Degree to be achieved: Master of Education Sciences
Duration of studies: 1,3 years
Type of studies: Full time
Amount of credits: 50 credit points or 75 ECTS
European Qualifications Framework (EQF) level: Level 7
International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) level: Level 7
Language of instruction: English
Study program is licenced, will be accredited within two years (according to national legislation)

Tuition fee

The aim of the study program is to promote the development and competitiveness of the teaching, management and research skills of students in the field of education and motivate further academic growth. This programme has been developed in co-operation with three partner Universities in Latvia that have experience in the implementation of similar academic Master study programmes. As a result of passing the program, the master students obtain qualifications to continue their academic research in doctoral studies.

Tasks of the study programme:

  1. to promote students' research skills by integrating the latest scientific findings and innovative ideas into research activities;
  2. to promote the development of students' pedagogical competence, readiness to plan, implement, evaluate and develop educational activities in accordance with the learning needs of educational target groups, various abilities and prior knowledge, internal and external conditions of educational institutions and education system development;
  3. to promote the competence of students' management and leadership by implementing change management;
  4. to promote student participation and co-responsibility by promoting the development of a competent, responsible and motivated personality for lifelong learning;
  5. to promote students' understanding of professional and academic ethics standards and their observance in practical activities.    

More information and Study Plan

Programme modules

“Educational management” module students will develop understanding and acquire theoretical and practical knowledge about education management, state and local governments, education policies, management of organizations, leadership in education, economics of education, educational work management.

“Teaching and Learning for Competence” - module students will solve diverse range of issues of modern education related to changes and new challenges in education policy and practice, implementation of the project “School 2030” in Latvian schools and introduction of the new education standards.

Study period and classes time
The full-time degree programme covers 2.3 semesters. Classes are mainly in the afternoons on business days.

Career opportunities
The programme "Educational Sciences" is an academic programme and is oriented towards the preparation of higher-level managers in education, teachers-supervisors and mentors in any sphere of education. This programme ensures all the necessary preconditions for a successful career related to education in public and private sector.

Admission requirements

Module „Educational Management”

  1. Bachelor's degree or second level professional higher education (acquired at least 240ECTS).
  2. English language proficiency.
  3. Entrance examinations will consist of two parts:
    3.1. Written part. Essay on current issues and problems in education in the chosen specialization (300-500 words);
    3.2. Oral part Interviews during which the applicant’s communication, leadership, and foreign language skills are tested.

Module „Teaching and Learning for Competence”

  1. Bachelor's degree or second level professional higher education in Pedagogy (acquired at least 240ECTS).
  2. English language proficiency.
  3. Entrance examinations will consist of two parts:
    3.1. Written part. Essay on current issues and problems in education in the chosen specialization (300-500 words);
    3.2. Oral part Interviews during which the applicant’s communication, leadership, and foreign language skills are tested.
 

Autumn Intake (application start: 4 Jan 2021; studies start in Sept 2021)

Full-time

Educational Sciences – Educational management:

Educational Sciences – Teaching and learning for competence:

Contact person for more information:
Director of the Programme                
Assoc. prof. Dita Nīmante
E-mail: dita.nimante@lu.lv

Faculty of of Education, Psychology and Art
Imantas 7. līnija-1, Riga, LV-1083