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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:20 / 30
Course supervisor:Ivans Jānis Mihailovs
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Communication Science
Branch of science:Communication Sciences


To enhance MA students’ comprehension of research and skill in developing their own draft study – Master’s thesis, including its detailed substantiation and implementation process, the planned data acquisition and processing procedures; evaluate the possible risks and hazard of the planned study; characterise the legal and ethical aspects of the study, as well as draw the attention to scientific writing.


Research methodology, other Master’s study programme courses.

Learning outcomes


Students comprehend, compare and critically evaluate different theoretical dispositions and study results in relation to the study subject; comprehend the requirements of the drafting and implementation of Master’s Thesis and its assessment criteria.


Students formulate the problematic issues of the research; pursuant to the subject, select and critically evaluate the sources of literature; substantiate the topicality and problem of the study, formulate the aim and question(s)/hypothesis (hypotheses) of the study; choose the methodology of the study that is suitable for the study aim pursuant to the ethical norms in the study; describe the planned data analysis methods; and evaluate the risks and hazards of the potential study; collect, process and analyse data, describe and interpret obtained results.


Students independently plan and implement a study that is compliant with the basic principles of research and ethical norms.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2022, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Strategic and Public Relations Management, SSAM4Master’sRequiredDite Liepa, Anda Rožukalne, Deniss Hanovs, Ilva Skulte, Ivans Jānis Mihailovs, Maija Zakriževska-Belogrudova, Sergejs Kruks, Vita Savicka, Agita Lūse
Health Communication, VKM4Master’sRequiredVita Savicka, Dite Liepa