|Type of study programme||Master degree|
|Degree||Master’s degree of Health Science in Health Care (MSc)|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 08-May-2023|
|Duration||2 years (4 semesters)|
|Credit points||80 (ECTS: 120)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Fees||4500 EUR per year (2020/21)|
|Study programme description||Aim of the study programme is to prepare highly qualified specialists for independent research and evidence-based work in various medical practice spheres while possessing fundamental theoretical knowledge and practical skills relevant to both public health and research methods.
The study process is organised in the form of interactive lectures, classes, seminars and independent work. Students in this programme acquire ability to identify and justify public health problems. Competence to practically apply the most suitable method and solution to prevention of public health issue. Intelligence to justify, demonstrate and defend own opinion on public health issue.
The graduates of this programme are usually employed in the field of health care and have the option of working as public health organisers, public health methodologists, public health analysts, health promotion consultants, health promotion coordinators, environmental health analysts as well as the option to continue with doctoral studies.
|Study programme link||www.rsu.lv/en/study-programme/public-health
|Requirements||Higher academic or professional education corresponding to at least 120-160 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System credit points (corresponding to bachelor degree) either in public health, health and social care, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, social sciences, nursing or social work.
English language profeciency (certificate in IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 certificate or equivalent).
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.