Degree to be achieved: Master Degree in Health Sciences
Duration of studies: 2 years
Type of studies: Full time
Amount of credits: 120 ECTS
European Qualifications Framework (EQF) level: Level 7
International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) level: Level 7
Language of instruction: English
Study program is licenced, will be accredited within two years (according to national legislation)
Tuition fee

The academic master's study program "Epidemiology and Medical Statistics" is intended to provide highly qualified specialists in epidemiology and medical statistics at regional, national and international level, who will understand and be able to develop epidemiological, medical and sociological research methodology, to perform sophisticated statistical analyses of obtained data, and to interpret observed results based on newest international knowledge and according to internationally accepted standards. 

The aim of the programme is to provide highly qualified epidemiology and medical statistics specialists for the Latvian, Baltic, and other health systems at regional, national and international levels who are familiar with and develop epidemiological and other research methodology, are able to analyze sophisticated data and interpret results based on the latest international knowledge and standards.  

Programme structure:

Students will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in competence to collect healthcare data, including large volumes of administratively generated and digital data in accordance with internationally accepted requirements.
They will learn different methods of statistical processing of data, SPSS, Stata, SAS, R, Prisma, GPower, as well as specific epidemiology software DAGitti and MedCalc.  
Students will learn how to create/develop medical, public health and sociology related research in line with international standards, which is vital for collecting country’s resultative and other statistical indicators and comparing them with EU and other regions of the world.

More information and Study Plan

Career opportunities

Completion of this study programme will provide graduates with opportunities to work in wide range of organizations, including research institutions, medical institutions, ministries (eg, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Ministry of Agriculture) and institutions. Graduates will have the opportunity to pursue a PhD in Faculty of Medicine, as well as  PhD programmes in other countries.  

Admission requirements

  1. Undergraduate diploma (or higher) in health care, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, psychology, sociology, natural sciences, environmental sciences, food sciences, or other comparable higher education.
  2. English language proficiency.

    Admission criteria:
    1. The grade obtained in final Bachelor’s exam
    2. The grade point average of undergraduate studies
    3. Online test to determine common knowledge level on public health-related issues in modern society

Autumn Intake (application starts: 04 Jan 2021; studies start in Sep 2021)



Contact person for more information:
Director of the Programme                
Assoc. Prof. Lilian Tzivian (Civjāne)

Faculty of Medicine
Jelgavas iela 3, Rīga, LV-1004