Russian Philology

Degree to be achieved: Bachelor of 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, English 
Accreditation: Study programme is licenced

Tuition fee

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 subprogramme “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, 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.      

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.

Admission requirements

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.

As a part of the admission process applicants will be asked to participate in an online interview.

More information and Study plan 

Autumn Intake (application start: 4 Jan 2021; studies start in Sept 2021)


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