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M.A.Applied Sociology

Tuition fee €2,600.00 per year
Application fee €100.00 one-time


The aim of the Master Study Programme in Applied Sociology is to provide its graduates with complex theoretical and research competencies that would allow them to react and to adapt to the needs of the rapidly changing societies and successfully continue with an academic or vocational career. The Programme is designed in line with major social developments taking place in contemporary societies. Majority of the Programme teachers are active scholars involved in various local and international research projects and expert activities. The teachers’ research fields correspond to the subjects they teach. This creates the framework of opportunities for the students to join the research activities in the particular sphere, and acquire the research and presentational skills.

Programme structure

*1 Year *
I semester

Methodology of Social Sciences - 6;
Trends in Contemporary Social Theories - 6;
Medical Sociology and Anthropology - 6;
Contemporary Sociology of Religion - 6;
Families and Social Welfare - 6;

II semester
Issues in Quantitative Research Methods in Sociology - 6;
Modern Political Sociology - 6;
Special Course No. 1 - 6;
Applied Social and Market Research - 6;
Research Project No.1 - 6;

*2 Year *
I semester
Problems of Sociological Qualitative Research – 6;
Research Trends in Sociology of Culture – 6;
Sociology and Anthropology of Gender – 6;
Research Project Nr.2 – 6;
In service training – 6;

II semester
Final paper - 30.

Career opportunities

Graduates of Applied Sociology programme will be able to work:

- in social research centres, public opinion and market research institutions, and public administration;
organisational work in private and public institutions and non-governmental organizations;
- in science and education institutions;
- in advertising and public relations agencies;
- in various spheres of media;
- in cultural institutions;
- in international organizations and foundations for development, public health, tourism and recreation, and humanitarian aid;

Graduates of Applied Sociology may continue studies in PhD studies in sociology.

Apply now! Fall semester 2018/19
Jun 30, 2019 23:59
Europe/Riga time
Application deadline
Jul 30, 2019 23:59
Europe/Riga time

Autumn Intake

Studies commence
Sep 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States