The first step to becoming a scientist – with the assistance of qualified teaching staff, acquiring the skills required by a new scientist in order to launch an academic career as a member of teaching staff at a university.
A Doctorate is the next step after a Master's degree (or what is generally considered the end of one’s studies) to increase one’s competitiveness in the job market. One improves one’s skills in the academic and research area and defends one’s thesis. It is possible that subsequently you might wish to pass on your knowledge further by joining the teaching staff at RSU. Currently there are more than 200 doctoral students at RSU.
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Full-time accredited doctoral study programmes in Medicine, Pharmacy, Sociology, Law, Political Science, Communication Culture & Multimedia, and Pschology are available.
RSU has joined Europe’s Doctorate Concept and the so-called Bologna Declaration, in which doctoral education has been mentioned as one of the main work priorities for Europe’s universities.
The goal of the programmes is to provide interested persons with doctoral study and research opportunities to acquire a PhD. The task of the programme is to prepare a new generation of scientists who would correspond to the requirements of international standards for research and academic work, and to ensure a further support to the economy.
Doctoral studies are available as full-time studies in the doctoral degree programme (3 years), in which doctoral students undertake theoretical courses, acquire practical skills and carry out their scientific work independently .
It is possible to obtain state scholarships, European Social Fund funding, or a Marie Curie scholarship for doctoral studies, as well as attendance at other European universities by taking part in the ERASMUS Student Exchange Programme.
|Study Programme||Head of Programme||ECTS||Length||Language||Accreditation Term|
|Medicine||Prof. Sandra Lejniece||180||3 yrs||Latvian||6 Jun 2019|
|Pharmacy||Assoc. Prof. Dace Bandere||180||3 yrs||Lavtvian||6 Jun 2019|
|Sociology||Asst. Prof. (acting) Anda Laķe||180||3 yrs||Latvian||6 Jun 2019|
|Law||Prof. Sandra Kaija||180||3 yrs||Latvian||6 Jun 2019|
|Political Science||Asst. Prof. Māris Andžāns||180||3 yrs||Latvian, English||6 June 2019|
|Communication Culture & Media||Prof. Sergejs Kruks||180||3 yrs||Latvian, English||6 Jun 2019|
|Psychology||Assoc. Prof. Kristīne Mārtinsone||180||3 yrs||Latvian, English||2 Jun 2021|
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