European Studies and Economic Diplomacy

Degree to be achieved: Master of Social Sciences in International Economics
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
Accreditation: the program is accredited until 31.12.2021.
Tuition fee

Study programme offers in-depth studies of international economic relations, paying special attention to the theoretical and applied problems of international economics and economic diplomacy.
Graduates’ comprehensive interdisciplinary knowledge of the European Union, diplomatic skills, analytical skills, and in-depth economic skills will provide solid basis for their work in different institutions of the European Union, international organisations, as well as in the national public and private sectors. Students are trained for analytical and managerial positions in the economic, political and social fields, for diplomatic work, for economic lobbying activities at the European Union level, and for further education in doctoral studies programmes leading to an academic career.
The programme provides studies in international environment of lingual and cultural diversity by attracting both international students, lecturers and experts. Studies are conducted in English. Students go on study trip to European Union and NATO institutions in Brussels, Frankfurt and Luxembourg.

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

Competitive employment and excellent career – graduates work in international, European and national public and private institutions, diplomatic services, international journalism. After the graduation students may proceed to enrol in doctoral studies and build career in academic and research field.

Admission requirements

1. Academic or professional Bachelor`s degree in economics or management science. Academic or professional Bachelor`s degree in other Social Sciences or Natural Sciences or Humanities and considerable work experience in the economic industry that includes appropriate preliminary knowledge.

2. English language proficiency.

3. Quality of CV.

4. Quality of Motivation letter.

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 information

Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, University of Latvia
Aspazijas Blvd. 5
LV-1050, Latvia
Room 534

Director of the programme: Professor Dr. Inna Šteinbuka,
Secretary of the programme: Astra Zaļkalne,