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 the Master's degree (or what is generally considered the end of one’s studies) to increase your competitiveness in the job market by improving your skills in the academic and research area and defending your thesis. You may subsequently wish to pass on your knowledge further by joining the teaching staff at RSU.
There are over 150 doctoral students at our university. All doctoral studies are full-time.
|Programme||Head of programme||Study duration||Subsidised places||Paid places|
|Business Administration||Tatjana Muravska||3 years||2||12|
|Communication Culture and Multimedia||Sergejs Kruks||3 years||0||16|
|Law||Sandra Kaija||3 years||2||12|
|Medicine||Dace Bandere||3 years||30||6|
|Pharmacy||Dace Bandere||3 years||4||12|
|Political Science||Māris Andžāns||3 years||2||12|
|Psychology||Kristīne Mārtinsone||3 years||0||16|
|Sociology||Anda Laķe||3 years||2||12|
Doctoral studies calendar for the 2017/2018 academic year
|Semester 1 (22 weeks)|
|Semester 2 (26 weeks)|
|1.–31.08.2018.||Holidays (Summer break)|