According to the amendments to the Law on Higher Education Institutions, which came into force on 01.01.2019, the period of accreditation of study programs has been extended. The new accreditation terms can be seen here.
|Field of study||Language and Culture Studies, Native Language Studies and Language Programmes|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Obtainable degree||Master of Arts in Humanities|
|Access to further studies||Access to Doctoral Studies|
|Programme director||Ieva Kalniņa|
|Credits||80 KP or 120 ECTS|
|Tuition fee starting Autumn semester, 2019||Tuition fee per year - 2000 EUR|
|Number of students accepted each year||
Autumn semester 2019
State -funded study places- 25
Autumn semester 2019
Study places for tuition fee - 15
Minimum number of students - 10
|Start of studies||Autumn 2019|
|Language of instruction||Latvian|
|Aim and tasks of the study programme||
The aim of the programme is to preserve national cultural values and ensure their further development by training specialists of high academic and scientific qualifications in Latvian linguistics, Literary science, Folkloristics, Theatre history and theory and Lithuanistics who:
Tasks of the programme are:
|Learning outcomes of the study programme||
The outcome of studies in the Master Study Programme in Baltic Philology is highly qualified specialists with Master’s degrees:
Bachelor's degree or professional Bachelor's degree, or other comparable education
General rules (here)
Competition evaluation calculation formula: weighted average grade (30 x 10 = 300) + finals total (or average) grade (35 x 10 = 350) + entrance examination (1 x 350 = 350); persons with Bachelor's degree in Humanities or comparable academic or professional education can apply for competition with the following evaluation calculation formula: weighted average grade (60 x 10 = 600) + finals total (or average) grade (40 x 10 = 400)
Rights to a registration without competition: graduates of LU Bachelor's study programme “Baltic Philology” in academic year 2018/2019 who have acquired an average weighted grade
|Programme practical realization||
As all modules included in the programme are not implemented every year, the department has established the sequence of the change of modules. The module of Literary science and Linguistics is implemented every year, the modules of Folkloristics, Theatre history and theory as well as Baltic studies and Lithuanistics are implemented every three years.
There has been an increase in the ratio of forms of students’ independent work – seminars, group work, likewise presentations on individual work have become regular.
The competitiveness of students in the labour market is promoted by the acquisition of the Lithuanian language and courses focused on the practical application and consolidation of theoretical knowledge (e.g., „Stylistics and the Structure of Text”, „Literary criticism: theory and practice”, „Basics in the translation of Lithuanian and Latvian texts”).
The assessment system of students’ work is constituted by:
The focus of the assessment system is the final examination which is the presentation of the Master’s thesis.
At all examinations results of studies are assessed according to the 10 point scale in compliance with Cabinet Regulations on the Standard of academic education and the rules of the University of Latvia „On Organisation of the Procedure of Examinations in study courses at the University of Latvia”.
Yearly programme costs per student correspond to the tuition fee given above.