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Masters in Sociology of Organizations and Public Administration

Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Jelgava
English

Program description

Study a masters in sociology of organizations in Latvia

The program in sociology of organizations and public administration aims to educate highly qualified specialists for managerial posts in organizations of public and private sectors as well as for research institutions.

The study program ensures a student-centered approach to the study process which allows students to develop their theoretical and empirical knowledge, skills and competence for the in-depth analysis of the contemporary social processes, organizational performance and issues of public administration.

You will develop a deeper and multidisciplinary understanding about management of organizations and people in the public, private and nongovernmental sectors as well as how to improve their performance. You will be equipped with knowledge and skills on contemporary trends in social life, public policies, and organizations, which form strong foundation for your future career in any field or job highly related to social responsibility.

The masters program covers two academic years. In the 1st semester students extend their knowledge and skills in sociological theory, research methodology and techniques, organizational behavior, and public administration. Study courses of the 2nd semester specifically focus on organizational studies, the public and nongovernmental sector, social welfare, research of the quality of life, rural studies, and development programs.

During the research practice in the 3rd semester students are offered to visit organizations of the public sector and are required to demonstrate their practical skills in one of the organizations; a few compulsory and elective courses are also delivered such as Project Management, Policy Analysis, Human Development, Time Management, and Innovations and Creativity. In the 4th semester, the program is completed with the defense of a masters thesis.

Career prospects

Graduates work and have successful careers in a wide variety of areas, such as teaching, research, politics, public administration, municipalities,  social and health services, the media, personnel management, NGO and trade unions, insurance companies, police and Probation Service. A number of graduates have pursued their careers also in scientific and research institutions. Students are also eligible to continue studies in the respective doctoral programs in Latvia or abroad.

Admission requirements

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in social sciences or humanities. Applicants with Bachelor’s degree or professional Bachelor’s degree in other specialities are expected to have basic knowledge in social theory and research methodology.

English requirements: IELTS score 6.0, TOEFL score 547, TOEFL-iBT score 76.


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Tuition fees

EUR 2 400 per year

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Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

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
Latvia

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