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Service Design Strategies and Innovations

Art Academy of Latvia / the University of Lapland

24 months
Duration
8000 EUR/year
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About

Service Design Strategies and Innovations (SDSI) is a new joint master’s programme with a focus on interdisciplinary studies and cross-specialisation in design, management, business, social sciences and technology. It is jointly delivered by 4 universities – the Art Academy of Latvia, the university of Lapland, the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, and the Estonian Academy of Arts.

Overview

SDSI is an international curriculum, delivered by a consortium of 4 higher education institutions – the Art Academy of Latvia, the university of Lapland in Finland, the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, and the Estonian Academy of Arts. 

SDSI was designed in 2021 by a consortium of 4 international universities. It emphasises development of leadership skills, and support students in becoming change facilitators who can contribute to innovative, effective and socially responsible service organizations. 

At the SDSI, you will learn to lead large-scale service innovation projects that make difference every single day. As a graduate, you will become an architect of change in public or private service orgnaizations, and help shaping the future of your organization / community / city or country of residence by becoming a change facilitator.

Graduates will be awarded with a Master’s double degree, one from the Art Academy of Latvia and one from the University of Lapland. The study process includes study periods abroad to the diploma awarding partner schools – at the Art Academy of Latvia in Kuldiga, Latvia (during semesters 1 and 2) and at the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland (during the 3rd semester). 

Career:

Service Design Strategies and Innovations at Art Academy of Latvia is a degree with a high employability potential. The service sector has become the largest component of the economy in the EU, accounting for 70% of GDP and generating 90% of jobs. Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills for an uncertain future. They will know how to identify and satisfy unmet needs in a wide range of sectors, and will execute leadership roles in organisations in the private and public sectors, spearheading change processes, envisioning the future, managing multidisciplinary teams and overcoming innovation roadblocks. Career prospects include such positions as Design director, Innovation director, Experience manager, Design strategist, Service designer, UX designer etc.

Accreditation

SDSI is a nationally accredited study programme both in Latvia and in Finland, and is officially a joint (double degree) study programme. It means that graduates will receive two master diplomas at once - one from the Art Academy of Latvia, the other - from the University of Lapland. 

Programme Structure

  • The study process includes study periods abroad to Kuldiga in Latvia and Rovaniemi in Finland. Occasional workshops might be organised in Tallinn, Estonia and Riga, Latvia.

Audience

Service design is a multidisciplinary field, and can students from any background are welcome. SDSI content structure is designed on the 4 basic knowledge of service design, i.e., design, business, technology and social science. However, candidates from other backgrounds are encouraged to study service design as well!

Lecturers

SDSI lecturers are an international team, coming from the 4 consortium universities: the Art Academy of Lativa, the University of Lapland, the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, and the Estonian Art Academy. Many of them are industry professionals closely linked to the labor market needs. Check SDSI web site for lecturers background: section "People" > "Faculty!"

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply from May 15 -30, 2022

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • BA degree
  • Official transcripts 
  • Proof of English proficiency: TOEFL, IELTS, ELS, or previous degree in English
  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Copy of the biodata page of your passport or ID card

Work experience

Preferable, but not obligatory

Technological requirements

Candidates will have to complete a service-related assignment.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Kuldiga

250 - 370 LVL /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Students can apply for Erasmus+ mobility grant, to fund the mobility from Latvia to Finland during the 3rd (and possibly - 4th) semester. In addition, Erasmus+ internship grants are also possible to foster students' integration into labor market. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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