Russian Philology (sub-programme of academic program Philology)

Degree to be achieved: Bachelor Degree in Humanities in Language Studies
Duration of studies: 3 years
Type of studies: 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: Russian and 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 aim of the bachelor’s study subprogramme “Russian Philology” is the following: to provide the academic general knowledge in the field of Russian philology, linguistics and literary studies that correspond to the modern requirements; to offer the specialization in the sphere of the Russian and Slavic languages and cultures; to educate highly qualified, competitive specialists in the sphere of the Russian philology. 
The tasks of the study subprogramme include the following: 
1.    To offer students an opportunity to study the Russian language, literature, culture in both the diachronic and synchronic aspects, taking into consideration the interlinguistic and intercultural relations. 
2.    To increase the students’ chances at the labour market by providing students with the opportunity to study another Slavic language.
3.    To stimulate the students’ interest in the Russian philology, offering not only the basic courses in the field of Russian Philology – in linguistics and literary studies, but also the career-oriented courses in the sphere of mass media and culture management, publishing, etc. 

The students acquire basic and specialized knowledge in the field of Russian philology - study the Russian language in the theoretical and applied aspect, the history and theory of Russian literature in a broad cultural-historical context. Students will choice additional modern Slavic language (Czech, Polish) and practically oriented courses, which form professional and practical competencies in translation, editing, improvement of speech and writing styles, in the methodology of teaching Russian as a foreign language. The programme envisages students’ mobility within the framework of Erasmus in the institutions of higher education of Estonia (Tartu and Tallinn Universities), Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Germany, and many others.      

Study period and timing
Study period for the full-time degree programme is three academic years. Classes are held mainly from 8.30 am till 18.00 pm in the working days.

Career opportunities
Graduates of the subprogramme will be able to work in newspaper and magazine editorial offices, publishing houses, translation and interpreting agencies in Latvia and Europe, in schools and colleges, on the radio and TV, in tourist agencies, in embassies and diplomatic missions of the Slavic states. After successful completion of the subprogramme, graduates may pursue further studies in the Master’s degree subprogramme ‘Russian and Slavic Studies” or in any other relevant programme.

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

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

1. The grade in English (30%);
2. The grade in Russian (50%);
3. Grade point average (20%);

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: 2 Jan 2024; studies start in Sept 2024)


Contact person for more information

Director of the Programme         Nataļja Šroma

Coordinator of the Programme           
Jeļena Sevastjanova
Phone: +371 67034914
Faculty of Humanities
4a Visvalža Street, Riga, LV-1050

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).