|Type of study programme||Bachelor degree|
|Degree||Bachelor’s degree of humanities (Intercultural Communication)|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 31-Dec-2023|
|Duration||3 years (full-time)|
|Credit points||120 (ECTS: 180)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Fees||1700 EUR per year (for applicants who are European Union citizens and/or have acquired their secondary education in the countries of the European Union); 2100 EUR per year (for other countries citizens) (2020/21)|
|Study programme description||Aim of the programme
To train qualified experts on international communication for national and local government institutions. To provide studies tailored to economic, cultural, and social needs. To provide practically applicable academic studies which correspond to educational standards and are based on theoretical scientific foundations.
Tasks of the programme
To provide students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills and abilities needed to provide professional intercultural communication services in sectors relevant for the national economy. To promote the competitiveness of graduates in changing socio-economic conditions and in the international labour market. To encourage acquisition of in-depth knowledge which provides an opportunity to independently develop research methodologies, to apply research methodologies in new fields, and to continue studies to achieve higher qualifications. To ensure conformity of educational quality with the level in European and other economically developed countries by improving methodological, scientific, material and technical support of the study process, increasing the qualifications of lecturers, and promoting cooperation with other Latvian and foreign higher education institutions. To modify the content and teaching methods of the program in a timely manner in response to changes in the labour market and to accurately predict future changes. To establish a close link between studies and actual practices in multi-cultural companies.
Main courses: Contrasting Languages in Cultural Aspects, Rhetoric and Language of Diplomacy, Aspects of Intercultural Communication, Culture Studies, Interpersonal Psychology, Introduction into Theories of Public Relations, Principles of Analysis and Methodology of Foreign Policy.
Studies are organised in the form of lectures, seminars, case studies, group discussions, company visits, guest lectures.
|Study programme link||venta.lv/en/program/languages-and-intercultural-communication/
|Requirements||General secondary education diploma|
Ventspils University of Applied Sciences is an accredited state higher school founded in 1997 due to the support and initiative of the local authority in Ventspils. Ventspils University of Applied Sciences offers both academic and professional studies in Business Administration, Electronics, Information Technologies and Interpreting/Translation.
The principal goal of Ventspils University of Applied Sciences is to continue the improvement and development of public administration and economic activities based on the modern principles and methods – in Kurzeme Region (one of the regions in the West of Latvia), and thus it is planned to attract the competitive youth both from Kurzeme Region and Latvia, and from abroad as well.
Population in the city of Ventspils: 34 377
Total number of students: 725 (2019/20)
Number of International students: 53 (2019/20)
Number of academic staff: 72 (2019/20)