Masters Program in Humanities and Social Sciences in Latvia

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Humanities and Social Sciences

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Humanities and social sciences is the perfect area of study for students who are looking to learn a huge variety of skills which might prepare them for unparalleled freedom when it comes to choosing which industry they’d like to work in.

Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by Estonia, to the south by Lithuania, to the east by Russia, and to the southeast by Belarus. The Latvians are a Baltic people, culturally related to the Lithuanians. Capital is Riga which is home to University of Latvia with more than 23,000 enrolled students.

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Master in European Study

Baltic International Academy
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Riga

Programme: European Study Type: Complete study programme [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Latvia 2017. Programme: European Study Type: Complete study programme Degree to be obtained: Master Length: 2 years (4 terms) Language: English Fee per year:* 1409 EUR (for EU students) / 2200 EUR (for non-EU students) * Other information: The payment for the dormitory is starting at 75 Ls (107 EUR). For additional information, or to apply to the programme please contact the Head of Study Programme or see the webpage. Curriculum A – Obligatory subjects Topical Issues in Political Theory Analysis of Evolution of European Ideas Comparative Political Methodology EU Institutions and Decision Making Quantitative Analysis of EU Policy Qualitative Analysis of EU Policy Political Economy of EU Integration EU legislation EU Integration and Topical Issues in Latvia B – optional subjects Economic Aspects of EU Social: Comparative Analysis Topical Issues in EU Foreign Policy and Safety Policy EU, Globalization and Localization EU Governance Problems Analysis of ES-USA relations Analysis of ES-Russia relations Analysis of EU-Eurasia relations Social Technologies in the Governance European Nations and Foreign Policy EU Energetic and Climate Policy: Analysis of Problems Political Culture in Europe EU and Global Economy EU Migration Policy Analysis EU Neighbourhood Policy Analysis EU Trade Policy EU Enlargement: Analysis of Contemporary Problems EU Foreign Policy Analysis International Relations: Macro -level Analysis International Relations: Micro -level Analysis International Relations and EU: Analysis of Contemporary Problems EU – India, EU – China: Analysis of Mutual Relations Politics of Germany and Integration in Europe Politics of France and Integration in Europe Politics of Great Britain and Integration in Europe Foreign Policy of Russia: Contemporary Problems International Security: 20th and 21st Century International Economics Relations International Human Rights: Contemporary Problems Latvian Foreign Policy: Contemporary Problems Historical and Contemporary Geopolitics Diplomatic Systems: Intelligence and Foreign Policy International and Diplomatic Law: Analysis of Problems Diplomacy and Lobbyism in the EU Postmodernism, International Relations and Diplomacy Elaborations and presentation of Master Paper [-]

Master in New Media Arts

Liepaja University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Liepaja

Master's study program NEW MEDIA ART is multi-disciplinary, dynamic, real practice led, research-based, oriented towards cooperation and communication. [+]

About the programme Master's study program NEW MEDIA ART is multi-disciplinary, dynamic, real practice led, research-based, oriented towards cooperation and communication. Two pathways are offered: - ACOUSTIC ARTS / DIGITAL MUSIC - DIGITAL NETWORKED MEDIA Admission requirements: Portfolio of recent works. Bachelor degree of Humanitarian sciences or Professional higher education in Humanitarian, Social, Art or Educational sciences. Study programme was launched in September 2010. Students acquire various new media (interactive, multimedia, sound, network etc.) instruments and skills in creating art works. Key of this programme is research - including researching art processes. Emphasis is on art as research - within new media art it means that the artist is not only the creator of art work, but also researcher and practitioner of new instruments, media, technology, social process, scientific discoveries. Career opportunities After obtaining academic Master’s degree graduates have an opportunity to work at the Art Research institution or other institution in creative industries (Advertisement Company, culture institutions or create their own institutions) and IT institutions. They also are entitled to continue their studies as PhD students in New Media Art field in Liepaja University or in other HEI’s of Latvia or EU. Assessment Assessment of students’ knowledge is a continuous process, which lasts during the whole semester and it is done on the basis of independent assignments and tests, as well as passing credit tests and examinations twice a year. During the semester each module envisages several independent assignments – individual and group works, tests and reports. At the end of each module, the module assignments and final project is presented (presentations are open to public) and evaluated (participants include students, lecturers, programme director and Art Research lab employees, audience). In addition to that, each study programme in Liepaja University is evaluated on a regular basis according to Quality Control System. Assessment is made by a ten-point scale or with the help of a credit test. Programme structure The size of Master study programme is 120 ECTS (80 CP), and the duration of the programme is 2 years. The programme consists of three parts: A part (67,5 ECTS / 45 CP) – compulsory courses of Research within the New Media Art and Culture environment ; B part (22,5 ECTS / 15 CP) – compulsory courses, which expect deeper education of students and development of their professional skills and abilities within two branches – Acoustic Arts / Digital Music and Digital Networked Media MA Thesis (30 ECTS / 20 CP) Compulsory subjects Audio Culture, New Media Art Research, Culture Based Economy, Interactive Media, Photographic Media, New Media (Art) in Cultural Environment, Acoustic Arts / Electronic Music, Digital Network Media, Thesis Project. Methods of teaching and learning Acquisition of the study programme is organized in the form of lectures, seminars, practice in workshops, documentation of process, independent studies, acquiring literature and other information sources, working on art project, discussions, self-appraisal, participating in New Media festivals, independent assignment (individual or group work). Implementation of each course envisages integration of knowledge, skills and abilities, succession of the courses in their relation to writing the students’ research project. Individual planning During the course students fulfill tasks of the practice, set up and present term paper (first academic year) and Master’s paper (second academic year). Duration of the programme The size of the Academic Master’s study programme is 120 ECTS (80 CP) and the programme is implemented during two study years. Language proficiency Minimum IELTS (6). [-]

Professional Master in Sport Science

Latvian Academy of Sport Education
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Latvia Riga

To provide professional studies in sports science in correspondence with the state economic, cultural and social needs in the context of sports science. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Latvia 2017. Professional qualification to be acquired: EDUCATION AND SPORT SPECIALIST with one of the following qualifications: a sports teacher a sports senior coach, a sport manager, a recreation specialist Programme aims: To provide professional studies in sports science in correspondence with the state economic, cultural and social needs in the context of sports science. To provide professional studies based on sports science theories, corresponding to professional standard, practically applicable for education and sport specialist. Programme content: Topical problems in today’s sport theory, sport science field: professional qualification Research methods in psychology Research technology, methodology Scientifically - pedagogical lexis in foreign language Educator in today’s informative world Research structure Novelties in management theory Topical problems in today’s pedagogy Recent teaching methods Psychological theories of personality Practice in professional qualification Final examinations: Master state examination including: Integrated examination in professional qualification; Working out and defending of Master paper. Further education possibility: Academic Doctor higher education programme „SPORT SCIENCE” (code 51813) [-]

Master in Sociology of Organizations and Public Administration

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

The current economic trends in Latvia and Europe highlight the necessity of highly qualified specialists and researchers in economics, management and sociological research. [+]

The current economic trends in Latvia and Europe highlight the necessity of highly qualified specialists and researchers in economics, management and sociological research who can work in innovative enterprises and institutions. The masters program "Sociology of Organizations and Public Administration" is offered by the Faculty of Economics and Social Development. Academic profile The programme aims to educate highly qualified specialists for managerial posts in organizations of public and private sectors as well as for research institutions. The study programme ensures the student-centred approach to the study process which allows students to develop their theoretical and empirical knowledge, skills and competence for the in-depth analysis of the contemporary social processes, organizational performance and issues of public administration. The programme covers two academic years. In the 1st semester students extend their knowledge and skills in sociological theory, research methodology and techniques, organizational behaviour, and public administration. Study courses of the 2nd semester specifically focus on organizational studies, the public and nongovernmental sector, social welfare, research of the quality of life, rural studies, and development programmes. During the research practice in the 3rd semester students are offered to visit organizations of the public sector and are required to demonstrate their practical skills in one of the organizations; a few compulsory and elective courses are also delivered such as Project Management, Policy Analysis, Human Development, Time Management, and Innovations and Creativity. In the 4th semester the programme is completed with the elaboration and defence of a Master’s thesis. Admission Requirements Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in social sciences or humanities. Applicants with Bachelor’s degree or professional Bachelor’s degree in other specialities are expected to have basic knowledge in social theory and research methodology. English requirements: CEFR B2, IELTS score 5.5, TOEFL score 520, TOEFL-iBT score 65. Career prospects and further studies The graduates work and have successful careers in a wide variety of areas, such as teaching, research, politics, public administration, municipalities, social and health services, the media, personnel management, NGO and trade unions, insurance companies, police and Probation Service. A number of graduates have pursued their careers also in scientific and research institutions. The graduates are eligible to continue studies in the respective doctoral programmes in Latvia or abroad. Why study Sociology of Organisations and Public Administration at the Latvia University of Agriculture? You will develop a deeper and multidisciplinary understanding about management of organizations and people in the public, private and nongovernmental sectors as well as how to improve their performance. You will acquire knowledge and practical skills in: (1) researching social structures and issues, organizational behaviour and performance, (2) developing proposals and solutions, and (3) their practical implementation. You will be equipped with knowledge and skills on contemporary trends in social life, public policies, and organizations, which form strong foundation for your future career in any field or job highly related to social responsibility. We offer you an interactive study process: organized field trips, opportunities of e-learning, problem solving seminars and discussions, guest lectures, and research practice. We ensure the student-centred approach to the study process and focus on your needs and interests in every study course. Study plan Compulsory courses (60 ECTS) Organisation of Research Sociological Theory History of Sociology Methods of Social Research Topical Problems of Management Contemporary Sociological Theories Social Policy Social Psychology Organizational Theory Development Programmes Rural Sociology Social Work in Municipalities Sociology in Latvia Methodological Problems of Research Public Administration Organization of Local Municipalities Urban Sociology Nongovernmental Organizations Policy Analysis Human Development Compulsory elective courses (15 ECTS) Philosophy of Science Applications of Mathematical Methods Management Psychology Project Management Processing of Sociological Information European Union Anti- Discrimination Policy Time Management Business Etiquette and Protocol Organizational Culture Free Elective courses (3 ECTS)* Practice (12 ECTS) SociP005 Study of Organizations [research practice] Master thesis (30 ECTS) Soci6010 Master Thesis I Soci6008 Master thesis II Total: 120 ECTS [-]

Master in Career Counseling

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

This career counseling program provides students with knowledge in career counseling and management of career development in multicultural environment of education and employment. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Latvia 2017. Academic profile This career counseling program provides students with knowledge in career counseling and management of career development in multicultural environment of education and employment. Learning objectives: Knowledge in career development, counseling and communication theories, career service management and different types of career development in organizations; Understanding of professional ethics in counseling communication, the latest trends in employment and job search, social integration and intercultural aspects; The opportunity to develop and strengthen the skills of communication of counseling process as well as the skills of IT in career counseling and research skills, where research methods are applied; The opportunity to arouse interest in research activities and to have practical training in the presentation of research results. The full-time degree program covers 2 academic years. In the 1st year, general skills and abilities for career counselors in different types of educational and employment institutions are acquired, practices in investigation of counseling fields and observation of counseling process are carried out. The 2nd year focuses on specific and common professional skills in career counseling, application of these skills in two practices of counseling and counseling research. The study program is completed with the defense of a masters thesis. The studies are based on a dynamic and innovative knowledge provided by experienced knowledgeable and responsive academic staff as well as open and friendly study environment. The programme offers you practical solutions how to organize and manage the career counselling process of education and employment sectors. Admission Requirements Applicants with the Bachelor‘s degree of education sciences in pedagogy, or Bachelor‘s degree of social sciences in psychology or the psychologist‘s qualification or applicants with completed second-level professional higher education and the teacher‘s qualification are approved for admission to the program. Applicants must be able to present good English knowledge (minimum - CEFR level B2, IELTS score 5.5, TOEFL score 520, TOEFL-iBT score 65). Career prospects and further studies Educational and leadership positions in career counseling institutions, adult education, career and counseling centers, government institutions in the education sector. Students may also choose to continue studies in a respective Doctoral study program at universities of Latvia or abroad. Curriculum Career Development Theories Communication Theories in Counselling Career Service Management Investigation of Counselling Fields (practice) Human Life Cycles Employment and Job Searching I Employment and Job Searching II Social Inclusion and Multiculturalism Organizational Culture Legislation in Career Support System Professional Ethics of Career Counsellor Observation of Counselling (practice) Theory and Methodology of Career Counselling I Theory and Methodology of Career Counselling II IT in Career Counselling Counseling (practice) Methodology of Scientific Research Counselling and Research (practice) Master Thesis Total: 120 ECTS [-]

Professional Master in Pedagogy of Music

Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy (RTTEMA)
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 Latvia Riga + 1 more

Ability to analyse regularities in the interpretations of different styles of musical works; objectively assess music science and composer's creative heritage; conduct scientific research in music pedagogy, use qualitative and quantitative research methods; prepare a cultural project proposal for accessing funding; work with computer programs designed for music. [+]

Degree acquired: Professional Master's degree in pedagogy of music The length of the studies: The length of full time studies: 1 year and 5 months or 3 semesters The length of part-time studies: 2 years or 4 semesters Conduct of the studies 1. study year - October (Introductory lecture, exercises etc.), January, June, July; 2. study year October, January (defence of the Master paper). Requirements for beginning the study programme: higher professional or professional bachelor's education and/or qualification of a teacher in various subjects connected to music. Requirements for acquiring the qualification: - academic courses that provide the newest advances in theory and practice of the field; - research and innovation study courses; - practice; - development and defence of the master paper. Professional status: right to work in research, teaching and professional work in the field of music pedagogy. Option to continue studies on a doctoral level. The results of the studies: Knowledge in: music pedagogy, didactics, methodology; world and Latvian music history; culturology, arts management and marketing theory; modern pedagogical and psychological approaches; unity of human physiological motor and mental functions. Ability to analyse regularities in the interpretations of different styles of musical works; objectively assess music science and composer's creative heritage; conduct scientific research in music pedagogy, use qualitative and quantitative research methods; prepare a cultural project proposal for accessing funding; work with computer programs designed for music. Attitude: positive attitude towards the profession of a music teacher, positive attitude towards children, school children, students. The students are offered opportunities to participate in the speciality relevant workshops: - Choir conductors - become acquainted with Latvian choir traditions; - Jazz players - Participate in Saulkrasti Jazz Festival http://saulkrastijazz.lv/ - Instrumentalists - Participate in International Latvian Young Musicians workshop in Sigulda; - Music education teachers - to get acquainted with the Latvian education system and music education institutions. Research experience can be improved in RPIVA organized international conferences. Students can perfect their creative talent singing in RPIVA women choir Balta, playing in the Gaudeams chamber orchestra, or the Big Band. [-]