Joint programme of the University of Latvia and Riga Technical University.
Awards: Bachelor of of Natural Sciences.
Amount of credits: 120 credit points or 180 ECTS.
Accreditation: study program is licensed, will be accredited within two years (according to national legislation).
The joint bachelor’s “Biotechnology and bioengineering” programme of the University of Latvia (UL) and Riga Technical University (RTU) enables students to acquire both theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in the field of biotechnology and bioengineering, acquire skills in the design of equipment and processes, and product development. The studies take place in modern auditoriums and laboratories in UL and RTU, and in the study process there is an opportunity to familiarise themselves with work organisation of enterprises.
The programme covers such study courses as the design of biological systems, information technologies, chemistry, biophysics, genetics, genomics, material science, microbiology, business, cell and gene engineering, biotechnology, bioengineering.
The aim of the study program is to prepare highly qualified specialists and scientists able to compete on both the local and international scientific labour markets in the various sectors of biotechnology and bioengineering. Tasks of the study programme: 1. Ensure the possibility of learning the theoretical and practical courses of biology, as well as basic courses of mathematics, physics and chemistry, 2. Ensure that in-depth courses can be learned in a relatively specialised direction of molecular or organism biology, 3. Develop capabilities related to critical thinking, analysis and reasoning, 4. Develop skills in the design of biotechnology equipment and processes and product development, 5. Develop skills to carry out independent research in a selected biology sub-field and to bring results into bachelor’s thesis and to obtain Bachelor of natural sciences in biotechnology and bioengineering degree.
Living in Latvia
Latvia is a member state of the European Union and Schengen area. Its capital, Riga is the metropolis of the Baltic region. Riga is listed among the world’s best student cities. It is a safe city. Life in Latvia is not expensive compared with Western European countries. Latvia offers affordable education. You can find more information in the practical handbook for international students.