Law

Programme Duration: 3 academic years
Programme Workload: 120 CP / 180 ECTS CP
Admission Requirements Master’s degree in Law Science, Forensic Science or
an equivalent 2nd level higher professional education in the corresponding scientific discipline;
discussion on the research paper submitted, which presents an expanded conception of the Doctoral research;
examination in a foreign language.
Obtainable Degree: Doctor of Law
Place of the Programme Implementation: Daugavpils University, 1 Parādes Street
Form of the Programme Implementation: full-time studies
Programme Director: Dr.iur., prof. Vitolds Zahars
E-mail: vitolds.zahars@inbox.lv

Study arrangements 

International students study in English according to an individual plan. Latvian language courses are not foreseen in the framework of doctoral studies; however, DU Foreign Language Centre offers Latvian or other language courses.

The aims of the study programme:

  • to provide students with up-to-date understanding and knowledge of criminal law, police law, criminalistics and related sub-sectors of law;
  • to equip students to master modern legal research methods;
  • to provide students with opportunity to practice research and academic work in higher education environment;
  • to provide students with optimal conditions for scientific research – the opportunity to work in the library, use of modern information and communication technologies, regularly participate in scientific conferences in Latvian and abroad, internship in other universities and research centers;
  • to provide conditions for the doctoral thesis preparation and defense.

Requirements 

Master’s degree in Law Science, Forensic Science or an equivalent 2nd level higher professional education in the corresponding scientific discipline; discussion on the research paper submitted, which presents an expanded conception of the Doctoral research; examination in a foreign language.

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