|Type of study programme||Master degree|
|Degree||Master of Humanities in Anthropology|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 30-Jun-2024|
|Credit points||80 (ECTS: 120)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||During studies international students join groups of local students that follow the study program in English. Selected courses may be offered in Latvian.|
|Fees||2200 EUR (EU/EEA/Swiss citizens, permanent residence permit holders) or 2600 EUR (Other countries citizens) per year (2021/22)|
|Grants||For information on scholarships go here>>>|
|Study programme description||The 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 link||www.lu.lv/en/gribustudet/study/masters-study-programmes/master-anthropology/
|Requirements||Bachelor’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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The University of Latvia is the largest higher education institution in Latvia, and the richest in traditions. The University offers more than 150 state-accredited academic and professional study programmes: you can obtain an academic bachelor’s or master’s degree in humanities, pedagogy, social sciences, sciences, and health sciences. The UL also offers professional qualifications or bachelor’s or master’s degree, including MD, qualifications of doctor, teacher, social worker, economist, translator/interpreter etc.
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At UL, research is conducted in over 50 research fields which represent 4 main areas of enquiry: the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and education sciences.
Population in the city of Riga: 632 614
Total number of students: 15 250 (2019/20)
Number of International students: 638 (2019/20)
Number of academic staff: 1182 (2019/20)
Accommodation possibilities and costs: The University of Latvia offers university dormitories for all international students. International students are housed in single, double or triple rooms with a common kitchen for every 5 rooms. Linen, blankets and pillows are provided as well as some kitchen utensils. The costs start at 100 EUR per month (more information here).
If you do not wish to stay at a dormitory, it is advisable to make private housing arrangements beforehand.