Degree to be achieved: Bachelor of Humanities in Anthropology
Duration of studies: 3 years (Full time)
Amount of credits: 180 ECTS
Language of instruction: studies are available bilingually in English/Latvian. International students can complete their studies in English only
Director and coordinator of the Programme: Assoc. prof., Dr. Aivita Putnina (
Tuition fee

The study programme provides students with a solid base of anthropological knowledge and research skills upon which to build in their later academic or professional career. It covers both the main themes in anthropological theory, economic and political anthropology, as well as anthropology of gender and religion, and thus helps students to develop critical thinking and interdisciplinary analysis skills. 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.

Our senior programme staff holds doctoral degrees from world’s best ranking universities and are active in the public sphere, encouraging also their students to express their opinions and research results in the mass media.

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

Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue further academic studies or a professional career in the public/NGO/ private sector in Latvia and abroad.

Admission requirements

1. General secondary high school diploma;
2. English language proficiency.

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

1. The grade in French or English or German (40%);
2. Grade point average (20%);
3. A certificate of the Latvian language (40%).
Please note! Only EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and EU long-term resident status holders can compete for a state-financed study place.

Admission requirements for citizens of India, Sri Lanka and Nepal:

1. Results of one of the internationally recognized tests (IELTS, TOEFL etc.) at least level B2 at CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) or passed UL English Test;

2. Skype interview which includes questions about profiling subjects and motivation.

More information:

Autumn Intake (application start: 1 Jan 2020; studies start in Sept 2020)


Contact person for more information

Director of the Programme                
Assoc. Prof. Aivita Putniņa

Coordinator of the Programme          
Māra Neikena
Phone: +371 67034915
Faculty of Humanities
4A Visvalža Street, Riga, LV-1050