Master Programs in Latvia

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The education system in Latvia has its individual points and offers both academic and professional education in state and private schools all over the country. There are about 60 higher education institutions in Latvia that prepare specialists in different fields of study. The universities are mainly concentrated in the major cities of Latvia where some of them offer higher education with good academic future and research activity, and others prepare students for professional careers in such fields as medicine, agriculture or social studies. Whatever your interest and field of study, you will find a high quality Master in Latvia program.

The most popular Master in Latvia programs are in business, law and finance. These Master in Latvia programs give fine perspective for the students, with Latvia being one of the countries in the European Union. Students pursuing a Master in Latvia enjoy much freedom in choosing different courses and career paths. As far as it goes, Latvia is a small country with a small community, which can be a benefit because it ensures much closer and stronger attention to every student who decides to earn a Master in Latvia.

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Joint Master Programme with IMC Krems, Austria “International Business and Export Management”

Ventspils University College
Campus Full time September 2017 Latvia Ventspils

Joint Master Programme with IMC Krems, Austria “International Business and Export Management”. The Programme is jointly implemented with FH Krems University of Applied Sciences. [+]

Masters in Latvia 2017. Requirements of Admission: a bachelor degree or higher education and at least two-year experience in a managerial position. Compulsory Module Strategic Management and Planning Corporate Strategies Business and Project Development Corporate Governance and International Conduct International Business and Strategic Change International Management Simulation Research Seminar and Preparation for Master Thesis Advanced Foreign Trade Techniques Structured Export and Project Financing Strategic Purchase and Global Sourcing International Market Management e-Marketing and New Trends in Sales Techniques International Finance, Investment and Budgeting Mergers, Acquisitions and Due Diligence International Accounting Principles and Taxation International Institutions and Strategic Relations European Union Law including EU Integration International Human Resource Management Strategic Controlling and Reporting Change Management and New Management Methods Applied Research and Training Semester Semi-optional Module Introduction to the Programme Introduction to the Programme Individual Specialization I – Foreign Trade Techniques and Structured Financing Individual Specialization II – International Market Managemet and Sourcing Individual Specialization III – International Management and Business Finance and Controlling Individual Specialization IV – International Law and Global Political Studies Individual Specialization V – Human Resource and Intercultural Management International Consulting I International Consulting II International Consulting III Master Thesis Master Thesis I Master Thesis II [-]

Master in Audio and Visual Media Arts

RISEBA
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Riga

Humanities Master Studies in Audiovisual Media Arts is one of the most innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary training in Latvia. It is rooted in the best traditions of Auteur Cinema and expanded across various specialties: filmmaking, directing of photography, animation, video and CG generated graphics, interactive 2D and 3D production, and game development... [+]

Humanities Master Studies in Audiovisual Media Arts is one of the most innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary training in Latvia. It is rooted in the best traditions of Auteur Cinema and expanded across various specialties: filmmaking, directing of photography, animation, video and CG generated graphics, interactive 2D and 3D production, and game development. While comprehensive in its structure to train the future executives in film and television studios, ad agencies, animation studios, creative departments of social networking, and SFX and post-production houses, the program offers its students to specialize in a chosen field via Independent Studies cycle. The minor is declared by a student under auspices of an esteemed faculty member and, generally, in the areas of film directing, art directing, animation, and post production supervising. Degree awarded: Master in Audio and Visual Media Arts Language of instructions: English Study environment Auditorium Theoretical lectures are usually held in auditoriums. All auditoriums are equipped with computers and projectors for lecturers’ and students’ presentations. The biggest auditorium is also equipped with large screens in order to provide better visibility. Video studio Students learn the crafts of camera operator and lighting in a 300 sqm big video studio. Students can also take advantage of this studio for their own academic projects outside the lectures. Studio is equipped with a full featured black and green screen backgrounds and floor. Cameraperson’s special machinery, such as camera crane and steadicam, is also available. In 2013/2014 academic year studio will be equipped with a stationary lighting system. Next to the studio there is a green room, storage for costumes and stage property, and a recording studio. Mounting studio Architecture and Media Centre H2O6 has two big and two small editing studios. Both big editing studios are equipped with 15 – 20 iMac desktops. In these studios audiovisual editing lessons and practical workshops are being held. Small editing studios are meant for students’ unsupervised work after the lectures. All computers for video editing are equipped with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium, Logic Studio and other editing software. Why RISEBA, why Audiovisual Media Arts? aesthetic, philological, and technical approach of the programme is instilled by the best Russian and American film school traditions, the only Master Studies programme in Latvia where additional coursework in art theories and a selected course load in advanced workshops may be undertaken at the Latvian Academy of Art, the only program where the graduates are offered a business module to increase their effective competitiveness in the global audiovisual market sectors, a number of courses, be it Game Design, Film Narratology or Dramatic Construction via on-line with Hollywood Industry professionals, to name a few, are unique in the Baltic States, a very individual approach to every student and instructed by the international group of accomplished artists and academics, a flexible study schedule and a flexible payment schedule, an effective ERASMUS exchange with similar programs at TAMK University of Applied Sciences, the School of Art and Media, the Academy of Visual Arts, Design and Pop Culture, MINERVA, Netherlands an effective network with similar programs worldwide that conduct cutting edge workshops throughout the academic year, technically best equipped infrastructure in media studies in the Baltic States. Programme entry requirements Copy of previous education certificate/diploma + transcript of records CV in English Creative portfolio (photo, video, design, script or similar) Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5+, TOEFL 69+ or equivalent) Copy of Passport Programme content Cross-Media Technology and Integration Cinematography Photography New Media and Film Editing and Aesthetics Screenwriting Stereoscopic 3D and Virtual Reality Documentary Film Production Visual Semiotics in Media Design Game Analysis Motion Graphics and Design in Cinema 4D Interactive Cinema Advanced Soundscapes Directing for Stage, TV, and New Media Distribution and Niche Marketing Advanced Directing of Photography Animation and SFX Producing Conformity of Cultures Pipeline Route in Autodesk Smoke Filma Narratology Intellectual Property and Legal Aspects in Creative Industries Modular Synthesis in Post Production Sound Mobile Game Technologies *RISEBA reserve rights to make adjustments up to 20 % of the programme content. For more specific information about the study course qualifications, please contact programme creative director. Admission requirements 1. Copy of previous education certificate/diploma + transcript of records 2. CV in English 3. Creative portfolio (photo, video, design, script or similar) 4. Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5+, TOEFL 69+ or equivalent) 5. Copy of Passport [-]

Master in International Business

RISEBA
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Riga

RISEBA Master programme in International Business offers ideal opportunities for ambitious candidates with an international leader’s mindset who are ready to pursue and seize the challenges of the global business environment... [+]

Masters in Latvia 2017. RISEBA Master programme in International Business offers ideal opportunities for ambitious candidates with an international leader’s mindset who are ready to pursue and seize the challenges of the global business environment. Degree awarded: Master in International Business Professional qualification: Business Executive, Project Manager or Human Resource Manager Language of instruction: English Form of study: Full time evening studies International opportunities: One semester studies abroad (ERASMUS Programme) Double Degree opportunity: (Degrees from RISEBA and a partner university) Programme in brief Aimed to provide a solid academic foundation and professional competence the programme develops students’ ability to successfully operate in the international environment, set up and lead own businesses, expand internationally, innovate and foster continuous growth. This programme is primarily focused on developing students’ abilities to think critically, apply creative approaches, solve sophisticated problems, identify competitive opportunities and generate diligent decisions, thus enabling the students to persevere, advance and breakthrough in the fast-changing and unpredictable global business environment. Enhanced by the combination of RISEBA academic, research and technical resources and its international partner institutions the programme in International Business invariably accelerates a new synergy, ensures students’ successful participation in numerous international projects, exchange and double degree programmes. Career prospects MIB graduates have successful careers at such international companies as Statoil, Ernst&Young, Inserviss Credit, SEB, the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, and many other large and small companies in the UK, Switzerland, Gibraltar, Norway, France, Canada, and USA. Why RISEBA, why International Business? Students can combine work with studies Cross-cultural experience International students and faculty from all over the world An extensive range of international exchange programmes with international partner institutions Double degree opportunities (two international diplomas) Student-centred study environment Modern teaching and active learning methods Participation in international projects and conferences New opportunities, extensive networks and good return on investment Programme content *RISEBA reserve rights to make adjustments up to 20 % of the programme content International Business Environment International Business Law International Marketing and Communications Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Entrepreneurial Finance Research Methods for Business International Business Operations International Entrepreneurship and Innovation Knowledge Creation and Management E-commerce and New Media International Finance International Strategic Management Service Management Master Thesis Admission requirements Detailed information on documents to be submitted, application process and consultations is available in the Admissions section. Applicants who chose to study in English should submit valid IELTS or TOEFL certificate, or pass RISEBA English language test. [-]

Master of Engineering Science in Management of Information System

Transport and Telecommunication Institute
Campus or Online Full time Part time 4 - 5 semesters September 2017 Latvia Riga + 1 more

Master of Engineering Science in Management of Information Systems [+]

Study Programme: Management of Information Systems Awarded academic degree: Master of Engineering Science in Management of Information Systems (Inženierzinātņu maģistrs informācijas sistēmu vadībā). Accreditation: until 2019 (Accreditation Certificat Nr. 170.) Study languages: English, Russian, Latvian. Possible forms of education: Full-time Programme - 2 years (4 semesters) Part-time B.Sc. Programme - 2, 5 years (5 semesters) Distance learning - 2, 5 years (5 semesters) Modular form of education Enrolment requirements: Higher education, Bachelor of Engineering Science or Bachelor of Natural Sciences in Computer Science or Mathematics, or Bachelor of Social Sciences in Management Science or Economics, or higher professional education of the second level in Computer Science, Information Systems, Electronics, Logistics, Management Science and Economics. Complete study programme volume: 80 credit points. Faculty: Faculty of Computer Science and Telecommunication Acting Director of the Programme: Dr.sc.ing., Docent Miсhael Savrasov Program structure Management of Information Systems Courses – Block A Code Title C.p. M-04-21g Attestation examination 2 M-04-074 Business Intelligence & Data Quality 4 M-04-064 Computer Legislation 2 M-04-075 Data Mining 4 M-04-066 Information Systems and Technologies 4 M-04-073 Information Systems Quality Management 4 M-04-076 Intelligent Systems 4 M-04-068 IT Project Management 4 05 M 622 Management Systems’ Design 4 05 M 624 Management Systems’ Maintenance 4 05 M 623 Management Systems’ Validation 4 M 04 m21 Master's Thesis and its Defence 22 Courses – Block B Code Title C.p. M-04-071 Applied IT in Business (CRM) 2 M-04-069 Applied IT in Business (ERP) 2 M-04-070 Applied IT in Business (Logistics) 2 M-04-072 Applied IT in Business (Workflow) 2 M-04-080 Course Project (IT Project Management) 2 M-04-079 English for Information Technologies 2 M-04-067 Modern Telecommunication Technologies and Networks 2 05 M 001 Pedagogics and Psychology 2 M-04-078 Practice 2 2 M-04-077 Practice I 4 05 M 004 Scientific Research Methodology 2 Courses – Block C Code Title C.p. 05 M 260 Operations Research 2 05 C 235 Presentation skills 2 05 M 218 Quality Management Systems 2 05 M 202 Strategic Management 2 [-]

Professional Master in Food Hygiene

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 14 months September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

The food industry is in constant development: new products and production processes go hand in hand with the ever-increasing risks and dangers of the modern world. By specializing in Food Safety, you can play a role in contributing to improving public health. [+]

Masters in Latvia 2017. The food industry is in constant development: new products and production processes go hand in hand with the ever-increasing risks and dangers of the modern world. By specializing in Food Safety, you can play a role in contributing to improving public health. Academic profile The study programme is aimed to educate highly qualified and creative specialists – Professional Masters with specialization in food hygiene with competence to work in the establishments of food chain as well as in the state services. The Master study programme provides proficiency on safety and harmlessness of food chain, quality criteria of foodstuffs, knowledge on elaboration and maintenance of safety systems of the food establishments, as well as ability for scientific research on food safety. The programme is completed with the elaboration and defense of the Master thesis. Admission Requirements Bachelor’s degree or the second level professional higher education in the following groups of study programmes: veterinary medicine, medicine, food technology, agriculture, biology or chemistry. English requirements: IELTS score 6.0, TOEFL score 547, TOEFL-iBT score 76. Career prospects and further studies The graduates work in all kind of establishments of food chain. Master`s degree entitles graduates to continue studies in a respective doctoral programme in the universities in Latvia or abroad. Why study Food Hygiene at the Latvia University of Agriculture? You will develop multidisciplinary understanding about management and maintenance of the food safety systems. You will be offered to participate in research projects and volunteering activities. You will acquire knowledge and skills on technology of food production, criteria of food safety, quality and hygiene, food infections as well as on legal aspects of international food trade, which allow you to develop your future career in many professional domains. We offer you an interactive study process with dynamic and experienced academic staff and opportunities of e-learning. We ensure the student-centred approach to the study process and focus specifically on your needs and interests in each study course. [-]

Master in European Study

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

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

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 Private Law

Baltic International Academy
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Latvia Riga

Programme: Private Law Type: Complete study programme [+]

Masters in Latvia 2017. Programme: Private Law Type: Complete study programme Degree to be obtained: Master Length: 1,5 years (3 terms) Language: English, Russian Fee per year:* 1665 EUR (for EU students) / 2400 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 Logic and methods of scientific research Pedagogy and psychology of higher education Issues in theory of state and law Topical issues in civil law in Latvia and EU: General Part Property Law Contract Law Family and Succession Law Exclusive rights Commercial Law in EU International civil procedure Business transactions and taxation Legal persons International Business Law Legal regulation of business in EU Insurance Information systems and technologies in jurisprudence Legal regulation of a competition in Latvia and EU Specifics of legal labour relations as linked to civil law Information law Methodology of decision-making process Professional practice Elaboration and presentation of Master’s paper [-]

Master of Social Sciences in Management

Transport and Telecommunication Institute
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 5 semesters September 2017 Latvia Riga + 1 more

Study Programme: Master of Social Sciences in Management [+]

Study Programme: Master of Social Sciences in Management Awarded academic degree: Master of Social Sciences in Management (Sociālo zinātņu maģistrs vadībzinātnē). Accreditation: until 2019 (Accreditation Certificat Nr. 147. ) Study languages: Russian, Latvian, English. Possible forms of education: Full-time Programme - 2 years (4 semesters) Part-time Programme - 2, 5 years (5 semesters) Modular form of education Enrolment requirements: Bachelor Degree or Professional Higher Education in appropriate field. Complete study programme volume: 80 credit points. Faculty: Faculty of Management and Economics Director of the Programme: Professor. Irina Kuzmina-Merlino, Dr. oec. Master of Social Sciences in Management. Structure of the Program Courses – Block A Code Title C.p. 05 M 221 Applied Conflictology 4 05 M 11g Attestation Examination 2 05 M 219 Credit Business Activity Management 2 05 M 204 Decision Making Theory 2 05 M 003 Econometrics 2 05 M 105 Economic Development Analytics and Planning 4 05 M 201 Financial Business Management 4 05 M 106 Management of Innovation 4 05 M m12 Master's Dissertation and its defence 20 05 M 002 Pedagogical Practice 2 05 M 001 Pedagogics and Psychology 2 05 M 12z Research Seminar 4 05 M 004 Scientific Research Methodology 2 05 M 202 Strategic Management 4 Courses – Block B Code Title C.p. 05 M 012 Business Processes Simulation Modelling 2 05 M 229 Commercial Transactions Taxation 2 05 M 011 Computer Technologies in Scientific Research 2 05 M 233 Information Marketing Communications 2 05 M 114 Information Technologies in Management 2 05 M 110 International Commercial Law 2 05 M 113 International Market Research 2 05 M 122 Investments Fond Administration 2 05 M 123 Management of Investment Funds and Analysis Macroeconomic Indicators 2 05 M 121 Models of Optimisation in Business 2 05 M 218 Quality Management Systems 2 05 M 222 Rhetoric in Management and Technologies of Projects Representation 2 [-]

Master programme in Public Relations

Turiba University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Riga

For students having previously acquired a professional bachelor degree in public relations or communications the studies will last 1.5 years. The studies are completed by a master degree paper — scientific and applied research on the subject of your choice with the intention of promoting your career. [+]

Masters in Latvia 2017. Public Relations – Professional Master’s study programme Useful There are 750 tweets created in every second in the social network Twitter. 60% of bloggers represents the age group from 25 till 44. 33% of Latvians (aged 26 – 59) who use Internet at least once in week use it while watching television. Every user of Facebook has 130 friends, on average. PROGRAMME IS ACCREDITED till Year 2019 DEGREE ACQUIRED: Professional Master's degree in Public Relations QUALIFICATION OBTAINED: Public Relations Manager STUDY PERIOD: 2 Academic Years STUDY PROGRAMME: in English or Latvian CAREER OPTIONS: You’ll be able to manage a public relations or communications business; You’ll be the public relations manager of a business, ministry, government institution or a non-governmental organisation; You may also opt for the career of a politician or a civil servant. TRAINEESHIPS at the leading industry businesses — associate public relations companies of the Latvian Public Relations Company Association, local governments, ministries and other government institutions and non-governmental organisations. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS STUDY PROGRAMME? In Academic Year 1 you will acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies required in the management of public relations and communication. The students are mastering how to effectively manage communications, resolve conflicts by using the lobbying techniques, represent corporate interests in various organisations and government institutions. In Academic Year 2 during the traineeship you will be collaborating with businesses and institutions such as SEB banka, Nordea banka, Swedbank, Olainpharm, TV3, Latvijas Radio, the LR State Chancellery and ministries of the government. For students having previously acquired a professional bachelor degree in public relations or communications the studies will last 1.5 years. The studies are completed by a master degree paper — scientific and applied research on the subject of your choice with the intention of promoting your career. CONTENT OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME 1st Academic Year Communication Science and Management Strategic Management Organisation and Process of Research Innovation and Creativity in Public Relations Ethics and Social Responsibility in Public Relations Pre-Graduation Paper Traineeship Optional courses Communications Law European Integration and International Communication Conflictology Lobbying Techniques Marketing Communications Mass and Political Psychology Rhetoric 2nd Academic Year Traineeship State Examination — Master Degree Paper The study programme syllabi may be subject to updates and modifications at any time during the course of the studies based on the requirements in the labour market and the LR Cabinet of Ministers regulations*. The study programme syllabi may differ by types of studies*. [-]

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). [-]

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. [+]

Masters 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) [-]

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. [+]

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. [+]

Masters in Latvia 2017. 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 of Engineering in Food Science

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

The programme is aimed to educate academically educated specialists and new scientists with creative thought and competence to make decisions for promoting future development of food science and food production in Europe, competitiveness in foreign markets. [+]

The programme is aimed to educate academically educated specialists and new scientists with creative thought and competence to make decisions for promoting future development of food science and food production in Europe, competitiveness in foreign markets. The Master study programme covers food product structure-mechanical properties, food sensory evaluation, sensory and consumer science, regulation of biochemical processes in human body, functional properties of food, natural substances in food system, food shelf-life analysis, development tendencies in nutrition science, genetically modified food, physical-and-chemical properties and metrology, food additive application, in food safety and identification of microorganisms, quality systems in food circulation, food system innovative development, entrepreneurship and marketing, perspective solutions in food packaging. The study programme is completed with the elaboration and defense of the Master thesis. Admission Requirements Bachelor's degree of Engineering Sciences in Food Science, Bachelor's degree of Natural Sciences, Engineer qualification in Food and Beverage Technology, Professional Bachelor's degree in Catering and Hotel Management. English requirements: IELTS score 6.0, TOEFL score 547, TOEFL-iBT score 76. Career prospects and further studies The graduates work in all kind of food companies. 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 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. [+]

Masters 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 [-]