|Type of study programme||Professional master degree|
|Degree||Professional Master Degree in Information Technology, qualification of Information Technology Project Manager|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 31-Dec-2022|
|Credit points||88 (ECTS: 132)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||International students study in English in special groups formed for international students. Latvian language courses for international students are held two times per week.|
|Fees||2800 EUR per year (2020/21)|
|Study programme description||The Professional Master’s study programme “Information technology” aim is to educate high qualification specialists for professional activity in the field of Technologies and Telecommunication with specialization in Management of Information Technology projects.
The study programme is organized in the form of lectures, seminars, practical classes and laboratory works, students’ independent assignment (individually, literary studies, development of a project in small groups). Implementation of each course envisages integration of knowledge, skills and abilities, succession of the courses in their relation to writing the students’ research project.
Main study courses offered include Study Project (IT project planning), General Quality Management, Project Management and Modelling of Business Processes, Business Intelligence, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Study project (IT project implementation), Qualification practice I, II, Research practice, Master thesis. During the course students fulfill tasks of the practice, set up and present a term paper and the Master paper. During the studies students have 2 practical works, where they strengthen the obtained knowledge and skills defined by the profession standards."
After obtaining Professional Master’s degree graduates can work in organizations that carry out software development, deployment, maintenance, providing information technology consulting and information systems audit.
|Study programme link||www.liepu.lv/en/51/information-technology
|Requirements||Bachelor degree in Computer Sciences or Information Technologies;
Interview with each applicant;
Students, who obtained their Bachelor degree at least two years before, have to submit the thesis (5 to 10 pages) about a free chosen and topical research problem in the field of Computer Sciences or Information Technologies;
English language proficiency - Minimum IELTS (6).
Liepaja University was founded in 1954 on the basis of Teacher Training Institute. Liepaja University is one of the universities of the Republic of Latvia. Liepaja University is a symbol of education, science and culture of Liepaja and Kurzeme region that provides with competitive, internationally recognized varied education. Developes innovative research, ensures sustainability of society development, economic knowledge development in Latvia as a lawful partner in European Union.
Liepaja University is an accredited state higher educational establishment, which implements approximately 35 study programmes at all three study levels: basic studies, Master and Doctorate studies.
The University is actively involved in a variety of international projects both as leader and as a partner.
Population in the city of Liepaja: 68 945
Total number of students: 1300 (2019/20)
Number of International students: 98 (2019/20)
Number of academic staff: 101 (2019/20)
Accommodation possibilities and costs:Liepāja University offers accommodation in its student hostel. Rent can verify from EUR 36 – 105 per month. All rooms are furnished, a fridge in each room, shared kitchen, shower and toilets. Laundry service and free Wi-fi.
If a student does not wish to stay at the hostel, private housing arrangements should be made.