Master in Sociology of Organizations and Public Administration

Latvia University of Agriculture

Program Description

Master in Sociology of Organizations and Public Administration

Latvia University of Agriculture

Master in Sociology of Organizations and Public Administration

The current economic trends in Latvia and Europe highlight the necessity of highly qualified specialists and researchers in economics, management and sociological research who could work in innovative enterprises and institutions promoting competitiveness of Latvia in the global and local market. The skills obtained at the faculty are particularly necessary for entrepreneurs since, in addition to organizing the production or providing services and managing employees of the company, they have to be well aware of accounting and taxation requirements, financing and crediting issues, funding conditions at the national or the EU level, as well as project management. All this knowledge is provided by the study programmes of economics, management and sociology.

The Faculty of Economics and Social Development was formed in 2013 uniting the pedagogical and scientific potential of two faculties – the Faculty of Economics with its 45 years long history and the Faculty of Social Sciences with its 12 years long history, becoming currently the largest faculty of the university and providing studies at all levels – the undergraduate (including the branches of Sigulda and Laidze), master and doctoral level. The doctoral programme of the faculty provides education in agriculture economics and regional economics. The graduates are highly qualified specialists and managers in areas of economics, marketing, accounting, finances, entrepreneurship, regional development, law, sociological research and management science. The faculty has created the scholarships for students named after professors Jānis Vanags and Pēteris Birkerts, as well as the awards for young scientists named after professors Benjamiņš Treijs and Kazimirs Spoģis. The faculty organizes annual scientific conferences "Science of Economics for Rural Development" and "New Dimensions in the Development of Society", as well as scientific conferences of undergraduate and master students.

Tuition fee per year: 2400 Eur

Dear applicant! - you need to take into consideration following payments:

  • application fee of 155,00 EUR (single non-refundable payment)
  • accommodation rental fee of 120,00 EUR per month (non-refundable) + deposit in amount of two further months rent (refundable)
  • tuition fee regarding the chosen study program (refundable, if visa has been rejected).

All payments made to the University, must be approved by sending an electronic copy of the bank confirmation of payment to International Cooperation Centre.

Study plan

Compulsory courses (60 ECTS)

  • 1 Organisation of Research
  • 2 Sociological Theory
  • 3 History of Sociology
  • 4 Methods of Social Research
  • 5 Topical Problems of Management
  • 6 Contemporary Sociological Theories
  • 7 Social Policy
  • 8 Social Psychology
  • 9 Organizational Theory
  • 10 Development Programmes
  • 11 Rural Sociology
  • 12 Social Work in Municipalities
  • 13 Sociology in Latvia
  • 14 Methodological Problems of Research
  • 15 Public Administration
  • 16 Organization of Local Municipalities
  • 17 Urban Sociology
  • 18 Nongovernmental Organizations
  • 19 Policy Analysis
  • 20 Human Development

Compulsory elective courses (15 ECTS)

  • 1 Philosophy of Science
  • 2 Applications of Mathematical Methods
  • 3 Management Psychology
  • 4 Project Management
  • 5 Processing of Sociological Information
  • 6 European Union Anti- Discrimination Policy
  • 7 Time Management
  • 8 Business Etiquette and Protocol
  • 9 Organizational Culture

Free Elective courses (3 ECTS)*

Practice (12 ECTS)

  • 1 SociP005 Study of Organizations [research practice]

Master thesis (30 ECTS)

  • 1 Soci6010 Master Thesis I
  • 2 Soci6008 Master thesis II

Total: 120 ECTS

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 1, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
2 years
Full time
2,400 EUR
Start date Sept. 2016
Latvia Jelgava
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Duration 2 years
Price 2,400 EUR