|Type of study programme||Master degree|
|Degree||Master of Humanities in Baltic Sea Region Studies|
|Licence/accreditation||Study direction 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. A Latvian language course is integrated in the study program (at least 3 ECTS).|
|Fees||2200 EUR (EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and permanent residence holders) or 3150 EUR (Other countries citizens) per year (2021/22)|
|Grants||For information on scholarships go here>>>|
|Study programme description||This programme provides an opportunity to obtain an interdisciplinary Master’s Degree in Baltic Sea region issues. It offers education in humanities and several social and environmental disciplines, focusing on the Baltic Sea region countries.
The programme is set up in cooperation with partner universities: University of Turku, University of Tartu, Vytautas Magnus University and this partnership enables student mobility within the programme.
The following modules are offered: Baltic States and Europe, Policy and Human Rights, Society and Environment, Art and Literature Studies, Cultural History and Education. Besides, students are entitled to choose one of the following languages: Latvian, Swedish, Finnish, Estonian, or Lithuanian. The graduates obtain qualification to continue their academic research in PhD studies.
The graduates of the programme will have a possibility to work in various state institutions, non-governmental and private institutions, diplomatic structures, representative offices at the international organisations, e. g. the United Nations, UNESCO, NATO, European Council, etc.
|Study programme link||https://www.lu.lv/en/gribustudet/study/masters-study-programmes/baltic-studies/
|Requirements||Bachelor’s degree or a diploma proving equivalent level of education from an institution of higher education. English language proficiency.
For more information on language requirements go here>>>
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.
Doctoral study programmes offer a degree in biology, economics, computer science, demography, pharmacy, philology, philosophy, physics, geography, geology, engineering, law, chemistry, communication studies, medicine, mathematics, pedagogy, politics, psychology, sociology, theology and religious studies, management, linguistics, history, and environmental science.
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.