|Study location||Latvia, Riga|
|Nominal duration||1,3 years (75 ECTS)|
|Awards||Masters (Masters of Educational Sciences)|
|Accreditation||Study programme is accredited|
|Tuition fee||€3,700 per year|
|Application fee||€141 one-time
The application fee consists of a 100 € registration fee and a 41 € payment for education documents recognition from the Academic Information centre of Latvia. Application fee is non-refundable.
Payment of application fee and diploma recognition fee should be paid only after receiving invoice, and must be paid ONLY till deadline of invoice, if for any reason you couldn’t pay fee’s till deadline please contact with admission coordinator.
A one-time payment for students coming from outside the EU/EEA to be paid in full along with the full year tuition fee payable upon arrival. The deposit is intended to cover possible immigration expenses and paid back upon request after graduation.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
For Specialization “Educational management” (50 CP/75 ECTS, 2.3 semesters for full-time studies): a bachelor’s degree or a second-level professional higher education with an acquired program in the amount of at least 160/240ECTS.
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. More information available HERE
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
If your previous studies have been obtained in English but in the country where English is not native language, then you have to present an official letter from your previous educational institution (secondary school, etc.) where is stated that all your studies were in English (medium of instruction is English), and you have to pass interview where the University of Latvia will evaluate your language skills.
Applicants who have obtained previous education in English in one of the bellow listed countries do not need to provide separate language proficiency:
Entrance examinations will consist of two parts:
Criteria for the essay:
Criteria for discussions:
The aims of the master’s study program “Educational Sciences”: to promote the improvement of students’ professional-pedagogical, management and research competence for competitiveness in education, to motivate for further academic growth.
Tasks of the study program:
1. to promote students’ research skills by integrating the latest scientific findings and innovative ideas into research activities;
2. to promote the development of students’ pedagogical competence, readiness to plan, implement, evaluate and develop educational activities in accordance with the learning needs of educational target groups, various abilities, and prior knowledge, internal and external conditions of educational institutions and education system development;
3. to promote the competence of students’ management and leadership by implementing change management;
4. to promote student participation and co-responsibility by promoting the development of a competent, responsible and motivated personality for lifelong learning;
5. to promote students’ understanding of professional and academic ethics standards and their observance in practical activities.
In the specialization direction “Education Management” students’ understanding will develop theoretical and practical knowledge about education management, education policy in the state and local governments, management of organizations, leadership in education, education economics, educational work management will be supplemented.
The program “Educational Sciences” is an academic program and is oriented towards the preparation of higher-level managers in education and teachers -supervisors, mentors in any sphere of educational, and all the necessary preconditions for a successful career in public and private sector related to education. At the same time, the program prepares students for further doctoral studies. The program has been developed in co-operation with three partner Universities in Latvia that have experience in the implementation of similar academic Master study programs.