|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||Master (Professional Master’s Degree in Education)|
|Tuition fee||€3,700.00 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)
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.
Sub-programme – Secondary Education English Teacher gives the opportunity to obtain a Professional Master’s Degree in Education and the Qualification of Secondary Education English Teacher.
Students acquire the module of corresponding science courses (Content of the subject), subject teaching methodology and practice module and master module “Education for Personal and Sustainable Wellbeing and Coherent Development of Society”.
During the studies special attention is paid to the qualitative acquisition and improvement of English, theory and practice of methods of teaching/learning foreign languages, modelling of English lessons. Students study language skills and strategies, foreign language in modern discourse, the use of information technologies in the work of the language teacher. 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 have a possibility to apply the acquired knowledge and skills in formal, non-formal and informal teaching and master’s research 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 graduates of the programme can work in the state and private educational institutions and other education-related institutions, etc. The acquired degree gives teachers a possibility to continue the studies in Doctoral programmes.