Computer Science and Information Technology

Computer Science and Information Technology

Information technologies have a high degree of complexity with many challenges requiring advanced knowledge and problem-solving and skills. Computer science and information technology doctoral study programme prepares professionals with in-depth knowledge in computer science, information technology, computer control and applied mathematics, who are able to perform scientific research leading to new scientific discoveries, to develop innovative digital technologies and to optimize implementation of digital technologies in practice. The study programme focuses on transferable research skills, advanced software engineering, intelligent systems, simulation, big data technologies, computer visions, computer networks and mathematical modelling.

Short about programme
Faculty of Computer Science, Information Technology and Energy
Programme type and level
Doctoral (Third Cycle) Studies
Study field
Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electronics, Telecommunications, Computer Control and Computer Science
Study form
Full-time studies

Awarded degree and qualification
Doctor of Science (Ph.D) in engineering and technology or Doctor of Science (Ph.D) in natural sciences / –
Required previous education
1. Master degree of engineering science in electrical engineering, electronics, information and communication technologies or master degree of natural sciences in computer science and informatics, mathematics, or comparable education. 2. Master degree of engineering science or master degree of natural sciences, or master degree of social sciences, or comparable education, fulfilling the preconditions.
Price per year
€ 8 910 - EU countries
€ 8 910 - Non EU countries
Credit point/ECTS amount
Duration of studies
Full-time studies - 4 years
All year long

The objective of the study programme is to prepare highly qualified specialists and researchers in the area of:
1) electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering with specialization in systems analysis, modelling and design; or
2) mathematics with specialization in applied mathematics and mathematical modelling or probability and mathematical statistics, who are able to carry out state of the art research and solve complex real-life problems.


Tasks of the study programme:
- to prepare students for independent research work in academia and industry;
- to promote knowledge transfer to industry;
- to develop the individual abilities of students and to provide a stimulating environment;
- to strengthen abilities of continuous self-development of knowledge and professional skills;
- to develop critical, analytical and systematically thinking and to develop collaborative skills;
- to explain and advocate the role of computer science and information technology in society.


Graduates work as leading information technology specialists in the areas of system analysis, design, computer control and modelling as well as applied mathematics and statistics. They work at higher education institutions, research centres and enterprises in Latvia and abroad.


Lifelong learning.

Specific conditions

English language proficiency equivalent to at least CEFR B2 level.