Masters Degree in Jelgava Latvia

Top Masters Programs in Jelgava Latvia 2016/2017

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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Earning a Master requires two years of education after earning a Bachelor. This advanced degree may help students to achieve their educational and professional goals, as the rigors of a Master’s program help train students in the skills and knowledge they need to land the career of their dreams.

 

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.

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Master in Sociology of Organizations and Public Administration

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 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 2016/2017 in Jelgava Latvia. 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 Food Science

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 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 masters program "Food Science" is offered by the Faculty of Food Technology, that, since the establishment in 1948, has trained more than 5,000 food and hospitality industry specialists for professional career and life; they are now successfully working in food manufacturing companies, government institutions, scientific research and vocational education institutions, as well as running their own businesses. The faculty offers dynamic studies in a modern environment, as well as possibilities to improve knowledge and skills in companies and in partner universities as Latvia, as abroad. Academic profile 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: CEFR B2, IELTS score 5.5, TOEFL score 520, TOEFL-iBT score 65. 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. Study plan Academic study courses - part A 1 Food Safety 2 Regulation of Biochemical Process 3 Food Microstructure and Texture Properties 4 Metrology 5 Instrumental Analysis of Food Products 6 Advanced Trends of Nutrition 7 Innovation of Food System 8 Functional Foods 9 Genetic Modify Food 10 Advanced Food Packing 11 Natural Substances in Food Systems I 12 Application of Foods Additives 13 Toxicology 14 Design of Sensory Evaluation 15 Identification of Microorganisms 16 Natural Substances in Food Systems II 17 Food and Entrepreneurship 18 Quality Systems in Food Chain 19 Sensory and Consumer Science 20 Food science Total: 67,5 ECTS Professional selected study courses - part B 1 Cosmetic 2 Food Circulation and Legislation 3 Innovations for Foodservice Equipment 4 Analysis of Food Shelf life 5 Consumer and Food Marketing Total: 15 ECTS Master Thesis: 37.5 ECTS Total: 120 ECTS [-]

Master in Forest Ecology and Silviculture

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Latvia Jelgava

The use and further processing of forest and timber resources play the main role in the economics of Latvia. Forestry is the third biggest branch of the Latvian national economy. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Jelgava Latvia. Master in Forest Ecology and Silviculture The use and further processing of forest and timber resources play the main role in the economics of Latvia. Forestry is the third biggest branch of the Latvian national economy, and is the second biggest producing branch, which continuously develops. As evidence for this development could be mentioned the increasing number of timber export, which in 2011 comprised 18% of the total state export and 6% of gross domestic product. Moreover forestry is the only branch which has a positive export balance. The use of forest resources is regulated in a way to observe sustainable and non-impoverishing forest management principles. It is supervised by the forestry branch specialists – graduates of the Forestry Faculty. The Forest Faculty is the only higher education establishment in Latvia, which offers education in the forestry – knowledge about forest management and wood products, their production and sale. Distance probing laboratory has been established within the Faculty, and it is a modern forest evaluation laboratory in Latvia. The Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Institute has been established in cooperation with the Faculty; it implements the integration of education, science and industry, thus fostering the growth of forestry branch in Latvia. Tuition fee per year: 3100Eur Dear applicant! - you need to take into consideration following payments:... [-]

Master in Wood Materials and Technology

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Latvia Jelgava

By skillful forest management we enhance this treasure, because the increase in timber resources is provided by active, effective and sustainable forest management. [+]

Latvia is a country of forests and forestry has become one of the most perspective branches of the national economy. The branch is supervised by specialists – graduates of the Forestry Faculty, that can secure an active, effective and sustainable forest management. Forestry Faculty is the only higher education establishment in Latvia, that offers education in forestry - knowledge about forest management and wood products, their production and sale. Academic profile Program "Wood Materials and Technology" aims to educate highly qualified scientific, educational and management specialists, possessing an ability of make decisions creatively and independently in order to stimulate further growth of the forest sector of Latvia. You will gain knowledge in Forest Policy, Forest Ecology, Forest Geography, Wood Science Advanced Course, Forest value, Research Methodology course, EU strategy of forest industry, Wooden Materials and Technologies, Wood Products Design, Uses of Wood in Structures, Timber in Construction, Industrial Design, Wood Composites, Fundamentals of Gluing of the Wood, Forest Products Measurement and Accounting, Combined Utilization of Wood, Chemical Processing of Wood, Forests Products Markets. You will have to choose your area of specialization from wood science; wooden structure, wood processing machinery and technology, wood design; complex use of timber. Admission Requirements Bachelor's degree or second-level professional higher education in Wood Processing, Forestry, Construction, Engineering or other specialty academic or second-level engineering education. English requirements: CEFR B2, IELTS score 5.5, TOEFL score 520, TOEFL-iBT score 65. Career prospects and further studies The graduates work in forestry industry. Master's degree entitles graduates to continue studies in a respective doctoral programme in universities in Latvia or abroad. Study Plan A part - obligatory study courses- totally 49.5 ECTS: 1.1. Specialty courses in general - totally 19.5 ECTS: 1. Forest Policy 2. Forest Ecology 3. Forest Geographic 4. Wood Science Advanced Course 5. Forest Valuation 6. Research Methodology 7. Forestry Strategy of the European Union 1.2. Special courses- totally 30 ECTS: Taught courses and a list of the learning plan provides Department were Master specializes 1. Wooden Materials and Technologies 2. Wood Products Design 3. Uses of Wood in Structures 4. Timber in Construction 5. Industrial Design 6. Wood Composites 7. Fundamentals of Gluing of the Wood 8. Forest Products Measurement and Accounting 9. Combined Utilization of Wood 10. Chemical Processing of Wood 11. Forests Products Markets 12. Principles of Forests Science B part - obligatory voluntary study courses - totally 25.5 ECTS: 1. English or German for Master Student 2. Philosophy of Science 3. Application of Mathematical Methods 4. Wood Materials (research practice) 5. Wood Technology (research practice) C part – free choice - totally 7.5 ECTS: 1. Free Choice Master’s thesis development and defense – 37.5 ECTS: 1. Master's Thesis I 2. Master's Thesis II Totally: 120 ECTS [-]

Agricultural Engineering

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Latvia Jelgava

One of the most important sources of citizens’ well-being is manufacturing, therefore arrival of new specialists at producing industries is an important pre-condition for the country’s sustainability. [+]

Master in Engineering - Agricultural Energetics

One of the most important sources of citizens’ well-being is manufacturing therefore arrival of new specialists at producing industries is an important pre-condition for the country’s sustainability. These are highly qualified specialists who apply their knowledge and skills in inventing various devices and mechanisms for the improvement of production technologies as well as build houses, connect the banks of rivers, solve specific engineering communication issues making the environment more comfortable and functional. The higher education has a significant role in providing the necessary knowledge, educating knowledgeable and capable engineers in various spheres of economy, integrating modern production technologies in the study process, promoting competitiveness of engineers in the local and international market. Technical Faculty welcomes students who are keen on technologies and innovations. After graduating the University they will have good knowledge in agricultural production and production processing modern technologies, autotransport and energy usage as well as in designing and manufacturing of advanced technical machinery. The graduates of the faculty are highly demanded specialists for the national economy. Th study process is conducted in up-to-date training laboratories in the supervision of professional teaching staff and guest lecturers using traditional as well as modern and even avantgarde teaching methods and study materials. So-called "Mehu dienas" organized each year by the faculty’s student self-government and supported by faculty’s graduates are very well attended and broadly recognized in Latvia.... [-]


Master in Land Management

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Latvia Jelgava

The Faculty of Rural Engineering has good reason to be proud both of its students and graduates - land surveyors, whose work is familiar to almost every inhabitant of the Latvian countryside. [+]

Master in Land Management Faculty of Rural Engineering

Faculty of Rural Engineering is the second biggest faculty of the University, where new engineers - construction, environment and water management specialists, land surveyors, as well as landscape designers and planners, are prepared. At the faculty there are four scientific laboratories and two of them are located in advanced two storey premises, which allows the use of all the functional possibilities. Students at the Faculty work with up-to-date equipment, thus having an opportunity to comprehend causalities existing in the nature and to apply them in a particular task in their future work.

Land surveying

The Faculty of Rural Engineering has good reason to be proud both of its students and graduates - land surveyors, whose work is familiar to almost every inhabitant of the Latvian countryside, when solving questions regarding property, borders and inheritance. The growth in the demand for land surveying, cadastre and territorial planning specialists, results in an increase in the number of land surveying profession students who acquire knowledge of land surveying, cartography, photogrammetry, geographical information systems, real estate cadastre and evaluation, land law, territorial planning and land surveying design. Students strengthen their theoretical knowledge in the field and professional practices. Students are provided with geodesic instruments necessary for the practice, which give an opportunity to acquire skills of using the latest land surveying instruments and technologies. Graduates of the land surveying profession are employed by the State Land Service and other governmental institutions, land surveying and real estate appraisal companies, as well as town and regional municipalities.... [-]


Master in Landscape Architecture

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Latvia Jelgava

This programme aims to prepare professional and creative specialists for solving definite problems in landscape architecture or in the sectors related to landscape and the environment. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Jelgava Latvia. The masters programme "Landscape Architecture" is offered by the Faculty of Environment and Civil Engineering, where new engineers - construction, environment and water management specialists, land surveyors, as well as landscape designers and planners, are prepared. Students at the Faculty work with up-to-date equipment, thus having an opportunity to comprehend causalities existing nowadays in the nature and to apply them in a particular task in their future work. Academic profile This programme aims to prepare professional and creative specialists for solving definite problems in landscape architecture or in the sectors related to landscape and the environment. The programme includes compulsory study courses in Landscape Architecture Theory, Landscape Sciences, Landscape Inventory, Historical Landscape Quality, Sustainable Community Development, Landscape Ecology and Analysis. You will obtain knowledge for creative and critical thinking in developing landscape policy, rational use of resources, design process and materials, renovation and restoration of landscape. The research is performed in the following directions: landscape design, landscape architecture, landscape planning. This programme is completed with the elaboration and defence of a Master’s thesis. Admission Requirements Bachelor's degree is required in Architecture or Landscape Architecture or the second-level professional higher education in similar disciplines such as geography, forestry, agriculture, environment management, ecology, territorial planning and design. Students need to have the basic knowledge in drawing, composition, history of architecture and landscape architecture, theory of landscape architecture, landscape analysis and landscape design. English requirements: CEFR B2, IELTS score 5.5, TOEFL score 520, TOEFL-iBT score 65. Career prospects and further studies The graduates work in all kinds of architecture, design, research companies. Master's degree entitles graduates to continue studies in a respective Doctoral study programme at universities in Latvia or abroad. Study Plan 1. Obligatory courses (45 ECTS) 1.1. Theoretical courses (15 ECTS) 1.1.1. Methodology of Research 1.1.2. Computer graphics I 1.1.2. Computer graphics II 1.1.3. Landscape Architecture Theory I 1.1.4. Landscape Architecture Theory II 1.2. Specific theoretical courses (student should choose courses in amount of 30 ECTS) 1.2.1. Sustainable Community Development I 1.2.2. Sustainable Community Development II 1.2.3. Sustainable Community Development III 1.2.4. Landscape Design I 1.2.5. Landscape Design II 1.2.6. Landscape Sciences I 1.2.7. Landscape Sciences II 1.2.8. Landscape Inventory I 1.2.9. Landscape Inventory II 1.2.10 Landscape Architecture Technologies I 1.2.11 Landscape Architecture Technologies II 1.2.12 Landscape management I 1.2.13 Landscape management II 1.2.14 Territorial Planning I 1.2.15 Territorial Planning II 2. Courses of approbation of theoretical cognitions(28,5 ECTS) 2.1. Obligatory part (10,5 ECTS) 2.1.1. Philosophy of Sciences 2.1.2. English or German in Master Studies 2.1.3. Statistics 4,5 Ia 2.2. Optional part (student should choose courses in amount of 18 ECTS) 2.2.1. Regional Rural Landscapes 2.2.2. Landscape Ecology and Analyses 2.2.3. Landscape Planning 2.2.4. Historical Landscape Quality 2.2.5. Innovations in Landscape Architecture 2.2.6. Computing Application I 2.2.7. Computing Application II 2.2.8. Landscape architecture I 2.2.9. Landscape architecture II 2.2.10. Project Assessment and Presentation I 2.2.11. Project Assessment and Presentation II 4. Master Thesis (37,5 ECTS) 4.1. Master Thesis I 4.2. Master Thesis II 4.3. Master Thesis III 4.4. Master Thesis IV Total 120 ECTS [-]

Master in Information Technologies

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 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. [+]

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. Academic profile Nowadays, development of all the branches dealing with economic and scientific activities is tightly connected with the use of information technologies, which set additional requirements to the employees. Besides the basic skills of computer literacy, the necessity to carry out complicated research and modeling of business processes, to solve tasks of systemic analysis, as well as to work out an unconventional use of information technologies in the production computer management, biotechnology, medicine, ecology and other fields, become of vital importance. To fulfill these tasks, well prepared specialists – experts of computer networks, programmers, system analysts and other professionals, who are able to adjust to rapid changes in the branch of information technologies, are needed more and more. 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 defence 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: CEFR B2, IELTS score 5.5, TOEFL score 520, TOEFL-iBT score 65. 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. Study Plan 1. Compulsory courses 1.1. General courses of speciality 1. Fundamental Algorithms Analyze of different widely used algorithms. 2. System Theory Foundations of system theory, concepts of system definitions and systems thinking. 3. Database Design Database design methods, technologies and modeling tools for automatization of design tasks. 4. Research Methodology Research methods, their using in master thesis and research article development. 5. Information Security Logical and physical data protection, crypto methods and standards for data transmission channels. 1.2. Special course - System analysis 6. Software Development Models Traditional and up-to-date models of the software development. 7. Process -oriented Design Role of business processes in organisation. Types of business processes and their interactions. 8. Systems Analysis The role and methods of systems analysis in information systems development. 9. Object-oriented Design Conception of object-oriented system modeling, structure modeling of systems. 10. Software product quality Quality model framework, process quality. Internal, external and quality in use models. 11. Laws of IT Field ICT branch legislation and standard system of Latvia and EU. 12. E-business Systems Principles of electronic business and electronic government organization and design technologies. 13. Web systems development Web systems development methods and technologies. 2. Courses of compulsory option 2.1. Compulsory part 14. Philosophy of Sciences Scientific theory, its structure. Levels, forms and methods of scientific investigations. Contemporary problems of development of science. 15. Foreign language Research and communication in the field studying authentic scientific literature. The special subject of mathematical methods using: 16. Physical fundaments of function of biological objects Formal Schemas of Solution of Equations. 17. Mathematical modelling of biological and physical processes Mathematical models creation, their application and realization in Matlab. 18. Research practice Practical skills on preparation of research project applications and scientific materials. 2.2. Optional part 19. Geoinformation systems (GIS) in agriculture Fundamental concepts of GIS to visualize, create, manage, and analyze geographic data in agriculture. 20 Technical writing Understand how to apply technical information and knowledge in practical documents for a variety of professional audiences and public audiences. 21 Analysis of control in cellular processes Intracellular and extracellular biochemical networks are analyzed as control systems. 3. Free elective courses 4. Development and defence of master’s paper Scientific work in solution of actual problems in IT field. Total amount of CP included in programme: 120 ECTS or 80 KP; 1280 Hours. [-]