The programme is designed to provide internationally competitive education in communication science with an emphasis on media literacy and digital literacy, to train highly educated professionals for various media content creation, distribution, analysis and promotion of media education in various fields. Over the course of these studies, students will acquire a set of theoretically informed competences to research, analyse, evaluate media content of any format and kind for its content and aesthetics, and utilise various media technologies to create sophisticated, artistic and effective media materials. The programme will provide in-depth knowledge and skills for further career development and participation in today's globalised, digitised and mediated world.
To accommodate international students, the programme combines several intensive executive-education weeks in Latvia as well as allows remote learning through online seminars and exercises. Industry internships with the university's partners or at student-determined organisations/businesses are an integral part of the programme.
Lectures take place every Friday from 2pm and every Saturday from 9.45am (Easter European Time). Intensive learning weeks, that require in-person attendance, are planned as follows for the next academic year:
- 04.09.2019. - 07.09.2019.
- 06.11.2019. - 09.11.2019.
- 15.01.2020. - 18.01.2020.
- 01.04.2020. - 04.04.2020.
- 10.06.2020. - 13.06.2020.
The programme has been developed in collaboration with communication and media experts. It is based on recommendations for international media and information literacy education.
It’s the only such programme available in English across Europe (other programmes with similar content are only available in the USA).
Programme is based on utilising such innovative study methods as strategic games and simulations, which help to integrate theoretical knowledge with the development of practical skills when looking for solutions for various strategic communication issues in ever-changing world.
The level of turbulence in the information space is growing rapidly. Security has become a broad and complex concept and being competent in matters related to media literacy, strategic communication, technologies and cyber security is important to us as individuals as well as representatives of states and organisations. Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences' study offer addresses this demand, offering education that prepares specialists with skills in:
✔️Media & Information Literacy
✔️Strategic Communication & Governance
✔️Virtual Reality & Smart Technologies
Graduates can work in various sectors such as marketing, media, journalism and social media management, where skills and knowledge of media content monitoring and analysis, content creation and dissemination are important as well as at institutions that provide media literacy education, such as schools, museums, archives and more.
Study mode: full-time (module based)
Duration: full-time 2 years (4 semesters)
Degree title: ACADEMIC MASTER’S DEGREE IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
EQF: Level 7
Exchange opportunities: Available through Erasmus+ and Nordplus.
Tuition fees: EU, EEA, Swiss Confederation - 1924 EUR per academic year (full-programme 4812 EUR). Non-EU, Non-EEA 2406 EUR per academic year (full-programme 3609 EUR).
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent
- Evidence of English language competence (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS).
- Master theses proposal - view here
Non-EU, Non-EEA applicants: May 8 (Five SCHOLARSHIPS that cover tuition fees are available to non-EU, non-EEA students for this program).
EU/ EEA/ Swiss Confederation applicants: June 30 (students are eligible to apply for Latvian state funded study placements).
For further information, get in touch with International Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.