Degree to be achieved: Bachelor of Humanities 
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
Study program is licenced, will be accredited within two years (according to national legislation)

Tuition fee 
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and their family members; Long Term Resident EU - 2200 EUR per Year
Other сountry citizens - 2880 EUR per Year

Approval of tuition fees for the year 2023/2024 is in process

The programme curriculum is aimed at the students interested in advanced English studies, anglophone or Scandinavian culture and general business,
The obtained academic and professional competence in translation, editing, teaching, research, 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 2022/2023 students will acquire Swedish 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, the UK, USA and Canadian culture, business and economics basic principles, 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 degree programme covers 3 academic years. Classes are mainly from 8.30am till 6pm in the working days.

The part-time programme covers 4 academic years. Classes are held 3 times a month on Saturdays from 10am till 6pm.

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 applied social contexts such as education, business, law, the art, politics and the media 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

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. A certificate of the Latvian language (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: 19 Oct 2022; studies start in Sept 2023)




Contact person for more information

Director of the Programme                
Doc. Jana Kuzmina

Coordinator of the Programme
Full-time studies:
Daina Rusule
Phone: +371 67034913

Part-time studies:
Līga Šepko
Phone: +371 67034914

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