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First-cycle programmes


7.Higher education

7.2First-cycle programmes

Last update: 14 January 2024

The first cycle, in which the study programmes are implemented, corresponds to the sixth level of the framework structure of Latvian and European qualifications

The amount of full-time first cycle studies is no less than 180 national credit points and three years of study. 

First cycle higher education programmes are developed in accordance with the national higher education standard: 

The content, scope, and achievable results of the study programme, as well as the assessment of achievements, are the same in full-time and part-time studies. 

(Source: Law on Higher Education Institutions)