Master in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics

University of Latvia
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

Master in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics

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 Program 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.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate diploma (or higher)

Applicants for Master degree studies are required to have completed Bachelor degree or higher professional education comprising at least 3 years of full time studies providing access to Master's level study Programs.

Entry qualification

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Latvian.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

Applicants must upload education documents in original language, as well as translations into English. Diplomas and transcripts issued outside EU must be legalized with a legalization stamp or Apostille.


Applicants must prove their English language knowledge. University accepts the following international language tests:

  • LanguageCert International ESOL at least Level Communicator B2 (Written and Spoken exams);
  • TOEFL IBT – at least score 72
  • TOEFL Essential – at least 8 points
  • IELTS – at least score 5.5
  • PTE General – at least level B2
  • FCE – at least level B
  • CPE – Proficiency/C2 Proficiency: any level
  • CAE – C1 Advanced any level

Language requirements

Applicants who have obtained previous education in English in one of the bellow listed countries do not need to provide separate language proficiency:

  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

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.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • Tuition fee per year - 2400 EUR for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens, permanent residence permit holders and their family members
  • Tuition fee per year - 6000 EUR for citizens of other countries



Degree to be achieved:Master Degree in Health Sciences

Career paths

Completion of this study Program 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 Programs in other countries.

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University of Latvia

The University of Latvia (UL) offers European-level higher education and skills necessary for the labor market, scientific research, and self-development. The quality of studies, research, international collaboration, and innovations ranked the UL among 4% of the world’s best universities. The...

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Why study at University of Latvia

10 reasons to study at the UL:

  • Financial support to best students
  • Wide range of international exchange programmes to world’s top universities
  • Comprehensive and high-quality study programmes in fields of Humanities, Social and Natural sciences
  • Worldwide recognized Diploma
  • Modern study environment
  • Internship opportunities in Latvia and abroad
  • Inspiring academic and supportive administrative staff
  • Opportunity to create and start your own business during studies at the Student Business Incubator
  • Excellent leisure facilities and interesting student life
  • Affordable and guaranteed place in student dormitories

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University of Latvia

Raina blvd.19
LV-1586 Riga

Phone no: +37129329215

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