|Nominal duration||2.5 years (120 ECTS)|
|Study language||combined English/Spanish|
|Awards||Master (Master of Education Sciences in Pedagogy)|
|Tuition fee||€2,960.00 per year|
|Application fee||€141.00 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 and must be transferred to the UL bank account. Bank account details available here: www.lu.lv/eng/general/contactinformation/account/
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. 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 or Spanish language knowledge. University accepts the following international English language tests:
Applicants whose native language is English or Spanish or previous education is obtained in English (in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Scotland and Ireland) or Spanish are exempt from this requirement.
Pass of entrance examination by submitting a CV which should reflect applicants previous education and work experience.
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.
The Masters programme was created in 2007 by four universities. Coordinating university: National University of Distance Education (Madrid, Spain). Participating universities: Charles University in Prague (Prague, Czech Republic), University of Latvia (Riga, Latvia), and Ludwigsburg University of Education (Reutlingen, Germany). The programme is students’ workplace orientated. Therefore, the target audience are applicants from Latvia, the European Union, and countries worldwide with bachelor’s degree in Social, Human and Natural sciences.
The students’ communication languages are English and Spanish. Knowledge of other languages is welcomed and integrated. Studies are implemented in e-learning environment, as well as in presence meetings (for students registered at the University of Latvia who cannot come to and stay in Latvia, studies are provided online).The studies provide the following opportunities:
• to manage one’s own studies pace and place, combining studies with family-life and workplace;
• to study in an international collaborative learning environment, learning in an interactive way from peers’ experience, and to be up-to-date about the pedagogical issues currently faced in other countries;
• to use the necessary research materials and information sources in more than two languages;
• to use the necessary study materials and information in at least two languages;
• to use ICT in the studies, communicating with others via common forums, Skype and chat rooms for facilitating learning.
The programme is students’ workplace orientated, not career oriented. The programme provides opportunities to create an interdisciplinary system of knowledge, skills and generic, general, and integrated social-pedagogical, psychological and special pedagogical competences to improve own professional workplace or/and to create new workplaces in the field of educational research on pedagogical treatment of diversity, working as: entrepreneurs; architect; voluntary worker in social projects; college teachers; higher school lectors; in the army; governmental and non-governmental college manager; project manager; special education methodologist; non-government institutions staff – member; camp manager; consulter in educational treatment of diversity; methodological centre managers in area of educational treatment to diversity etc.