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Programme code 45222
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
Study duration full-time
4 Semesters
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 2020
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:

  • have acquired in-depth extensive knowledge of the contemporary theory and practice in the basic disciplines of Baltic Phylology - Linguistics, Literary science, Folkloristics,Baltic studies and Lithuanistics as well as Theatre history and theory;
  • are capable of continuing their studies in Doctoral programmes in Humanities at the University of Latvia as well as other higher educational institutions.

Tasks of the programme are:

  • to provide in-depth knowledge of the contemporary theory and practice in the basic disciplines of Baltic Philology – Linguistics, Literary Science, Folkloristics, Baltic studies and Lithuanistics as well as Theatre history and theory;
  • to preserve and develop traditions of academic science in Baltic Philology.
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:

  • competent in Latvian national culture, topical cultural processes, capable of offering innovative solutions for problems of the given field of science;
  • capable of undertaking independent and innovative research in any of the areas of Baltic Philology, involving the application of contemporary research methods;
  • capable of successful competition in the Latvian, European and other labour markets through independent and creative application of the acquired theories, methods and problem-solving skills;
  • their intellectual potential improves the operational effectiveness of cultural, educational and research institutions, mass media, advertising, public relations as well as ensures their quality growth;
  • their work promotes the improvement of the life quality of the society at large and of the individual in Latvia.
Admission requirements

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 2019/2020 who have acquired an average weighted grade

Baltic Philology   80
Mandatory part   44
Mandatory part   24
SDSK5137 Digital Humanities and Social Sciences Exam 4
LitZ5185 Literature and Language totalitarian cultural context Exam 4
LitZ6012 Methods of Research of Literature in XX Century Exam 4
Valo5527 Literary Editing and Language Practice Exam 4
MākZ5020 Interpretation Principles of the Modern Theatre Exam 2
Valo5526 Stylistics and Text-Formation Exam 4
SDSK5044 Traditional Culture. Visual Aspect Exam 2
Final examination   20
SDSK6020 Master's Thesis Master`s Thesis 20
Restricted elective courses   36
History of Literature   36
LitZ5110 Otherness in Latvian Literature Exam 4
LitZ5100 Gender differences in literature: a discourse in feminism Exam 4
LitZ5186 Literary Criticism: Theory and Practice Exam 4
LitZ5189 The History of Latvian Literary and Theatre Criticism Exam 4
LitZ5181 History of types of Latvian literature - fiction, poetry and drama (1945 - 2000) Exam 4
SDSK5043 Contemporary Lithuanian Culture and Literature Exam 4
LitZ5101 Myth in Latvian and European Literature of the 20th Century Exam 4
LitZ5107 Comparative Literature and the Latest Latvian Literature in the European Context Exam 4
SDSK6045 Computer analysis of text and data visualization Exam 4
LitZ5027 Movements and Trends in Latvian and Foreign Literature Exam 4
LitZ5102 Baltic German Literature and Culture Exam 4
LitZ5167 Genres of Short Prose: Theory and History Exam 4
Linguistics   36
Valo5531 Topical Problems of Baltic Studies Exam 4
Valo5305 Baltic Areal Linguistics Exam 4
Valo5300 History of the Baltic Languages Exam 4
Valo5299 Ethnolinguistics and Pragmatics Exam 4
Valo5304 Functional Grammar and Text Linguistics Exam 4
Valo6064 History of Latgalian Standard Language Exam 4
Valo5532 History of Written Latvian Exam 4
Valo6066 Basics of Translation of Lithuanian and Latvian Texts Exam 4
Valo5306 Grammatical Categories of the Lithuanian Language Exam 4
SDSK5043 Contemporary Lithuanian Culture and Literature Exam 4
Valo5307 Onomastics Exam 4
Valo5570 Sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics Exam 4
Valo6035 Theoretical Linguistics: Morphonology and Semantics Exam 4
Valo5514 General linguistics and sociolinguistics Exam 4
Valo5540 Historical Linguistics: Introduction Exam 4
Folkloristics   36
Folk5010 Mythology and Folklore of the Baltic Nations: Topicalities of Contemporary Research Exam 4
Folk5017 Baltic Traditional Music Exam 4
Folk5021 Ethnography in the Context of Folklore Exam 4
Valo5299 Ethnolinguistics and Pragmatics Exam 4
Folk5003 Folklore and Literature Exam 4
Folk5011 Field Research in Folklore Exam 4
Folk5016 History of Latvian Folkloristics Exam 4
Folk6001 Modern Baltic Folklorism Exam 4
SDSK5043 Contemporary Lithuanian Culture and Literature Exam 4
Folk6000 Contemporary narrative folklore Exam 4
MākZ5212 Cultural Study of Music Exam 4
LitZ5101 Myth in Latvian and European Literature of the 20th Century Exam 4
SDSK6045 Computer analysis of text and data visualization Exam 4
SDSK5123 Traditional Culture and Cinema Exam 4
History of Theatre   36
MākZ5249 American Drama, Theater, Performance Art Exam 4
MākZ5025 Epic and Post-Dramatic Theatre: Genesis and Functionality Exam 4
MākZ5247 Specificity of the creative process of theater arts Exam 4
SDSK6017 Russian Silver Age in Literature and Art Defence 4
MākZ5250 Latvian Drama, Direction and Theatre Criticism after 1945 Exam 4
LitZ5189 The History of Latvian Literary and Theatre Criticism Exam 4
MākZ5001 Modernism in Western European Drama and Theatre Exam 4
SDSK5043 Contemporary Lithuanian Culture and Literature Exam 4
MākZ5244 Seminar in Theatre Criticism Exam 4
MākZ5248 Theater Research Methods in the 21st century Exam 4
MākZ5026 The East European Theatre Directing: Theory and Practice Exam 4
LitZ5027 Movements and Trends in Latvian and Foreign Literature Exam 4
Baltic Studies and Lithuanic Studies   36
Valo5531 Topical Problems of Baltic Studies Exam 4
Valo5305 Baltic Areal Linguistics Exam 4
Valo5300 History of the Baltic Languages Exam 4
Valo5299 Ethnolinguistics and Pragmatics Exam 4
Valo5304 Functional Grammar and Text Linguistics Exam 4
Valo6064 History of Latgalian Standard Language Exam 4
Valo5308 Lithuanian Lexicology and Culture of Language Exam 4
Valo6066 Basics of Translation of Lithuanian and Latvian Texts Exam 4
Valo5306 Grammatical Categories of the Lithuanian Language Exam 4
SDSK5043 Contemporary Lithuanian Culture and Literature Exam 4
Valo5540 Historical Linguistics: Introduction Exam 4
Additional courses in civil and environment protection   1
Ķīmi1059 Civil protection Test 1
Science sector Philology
EKI level 7
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”).

Rating system

The assessment system of students’ work is constituted by:

  • interim examinations - seminars, presentations, tests, reports, notes, and translations of texts, the formulation of maps, the development of card indexes; the relevance of the interim examinations in the assessment process has increased and they constitute 50 – 90 % of the final assessment depending on the specific character of the course;
  • final examinations – written, oral or mixed type examinations.

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”.

Programme price

Yearly programme costs per student correspond to the tuition fee given above.