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M.Sc.Public Health

Tuition fee €3,500.00 per year
Application fee To be confirmed
Deposit €300.00 one-time
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The Public Health study programme has been designed to provide professional studies founded on a theoretical base of public health science. The programme aims to increase professionalism in public health care, to encourage the application of the latest scientific achievements to the solution of public health problems, and to promote unity in education and practical work.

Programme structure

Study year Study courses taught, their areas
I year of
A (compulsory) category study courses are aimed at providing theoretical and practical knowledge for
research in public health sphere: Public Health Theory; Epidemiology (II); Research Methodology; Qualitative
Research Methods; Statistics (II); Global Public Health Issues.
B (restricted elective) study courses: Health Pedagogy; Epidemiology (I); Statistics (I); Healthcare
Economics; Cross-cultural Communication and Research Methods; Development of Social Susceptibility;
Pedagogical View; Stress Management; Social Security Systems in Latvia.
II year of
A (compulsory) category study courses: Healthcare Management; Health Promotion Policy and Practice.
B (restricted elective) study courses are aimed at providing in-depth knowledge in various topical public
health areas: Medical Law; Professional Ethics; Environment, Occupational Health and Occupational Medicine;
Communication and Public Relations; Psychosocial Issues in Workplace; Monitoring Emergency
Epidemiological Situations; Project Management; Utilizing Registers in Research; Environment Quality
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Master’s thesis is written and defended. Master’s thesis is a research paper in public health science or any of
its sub-fields, and the Master’s degree candidate demonstrates his/her abilities in scientific research and draws
independent scientific conclusions.

Apply now! Fall semester 2018/19
Jun 30, 2019 23:59
Europe/Riga time
Application deadline
Jul 30, 2019 23:59
Europe/Riga time

Autumn Intake

Studies commence
Sep 1, 2019
Apply now! Spring semester 2018/19
Application deadline
Jan 1, 2019 23:59
Europe/Riga time

Winter intake

Application period has ended
Studies commence
Feb 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States