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  • Coût:
  • Local: $ 1.71k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 4.55k / Year
  • Langue d"enseignement:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 862pts.
  • Durée:
  • 48 mois

    July 15 for EU, EEA citizens and permanent residents; May 15 for citizens from other countries.


    The English philology programme curriculum is designed to prepare the graduates for a wide range of academic and professional careers, which require advanced knowledge of several foreign languages and high level linguistic, literary and cultural competence. It offers courses focusing on the core areas of English Philology: Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Literature and Culture.

    All students acquire Basics of Translation Theory, English Normative Phonetics and Phonology, Integrated Text Analysis, Translation Seminars, Literature of Middle Ages and Renaissance, English Literature of Classicism and Enlightenment, Entrepreneurship, Latin, etc.

    In the 5th semester, students specialize either in Linguistics (Language, Culture, Translation; Creative Writing, EU Institutional and Project Management Discourse, Language, Culture, Translation (Scandinavian languages), Internship in Applied Linguistics) or Literature and culture (Introduction to Visual and Film Studies, Realism in American Literature, Methodologies of Literary Research, Visual and Film Studies (Scandinavian culture).

    Career opportunities

    The programme prepares the graduates for different careers in the public and private sector in the local and international labour market, which require the application of profound knowledge of foreign languages, literature and culture in other disciplines and applied social contexts such as education, business, law, the art, politics and the media.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline July 15 for EU, EEA citizens and permanent residents; May 15 for citizens from other countries. Tuition fee
    • EUR 1707 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 4553 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 240 ECTS
    Duration full-time 48 months Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible

    Course Content

    Programme modules:

    Bachelor’s degree programme „English Philology” module „English-English”curriculum:

    • English-English module students acquire: British, USA, Celtic, or Canadian Cultural Studies, Modernism and Postmodernism, English Language Learning and Teaching Methodologies, Contrastive Studies: German, French, Spanish, Italian or a Scandinavian language (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) or a third foreign language, incl. the Russian language starting in the 5th semester.

    Bachelor’s degree programme „English Philology” module „English-Scandinavian”curriculum:

    • In the academic year 2013/2014, English-Scandinavian module students acquire Norwegian language courses: Contrastive Studies: Norwegian (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level), Realism in Norwegian Literature, Norwegian Literature till 1860, Scandinavian Culture Studies: Norwegian Society and Culture, Skandinavian Stylistics: Norwegian, etc.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 4.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 480 TOEFL iBT® test : 53

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    1.General secondary education diploma is required to be admitted for studies at the University of Latvia;
    2. English language knowledge, which must be proved with a grade in English recorded in the secondary education transcript (the grade can be replaced with the results of one of the internationally recognized language tests).

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

    1. Satisfactory grade in English (60%);
    2. Grade point average (20%);
    3. A certificate of the Latvian language (20%).

    Please note! Only EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and EU long-term resident status holders can compete for a state-financed study place.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Latvia.


    Latvian Scholarships for studies in Latvian Higher Education Institutions

    In accordance with bilateral agreements on co-operation in education and science, the State Education Development Agency (Valsts izglitibas attistibas agentura – VIAA) offers scholarships to students, researchers and teaching staff of several countries for studies in Latvian higher education institutions (HEIs).

    Applications will be accepted from students who have successfully completed at least one academic year of studies at their home HEI. (Students already studying in a Latvian HEI may apply for the Latvian scholarship as well.) If a student wants to continue her/his studies in Latvia for one extra year, she/he has to apply for the Latvian scholarship again. The Latvian scholarship can be awarded twice. Scholarships for studies are granted for a period of up to 10 months. They are applicable only towards full-time studies in Latvia. On-the-job studies, part-time studies and correspondence courses are not eligible for scholarship funding.

    The following documents are necessary to apply for the Latvian scholarship for studies:

    1) Application form;

    2) Curriculum Vitae;

    3) Motivation letter;

    4) Certified photocopies of HEI-Diploma, including transcripts, or transcript of records, if studies are not finished yet;

    5) One recommendation letter (written within the past six months) from the HEI lecturer/professor;

    6) Invitation letter from the proposed Latvian HEI (please contact the International Relations Department/Unit or Foreign Students Department/unit of the Latvian HEI directly); List of contact persons in the Latvian HEIs.

    7) Certificate (or other document) of language proficiency required for studies.

    8) Copy of passport or identity card.

    All applications will be evaluated and the final decision on granting scholarships will be made by the evaluation committee of State Education Development Agency.

    Financial provisions

    The amount of the Latvian scholarship for studies is:

    a) for bachelor and master students – LVL 350 per month;

    b) for PhD students – LVL 470 per month.

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