Social Work with Children and Youth

Riga Stradins University

Master On Campus
18 months
1800 EUR/year
1800 EUR/year
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The professional Master’s programme Social Work with Children and Youth from Riga Stradins University is aimed at the acquisition of in-depth knowledge in social work with children and youth, ensuring innovative professional development opportunities and preparing for scientific and pedagogical work in the field of social work or for future studies at the doctoral level.


One of the strengths of the Social Work with Children and Youth from Riga Stradins University programme is the encouragement from the teachers to think globally, care about social development and social justice, explore multicultural aspects and undertake comparative social policy studies related to youth. 

Successful learning requires from the students ability to carry out a significant amount of independent research and study work, balanced by active participation during intensive in-class seminars in Vilnius and Riga and in e-study formats.

Our programme is targeted at students with previous education in economics, business management or management science and also with the professional qualification and/or experience in business management.


Following graduation there are a number of job options not only in Latvia and Lithuania but in other countries as well - working with children and youth in a multicultural environment, as well as in refugee and asylum seeker centres. 

Potential employers - local government, social and educational centres for children and youth, childrens' crisis centres, as well as the option of conducting research and continuing with doctoral studies. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Development of Public Relations
  • Socio-cultural Empowerment of Different Youth Groups
  • Social Work with Family
  • Youth Intercultural Communication
  • Interactive Methods Working with Children and Youth
  • Theoretical Models of Social Work
  • Cross-Cultural Mediation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree diploma
  • Bachelor's degree diploma supplement
  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Document confirming English proficiency
  • Copies of publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Documents of additional training and activities (certificates, awards, diplomas etc.)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1800 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1800 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.


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