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Master’s degree programme in GERMAN PHILOLOGY
Last Update
13.09.2017

Degree to be achieved: Master of Humanities in Philology
Duration of studies: 2 years
Type of studies: Full time
Amount of credits: 120 ECTS
Language of instruction: German
Study programme is accredited
Tuition fee

Master's degree study programme "German Philology" is a modern programme developed according to the actual trends in German Linguistics and is conducted in cooperation with the Ventspils University College. It is designed for students with German language proficiency and interest in German speaking countries as the prospective professional or research field. Students gain an in-depth knowledge of German language, literature un culture to be prepared for the professional career. The programme takes great emphasis on cross-cultural discourse, which is consistent with the requirements set by the labor market. Highly-qualified professors, including guest lecturers from Germany and Sweden, ensure an interesting and qualitative study process. The programme also envisages students’ mobility within the framework of Erasmus in the institutions of higher education in European Union. Graduates may continue further studies in a doctoral programme in Latvia or abroad.

Programme courses

Main courses: Paradigmata of Culture Studies, Introduction to Media and Communication Studies, Linguistic Pragmatics, Theory of Language, History of German Philology, Scientific Research Practice etc.

Programme modules

The programme comprises general philology study courses as elective field courses with one of the following specialization: Linguistics, Literary Theory, German Literature, German-Latvian language translations.

Study period and classes time
The full – time degree programme covers two academic years. Classes are three to four times a week in the evenings of working days from 4.30pm till 9.30pm.

Career opportunities

After successful completion of the programme graduates may work in secondary and higher education institutions, research centres, publishing houses and translation offices, government or private institutions in Latvia, Germany, Austria or Switzerland.

Admission requirements

1. Bachelor’s degree or a diploma proving equivalent level of education from an institution of higher education in Humanities;
2. German language proficiency.

Enrollment criteria (for students competing for the state-financed study place)
1. The grade obtained in final Bachelor’s exam or the average grade obtained in final exams (40%);
2. 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.

Autumn Intake (application start: 1 Jan 2018; studies start in Sept 2018)

Full-time

 


Contact person for more information

Director of the Programme                            
Assoc. prof. Ineta Balode
E-mail: Ineta.Balode@lu.lv

Coordinator of the Programme                      
Inna Budoviča
E-mail: Inna.Budovica@lu.lv
Phone: +371 67034804
Faculty of Humanities
4A Visvalža Street, Riga, LV-1050