Languages and Cultural Environment

    Faculty of Translation Studies

    degree-finish
    Academic Master’s Degree
    education-requirements
    Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities
    study-time
    2 years (4 semesters), two semesters of which are devoted to studies (lectures), one of which is devoted to lectures and training, and the last of which is devoted to the development of a master’s thesis.
    study-type
    Full-time studies (in English)

    study-aim

    To provide students with in-depth theoretical knowledge and to develop their research skills and abilities. To ensure training of competitive specialists for the national and international labour markets. To ensure training of specialists who will work for private economic entities in Latvia, in other EU member states and in countries outside the EU. To provide studies tailored to economic, cultural, and social needs. To provide academic master’s studies which correspond to standards of academic education and are based on theoretical scientific foundations.

    study-tasks

    To provide students with a set of theoretical knowledge and skills on matters regarding the selected language, culture, and intercultural communication as well as other fields that will allow students to successfully compete and adapt as quickly as possible to the work environment upon graduation, thus successfully adapting to work for administrative institutions in Latvia, the European Union, and other countries.
    To prepare students for further studies in doctoral study programmes in Latvia (including Ventspils University College’s and Liepāja University’s collaborative Linguistics doctoral study programme) and abroad by providing advanced research skills provided via courses on research methodology.
    To promote graduates’ competitiveness on the international labour market.
    To ensure the quality of education on the basis of the external quality assurance system of Latvia and on the internal quality assurance system of Ventspils University College by improving the methodological, scientific, material and technical support of the study process, increasing the qualifications of lecturers, and promoting cooperation with other Latvian and foreign higher education institutions.
    To ensure the use of students’ skills and abilities by analysing issues and cases and solving practical assignments.
    To improve students’ abilities to continuously develop their academic knowledge.
    To modify the content and teaching methods of the program in a timely manner in response to changes in the labour market and to accurately predict future changes.

    Translation of Legal Texts

    Faculty of Translation Studies

    degree-finish
    Professional Master of Legal Text Translation, Qualification: Translator
    education-requirements
    Citizens of the Republic of Latvia and people who have a non-citizen’s passport issued by the Republic of Latvia as well as permanent residents of Latvia and foreigners who have previously obtained a professional bachelor’s degree in translation upon completion of a four-year study programme or an academic bachelor’s degree in a different field of science upon completion of a three-year study programme, or any other professional qualification obtained upon the completion of a four-year study programme.
    study-time
    1.5 years (3 semesters) Graduates of the academic bachelor’s study programme undergo an additional semester of translation practice amounting to 20 credit points (30 ECTS).
    study-type
    Full-time studies

    study-aim

    Graduates of the study programme are high-level specialists in legal text translation who are able to fulfil translation orders of various difficulties in the studied language combinations and who work in Latvian state administration institutions, law enforcement institutions, international organisations, and especially in EU institutions, thus demonstrating their ability to independently understand a range of texts from various fields as well as to effectively organise the execution of large translation orders; graduates are able to orient themselves in the studied sub-field of law, use its terminology and solve current issues regarding legal terminology in the corresponding working languages; graduates are able to revise their own and others’ translations and use modern translation technologies (for example, computer assisted translation software) in the translation process.

    study-tasks

    To educate high-level specialists in translation of legal texts from at least two foreign languages; to encourage acquisition of in-depth knowledge of translation, providing an opportunity to independently develop methodologies for translation and to carry out translation orders in new legal terminology-related fields; to promote the competitiveness of graduates in changing socio-economic conditions and in the international labour market, including in European Union institutions.

    Business management

    Faculty of Economics and Management

    degree-finish
    Professional Master of Business management and Business Manager qualification
    education-requirements
    Higher education in the chosen qualification and two years of professional experience; a professional bachelor’s or academic bachelor’s in social science if the programme includes training at a company. If such training is not included in the programme, it must be included in the master’s study programme.
    study-time
    2 years (4 semesters), two semesters of which are devoted to studies (lectures), one of which is devoted to lectures and training, and the last of which is devoted to development of the master’s thesis.
    study-type
    Full-time studies

    study-aim

    To prepare students for practical professional activities in the field of business management and for further independent scientific work.

    study-tasks

    To encourage the development of the master’s student into a highly qualified specialist in accordance with the principles adopted by the European Union; to conduct in-depth studies in the theory of management, international business management, finance, modern communications and IT management, concluding with the development and presentation of a master’s thesis.

    Computer Science

    Faculty of Information and Technology

    degree-finish
    Academic Master of Natural Sciences in Computer Science
    education-requirements
    Bachelor of Natural Sciences or Engineering in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Technology, Physics, Astronomy, Electronics or Telecommunications
    study-time
    2 years (4 semesters)
    study-type
    Full-time studies

    study-aim

    To prepare computer science specialists in the rapidly expanding IT sector and to provide students with a set of skills and current knowledge necessary for computer science and IT specialists at a master’s level of excellence and which prepare students for independent research in an international environment with the possibility to continue to doctoral studies.

    study-tasks

    To provide students with the conditions and opportunities to acquire skills and abilities for scientific and professional activities; to motivate and facilitate the satisfaction of students’ needs for further education, including continuing studies in doctoral study programmes; to develop student’s abilities of scientific analysis, pedagogical skills, and independent problem solving; to encourage their involvement in solving practical and scientific problems.

    Electronics

    Faculty of Information and Technology

    degree-finish
    Professional Master of Electronics, Qualification: Electronics Engineer
    education-requirements
    Professional or Academic Bachelor of Electronics, Telecommunication or a related electrical engineering speciality
    study-time
    Full-time studies
    study-type
    Pilna laika klātiene

    study-aim

    To prepare highly skilled electronics specialists who know how to work with modern electronic equipment, understand its design, know how to operate and repair it, and understand modern information and computer technologies and can use them creatively in their direct duties. Specialists gain knowledge and skills necessary for practical work and are prepared for further education and scientific activities.

    study-tasks

    To provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge of electronics.
    To accustom students to independent learning, evaluation, and application of the latest developments in electronics.
    To develop students’ scientific analysis abilities and their independent problem solving skills; to encourage their involvement in solving practical and theoretical problems.
    To facilitate students’ further education, including motivation to continue studies in doctoral study programmes.
    To provide modern educational laboratory equipment for studies and to give students the opportunity to practice solving real scientific and technical problems by engaging them in the work of electronics companies during training.
    To provide qualified teaching staff and modern training in the study process.