Master's Degree in Social Work in Riga in Latvia

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Social Work

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

The academic field of social work concentrates on helping people in times of crisis and need. Individuals may need social workers due to many different factors such as addiction, physical or mental illness, unemployment, poverty, abuse, divorce, or discrimination.

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.

Riga is not only the largest city of Latvia, but also a commercial and revenue generating Centre. Riga have a great cultural heritage of Latvia; moreover, this city owns many educational platforms. These platforms serve every field of educational ground from technical to business institutions.

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Master in Social Work with Youth and Children

Mykolas Romeris University
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2019 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.... [-]