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Programmes outside the bachelor and master structure


7.Higher education

7.4Programmes outside the bachelor and master structure

Last update: 17 June 2022

There are not so many programmes that fall out of the Bachelor - Master structure. Basically, these are the programmes in certain study fields - medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and veterinary medicine - leading to a degree in regulated professions.

Currently there are three higher education institutions – University of Latvia, Rīga Stradiņš University, and Latvia’s University of Agriculture – who provide so-called ‘long-cycle’ study programmes. University of Latvia offers long-cycle programmes in Medicine and Dentistry, Rīga Stradiņš University offers programmes in Medicine, Paediatrics, and Dentistry, but Latvia’s University of Agriculture – in Veterinary Medicine.

The qualification obtained after completing any of these study programmes (five or six years long) is equated to Master's degree, according to Latvian legislation.

Admissions requirements are similar as of the typical Bachelor programme.