University of Latvia - Cultural and Social Anthropology - Master's graduate postgraduate

Cultural and Social Anthropology
Last updated on:2021-05-11
Type of study programmeMaster degree
DegreeMaster of Humanities in Anthropology
Licence/accreditationStudy programme accredited until 30-Jun-2024
Duration2 years
Study typeFull-time
Credit points80 (ECTS: 120)
Study languageEnglish (EN)
Study arrangementsDuring studies international students join groups of local students that follow the study program in English. Selected courses may be offered in Latvian.
Fees2200 EUR (EU/EEA/Swiss citizens, permanent residence permit holders) or 2600 EUR (Other countries citizens) per year (2021/22)
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Study programme descriptionThe aim of the study programme is to offer an outstanding opportunity to acquire analytical tools with which to approach contemporary global and local social processes and trends.

Studies are organised in the form of interactive and student-centered studies. Part of the study process is organized through the e-learning system, opening space for discussions and peer-to peer learning.

Main study courses offered include issues such as migration with its corollaries of increasing cross-cultural contact and new diaspora politics, financial crises and advancement of neo-liberal (and other) policies, both internationally and locally, transformation of political subjectivities in the context of shifting ideas about development, state-building and nation.

Students in this programme acquire knowledge of social, and specifically anthropological, theory through lectures, seminars and independent reading. A variety of compulsory and optional courses help students to develop a thoroughly anthropological approach to the themes of self and agency, gender, state and power, borders/migration, consumerism, art/performance. Working with texts is accompanied by ethnographic fieldwork whereby students not only advance their skills of data gathering but also learn to test and creatively develop their theoretical frameworks.
Study programme
RequirementsBachelor’s degree or a diploma proving equivalent level of education from an institution of higher education. English language proficiency. Pass of entrance examination by submitting a written 1 page essay/motivation letter and participating in an entrance interview via Skype.
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