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Doctoral Study Programme Wood Materials and Technology

Degree: Doctoral degree Doctor of Science (Ph.D.) in Engineering Science and Technology
Credits: 180 ECTS
Duration of studies: 3 years (full-time)
Application: year-round
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 4,100 EUR (research costs, living costs are not included)
Programme director: professor assistant, Dr.silv. Āris Jansons, e-mail:
Accredited until: December 15, 2028

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Academic profile

The aim of the study programme is to prepare highly qualified scientists for sub-sector of Material sciences - Wood Materials and Technology, thus stimulating development of the engineering industry of wood materials and technologies.

Studies are organised as lectures, individual studies and discussions with supervisor. The main courses offered include research methodology, scientific terminology of wood materials and technologies, problems of wood materials and technologies science, theoretical and practical innovations/novelties in the field.

Doctoral students will get an extended knowledge of the latest findings about wooden materials and technologies, methods of studies, information processes and use of results of research. Doctoral students of this programme obtain skills to carry out the research, to summarize, analyse and use the acquired knowledge in sphere of wooden materials and technologies, as well to prepare publications for national and international level scientific journals. As result doctoral students will be competent to work in sphere of research of wooden materials and technologies, as well independently develop and present doctoral thesis for public defenses, in accordance with current requirements.

Admission requirements

Master’s degree in Engineering in Wood Materials and Technology or related fields.
Applicants with background in other field need to pass an entrance exam.
English knowledge: minimum - IELTS score 6.0, TOEFL score 547, TOEFL-iBT score 76.

Career prospects

The graduates of this programme are usually employed at higher education institutions, research institutions, authorities and private companies.

Submitted on: 01/07/2016