Baltic Sea Region Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
The Baltic Sea Region Studies at University of Latvia is a two year programme providing an excellent opportunity to obtain an interdisciplinary Master`s degree in Baltic Sea region issues. The programme offers education in humanities and several social and environmental disciplines, focusing on the Baltic Sea region countries.

About

The Baltic Sea Region Studies programme is offered at University of Latvia.

This is a joint-degree programme set up in cooperation with four partner universities: the University of Turku in Finland, the University of Tartu in Estonia, the University of Latvia and Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania. The programmes are compatible, and this partnership enables student mobility within the programme: one semester should be taken at a partner university, without paying extra tuition fee.

As a result of passing the program, the master students obtain qualifications to continue their academic research in doctoral studies or to continue their careers in public or private institutions.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the programme of the Baltic Region Studies will have a possibility to work in various state, non-governmental and private institutions such as government institutions, diplomatic structures: embassies, trade, culture and other representative offices in foreign countries, representative offices at the international organizations, e. g. the United Nations, UNESCO, NATO, European Council, etc., economy units, e. g. banks of business investments, international funds, international organizations, business companies which have interests in the Baltic region, educational institutions, e. g. institutions of higher education, institutes of scientific research.

Accreditation

Study programme is accredited.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods and Organisation
  • Concept of the Baltic Sea Region
  • Europe Integration - Theory and Practice
  • European Economies and Integration Development
  • Baltic Sea Region Geography 
For more information, please visit the programme's website.

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    5.5

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Academic Requirements

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or a diploma proving equivalent level of education from an institution of higher education;
  • English language proficiency.

Enrollment criteria (for students competing for the state-financed study place)

  • The grade obtained in final Bachelor’s exam or the average grade obtained in final exams (40%);
  • The grade point average of undergraduate studies (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

  • International Applies to you

    2000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Riga

  • 503 - 790 LVL/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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