Master's in Educational Sciences

General

Program Description

Highlights

  • Study location: Latvia, Riga
  • Type: Postgraduate, full-time
  • Nominal duration: 1.2 years (72 ECTS)
  • Study language: English
  • Awards: Master (Master of Education Sciences)
  • Accreditation: Study programme is accredited

Overview

Master degree programme 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 behaviour and education.

The programme is based on student-centred approach, which focuses on students’ learning process, development of their responsibility for results in learning and research. It gives students possibility to develop individual skills to carry out research, to summarize, to analyze, to evaluate research results as well as to present them during 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.

The programme is multidisciplinary, thus promoting the development of general, specific, research and interpersonal competences. This approach supports and favours students’ actions in the development of their theoretical concepts, critical analysis and evaluation of different processes in education.

Graduates are prepared to do research in different fields related to education and for doctoral studies on education sciences.

Programme structure

According to the student’s choice (chosen module) it is possible to carry out research in educational leadership, changes in education, development of educational environment, socialization processes, social inclusion, aspects of multicultural education, adult education.

Application

Entry qualification

Undergraduate diploma (or higher)

Applicants for Master degree studies are required to have completed Bachelor degree or higher professional education comprising at least 3 years of full time studies providing access to Master’s level study programmes.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Latvian.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

Applicants must upload education documents in original language, as well as translations into English. Diplomas and transcripts issued outside EU must be legalized with a legalization stamp or Apostille.

You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.

Language requirements

English

Applicants must prove their English language knowledge. University accepts the following international language tests:

  • TOEFL IBT – at least score 72;
  • IELTS – at least score 5.5;
  • PTE General – at least level B2;
  • FCE – at least level A;
  • CPE – satisfactory pass;
  • CAE – satisfactory pass.

University can provide English language test for additional payment (97.50 EUR)

Applicants whose native language is English or previous education is obtained in English are exempt from this requirement (except citizens of India, Sri Lanka, Nepal).

Other requirements

A motivation letter must be added to your application.

The applicant is required to submit CV.

For citizens of India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan – Skype interview which includes questions about motivation

Career opportunities

The MA degree in Education Sciences enables the graduates to have a number of job opportunities at institutions of secondary and higher education, public administration agencies, non-governmental organizations, the EU structures and other related fields.

Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

The University of Latvia has been founded in 1919 and currently, with its more than 14 000 students, 13 faculties and over 20 research institutes and independent study centers, is one of the largest c ... Read More

The University of Latvia has been founded in 1919 and currently, with its more than 14 000 students, 13 faculties and over 20 research institutes and independent study centers, is one of the largest comprehensive and leading research universities in the Baltics. The University offers more than 130 state-accredited academic and professional study programs. Read less