|Type of study programme||2nd level professional studies|
|Degree||MD (Medical Doctor)|
|Duration||6 years (12 semesters)|
|Credit points||240 (ECTS: 360)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||International students study in English in special groups formed for international students. A Latvian language course is integrated in the study program (at least 3 ECTS).|
|Fees||7000 - 10 000 EUR / 4900 - 7000 LVL per year (2013/2014|
|Study programme description||Aims of the programme
The Higher professional Study programme in Medicine is a professional, 6-year higher education programme (360 ECTS credit points). The programme conforms to the EU norms that regulate medical education and allow workforce migration throughout Europe.
The 6th-year research project includes a thesis based on the student’s practical research, which must be completed, written, and publicly defended.
After the completion of the programme, students receive a Medical Doctor Degree.
Main study courses
Studying medicine, students do the following pre-clinical and clinical courses of study: Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Cell Biology, Introduction to Medical Studies, Physics, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Genetics, Physiology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Immunology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Basics of Clinical Care, Internal Diseases, Surgery, Environmental Health, Emergency Medicine and Basic Life Support, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dermatology/Venereal Diseases, Epidemiology and Public Health, Social Medicine, Paediatrics, Infection Diseases, Neurology, Medical History and Ethics, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Clinical practices in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Surgery and practice in all clinical fields.
Career opportunities and further studies
The Medical Doctor Degree allows entering a residency and/or begin PhD studies.
|Study programme link||www.lu.lv/eng/istudents/degree/study/medicine/|
|Requirements||1.General secondary education diploma is required in order to be admitted for studies at the University of Latvia;
2. If English is not your native language and/or your previous education is not obtained in English, you must present results of one of the internationally recognized language tests or minimum a grade 6 (almost good) in a 10 point grading system in English in the general secondary education diploma to prove the language proficiency.
3. Grades in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Natural Sciences, which should be no less than 6(almost good) in a 10 point grading system.
The University of Latvia is the largest higher education institution in Latvia, and the richest in traditions. The University offers more than 150 state-accredited academic and professional study programmes: you can obtain an academic bachelor’s or master’s degree in humanities, pedagogy, social sciences, sciences, and health sciences. The UL also offers professional qualifications or bachelor’s or master’s degree, including MD, qualifications of doctor, teacher, social worker, economist, translator/interpreter etc.
Doctoral study programmes offer a degree in biology, economics, computer science, demography, pharmacy, philology, philosophy, physics, geography, geology, engineering, law, chemistry, communication studies, medicine, mathematics, pedagogy, politics, psychology, sociology, theology and religious studies, management, linguistics, history, and environmental science.
At UL, research is conducted in over 50 research fields which represent 4 main areas of enquiry: the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and education sciences.
Population in the city of Riga: 710 000
Total number of students: 17 060 (2012/13)
Number of International students: 540 (2012/13)
Number of academic staff: 902 (2012/13)
Accommodation possibilities and costs: The University of Latvia offers university dormitories for all international students. International students are housed in single, double or tripple rooms with a common kitchen for every 5 rooms. Linen, blankets and pillows are provided as well as some kitchen utensils. The payment for the dormitory is starting at 60 Ls (85 EUR, 114 USD) per month (more information here).
If you do not wish to stay at a dormitory, it is advisable to make private housing arrangements beforehand.