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Programme Fact File

Study direction:
Health Care
Master’s study programme
accredited until
Degree conferred:
Master's Degree of Health Sciences in Health Care
Language: English
Credit points/ECTS: 80/120
Study location: Rīga
2 years
10 paid

Programme Brochure

Study environment and methods

Study environment

1st study year

Students acquire the theory of public health, research methods, epidemiology, qualitative research methods and statistics.

2nd study year

Students master patient rights, professional ethics, business protocol and presentation skills, health care management, health promotion policy and practice, psychosocial problems in the workplace, etc. The study programme ends with the defense of the Master’s thesis.

Study methods

The study process is organised in the form of interactive lectures, classes, seminars and independent work.


Course codeStudy course titleĪstenotājsKursa vadītājsCredit points/ETCS
KPUMTK_015Civil and Environmental Protection, First AidOļegs Sabeļņikovs2 / 3
SVUEK_009Communication and Public RelationsDepartment of Public Health and EpidemiologyAnda Rožukalne2 / 3
VPUPK_244Developement and Adaptation of Questionnaires in Scientific Research WorkDepartment of Health Psychology and PaedagogyJeļena Koļesņikova2 / 3
SVUEK_063Epidemiology IDepartment of Public Health and EpidemiologyIeva Strēle2 / 3
SVUEK_064Epidemiology IIDepartment of Public Health and EpidemiologyĢirts Briģis6 / 9
SVUEK_048Health Care EconomicsDepartment of Public Health and EpidemiologyAlina Dūdele2 / 3
SVUEK_053Health PedagogicsDepartment of Public Health and EpidemiologyInese Stars2 / 3
SVUEK_055Health Promotion Policy and PracticeDepartment of Public Health and EpidemiologyAnita Villeruša4 / 6
SVUEK_041Intercultural Communication and Research MethodsDepartment of Public Health and EpidemiologyAnita Villeruša2 / 3
SVUEK_017Law in MedicineDepartment of Public Health and EpidemiologyAnita Villeruša2 / 3
SVUEK_002Management of Emergency Epidemiological SituationsDepartment of Public Health and EpidemiologyIndra Liniņa2 / 3
SVUEK_016Master’s ThesisDepartment of Public Health and EpidemiologyAnita Villeruša20 / 30
SL_011Mathematical Statistics IStatistical UnitVinita Cauce2 / 3
SL_012Mathematical Statistics IIStatistical UnitVinita Cauce6 / 9
LUSDK_028Professional EthicsDepartment of Welfare and Social WorkOlafs Brūvers2 / 3
SVUEK_030Project ManagmentDepartment of Public Health and EpidemiologyMārtiņš Menniks2 / 3
SVUEK_011Qualitative Research MeyhodsDepartment of Public Health and EpidemiologyInese Stars6 / 9
SVUEK_033Register-based ResearchDepartment of Public Health and EpidemiologyIeva Strēle2 / 3
SVUEK_021Reserch MethodologyDepartment of Public Health and EpidemiologyAnita Villeruša6 / 9

Admissions requirements

Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences
  • Bachelor's degree diploma
  • Bachelor's degree diploma supplement
  • CV
  • One (1) recommendation letter
Additional requirements
  • Certification of at least one year of practical experience in the field of public health
  • Document confirming English proficiency
  • Copies of publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Documents of additional training and activities (certificates, awards, diplomas etc.)
  • Skype interview with the applicant
Proof of English proficiency

Study bases

Medical Education Technology Centre, 26a Anniņmuižas bulv.

Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology, 9 Kronvalda bulv. Rīga

Career opportunities following studies

Graduates have the option of working as public health organisers, public health methodologists, public health analysts, health promotion consultants, health promotion coordinators, environmental health analysts as well as the option to continue with doctoral studies.

Further studies

Studies may be continued in the following RSU Doctoral study programmes (Psychology and Communication Culture and Multimedia offered in English): 




Communication Culture and Multimedia

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