Societal Security and Safety: Specialised Master's Degrees at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA) offers internationally-oriented Master’s degrees and summer school programmes in English. One of the specialisation areas of its study offer at a master-level is societal safety and security in terms of media, communication, information and cyberspace security.

The programmes offered within this study area cover both, Social Sciences and Information Technologies: MSc Media and Information Literacy, MSc Strategic Communication and Governance, MSc Cybersecurity Engineering.

All master's degrees at ViA require a minimum of 1.5 years of study and admission requirements include evidence of English competence, Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field and a motivation letter or a proposal for a master's thesis.

To accommodate international students, the programmes combine several intensive executive-education weeks in Latvia as well as remote learning through online seminars and exercises. Industry internships with the university's partners or at student-determined organisations/businesses are an integral part of the programmes.

Please see below a list of programmes in the subject area of safety and security for specific details on study duration, design as well as admission and costs. Scholarships that cover international student tuition fees are also available. 

*Have a look at all English-taught Master's programmes at ViA or download ViA study brochure.

If you have any questions, get in touch with our international team at international@va.lv