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Master in Project Management
The future is projectised: Join the Master in Project Management programme to manage the projects of the future.
Master Degree issued by University of Latvia
STANDARD PROGRAMME DURATION
4 semesters, starts in autumn
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
Project management skills make a vital difference in all areas of the economy. You’d expect any expert surgeon to be formally trained and to have experience handling all sorts of cases with all the usual complicating factors. Project management is no different: a good project manager must have both the right education and experience. A practical degree gives students the chance to gain hands-on experience in managing projects, providing the skills they need to succeed.
- What is project management? What do project managers do?
Everything you see was once a project. Whether it’s the launch of a new line of sustainable footwear or the design and implementation of a new city square. In the modern world, projects are growing increasingly complex – with detailed requirements to be managed by diverse project teams. This means good project managers have a critical role to play in getting things done.
Project managers are responsible for leading complex projects through the entire lifecycle. They make technical decisions, deciding on the best tools and methods for the job. They are people managers – facilitating collaboration between stakeholders to ensure the result meets everyone’s expectations. They are also problem spotters – keeping an eye out for potential problems and acting to resolve them.
Beyond change management, project managers apply leadership, strategic thinking, team building, and conflict resolution skills to ensure dynamic projects go to plan. If you’ve got or are eager to develop just this mix of skills, then a degree in project management could be just the right starting point for your fulfilling new career.
- What are the advantages of studying in the Riga area?
Riga is the beautiful capital of Latvia, situated on the River Daugava, stretching out into the Gulf of Riga and the Baltic Sea. With a population of just over 600,000 and just over 80,000 students, it’s an inviting city for foreign students. The number of people coming to Riga to study from abroad remains relatively small, but it is growing with Latvia’s rising popularity.
Riga is the centre of the Latvian economy, with many residents working in the services and trade sectors. There is also significant ongoing investment in the financial and real estate sectors, as well as developing Riga to be the primary transport hub for the Baltic states. This is expected to expand its appeal among international corporations, digital nomads, further investors and of course international students.
- What makes studying at University of Latvia such a valuable experience?
Students will gain knowledge that will be useful in work in and with state and local government institutions and businesses in any sector of the economy. They will develop practical and research skills that give them the capabilities to manage dynamic projects. Upon graduation, students will have acquired professional competence in all areas of project management in line with international project management standards (PMI, PRINCE 2, IPMA). All students receive an internationally recognised diploma.
Various extracurricular activities and work opportunities round off the programme.
Our project management students have the chance to participate in a collaboration with Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts (FH Dortmund) in Germany. This will allow them to receive a master’s degree in Project Management from FH Dortmund in addition to their diploma from the University of Latvia.
For the academic year the tuition fee is €2,350 for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens, permanent residents, and their family members. Citizens of other countries pays the slightly higher fee of €2,585. See the course website for up-to-date information.
Subject to some restrictions, international students may be eligible for student and study loans.
A limited number of scholarships are also available.
Combined with the average living costs for students coming in at €500 per month, Riga is a relatively affordable place to study.
- What is the course plan?
You can find a current course plan on the website.
- How do I find accommodation?
Student services will assist international students in finding accommodation in one of the university residence halls. Applications should be made as soon as you have received your acceptance letter. Places are limited and finding alternatives can be difficult. See the dedicated accommodation page for more information.
- Are there any internship opportunities?
The study programme includes two internships, which provide the opportunity for students to familiarise themselves with the principles of project development and project management in various organisations. Internships can be found in both state institutions in Latvia or abroad.
- Where can I find more information for international students?
A lot of university-related and practical information and the contacts for student services can be found on the website.