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Bachelor in Sociology of Organizations and Public Administration

Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
2,400 EUR

2,400 EUR

Program description

Study sociology in Latvia

This sociology bachelor program aims to educate highly qualified specialists in the field. Students will be provided with the knowledge and skills of how to analyze the performance of organizations and institutions in public, private and non-governmental sectors. Students will also explore how to develop reasonable and sound proposals in order to address problems in the sphere of organizations and public administration.

The program consists of compulsory courses and elective courses, students are required to elaborate their own research project. The full–time sociology program covers 3 academic years. The study courses of the 1st year provide general knowledge and skills in sociological theory, research, management, philosophy, social problems, community development, and sociology of groups and organizations.

The 2nd year courses focus more specifically on research methodologies and techniques, regional development, rural sociology, social statistics, social psychology. In the 3rd year students are offered a number of elective courses including demography, social entrepreneurship, sociology of work, sociology of family, social work, project management, management of stress and time. This program is completed with the defense of a bachelor’s thesis.

What you'll gain

  • You will develop multidisciplinary understanding about management and performance of organizations and people in public, private and nongovernmental sectors.
  • You will be offered to participate in research projects and volunteering activities.
  • You will acquire knowledge and skills on researching contemporary processes in social life, public policies, and organizations, which allow you to develop your future career in many professional domains.
  • An interactive study process with dynamic and experienced academic staff, opportunities of e-learning, organized weeks of guest lectures.
  • A student-centred approach to the study process and focus specifically on your needs and interests in each study course.

Career prospects

Graduates of the sociology program are specialists having successful careers in a number of professional areas including teaching, research, politics, public administration, municipalities, social and health services, the media, personnel management, NGO and trade unions. Bachelor’s degree entitles graduates to continue studies in a respective master’s study programs at universities in Latvia or abroad.

Admission requirements

Applicants with completed secondary education are approved for admission to the programme. Applicants must be able to present good English knowledge ( minimum - CEFR level B2, IELTS score 5.5, TOEFL score 520, TOEFL-iBT score 68 ) and need to pass an online aptitude test in social sciences.

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Tuition fees

EUR 2 400 per year

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Bachelor of Social Sciences in Sociology

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Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (LLU) is one of the leading higher educational institutions in the Baltic States. Offering a wide range of study programs for international students, the university has provided educational opportunities for more than 150 years. In...

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Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

Lielā Street 2
LV-3001 Jelgava

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