Optometry Programm in English

Optometry Programm in English

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: January 4 - June 27
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: €41
Intakes: September
International tuition: €4,000
Domestic tuition: €4,000

Program overview

The syllabus consists of professional and scientific subjects related to the evaluation, research and understanding of the human visual system. The programme includes the following: practical training, medicine and physiology of vision and courses in the natural sciences and psychology.

The study programme contains compulsory (part A), optional (part B), and practical courses. The practical training accounts for 26 credit points. Part A includes specialisation 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 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 defence of the Master’s thesis is worth 20 credit points.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus




Bachelor degree of Natural sciences in Optometry, or Bachelor degree in any related fields, where studies comprised mandatory courses in optometry. 

Applicants which do not hold a Bachelor degree in Optometry are obligated to take preparatory course “Optometry basic” in amount of 20 credit points (30 ECTS);


English language proficiency.

TOEFL IBT at least: 72. IELTS at least: 5.5. 

Career opportunities

Doctor of Optometry 

Campus location

Riga , Latvia

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