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Faculty:Faculty of Education and Management
Programme Workload:2 years: 80 CP / 120 ECTS CP
1.3 years: 50 CP / 75 ECTS CP
Programme Duration:1.3 or 2 years
Forms of the Programme Implementation:Full-time studies
Admission RequirementsFor 1.3 years course (50CP)
Specialization: “Variety and inclusion in education” and “Teaching and learning for expertness”:
– Bachelor’s degree in pedagogy and education or the second level professional higher education or the equivalent education with 160 credit points acquired in total.
– English language knowledge at B2 level.

For 1.3 years course (50 CP)
Specialization: “Management of education” and “Human behaviour and education”:
– Bachelor’s degree or the second level professional higher education with 160 credit points acquired in total or other equivalent higher education with 160 credit points acquired in total.
– English language knowledge at B2 level.

For 2 years course (80 CP)
Specialization “Pedagogy”:
– Bachelor’s degree or the second level professional higher education with 120 credit points acquired in total.
– English language knowledge at B2 level.
Entrance examinationWriting part: essay on the topical issues and problems of education (300-500 words).
Oral part: An interview during which the applicant’s communication, leadership and foreign language skills are tested.
Obtainable DegreeMaster’s Degree in Educational Science
Study course descriptionsStudy course descriptions [50KP] – 1.3 years
Study course descriptions [80KP] – 2 years

The aim of the master’s study programme is

to promote the improvement of students’ professional pedagogical, management and research competence for competitiveness in education, to motivate for further academic growth.


  • understanding of educational sciences (integrating into them also other sciences related to
    human life) and their sub-branches, theories and practices, education systems, history,
    development trends, current research in Latvia, Europe and the world;
  • understanding of the research process, which includes research logic, diverse research
    methods, interpretation and dissemination of research data;
  • critical understanding of the links between educational theories, research, pedagogical
    regularities and practice;
  • understanding of the pedagogical process and the optimum learning environment in diverse
    educational contexts;
  • integrated knowledge and understanding of education management, interaction of participants
    in the educational process at different levels of education, research process, mentoring in
    education, communication in team work in educational institutions at different levels.


  • systematically and critically analyse societal processes related to education, theories, research
    data, educational policies and legal issues in Latvia, Europe and the world;
  • critically analyse complex issues of educational sciences at different levels of education and
    professional activity, substantiating and arguing orally and in writing, defending one’s opinion;
  • plan, implement and assess pedagogical activities according to the needs of different
    educational target groups in different contexts, creating a safe and supportive, optimum
    learning environment;
  • formulate, analytically describe and present information, problems and solutions in the
    educational sciences, in the professional activities of teachers and education managers;
  • explain and discuss complex or systemic aspects of professional activity of educational
    sciences and educators, education managers, results of international and local research both
    with specialists in the field, with non-specialists and the general public, present the results of
    research to various audiences;
  • independently use theories, methods and problem-solving skills to carry out research activities
    in educational sciences.


  • independently formulate and critically analyse complex scientific and professional problems
    in the field of education, substantiate decisions, if necessary, perform additional analysis of
    problems, using the acquired knowledge and skills in new or unforeseen situations;
  • to integrate knowledge and skills from different fields in the autonomous decision-making
    process, contribute to the creation of new knowledge, development of research and
    professional methods, taking into account the ethical responsibility for scientific results or the
    potential impact of professional activities on society in the context of sustainable development;
  • to encourage and introduce innovative, theoretical and research-based changes into the field of
    education in the workplace and in the society, responsibly assessing the potential impact of an
    activity on the relationship between education and society;
  • to lead or coordinate interdisciplinary teams, implement mentoring in practice, perform
    educational work in accordance with the needs of various educational target groups in an
    inclusive educational environment, taking responsibility for their own initiative, for the results
    of staff’s / team’s work;
  • to reflect on their learning process and achieved results, promote further development of their
    knowledge, skills and competences.

Programme Director

Dr.paed., Prof. Jeļena Davidova
Phone: +371 29140287