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M.Sc.Educational Sciences

Tuition fee €3,700.00 per year
Application fee €100.00 one-time
Deposit €500.00 one-time
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Overview

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.

Programme structure

Master’s degree programme EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES
Mandatory Courses (40 credits)
Course
code
Credits
(LV)
Credits
(ECTS)
Philosophy of Education Peda5030 2 3
Sociology of Education SDSK5096 2 3
Systemology of Education Peda6091 2 3
Development of Educational Ideas and the Contemporary Paradigm Peda6014 4 6
Psychology of Education Psih5066 4 6
Education Quality and Evaluation VadZ6022 2 3
Research in Education Vadz5054 4 6
Master Thesis I VadZ5101 12 18 Master Thesis II VadZ5104 8 13
Elective courses (40 Credits)
Sub-programme: Leadership
Methodology of Education Research Peda5556 2 3
Leadership in Education VadZ5153 4 6
European Joint European Education Area – Policies and Trends Peda6009 2 3
Processing and Analysis of Educational Data SDSK5010 4 6
Leadership and Leaders Competencies in Educational Organizations SDSK5103 4 6
School Culture VadZ5085 4 6
Quality of Education in the Context of Europe VadZ5148 4 6
Curriculum Development VadZ5090 4 6
Values and Norms in Leadership, Society and School VadZ5154 4 6
Psychology of Leadership Psih5065 4 6
Education Environment Peda6420 2 3
Human Resource Management in Education VadZ5050 2 3
Sub-programme: Education and Human Behaviour
Methodology of Research Peda5067 2 3
Psycho-pedagogical aspects of socialization from the aspect of Lifelong
Learning Peda5123 6 9
Processing and Analysis of Educational Data SDSK5010 4 6
Theory of Multiple Intelligences VadZ5091 4 6
Social Change and Education VadZ5141 2 3
Value Education in Pluralistic Society Peda5124 4 6
Identity in the Transformation of Social Processes SDSK6024 2 3
Lifelong Learning as impulsive force in the formation of creative
personality Peda5125 4 6
Citizenship Education in Democratic Society VadZ5139 4 6
Education Environment Peda6420 2 3
Critical Thinking in the Teaching / Learning Process Peda5599 2 3
Anthropology SDSK5024 4 6
Sub-programme: Intercultural Education
Course
code
Credits
(LV)
Credits
(ECTS)
Methodology of Research Peda5067 2 3
Processing and Analysis of Educational Data SDSK5010 4 6
Value systems in modern society: education, culture, religion SDSK5028 6 9
Sociology of Culture SDSK5025 4 6
Intercultural Aspects of Inclusion SDSK5003 4 6
Intercultural Education Peda5092 4 6
Psychology of Cross-cultural Education SDSK5027 4 6
Citizenship Education in Democratic Society VadZ5139 4 6
Anthropology SDSK5024 4 6
Language and Communication Peda5138 2 3
Education Environment Peda6420 2 3
Sub-programme: Adult Education
Methodology of Research Peda5067 2 3
Adult Education from the aspect of Lifelong Learning VadZ5100 4 6
Education Environment Peda6420 2 3
Processing and Analysis of Educational Data SDSK5010 4 6
Didactics and Methods of Adult Education SDSK5104 4 6
Theories and History of Adult Education VadZ5106 4 6
Curriculum Development for Adult Education VadZ5105 4 6
Projects in Education VadZ5097 4 6
Career Education VadZ5099 4 6
Psychology of Adult Education SDSK5095 4 6
Anthropology SDSK5024 4 6 Sub-programme: Comparative Research in Education
Methodology of Education Research Peda5556 2 3
Factor Analysis in Education VadZ5010 2 3
Processing and Analysis of Educational Data SDSK5010 4 6
Educational Management VadZ6047 4 6
Evaluation of education quality and education indicators VadZ5086 4 6
International Comparative Education Studies VadZ5678 6 9
Models in education research VadZ5096 4 6
Policy of Education Peda6424 2 3
System Approach in Education VadZ5084 2 3
Education Environment Peda6420 2 3
Testing in Education VadZ5094 8 12

Career opportunities

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.

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