|Type of study programme||Master degree|
|Degree||Master of Social Sciences in International Economics|
|Licence/accreditation||Study direction accredited until 30-Jun-2021|
|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||2150 EUR (EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and permanent residence holders) or 2365 EUR (Other countries citizens) per year (2020/21)|
|Grants||For more information go here>>>|
|Study programme description||Study programme offers in-depth studies of international economic relations, paying special attention to the theoretical and applied problems of international economics and economic diplomacy.
Graduates’ comprehensive interdisciplinary knowledge of the European Union, diplomatic skills, analytical skills, and in-depth economic skills will provide solid basis for their work in different institutions of the European Union, international organisations, as well as in the national public and private sectors. Students are trained for analytical and managerial positions in the economic, political and social fields, for diplomatic work, for economic lobbying activities at the European Union level, and for further education in doctoral studies programmes leading to an academic career.
The programme provides studies in international environment of lingual and cultural diversity by attracting both international students, lecturers and experts. Studies are conducted in English. Students go on study trip to European Union and NATO institutions in Brussels, Frankfurt and Luxembourg.
Competitive employment and excellent career – graduates work in international, European and national public and private institutions, diplomatic services, international journalism. After the graduation students may proceed to enroll in doctoral studies and build career in academic and research field.
|Study programme link||www.lu.lv/en/gribustudet/study/masters-study-programmes/european-studies-and-economic-diplomacy/
|Requirements||Bachelor’s degree or a diploma proving equivalent level of education from an institution of higher education. English language proficiency. Quality of CV. Quality of Motivation letter. Skype interview which includes questions about motivation. A test to show economic and professional skills
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.