Chemistry and Chemical Technology
Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry
The study programme “Chemistry and Chemical Technology” is unique in Latvia. The study programme trains specialists in chemistry and chemical technology intending to work in manufacturing and trade companies, quality control and research laboratories, scientific institutions dealing with various chemicals, biotechnology products and materials, e.g.: biomaterials, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, construction materials, wood processing products, polymer and composite materials, textiles.
The curriculum foresees to acquire general knowledge about the management and sustainability of chemical production processes, quality control and material circulation, comprehensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the chosen specialization. The study programme provides an opportunity (choice of the student) to specialize in one of the directions:
It is also possible to develop interdisciplinary knowledge by choosing study courses from several specializations. Along with the theoretical knowledge, the students will also acquire practical skills by completing a practice (working in a company or scientific institute) and Master Thesis, which is based on experimental work. The graduates will be prepared for both working life and further doctoral studies.
The graduate can work as engineer or chemist at any enterprise dealing with chemical or biotechnological processes, at research, testing and quality control laboratories, which are engaged in elaboration or quality control of new technologies, materials and products. The graduate can work as a researcher at research institutions and also as a self-employed person or individual businessman.
Graduates of study programme can continue studies in doctoral study programmes „Chemistry”, „Chemical engineering”, „Materials science”.