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M.A.History

Tuition fee €2,900.00 per year
Application fee €100.00 one-time
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Overview

Aim of the Study Programme:

to train specialists of history and cultural history of academic level with profound theoretical and methodological knowledge, able to do independent scientific research work.

Tasks of the Study Programm:

contribute to master students’ knowledge and understanding of the diversity of methodologies and theoretical approaches, by researching history and cultural history;
develop master students’ skills
to critically evaluate conceptions existing in the modern historical research and culture studies,
to explain and substantiate their understanding of the essence and significance of facts and processes of history and cultural history,
to ground their choice of methodology for their own research within an appropriate methodological framework;
to improve master students’ competence in:
identification and processing of data by applying various methods of historical sources and historiography and modern technologies;
presenting the conception, process and findings of a research by means of modern technologies.
As a result of the programme’s acquisition, the graduate will acquire and be able to demonstrate:

Knowledge:

Students are able to demonstrate more profound/extended knowledge and understanding of:

historical thought in the Antiquity, idea of history in the Middle Ages, emerging of the idea of historicism and historical discipline;
variety of conceptions for contemporary philosophy of history;
specific character of the discipline of history, theory of historical source;
research methods, methodologies and their reciprocity;
issues of historical regionalism;
traditions and directions of Latvian historiography;
organization of the discipline of history and institutions in Latvia and abroad;
interaction between history and culture;
interaction of history and culture.
Skills:

Students can independently

analyse and compare theoretical conceptions of philosophy of history, historiography, source studies;
critically evaluate theoretical findings and results of the conducted researches;
substantiate their understanding of history and the theme and methodology of their own research;
study and select the necessary information from scholarly literature and electronic information resources;
plan, organize and conduct studies, research and other activities;
solve research problems; carry out a research:
investigate collections of historical sources (archives, museums, press etc.) and select sources to reveal the research theme,
create source complexes,
apply appropriate research methods for obtaining of information from the sources,
compare, interpret and gather information from different sources,
make historical reconstructions,
assess research findings and determine further perspective of the research;
render the results of their own research in scientific papers, publications and presentations;
participate in scientific communication by providing arguments and explanations of facts, and discussing the aspects of history.
Competence:

Students are able to

independently formulate and critically analyse complex problems of history;
integrate knowledge of different fields, apply research methodology in practice for creation of new knowledge in the field of history;
improve their own knowledge and skills relevant to the field of activity; study Latvian and foreign periodicals, the novelties of research literature, acquiring topical tendencies in the field of history;
act in accordance with the principles of ethics and with attention, understanding and tolerance towards ideas and results of work done by other people; are responsible for accuracy and correctness of their own work.

Programme structure

PART A

Autumn semester
MākZ5066 Global culture and identity (PDF, 47.4 Kb)
Teol7001 Contemporary religious conceptions (PDF, 50.5 Kb)
Vēst5033 Problems of regionalism in history (PDF, 50.3 Kb)
Vēst6025 Methodologies of history (PDF, 51.1 Kb)
Vēst6016 Traditions and topical issues of historical research in Latvia (PDF, 50.5 Kb)
Vēst5012 Problems of the history of Latvia in historiography (PDF, 61.5 Kb)
Vēst5011 Problems of the history of Latvia in historiography II (PDF, 51.8 Kb)
Vēst4011 The idea of history (PDF, 50.9 Kb)
Vēst6027 Problems of cultural history in the 20th and 21st centuries (PDF, 49.3 Kb)
Vēst7004 Methodologies of culture studies (PDF, 43.7 Kb)
Vēst1066 Methodologies of culture studies II (PDF, 53.5 Kb)
FilZ6001 Philosophy of culture (PDF, 52.2 Kb)
Vēst6004 Paradigms of artistic understanding (PDF, 52.3 Kb)
Vēst4019 Fundamentals of archaeography (PDF, 52.6 Kb)
Vēst4017 Fundamentals of archive science (PDF, 52 Kb)
Vēst4018 Oral history (PDF, 50.9 Kb)
Vēst5018 World as culture (PDF, 51.2 Kb)
Vēst5025 Terminology of history in English language (PDF, 46.3 Kb)
Vēst6009 Activities of Baltic Jesuits (PDF, 49.9 Kb)
Vēst6007 Culture and modern technologies (PDF, 48.1 Kb)
MākZ7001 Latest tendencies in scenic art of Latvia (PDF, 49 Kb)
Vēst7005 Subcultures in the contemporary society (PDF, 50.3 Kb)
Vēst7003 Space models in the European culture (PDF, 50.1 Kb)
Vēst4015 Master’s thesis I (PDF, 33.9 Kb)
Vēst5008 Master’s thesis III (PDF, 34 Kb)

Spring semester
Vēst7001 Social anthropology (PDF, 50.7 Kb)
Vēst6017 History informatics (PDF, 49.5 Kb)
MākZ5067 Historical phenomenology (PDF, 49 Kb)
Vēst5024 Problems of the 20th century history (PDF, 50.4 Kb)
Vēst4022 Problems of the history of Latvia in historiography I (PDF, 57.7 Kb)
Vēst4021 Philosophy of history (PDF, 56.4 Kb)
Filo7007 Ethnogenesis of the Balts (PDF, 48.3 Kb)
Vēst1065 Methodologies of culture studies I (PDF, 52.9 Kb)
Vēst6006 Latvian culture within the cultural system of Europe (PDF, 46.7 Kb)
Vēst6005 History of art science (PDF, 49.2 Kb)
Vēst5034 Contemporary art aesthetics (PDF, 51.2 Kb)
Vēst7006 Para-religious ideas in culture (PDF, 50.3 Kb)
Vēst5010 Master’s thesis (PDF, 33.4 Kb)
Vēst4016 Master’s thesis II (PDF, 33.9 Kb)
Vēst5009 Master’s thesis IV (PDF, 33.9 Kb)
Vēst7010 Master’s examination in history (PDF, 33.4 Kb)

PART B

Autumn semester
Vēst5026 Seminar on master’s thesis I (PDF, 49.5 Kb)
Vēst5027 Seminar on master’s thesis II (PDF, 50 Kb)
Vēst4020 Analysis of the theme of research project (PDF, 45.8 Kb)

Spring semester
Vēst5035 Seminar on master’s thesis (PDF, 61.3 Kb)
Vēst5028 Seminar on master’s thesis III (PDF, 51.8 Kb)
Vēst5029 Seminar on master’s thesis IV (PDF, 48.1 Kb)
Vēst5031 Participation in 2 scientific conferences (PDF, 32.9 Kb)
Vēst5030 Publication / written presentation of research (PDF, 31.8 Kb)
Vēst5032 Analysis of concept of research project (PDF, 46.7 Kb)

Apply now! Fall semester 2018/19
Application deadline
Aug 30, 2018 23:59
Europe/Riga time

This is Autumn Intake

Studies commence
Sep 1, 2018

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States