|Nominal duration||1.5 years (72 ECTS)|
|Awards||Master (Master of Education Sciences)|
|Tuition fee||€2,960.00 per year|
|Application fee||€100.00 one-time
Application fee is non-refundable and must be transferred to the UL bank account. Bank account details available here: www.lu.lv/eng/general/contactinformation/account/
Additional payment for education documents recognition – 41 EUR (if you don’t have Acedemic Information centre statment)
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Applicants for Master degree studies are required to have completed Bachelor degree or higher professional education comprising at least 4 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. More information available HERE
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
Applicants must prove their English language knowledge. University accepts the following international language tests:
Applicants whose native language is English or previous education is obtained in English (in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Scotland or Ireland) are exempt from this requirement.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The applicant is required to submit CV.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Note! According to Immigration Law University of Latvia provides applicants with the invitation document only for full – time studies. To apply for part – time studies applicant have to have valid Resident permit in European Union countries.
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.
The part-time degree programme covers 1.5 academic years. Part time students travel twice a study year to University of Latvia to have introduction in the courses, to get tasks for completion of the courses, to discuss the completed tasks. The communication with teaching staff is organized via e mailing and Skype.
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.
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.