Second Cycle Programmes

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Latvia - Master's studies

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Country: Latvia
Population (mln): 2,23
Official language/s: Latvian
Time zone: UTC+1 Winter, UTC+2 Summer
Internet TLD: .lv
Calling code: +371
Member of the EU from: 1st May 2004
Unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 14.7
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2011 (%): 31.4
Unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 12.5
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2012 (%): 26.5
Population statistics 20-29 age group 2011 (%): 15,8
Country codes in education system: LV
Expected duration of education (years): 17,5

The second cycle leads to the award of the Maģistrs (Master's degree), a terminal qualification of higher education awarded one to two years after the Bakalaurs. This degree also includes the presentation of a thesis. The total duration of the course of study is no less than five years. In Medicine and Dentistry, studies are not divided into two stages but the degrees Ārsta grāds (degree in Medicine) - six years - and Zobārsta grāds (degree in Dentistry) -  five years-  are considered equivalent to the Maģistrs.


Source: Eurydice,
Eurypedia - The European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems , Eurosta, wikipedia.org, Agency for Science and Higher Education Croatia, Department of Education and Skills Irelan,  Ministry of Education and Culture - FINLAND

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