Russian Philology

Degree to be achieved: Bachelor of Humanities in Philology

Duration of studies: 3 years

Type of studies: Full time

Amount of credits: 180 ECTS

Language of instruction: Russian, English and second elective foreign language (Polish or Czech)

Study programme is accredited

Tuition fee

The programme “Russian Philology” is meant for students, who seek in-depth knowledge of the Russian language and literature. The core of the programme consists of the courses devoted to the history of the Russian language and its contemporary state, to the Russian folklore and Slavic mythology, to the history of Russian literature (from old to modern). Moreover, the students are encouraged to study the second Slavic language – Polish or Czech. In addition, the programme includes the courses that will improve students’ written and oral skills: seminars on speech technique, on production of journalistic, critical, advertising and creative texts. 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. After successful completion of the programme, graduates may pursue further studies in the Master’s degree programme ‘Russian Philology” or in any other relevant programme.

Programme courses

Study Plan 

Programme modules

The study programme offers three elective modules:

  • Module of Linguistics
  • Module of Literary Studies
  • Module of Criticism and Social Journalism

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 programme 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 radio and TV, in tourist agencies, in embassies and diplomatic missions of the Slavic states.

Admission requirements

  • General secondary high school diploma;
  • English language proficiency
  • Russian language proficiency

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

    1. Results of the internationally recognized tests in English and in Russian (IELTS, TOEFL etc. and TORFL) 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.

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

1.The grade in English (15%);

2.The grade in Russian (50%);

2. Grade point average (20%);

3. 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.

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


Contact person for more information

Director of the Programme         Nataļja Šroma

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