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Professional MasterOptometry (Clinical)

Tuition fee €4,000 per year
Application fee €141 one-time

The application fee consists of a 100 € registration fee and a 41 € payment for the recognition of education documents by the Academic Information centre of Latvia. The application fee is non-refundable.

Payment of the application fee and the diploma recognition fee should be paid only after the receipt of the invoice and must be paid BY the deadline of the invoice, if for any reason you have failed to pay the fees by the said deadline please contact the admission coordinator.
The application will be processed only after the payment receipt (the official receipt issued by the bank) has been uploaded in the Apply system, take note: in the event of any changes made in the application you are to resubmit the application to confirm and save the changes.

Deposit €500 one-time

A one-time payment for students coming from third countries outside the EU/EEA is to be paid in full together with the full-year tuition fee payable upon arrival. The deposit is intended for coverage of possible immigration expenses and paid back upon request after graduation.

More information

lu.lv/..-study-programmes/master-optometry 

Overview

The professional Master’s programme Optometry (Clinical) offers multidisciplinary studies based on visual science and contemporary primary vision care. The professional qualification of the graduates meets the professional standard Optometrist and is equivalent to that received in the UK, USA and Norway.

Students of the programme acquire both professional skills in primary vision care (optometry) and academic knowledge in vision science, which allows them to enroll in the doctoral programme.

Programme structure

The syllabus consists of professional (clinical) and scientific (experimental) subjects related to the evaluation, research and understanding of the human visual system. The programme includes practical training (33%), medicine and physiology of vision (35%), and courses in the natural sciences and psychology.

The study programme (80 credit points) contains compulsory (part A), optional (part B), and practical courses. The practical training (internship) accounts for 26 credit points. Part A (66 credit points) includes specialization courses: general medicine in optometry, eye diseases and pharmacotherapy, contact correction, visual perception models, as well as a state examination and Master’s thesis. Part B (14 credit points) contains clinical and experimental courses in optometry. The state examination accounts for two credit points and consists of a theoretical knowledge test in optometry and a practical examination in the evaluation of the patient’s visual function and vision correction. The elaboration and defense of the Master’s thesis are worth 20 credit points.

Apply now! Autumn semester 2022/23
Application deadline
27 Jun 2022 23:59:59
Europe/Riga time
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Autumn semester 2022/23
Application deadline
27 Jun 2022 23:59:59
Europe/Riga time
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States