Degree to be achieved: Master of Education Sciences
Duration of studies: 2 or 1.2 years (Full-time); 2.5 or 1.5 years (Part-time);
Type of studies: Full-time or Part-time
Amount of credits: 72 or 120 ECTS
Language of instruction: English
Study programme is accredited
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.
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.
Master’s degree programme „Educational Sciences” curriculum
Study period and classes time
The full-time degree programme covers 2 or 1.2 academic years. The part-time degree programme covers 2.5 or 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.
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.
1. Bachelor’s degree or a diploma proving equivalent level of education from an institution of higher education. If the previous education was obtained in 3 years, the applicant may be admitted for the 2 years (Full-time) or 2.5 years (Part-time) Master’s degree programme; the applicant with a 4 year Bachelor Degree may be accepted for the 1.2 years (Full-time) or 1.5 year (Part-time) programme.
3. Applicants must submit a motivation letter which reflects the reasoning of the chosen master’ s programme and CV.
Admission requirements for citizens of India, Sri Lanka and Nepal:
1. Results of one of the internationally recognized tests (IELTS, TOEFL etc.) at least level B2 at CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) or passed UL English Test;
2. Skype interview which includes questions about motivation.
Spring Intake (application start: 10 Sept 2019; studies start in Feb 2020)
Full-time, 1.2 years
Contact person for more information
Director of the Programme
Prof. Ilze Ivanova