Degree to be achieved: Master of Humanities in Philology
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: German
Accreditation: the program is accredited until 30.06.2024.

Tuition fee

Please note that the University of Latvia is in the process of accreditation of new study programme “Linguistics, Literature and Regional Culture Studies, subprogram: Germanic Studies”. This programme will be offered instead of programme “German Philology”. Study agreements will be concluded in the programme "Linguistics, Literature and Regional Culture Studies, subprogram: Germanic Studies” after the license will be received in May/June 2021. 


Master's degree study programme "German Philology" is a modern programme developed according to the actual trends in German Linguistics and is conducted in cooperation with the Ventspils University College. It is designed for students with German language proficiency and interest in German speaking countries as the prospective professional or research field. Students gain an in-depth knowledge of German language, literature un culture to be prepared for the professional career. The programme takes great emphasis on cross-cultural discourse, which is consistent with the requirements set by the labor market. Highly-qualified professors, including guest lecturers from Germany and Sweden, ensure an interesting and qualitative study process. The programme also envisages students’ mobility within the framework of Erasmus in the institutions of higher education in European Union. Graduates may continue further studies in a doctoral programme in Latvia or abroad.

Programme courses

Main courses: Paradigmata of Culture Studies, Introduction to Media and Communication Studies, Linguistic Pragmatics, Theory of Language, History of German Philology, Scientific Research Practice etc.

Programme modules

The programme comprises general philology study courses as elective field courses with one of the following specialization: Linguistics, Literary Theory, German Literature, German-Latvian language translations.

Study period and classes time
The full – time degree programme covers two academic years. Classes are three to four times a week in the evenings of working days from 4.30pm till 9.30pm.

Career opportunities

After successful completion of the programme graduates may work in secondary and higher education institutions, research centres, publishing houses and translation offices, government or private institutions in Latvia, Germany, Austria or Switzerland.

Admission requirements

1. Bachelor’s degree or a diploma proving equivalent level of education from an institution of higher education in Humanities;
2. German 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.

More information and Study plan

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

Full-time

 


Contact person for more information

Director of the Programme                            
Assoc. prof. Ineta Balode
E-mail: Ineta.Balode@lu.lv

Coordinator of the Programme                      
Agnese Šnipke
E-mail: Agnese.Snipke@lu.lv
Phone: +371 67034914
Faculty of Humanities
4A Visvalža Street, Riga, LV-1050