Master's Degree in IT in Latvia

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A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

In information technology programs, students may be able to explore different types of technology applications and the way in which information is created, exchanged and stored. Students may learn how to write code and can explore areas such as information security, software applications, system design and databases.

Latvia has both fee-paying and state-financed higher education. The country has two kinds of higher education courses. These include the academic and professional programs. There are three levels of academic higher education – bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral studies. The climate in the country favors various winter sports and recreation activities such as ice skating, skiing and ice hockey. International students prefer studying in Latvia due to its social life, arts and cultural institutions. The country’s culture is easy to adopt to.

Top Master Programs in IT in Latvia 2017

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Master in Information Technology

Liepaja University
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 Latvia Liepaja

The Professional Master’s study programme “Information technology” aim is to educate high qualification specialists for professional activity in the field of Technologies and Telecommunication with specialization in Software Engineering or Management of Information Technology projects. [+]

Best Masters in IT in Latvia 2017. About the programme The Professional Master’s study programme “Information technology” aim is to educate high qualification specialists for professional activity in the field of Technologies and Telecommunication with specialization in Software Engineering or Management of Information Technology projects. Admission requirements: Duration of studies is 2,5 years –Bachelor degree in Computer Sciences or Information Technologies; Duration of studies 3 years – Bachelor degree in Mathematics or in Physics. A thesis (5 to 10 pages) about a free chosen and topical research problem in the field of Computer Sciences or Information Technologies; Career opportunities After obtaining Professional Master’s degree graduates can work in organizations that carry out software development, deployment, maintenance, providing information technology consulting and information systems audit. Graduates can continue their education in Liepaja University doctoral "E-learning technology and management" study programme or in other Latvian universities or abroad. 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 course envisages several independent assignments – practical and laboratory works, tests and reports. At the end of each course students pass a written or oral examination or a credit test. In some courses, during which both lectures and laboratory works are planned, students take both a credit test and an examination. Assessment is made by a ten-point scale or with the help of a credit test. Programme structure The student receives professional qualification of the professional Master degree, when he has fully acquired the study programme, has obtained practical skills during implementation of qualification and Master practices, has elaborated and successfully defended the diploma project and the master paper. During the studies software engineer obtains knowledge and skills, which are necessary for elaboration of software, its introduction and maintenance according to the functionality, quality and resource conditions, organisation and management of programmer workgroups, as well as systematic improvement of knowledge and skills. In its turn, information technology project manager acquires knowledge and skills, which are necessary for elaboration and introduction of the necessary software, planning, organizing and monitoring of maintenance projects, as well as for implementation of information technology consultations or system audit projects, and management according to the branch standards and quality requirements. The size of the Professional Master’s study programme is 150 ECTS (100 CP) for 2,5 years, and 180 ECTS (120 CP) for 3 years. The study programme A part is formed by General education courses in the volume of 30 ECTS (20 CP) and branch theoretic courses in the volume of 33 ECTS (22 CP). The students, who have to study for the period of 3 years, also acquire Computer Science courses in the volume of 30 ECTS (20 CP). General education courses (30 ECTS / 20 CP): Economics and Entrepreneurship, Professional communication, Philosophy, General Quality Management, Project Management and Modelling of Business Processes. Branch theoretic courses (33 ECTS / 22 CP): System analysis, Information system security, Software testing, Business process re-engineering, High performance computing, Mathematical models and tools, Natural language computer-based processing, System design and tools, Methodology of researches, E-Learning didactics and technologies, Study paper (multimedia system elaboration project) Computer Science courses (30 ECTS / 20 CP): Algorithms and data structures, Database technologies, Computer architecture, Operating systems, Programming languages, Software Engineering The study program B part is created by branch professional specialization courses in the volume of 9 ECTS (6 CP) depending on the chosen qualification: Software engineering : Computer graphics, Multimedia system elaboration, Study paper (programming project) IT project management :Personnel management, Office and Management information systems, Study paper (information system project) Practice (39 ECTS / 26 CP):Qualification practice (30 ECTS / 20 CP), Research practice (9 ECTS / 6 CP) Annual/state testing (39 ECTS / 26 CP): Diploma project (9 ECTS / 6 CP), Master paper (30 ECTS / 20 CP) During the studies students have 3 practical works, where they strengthen the obtained knowledge and skills defined by the profession standards. In the 1st study year for 2.5 year - qualification practice I (8 CP) In the 2nd study year for 2.5 year - qualification practice II (12 CP) and research practice (6 CP) In the 2nd study year for 3 year - qualification practice I (8 CP) In the 3rd study year for 3 year - qualification practice II (12 CP) Methods of teaching and learning Acquisition of the study programme is organized in the form of lectures, seminars, practical classes and laboratory works, students’ independent assignment (individually, literary studies, development of a project in small groups). 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 a term paper and the Diploma project, the Master paper (third academic year). During the studies students have 3 practical works, where they strengthen the obtained knowledge and skills defined by the profession standards. Duration of the programme The size of the Professional Master’s study programme is 150 ECTS (100 CP) for 2,5 years, and 180 ECTS (120 CP) for 3 years. Language proficiency Minimum IELTS (6) [-]

Master of Engineering in Information Technologies

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

The masters programme "Information Technologies" is offered by the Faculty of Information Technologies, that trains specialists as for practical as scientific work in the field of IT. Up-to-date computer rooms with the latest equipment are used for the studies, that are practice-oriented and in close connection to the needs of industry and labor market. [+]

Nowadays the development of all sectors of economic and scientific activities is closely related to the application of Information Technologies (IT). The programme is oriented towards the following applications of IT in the interdisciplinary trends: computerized production control systems with the aim to educate you for the analysis of production systems and the development and maintaining of control systems by using the specificity of hardware; systems analysis – you will have good theoretical knowledge of software engineering and practical skills to solve the problems related to the designing, maintaining and application of software systems; information technologies in biosystems with the aim to prepare you to be creative and to be able to apply new solutions of information technologies for storing and analyzing biological data. The study programme is completed with the elaboration and defense of the Master thesis. Admission Requirements Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Sciences, Mathematics or Physics; Diploma in Engineering (higher professional education) eligible for studies at the Master study programme in engineering or computer sciences. English requirements: IELTS score 6.0, TOEFL score 547, TOEFL-iBT score 76. Career prospects and further studies IT field and information systems development, functional research, systems analysis and risk assessment. Master's degree entitles graduates to continue studies in a respective doctoral programme in universities in Latvia or abroad. Why Latvia University of Agriculture? WORLDWIDE RECOGNISED DIPLOMA – diploma supplement acknowledged by the European Commission. Graduates can continue studies or work all over the world. ADVANCED FACILITIES – modern laboratory equipment, comfortable dormitories, studies in an outstanding architectural monument – the Jelgava Palace. REASONABLE COSTS – be smart and spend less by studying at LLU! ADVANTAGEOUS GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION – major European cities can be conveniently reached by bus, airplane or ferry. GREEN AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT – a great way to experience Latvian culture. Despite variety of many different national and international events, Jelgava is a very safe city for everyone. STUDENT LIFE – well-balanced studies and cultural life, a wide variety of sports activities for free. Gain international experience by using international exchange opportunities! [-]

Master - Computer systems

Rezekne University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 semesters September 2017 Latvia Rēzekne + 1 more

The program developing the competencies to analysis, design and build sophisticated business information systems and use state-of-the-art methodologies [+]

Best Masters in IT in Latvia 2017. Master Study Program “Computer systems” The program developing the competencies to analysis, design and build sophisticated business information systems and use state-of-the-art methodologies, tools, hardware and software. The program provides the opportunity to integrate classroom learning and real business projects. Graduates have found employment as I.T. Consultants, Business/Systems Analysts, Programmer/Analysts, Technical Support and as Researchers. Visiting professors from partner universities will be involved as teachers and advisors in the program. Students have an opportunity participate in Erasmus mobility for studies and traineeship. The language of instruction is English. Qualification awarded: Professional Master in Computer Science Systems and Professional qualification “System Analyst” Admission requirements: - for 3 semesters studies: Professional or academic bachelor's degree or 2nd level professional higher education with length of studies being at least 4 years (240 ECTS) including a completed practice with value at least 30 ECTS) in computer sciences or information technologies or related engineering science. - for 4 semesters studies: Professional or academic bachelor’s degree or professional higher education (length of studies at least 3 years (180 ECTS) but a practice with value at least 30 ECTS is not completed) in computer sciences or information technologies or related engineering science. Duration of studies: 1,5 or 2 years of full and 2 or 2,5 years of part-time studies. Study program consists of 2 parts: - Part A – compulsory courses (general) - Part B – elective courses (specialization) To complete study program student has to earn 60or 80 KP credits (90 or 120 ECTS) Access to further studies: Doctor Studies Final test: Master thesis Study fee: 2050 EUR per year [-]