The study programme ensures the implementation of the doctoral study programme in the telecommunications sub-sector and allows to prepare scientists in fundamental and applied telecommunications engineering. The studies are organized for both academically oriented students and students with professional goals in business, public sector, and industry, who need in-depth knowledge of telecommunications, local and international network management and understanding of future technological solutions for development and implementation in Latvia.
Study courses and involvement in research are offered in a variety of telecommunications engineering sub-sectors, including: digital signal processing, digital communications, signal modulation and coding, quantum communications and networking, microwave photonics, integrated photonics, metaphonics, combined fibre-wireless optical communications, high-density fibre optical networks, network design and optimization, wireless communications, sensors, etc.
Students are provided with the opportunity to both choose and redefine scientific topics and to carry out the research, development, and perspective innovations needed to achieve significant advances in telecommunications in a scientific and technological plane.

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 / –
Required previous education
Master degree of engineering science in telecommunication technologies and networks management, or comparable education
Price per year
€ 9 410 - EU countries
€ 9 410 - Non EU countries
Credit point/ECTS amount
Duration of studies
Full-time studies - 4 years
All year long

To prepare specialists of the highest scientific qualification - Doctors of Science, mainly to carry out the research and pedagogical work in the field of electrical engineering, electronics, information and communication technology science.


The tasks of the study programme:
- to provide in-depth theoretical knowledge in the fundamental study courses of the study field, as well as to acquire the skill to perform research work and to acquire the skills of scientific discussions;
- to develop skills to carry out scientific research on the chosen topic, using experimental and laboratory equipment, modern methods of analysis and data processing;
- to develop analytical, creative, and critical thinking skills, as well as cooperation skills;
- to provide skills for presentation of research results in international scientific conferences and seminars, to be able to prepare and publish scientific articles on research results;
• to develop skills in leadership, ability to work in a team and cooperate with professionals in various fields of science;
• to promote the introduction of scientific research in industry, production, and business management;
• to improve the skills of scientific, pedagogical, and organizational work.


The study programme prepares internationally competitive high-skilled specialists in the field of telecommunications for academic and scientific work in universities, research centres, as well as for work in public, private and international institutions, that have developed skills related to telecommunications technology, can critically solve problems, including in research and innovation process, able to provide new technological solutions.


Studies can be continued at post-doctoral studies in Latvia or abroad.

Specific conditions

English language proficiency equivalent to at least CEFR B2 level.