Bachelor’s degree programme in English, European Languages and Business Studies

Degree to be achieved: Bachelor Degree in Humanities in Language Studies 
Duration of studies: 3 years or 4 years
Type of studies:  Full-time or part-time
Amount of credits: 120 credit points 
European Qualifications Framework (EQF) level: Level 6
International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) level: Level 6
Language of instruction:  English
Accreditation: The programme is accredited till 07.12.2029. 

Tuition fee 
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and their family members; Long Term Resident EU - 2500 EUR per Year
Other сountry citizens - 3350 EUR per Year

The programme curriculum is aimed at the students interested in advanced English studies, anglophone or Scandinavian culture and business studies. 

The obtained academic and professional competence in translation, editing, teaching, research, and intercultural and business communication is applicable in a wide range of contexts in the local and international markets.

Programme structure

The programme consists of three sub-programmes which students choose before starting their studies:

English Language

It is a classical study programme in English studies which provides knowledge in general and applied linguistics, literary and culture studies studies of the main anglophone regions- the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Canada as well as develops high level communicative competence in English and other European languages (French, Spanish, German, Swedish or Norwegian). It is offered as a full-time and part-time study mode.

English-Scandinavian Languages

In addition to English studies, students acquire knowledge about Swedish and Norwegian cultural heritage as well as develop high-level communicative competence in English, Swedish or Norwegian. In the academic year 2023/2024, students will acquire Norwegian as a second language. It is offered only as a full-time mode.

European Languages and Business Studies

The sub-programme provides knowledge about the English language, British, American or Canadian culture, basic principles of business and economics, develops intercultural communication skills, entrepreneurship skills, team work and other transversal skills as well as high-level communicative competence in English and other European languages (French, Spanish, German, Swedish or Norwegian). The programme is implemented in cooperation with the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics of UL  in a full-time and part-time study mode.

Study period and time of classes

The full-time studies are accomplished in three academic years. Classes are mainly from 8.30am to 6pm on working days.

The part-time studies are accomplished in four academic years. Classes are held 3 times a month on Saturdays from 10am to 6pm.

Career opportunities

The programme prepares the graduates for different careers in the public and private sector in the local and international labour market, where the application of profound knowledge of foreign languages, literature and culture in applied social contexts such as education, business, law, the art, politics and the media are required. The graduates are employed as translators, content managers, editors, assistants to department and project managers, teachers in language centres and universities.

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). 
  4. By presenting proof of Latvian language, you can compete for a state-financed study place. Please see criteria below. 

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

1. The grade in English (45%);
2. Grade point average (20%);
3. Satisfactory grade in Mathematics (20%)
4. Latvian language test (15%).
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.


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



The programme has been developed within the framework of the project "Design of Internationally Competitive Study Programmes Promoting the Development of the National Economy of Latvia at the University of Latvia" (project No. / 18 / A / 015).

Contact person for more information

Director of the Programme                
Assoc. prof. Jana Kuzmina

Coordinator of the Programme
Līga Šepko
Phone: +371 67034914

Faculty of Humanities
Visvalža 4A, Riga, LV-1050