Degree to be achieved: Master of Humanities in Romance studies
Duration of studies: Full time | 2 years
Type of studies: Full-time
Amount of credits: 80 Credit points or 120 ECTS
Language of instruction: French or Italian or Spanish
Study programme is accredited
Tuition fee

Romance Languages and Culture Studies study programme provides an academic education in Romance field (French, Spanish, Italian languages) including a professional orientation in culturology, language teaching and translation. Graduates have the possibility to continue the academic education in Latvia or abroad.

Programme courses
Master’s degree programme „Romance Languages and Culture Studies” curriculum

Study period and classes time
The full – time degree programme covers two academic years. Classes are 3 to 4 times a week in the evenings of working days from 4.30pm.

Programme modules
Main study modules: French – Spanish – Italian languages; Romance area studies (French – Spanish – Italian literature, history of art, geography); Courses for professional intention (translation: French – Spanish – Italian); Applied Linguistics; Basics of Economics and Legal Science; Diplomacy and Politics in France, Spain and Italy.

Career opportunities
Graduates have basis for a professional career in business, in government and international institutions and in nongovernmental organizations. They may work in education and in different social areas (e.g. French, Spanish or Italian language, literature and culture researcher, lecturer, translator, interpreter, tour gide, expert of the language policy and terminology, adviser in Romance area countries issues e.g. geography, history, art, culture, politics and economics).

International voices
My decision to study French language and culture at the programme Romance Language and Culture Studies at University of Latvia was unusual but definitely rewarding. The Faculty of Humanities is modern and well-equipped, the professors are inspiring and supportive, my all lectures and communication are in French, the groups are small thus allowing every student to fully express himself. The knowledge and skills I have acquired in this Master's programme are life-transforming, and the multicultural experience has been priceless.
Marko Nikolic, Serbia

Admission requirements

1. Bachelor’s or Master's degree or a diploma proving equivalent level of education from an institution of higher education;
2. French, Italian or Spanish 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.

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

1. Results of one of the internationally recognized tests (DELF, DALF, TCF, TEF, DELE, CILS, CELI, PLIDA) at least level B2 at CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages);

2. Skype interview which includes questions about motivation.

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



Contact person for more information

Director of the Programme                
Prof. Jeļena Vladimirska

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