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DoctoratePsychology

Tuition fee €4,300 per year
Application fee €141 one-time

The application fee consists of a 100 € registration fee and a 41 € payment for education documents recognition from the Academic Information centre of Latvia. Application fee is non-refundable.

Payment of application fee and diploma recognition fee should be paid only after receiving invoice, and must be paid ONLY till deadline of invoice, if for any reason you couldn’t pay fee’s till deadline please contact with admission coordinator.
Application will be proceeded only after uploading payment receipt (official receipt issued by bank) in apply system, remember: after any changes you have to resubmit application, to confirm and save them.

Deposit €500 one-time

A one-time payment for students coming from outside the EU/EEA to be paid in full along with the full year tuition fee payable upon arrival. The deposit is intended to cover possible immigration expenses and paid back upon request after graduation.

Overview

Aim of the Programme is to prepare highly qualified scientists and teaching staff in various areas of psychology (general, clinical, development, personality, social/organisational psychology) through improvement of their research work organisation, management and implementation skills based on greater in-depth understanding of psychology theories and methodology in at least two sub-areas of psychology, skills in national and international cooperation with other specialists in the area, and through preparation of an original scientific research study (dissertation study) to be defended to acquire an internationally recognised doctoral degree in psychology. The programme additionally offers specialisation in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to the students studying for their doctoral degree in clinical psychology. These additional studies are aimed at improvement of their professional skills in psychotherapy (within the Baltic States, such specialisation at the doctoral level is available only at the University of Latvia). Tasks of the Programme are:

(1) To facilitate scientific research in the branches of the science of psychology represented in the programme.

(2) To assure acquisition of the skills required for research, academic and professional work.

(3) To facilitate doctoral students’ mutual, national and international cooperation in research.

(4) To support motivation for life-long education and personal growth of doctoral students.

Upon completion of the doctoral programme in psychology, the students will have acquired the following knowledge, skills, and competences:

1. Knowledge – an understanding of the overall tendencies in the development of the contemporary science of psychology, and in-depth knowledge in the area of specialisation.

2. Skills – to prepare and conduct an original research study, critically assess its results in the form of a dissertation paper, to prepare scientific articles, and to present then at conferences; to present lectures or, in the case of doctoral students in CBT, to provide counselling to clients.

3. Competences – to independently carry out of scientific and academic work as required in the context of the contemporary science of psychology.

The knowledge, skills, and competences acquired in the programme correspond to EQF Level 7.

At present there is a considerable shortage of highly qualified psychology experts who do scientific and professional work in Latvia, and this hinders the development of psychology itself as well as development of education, mental health, and social well-being.

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Not available for applying at the moment

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States