The next step after completing master’s studies or the equivalent - to continue your education and pursue a career in academia or research.
A Doctorate is the next step following a Master's degree (or what is generally considered to be the end of one’s studies). It will increase your competitiveness in the job market as you will improve your skills in both academically and within research by defending your thesis. You may subsequently wish to pass on your knowledge on by joining the teaching staff at RSU.
There are over 200 doctoral students at our university. All doctoral studies are full-time.
|Programme||Head of programme||Study duration||Subsidised places||Paid places|
|Communication Culture and Multimedia||Sergejs Kruks||3 years||0||16|
|Law||Karina Palkova||3 years||2||12|
|Management Science||Tatjana Muravska||3 years / 4 years||2||12|
|Medicine||Ilze Konrāde||3 years||30||6|
|Pharmacy||Dace Bandere||3 years||4||12|
|Political Science||Una Bērziņa-Čerenkova||3 years||2||12|
|Psychology||Kristīne Mārtinsone||3 years||0||16|
|Sociology||Anda Laķe||3 years||2||12|