MASTER’S IN MEDIA AND INFORMATION LITERACY

OVERVIEW

Study programme is based on developing in-depth knowledge of the key questions within the communication science with an emphasis on media and information literacy, additionally focusing on critical issues from social sciences and humanities. Students will develop understanding of the interaction between an individual, media, society and technology and its cultural, economic, and political features.

Students will also gain knowledge about media as a business and the logic behind media economics.

WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE A MASTER'S IN MEDIA AND INFORMATION LITERACY?
  • The programme has been developed in collaboration with communication and media experts. It is based on recommendations for international media and information literacy education.

  • It’s the only such programme available in English across Europe (other programmes with similar content are only available in the USA).

  • Programme is based on utilising such innovative study methods as strategic games and simulations, which help to integrate theoretical knowledge with the development of practical skills when looking for solutions for various strategic communication issues in ever-changing world.

CAREER

Graduates can work in various sectors such as marketing, media, journalism and social media management, where skills and knowledge of media content monitoring and analysis, content creation and dissemination are important as well as at institutions that provide media literacy education, such as schools, museums, archives and more.

PARTNERS

Delfi  Re:baltica  ReDotMedia   Valmiera TV  Re:TV LNB  Baltijas mediju centrs  Latvijas interneta asociācija

FAST FACTS

Study mode: full-time (module based)
Language: English
Duration: full-time 1.5 years (3 semesters)
ECTS: 90
Degree title: ACADEMIC MASTER’S DEGREE IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
EQF: Level 7
Exchange opportunities: Available through Erasmus+ and Nordplus.

IMPORTANT

Tuition fees: EU, EEA, Swiss Confederation - 1924 EUR per academic year (full-programme 2886 EUR). Non-EU, Non-EEA 2406 EUR per academic year (full-programme 3609 EUR). 
Entry requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Evidence of English language competence (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS).
  • Master theses proposal - view here 


For further information, get in touch with International Office at international@va.lv.