Transport and Logistics
Awarded academic degree: Master of Social Sciences in Transport and Logistics
Accreditation: until 31 December 2023
Complete study programme volume: 82 credit points (123 ECTS) / 62 credit points* (93 ECTS)
Possible forms of education and study languages:
- Full-time – 2 years / 1.5 years* (english) Courses available during day or evenings
- Part-time – 2.5 years / 2 years* (latvian) Courses available during Saturdays or by Module schedule (approximately 1 time per month, Friday 16:00-21:30, Saturday 8:45-17:00, Sunday 10:30-15:30 (english))
* If the applicant during previous studies has had professional internship of at least 20 CP (30 ECTS)
Enrolment requirements: higher education: Bachelor of Social Sciences in Management Science or Economics, or higher professional education of the second level in Logistics, Transport, Management Science and Economics (if applicants have degree in another field it is necessery to pass entry examination)
"The master's programme in Logistics and Transport challenges your critical thinking and analytical skills and prepares you for a career in the logistics and transport sector, which employs more than 6 million people in the EU."
Irina Yatskiv (Jackiva)
Director of the Programme
For a personality, who...
want to develop the analytical thinking and critical skills needed to effectively and efficiently supply and operate transportation facilities and services with the transportation policy, operations, and logistics
want to advance their careers to a higher position of responsibility by acquiring professional judgement of every day transport related problems
Wants to become...
transport system analytics, employed by public private company;
a logistics manager with a production company, controlling the entire logistics chain
senior manager in a technology company that is developing traffic and transport systems, where your knowledge will be very useful
Wants to be able to...
analyse transport problems, develop and analyse the solutions for resolving such problems
evaluate projects, plans and policies, taking into account the need for stakeholder participation and recognising the political, social,environmental and economic issues involved
make the complex transportation system efficient and sustainable
About the Programme
The MSc in Logistics and Transport aims to prepare students for leading management positions within: the logistics functions of manufacturers and distributors of all kinds; transport companies and other logistics service providers and; public organizations involved in the regulation and planning of transport and logistics within regional, national and international contexts.
The programme provides an intellectually challenging learning environment with wide-ranging content that spans both theory and practice. Lecturers on the programme are not only active researchers, but are also involved in business–related consultancy and government work. Students on the programme have different educational backgrounds, nationalities, and work experience, all of which serve to enrich the learning environment and prepare students for a successful international career.
As a student of programme, you will analyse real-world and theoretical problems, developing skills to design solutions for organizations operating under uncertainty and facing complex and rapidly changing markets and technologies. You will gain a strategic perspective of the relationships, flows, chains, processes, and systems comprising the international logistics and transport arena, with sustainability as a key issue. With your transport and logistics systems expertise, you will have a wide choice of challenging career opportunities. Our alumni are working as: transport system analytics, employed by a city or as consultants; a logistics manager with a production company, controlling the entire logistics chain; a technology company that is developing traffic and transport systems, where your knowledge will be very useful. Students will also be well prepared for a research career.
|Full time||Part time||Distant learning|
|Duration||2 years||2,5 years|
|EU residents EUR/year||1980 EUR *||1640 EUR *|
|Non-EU residents EUR/year||3200 EUR||2600 EUR|
* If the tuition fee of semester is divided into monthly payments (5 payments), the amount of the tuition fee increases by 100 euro per semester.
** If the annual tuition fee is divided into semester payments (2 payments), the tuition fee is increased by 100 euros per year.
Structure of the programme
Block A - mandatory courses
|Business Information Systems||4||6.0|
|Geography of Transport Systems||2||3.0|
|Logistics Systems and Logistics Chains||4||6.0|
|Methods of Data Analysis and Business Forecasting||4||6.0|
|Research Seminar I||2||3.0|
|Transport Policy of the EU and LR||2||3.0|
|Master's Dissertation and its Defence||20||30.0|
Block B - specialization courses
|Business Process Management and Modelling||4||6.0|
|Logistics and Transport Process Modeling||4||6.0|
|Risk Management in Supply Chains||4||6.0|
|Decision Making Methodologies||2||3.0|
|Pedagogics and Psychology||2||3.0|
|Practice Management Cargo and Passenger Terminals||10||15.0|
|Practice of Organizing Transportation (Specialization by Type of Transport)||10||15.0|
Block C - elective courses
|Subject of Free Choice||2||3.0|