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M.Sc. On Campus

Cultural and Social Anthropology

University of Latvia

24 months
Duration
2600 EUR/year
2200 EUR/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The programme provides students with a solid theoretical and methodological basis with which to critically explore a variety of pressing issues in (post)modern society.

Overview

The programme offers an outstanding opportunity to acquire analytical tools with which to approach contemporary global and local social processes and trends. These 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.

The MHum programme builds upon the 3-year BHum programme in Cultural and Social Anthropology, but it is open to graduates from other fields, seeing their previous academic and professional experience as a potential for productive interdisciplinary work. Our programme staff hold doctoral degrees from world’s best ranking universities. They apply high standards both in teaching and public discussions, thus encouraging critical analysis beyond the academic realm. The programme is mostly orientated towards public anthropology and the Baltic region, but students are encouraged to develop and explore their own research topics with the support of experienced supervisors within our department.

The programme uses its ERASMUS exchange agreements to send students to other European universities and welcomes students from abroad to Latvia.

Career opportunities

The programme graduates can pursue academic career in Latvia and abroad (several graduates teach at the University of Latvia) or continue professional career in public, business or NGO sectors.

Programme Structure

  • Through lectures, seminars and independent reading, students gain knowledge in social, and specifically anthropological, theory. 
  • 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.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission 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.
Enrolment criteria (for students competing for the state-financed study place)
  • The grade obtained in final Bachelor’s exam (20%);
  • The grade point average of undergraduate studies (20%);
  • Entrance examination (60%)
  • Please note! Only EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and EU long-term resident status holders can compete for a state-financed study place.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5200 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4400 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Riga

503 - 783 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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