|Type of study programme||Long cycle professional degree|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 08-May-2023|
|Duration||5 years (10 semesters)|
|Credit points||200 (ECTS: 300)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||International students study in English in special groups formed for international students. Latvian language is taught in the framework of study program as a compulsory course.|
|Fees||8000 - 9000 EUR per year (2020/21)|
|Study programme description||The aim of the study programme is to provide students with the knowlledge about biochemical processes in the human body, changes in the event of diseases, the epidemiology of the most common diseases in Latvia, their aetiology and principles of treatment as well as drug pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, metabolism and interaction.
Studies are organised in lectures, seminars, discussions, group and individual projects and presentations. Main courses offered include basic subjects like chemistry, medicine, pharmacy, which include compulsory and elective courses. In the 5th year students spend six months in placement, working in a pharmacy, during which students deepen their theoretical knowledge, and acquire skills for their future work. Students in this programme acquire the skills of pharmaceutical care and the implementation methods of drug output, analysis and value assessment as well as knowledge of the principles and methods of drug preparation in pharmacies and drug production enterprises.
The graduates of this programme are usually employed in pharmacies and laboratories, as sales representatives in various pharmaceutical and medical companies.
|Study programme link||www.rsu.lv/en/study-programme/pharmacy
|Requirements||Minimum age - 18. Maximum age is not limited. All international applicants are expected to have completed their upper secondary education including 2 semesters of Chemistry and must be eligible for higher education studies in their home country.
Certificate of the English language proficiency is required.
Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) is located in Riga – the capital of Latvia and the heart of the Baltic region. For over 20 years international students from various countries have studied at RSU. RSU trains doctors, dentists, pharmacists and nurses, as well as specialists in rehabilitation, public health care, social sciences and law. We offer professional education and the opportunity to study under the guidance of knowledgeable professors from both Latvian and foreign universities. Students acquire up-to-date knowledge and skills which are competitive in Europe and the world.
Furthermore, RSU is the leading academic research institution in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, rehabilitation and nursing sciences in Latvia. RSU carries out significant research also in various fields of the social sciences, humanities and law, as well as technical sciences in relation to application in medicine.
Population in the city of Riga: 632 614
Total number of students: 9160 (2019/20)
Number of International students: 2272 (2019/20)
Number of academic staff: 508 (2019/20)
Accommodation possibilities and costs:
Renting private apartments or long-term stay in hostels.