|Type of study programme||Bachelor studies|
|Degree||Bachelor of Social Sciences in Political Science|
|Duration||3 years (6 semesters)|
|Credit points||120 (ECTS: 180)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||During studies international students join groups of local students that follow the study program in English. Students study Latvian language as a foreign language.|
|Study programme description||The Bachelor Diploma (recognized in the EU) offers a valuable opportunity for students after the middle school graduation.
The graduates of the program will be well equipped with in-depth understanding of the functioning of the EU institutions, EU politics and domestic and foreign policy, basics of the international relations and diplomacy, will have ability to participate in the EU policy implementation process and will be able to pursue studying European issues under Master programs both in Latvia and abroad.
On the completion of the program the graduates will be able to work as practitioners in a number of institutes linked to the EU policy implementation not only in their home countries but also in the European Union.
Among the basic disciplines of the program are History of European Politics, Political Theory, Theories of International Relations, Comparative politics, Theories of European Integration, History of European Integration, Comparative Politics, EU political Economy, EU Law, EU institutions, EU Policy, EU Foreign ad Security Policy.
|Study programme link||www.bsa.edu.lv|
|Requirements||• General Certificate of Secondary education
• English at upper-intermediate level
Baltic International Academy (till 2006 - Baltic Russian Institute) is the largest non-government higher education establishment in the Baltic States and Eastern European countries (it was established in 1992) with 7,500 students, including 450 foreign students from 15 countries worldwide.
BIA offer the higher professional education of the first and second levels (duration of studies is 2-2,5 years and 4-4,5 years); academic and professional Bachelor programme (duration of studies – 2-2,5 and 4-4,5 years), as well as professional and academic Master programme and Doctoral studies.
Population in the city of Riga: 710 000
Total number of students: 3845 (2011./12.)
Number of International students: 358 (2011./12.)
Number of academic staff: 185
Accommodation possibilities and costs: Prices may vary depending on accommodation quality.
Hostels – starting from 150 EUR / 105 LVL / 220 USD month per person.
Renting (sharing) a flat could cost starting from 100 EUR / 70 LVL / 147 USD month per person.