|Type of study programme||Bachelor degree|
|Degree||Bachelor of Natural Sciences in Optometry|
|Licence/accreditation||Study direction accredited until 30-Jun-2022|
|Credit points||120 (ECTS: 180)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Fees||4000 EUR per year (2020/21)|
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|Study programme description||This programme is based on studies of natural sciences, biology, medicine and basic principles of primary eye care service. Bachelor programme is the first step in professional optometrist education scheme in Latvia. The programme offers extensive profile studies of natural sciences including organic chemistry, biology, calculus, physics for natural sciences, optics, basics of human anatomy, general physiology, ophthalmic optics, microbiology, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology of the eye, physiology of vision, optometric instruments, refractive defects, binocular vision and others.
The main study courses are: Mathematics for Optometry, Chemistry for Optometrists, Optics, Biology, Data Collecting and Processing in Sciences, Biochemistry, Optical Materials, General Physiology, Ophthalmic Optics, Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye, Microbiology. The thesis topic should be chosen carefully under the supervisor’s assistance for further research.
The graduates of the programme can continue their education in Master’s degree programmes. This programme prepares competitive graduates with profound knowledge and skills in optometry for both Latvian and European labour markets.
|Study programme link||www.lu.lv/en/gribustudet/study/bachelors-study-programmes/bachelor-optometry/
|Requirements||General secondary high school diploma; English language proficiency. Grade in Mathematics must be no less than 4 in a 10 point grading system.
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Full-time (3 years)
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Accommodation possibilities and costs: The University of Latvia offers university dormitories for all international students. International students are housed in single, double or triple rooms with a common kitchen for every 5 rooms. Linen, blankets and pillows are provided as well as some kitchen utensils. The costs start at 100 EUR per month (more information here).
If you do not wish to stay at a dormitory, it is advisable to make private housing arrangements beforehand.