Degree to be achieved: Bachelor of Social Sciences in Anthropology
Duration of studies: 3 years (Full time)
Amount of credits: 120 credit points or 180 ECTS
European Qualifications Framework (EQF) level: Level 6
International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) level: Level 6
Language of instruction: English
Accreditation: the program is accredited until 16.11.2029.
Director and coordinator of the Programme: Assoc. prof., Dr. Aivita Putnina (

Tuition fee 
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and their family members; Long Term Resident EU - 2650 EUR per Year
Other сountry citizens - 2800 EUR per Year

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.

More information about study programme and Study plan

ERASMUS+ exchange possibilities

UL full-time students, regardless of their citizenship, have the opportunity to apply for the ERASMUS + exchange program for studies or/and traineeship.  

More information:

ERASMUS + study mobility 
ERASMUS + traineeship moblity   

Admission requirements

  1. General secondary high school diploma;
  2. English language proficiency.
  3. The average grade of the secondary education document in all subjects must be at least 6 (on a 10-point scale). 

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

1. The grade in English (60%);
2. The grade in Mathematics (20%);
3. Grade point average (20%);
4. Additional points (10%) may be received for a grade in social studies.

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

As a part of the admission process applicants will be asked to participate in an online interview.

More information:

Autumn Intake (application start: 1 Nov 2023; studies start in Sept 2024)


Contact person for questions about the programme structure: 

Director of the Programme                
Assoc. Prof. Aivita Putniņa

Contact person for questions about the admission process: 

International student advisor for degree studies 

Gunita Ēķe: