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 type||Duration||State funded study places|
|Communication Culture and Multimedia||Sergejs Kruks||Full time on-site||3 years||0|
|Health Care (sub-programmes: Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology)||Ilze Konrāde||Full time on-site||4 years||36|
|Law||Karina Palkova||Full time on-site||3 years|
|Management Science||Tatjana Muravska||Full time on-site / Part time on-site||3 years / 4 years|
|Political Science||Una Bērziņa-Čerenkova||Full time on-site||3 years|
|Sociology||Anda Laķe||Full time on-site||3 years|