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M.A.Sociology of Organizations and Public Administration

Tuition fee €3,000 per year
Application fee €160 one-time
Deposit €500 one-time
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Overview

The programme aims to educate highly qualified specialists for managerial posts in organizations of public and private sectors as well as for research institutions. The study programme ensures the student-centred 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.

The programme covers two academic years. In the 1st semester students extend their knowledge and skills in sociological theory, research methodology and techniques, organizational behaviour, 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 programmes. 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 programme is completed with the elaboration and defence of a Master’s thesis.

Career opportunities

The 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. The graduates are eligible to continue studies in the respective doctoral programmes in Latvia or abroad.

Apply now! Monthly entrollment
This is a rolling intake - applications are accepted all year round.
Apply now! Spring semester 2024
Application period has ended
Studies commence
4 Feb 2024
Apply now! Fall semester 2024
Application period has ended
Studies commence
2 Sept 2024
Apply now! Monthly entrollment
This is a rolling intake - applications are accepted all year round.
Apply now! Spring semester 2024
Application period has ended
Studies commence
4 Feb 2024
Apply now! Fall semester 2024
Application period has ended
Studies commence
2 Sept 2024
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