Master's Degree in Social Sciences in Latvia

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Social Sciences

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.

Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.

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 Open Enrollment 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:* 1800 EUR (for EU students) / 2500 EUR (for non-EU students) * Other information: The payment for the dormitory is starting at 165 EUR. For additional information please contact our Admission committee 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 ... [-]

Master in Social Work with Youth and Children

Mykolas Romeris University
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2018 Latvia Riga

The Master's Degree program has been developed in conjunction with Latvia's Rīga Stradiņš University. Its implementation is based on the experience of education in social work in the EU. [+]

(joint study program with Riga Stradins University, Latvia)

Why this study program?

The program is based on three main basic blocks: theory (45 ECTS), practice (9 ECTS) and research work (36 ECTS). Theory study block consists of 2 main parts. Compulsory study subjects are to prepare specialists who are aware of Theoretical Models of Social Work, European social policy tendencies, able to plan, coordinate and implement innovations into the field of social service policy in accordance with modern youth socialization features, successfully organize social work with different youth groups.

Multiple – choice study subjects are devoted to the education of intercultural mediation competence that promotes dialog between different ethnic groups, enables to educate the society, especially youth, about other cultures. Block Research methods and Master's Thesis– help the graduates to justify methodologically their chosen research theme, form basic characteristics of Master's thesis, prepare particular research technique in order to emphasize the harmonization of methodological problems of purpose and research methodology.... [-]


Master's in Orientalistics

University of Latvia
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Latvia Riga

The Master’s Program of Orientalistics is offered at the Department of Asian Studies of the Faculty of Humanities (University of Latvia). First students were matriculated in the year 1997 and until now the University of Latvia is the only university in the country that confers an academic degree in Oriental Studies. The framework of the Program includes not only to language studies, but also other sub-disciplines: classical Orientalistics (studies in history, literature, religion etc.) as well as modern Asia (studies in popular culture, current social issues etc). This Master degree program combines language and culture studies, which are related to the student’s chosen language. The program includes two specializations: Literature and Culture and History and Society. The language acquirement is provided by professors from Latvia and foreign professors, whose native language is Japanese, Chinese, Arabic or Turkish. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Latvia 2018.

The Master’s Program of Orientalistics is offered at the Department of Asian Studies of the Faculty of Humanities (University of Latvia). First students were matriculated in the year 1997 and until now the University of Latvia is the only university in the country that confers an academic degree in Oriental Studies. The framework of the Program includes not only to language studies, but also other sub-disciplines: classical Orientalistics (studies in history, literature, religion etc.) as well as modern Asia (studies in popular culture, current social issues etc). This Master degree program combines language and culture studies, which are related to the student’s chosen language. The program includes two specializations: Literature and Culture and History and Society. The language acquirement is provided by professors from Latvia and foreign professors, whose native language is Japanese, Chinese, Arabic or Turkish.... [-]


Master's in European Studies

University of Latvia
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Latvia Riga

The Master’s degree study program "European Studies” is carried out by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in collaboration with The Centre for European and Transition Studies. This inter-disciplinary academic program offers students the possibility to study European economic, political and legal space, to acquire deeper knowledge of European integration process and to analyze EU functional principles, procedures and major policies beyond disciplinary boundaries. The Program allows specialization in EU law, trade, energy issues, migration, regional and social dimensions, and external relations. [+]

The Master’s degree study program "European Studies” is carried out by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in collaboration with The Centre for European and Transition Studies. This inter-disciplinary academic program offers students the possibility to study European economic, political and legal space, to acquire deeper knowledge of European integration process and to analyze EU functional principles, procedures and major policies beyond disciplinary boundaries. The Program allows specialization in EU law, trade, energy issues, migration, regional and social dimensions, and external relations.

Program description The Program also provides studies in the international environment of lingual and cultural diversity by attracting both international students and lecturers. In addition to interdisciplinary EU thematic course, also French language course is included in the program. During studies, students are offered to participate in national and international academic conferences and publish the results of their researchers. Students are also offered to participate in EU supported research projects. The Program offers and encourages interdisciplinary, interactive, and innovative teaching methods which are characterized by group works, study trips, practical case analyses, and discussions lead by internationally recognized domestic and foreign experts with comprehensive academic and professional experience in EU matters, thus strongly ensuring both theoretical and professionally practical aspects during studies. ... [-]

Master's in Educational Sciences

University of Latvia
Campus Full time Part time 1.2 - 2.5 years September 2018 Latvia Riga + 1 more

Master degree program in Education Sciences offers students possibilities to widen and deepen knowledge in philosophy of education, sociology, psychology, comparative research, research methodology, adult education, multicultural education, in human behavior and education. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Latvia 2018.

Master degree program in Education Sciences offers students possibilities to widen and deepen knowledge in philosophy of education, sociology, psychology, comparative research, research methodology, adult education, multicultural education, in human behavior and education.

The program is based on student-centered approach, which focuses on students’ learning process, development of their responsibility for results in learning and research. It gives students the possibility to develop individual skills to carry out research, to summarize, to analyze, to evaluate research results as well as to present them during the defense of Master Thesis. During studies students obtain skills to work with information, to analyze and evaluate it, to form a personal view and to express it.... [-]


Master's in Cultural and Social Anthropology

University of Latvia
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Latvia Riga

The program offers an outstanding opportunity to acquire analytical tools with which to approach contemporary global and local social processes and trends. These include issues such as migration with its corollaries of increasing cross-cultural contact and new diaspora politics, financial crises and advancement of neo-liberal (and other) policies, both internationally and locally, the transformation of political subjectivities in the context of shifting ideas about development, state-building, and nation. [+]

The program offers an outstanding opportunity to acquire analytical tools with which to approach contemporary global and local social processes and trends. These include issues such as migration with its corollaries of increasing cross-cultural contact and new diaspora politics, financial crises and advancement of neo-liberal (and other) policies, both internationally and locally, the transformation of political subjectivities in the context of shifting ideas about development, state-building, and nation.

The program provides students with a solid theoretical and methodological basis with which to critically explore a variety of pressing issues in (post)modern society. Through lectures, seminars, and independent reading, students gain knowledge in social, and specifically anthropological, theory. A variety of compulsory and optional courses help students to develop a thoroughly anthropological approach to the themes of self and agency, gender, state and power, borders/migration, consumerism, art/performance. Working with texts is accompanied by ethnographic fieldwork whereby students not only advance their skills of data gathering but also learn to test and creatively develop their theoretical frameworks.... [-]


Master's in Baltic Sea Region Studies

University of Latvia
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Latvia Riga

This is a two-year program providing an excellent opportunity to obtain an interdisciplinary Master`s degree in Baltic Sea region issues. The program offers education in humanities and several social and environmental disciplines, focusing on the Baltic Sea region countries. This is a joint-degree program set up in cooperation with four partner universities: the University of Turku in Finland, the University of Tartu in Estonia, the University of Latvia and Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania. The programs are compatible, and this partnership enables student mobility within the program. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Latvia 2018.

This is a two-year program providing an excellent opportunity to obtain an interdisciplinary Master`s degree in Baltic Sea region issues. The program offers education in humanities and several social and environmental disciplines, focusing on the Baltic Sea region countries. This is a joint-degree program set up in cooperation with four partner universities: the University of Turku in Finland, the University of Tartu in Estonia, the University of Latvia and Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania. The programs are compatible, and this partnership enables student mobility within the program.

As a result of passing the program, the master students obtain qualifications to continue their academic research in doctoral studies.... [-]