering (Dr.sc.ing.)
Credits: 180 ECTS
Duration of studies: 3 years (full-time)
Application deadline: all year
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 4,100 EUR (are not included research costs, living costs)

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