|Type of study programme||Master studies|
|Degree||Professional Master in Education. Qualification: Career Counsellor|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 31-Dec-2023|
|Duration||Full time – 2 years|
|Credit points||80 (ECTS: 120)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||Study language is English. During studies international students join groups of local students or study according to an individual plan. Optional Latvian language and culture course is offered to international students|
|Fees||2200 EUR per year (2019/20)|
|Study programme description||This programme provides students with knowledge in career counseling and management of career development in multicultural environment of education and employment.
The full-time degree programme covers 2 academic years. In the 1st year, general skills and abilities for career counselors in different types of educational and employment institutions are acquired, practices in investigation of counseling fields and observation of counseling process are carried out. The 2nd year focuses on specific and common professional skills in career counseling, application of these skills in two practices of counseling and counseling research. The study programme is completed with the defense of a masters thesis.
Educational and leadership positions in career counseling institutions, adult education, career and counseling centers, government institutions in the education sector. Students may also choose to continue studies in a respective Doctoral study programme at universities of Latvia or abroad.
|Study programme link||www.llu.lv/en/career-counsellor
|Requirements||Applicants with the Bachelor‘s degree of education sciences in pedagogy, or Bachelor‘s degree of social sciences in psychology or the psychologist‘s qualification or applicants with completed second-level professional higher education and the teacher‘s qualification are approved for admission to the programme.
Applicants must be able to present good English knowledge (IELTS score 6.0, TOEFL score 547, TOEFL-iBT score 76).
Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (LLU), founded in 1939, is a centre of education, science and culture. Its mission is to develop the intellectual potential for sustainable future of Latvia and, especially, rural areas. LLU offers 62 qualitative, accredited academic and professional higher education programmes. It is the only higher educational establishment in Latvia offering the study programmes in agriculture, forestry, veterinary medicine, food science and landscape architecture. Also LLU offers studies in Engineering, Social Sciences, and Information technologies. Diplomas issued by LLU are recognised inside and outside the European Borders.
By implementing various large projects, LLU has developed significant research oriented activities, as well as projects improving material and technical basis for research and study needs. As an institution LLU pays also a significant attention to the strategic objectives to implement higher education process in close connection with research and technology transfer. With help of LLU Technology and Knowledge Transfer Centre many results of science have reached the producers. Research and the study activities at LLU go hand in hand.
The university is located in Jelgava - an old cultural city which is only 40 km from the capital of Latvia - Riga. Jelgava is recognized as a true student city. Here you will enjoy green and natural environment combined with sophisticated studies and research, as well as joyful social and cultural events.
Population in the city of Jelgava: 56 383
Total number of students: 4176 (2017/18)
Number of International students: 46 (2017/18)
Number of elected academic staff: 321 (2017/18)
Accommodation possibilities and costs: LLU offers a comfortable accommodation possibilities in the dormitory in the city center - students are usually housed in shared rooms (2 persons). The costs start at 75 EUR per month.