Degree to be achieved: Master in Humanities in Language Studies
Duration of studies: 2 years
Type of studies: Full time
Amount of credits: 80 credit points or 120 ECTS
European Qualifications Framework (EQF) level: Level 7
International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) level: Level 7
Language of instruction: English, German
Accreditation: Study program is licensed, 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 - 3150 EUR per Year

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

The sub-programme prepares academically qualified specialists in Germanic studies and provides education that allows to focus on scientific research in the field of cultural heritage and current issues in Germanic studies in the Baltic region. The sub-programme highlights various aspects of Germanic studies in the general context of the humanities, but from an intercultural perspective - the Baltics - Germany - Scandinavia - special attention is paid to the study of historical and current links important to the Baltics.

Within the programme, students will study common study courses and specialization courses of the chosen sub-programme such as Regional and transnational aspects of the German cultural environment, Paradigms of cultural science in Germanic studies, Media, communication and cultural media processes in German studies, Development trends of modern literary theory, Word in diachronic and history of lexicography, Language and regionality, Contacts and contrasts of Nordic languages and cultures, Intercultural communication in economics and translational aspects of applied texts, Translation of literary texts, etc.

Study period and classes time
The full – time degree programme covers two academic years. Classes are in the evenings of working days from 6.15pm till 9.30pm.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the study program can work in various state, non-governmental and private institutions - diplomatic missions of Latvia and other countries, various Latvian and European institutions, including translation, universities and schools, research institutions, mass media and advertising agencies, editorial offices, libraries, language training centres, travel agencies, Latvian and world companies of various profiles, etc.

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. Bachelor’s degree or a diploma proving equivalent level of education from an institution of higher education
  2. German language proficiency.
  3. English language proficiency 

Enrollment criteria (for students competing for the state-financed study place)
1. The grade obtained in final Bachelor’s exam or the average grade obtained in final exams (40%);
2. The grade point average of undergraduate studies (60%).
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

Coordinator of the Programme                      
Sandra Tanne
Phone: +371 6703 4935