General Information – Riga Stradins University
Medicine: The Medical Faculty of the Riga Stradins University – RSU Riga – offers the students, as the oldest and most traditional faculty of the university, one of the best medical training in Latvia. Due to the high quality and the great reputation of the studies in Riga, the Riga Stradins University is very popular among European students. The university offers a completely professional educational program to its students, whereby all graduates can do their residency or their master in the field of medicine in Latvia or another country of the EU. The study groups are limited to 10 people; whereas the lectures are conducted by lecturers, who have a recognized reputation in their specialty. All in all, the studies last 6 years – like it has been standardized in Europe. Studies at the Riga Stradins University can be started at the beginning of February or September each year. After the successful completion of the degree, you will get the academic title “Medical Doctor“(MD).
Dentistry: The dentistry degree at the Riga Stradins University has been assembled very detailed, in order to prepare the students optimally – theoretically and also practically. During the first year, the focus is on general medicine courses. This intensifies starting from the second year, where the focus will be on dental medicine itself. Nevertheless, the practical part of the dentistry degree at the Riga Stradins University will already start in the first year. The practical classes will only take place in ultramodern facilities with interactive technologies. The students are always provided with the newest dental filling material with which they can work with. Beyond that, the lecturers are anxious to use many innovative teaching methods in classes. Just like in the medicine degree program at the Riga Stradins University, the maximal number of class participants is 10 students. The English program takes 5 years and at the end, you will get the academic title “Doctor of Dental Surgery” (DDS).
Pharmacy: The Riga Stradins University offers the pharmacy degree since 90 years and has therefore earned the unofficial title “pioneer of pharmaceutical education in Latvia”. It is the goal of the degree program, to release the students into the international job market with a lot of knowledge, experience and expertise in the field of pharmacy. Beyond that, the teaching staff of the Riga Stradins University places great importance on the development of independent and critical thinking and learning how to responsibly deal with medication in order to help improve the health and wellbeing of people. In this degree, it is very important to be aware of the newest medication on the market and to thus give specific advice to doctors and patients on the basis of the newest pharmaceutical knowledge. To understand biochemical processes in the human body and its change is – besides the composition and the medication of drugs – the core element of the training. The duration of this degree program is 5 years and lessons are conducted in English. At the end of studies, graduates will get the academic title „Master of Pharmacy“ (MPh).
The Faculty is located in the city of Riga, capital of Latvia. With 700,000 inhabitants, it is the biggest Baltic city and one of the biggest in Northern Europe. Riga has its own international airport with direct flight connections to Germany. In the city there is an impressive collection of Art Nouveau architecture.
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