|Nominal duration||1.5 year (60 ECTS)|
|Awards||Master (Professional Master’s Degree in Education)|
|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)
Higher professional pedagogical education with teacher’s qualification.
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.
Pass of entrance examination, where applicants will be invited to a Skype interview. For the interview a motivation letter explaining their choice of the master’s programme (1,800 characters), Curriculum Vitae and the evidence of the professional activities for the last 3 years must be presented.
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.
Sub-programme: Teacher – Master’s Degree in Education gives the chance for teachers who already have higher professional education to obtain professional Master’s degree in education by acquiring the module “Education for Personal and Sustainable Wellbeing and Coherent Development of Society”.
Based on research skills of examining, disseminating and implementing changes, the students gain understanding in building a sustainable cultural environment of education, developing educational practice for the growth of a holistic personality, improving the understanding of an educator’s professional identity and skills to evaluate pedagogic mastery.
Students deepen interdisciplinary understanding of the effective didactic approaches and improve skills of implementing them into educational practice to raise and solve problems connected with wellbeing and harmonised development in formal, non-formal and informal learning practice in the context of the local community and global education, and developing a Master’s Paper connected with topical needs of education, thus contributing to the harmonious development of society.
The expected learning outcomes.
The programme ensures an opportunity:
1) to gain a critically reflective understanding of education development trends in improving the quality of life for one’s own and the following generations and facilitating the personal wellbeing and coherent development of society;
2) to evaluate and improve the pedagogical competence according to the requirements of the fifth-level teacher professional qualification and advance professional development in a life-long learning context;
3) to implement teaching and research practice in accordance with the labour market, social needs and innovative educational science and practice trends;
4) to develop and defend a Master’s Paper connected with topical needs of education, thus contributing to the harmonious development of society.
SP envisages the teaching practice and master’s practice in research which students can do either in formal, non-formal and informal education institutions and communities of Latvia or abroad.
Students of the SP can participate in ERASMUS + exchange programmes in EU partner higher education institutions.
The graduates of the program can work in the state and private educational institutions and other education-related institutions, etc. The obtained degree gives teachers a possibility to continue the studies in Doctoral programmes.