|Type of study programme||Master degree|
|Degree||Master of Humanities in Philology|
|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 (4 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||The programme develops competencies of conducting independent research in the selected sub-branch of philology on the basis of the acquired knowledge and skills. The programme objectives are to ensure that students broaden and systematize the acquired knowledge about the content, methodology, major theories and current research in literature, general and applied linguistics, develop awareness of implementing theories in practice, acquire research work skills, foster subject-specific competencies and apply them in research and professional practice.
Students develop the ability to formulate and do a summative analysis of the developmental tendencies in linguistics, literary studies, language acquisition as well as the ability to state the research problems and propose approaches to solving problems.
Upon successful completion of the programme, Master’s degree holders are able to conduct independent research on issues related to general linguistics, applied linguistics and literature, to continue studies at PhD programme as well as to have a number of job opportunities at institutions of secondary and higher education, public administration agencies, non-governmental organisations and other institutions.
|Study programme link||www.lu.lv/en/gribustudet/study/masters-study-programmes/master-englishphilology/
|Requirements||Bachelor’s or master's degree, or a diploma proving equivalent level of education from an institution of higher education. English language proficiency.
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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.
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.