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.

Programme code 43222
Field of study Language and Culture Studies, Native Language Studies and Language Programmes
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Obtainable degree Bachelor of Humanities in Philology
Access to further studies Access to Master Study Programmes or Second-level Professional Higher Education Study Programmes designed for studies after the awarding of Bakalaura grāds (Bachelor`s degree)
Programme director Jana Kuzmina
Credits 160 KP or 240 ECTS
Study duration full-time
8 Semesters
Tuition fee starting Autumn semester, 2019 Tuition fee per year - 2100 EUR for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens, permanent residence permit holders and their family members
Tuition fee per year - 2750 EUR for other country citizens
Number of students accepted each year Autumn semester 2019
State -funded study places- 20
Autumn semester 2019
Study places for tuition fee - 50
Minimum number of students - 25
Start of studies Autumn 2020
Study duration part-time: correspondence studies
10 Semesters
Tuition fee starting Autumn semester, 2019 Tuition fee per year - 1500 EUR for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens, permanent residence permit holders and their family members
Tuition fee per year - 2561 EUR for other country citizens
Number of students accepted each year Autumn semester 2019
State -funded study places- 0
Autumn semester 2019
Study places for tuition fee - 50
Minimum number of students - 5
Start of studies Autumn 2020

Please note! Only EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and EU long-term resident status holders can compete for a state-financed study place.

Swedish language, culture and literature studies are offered in the full-time studies as part of the English-Scandinavian Module in the study year 2020./2021

Language of instruction Latvian, English
Annotation

There are the English-English Module and the English-Scandinavian Module in the study programme.

 

In the English-English Module, the students acquire the knowledge of linguistics (including phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and terminology), literature (including the authors and texts from different periods of literary British and American history) and culture (including the main regional varieties of English: Great Britain, the USA and Canada). The students are able to interpret potential connections between the aspects of English philology and their application in other disciplines and applied social contexts such as education, business, law, the art, politics and the media. The students gain a high-level competence of another foreign language (that is, Spanish, French, German, Italian, or Russian).

 

In the English-Scandinavian Module, apart from the English studies, the students also acquire the knowledge of linguistics, literature and culture of Sweden, Norway or Denmark, develop high-level Danish, Swedish or Norwegian language skills.

 

Students are entitled to participate in ERASMUS+ exchange programme in Leipcig, Valencia, Huelva, Vroclav, Tallin, St. Cyril and Methodius, Usti nad Labem and other universities.

Aim and tasks of the study programme

The primary goals of English Philology BSP are to develop the graduates`: 

  • academic competency and to ensure the acquisition of up-to-date theoretical knowledge and research skills in English philology.This enables the graduates to become experts in English philology by having acquired basic comprehensive, factual, theoretical knowledge and practical skills envisaged by the BSP with specific reference to the fields of literature, culture and linguistics and their relevant sub-fields.
  • functional flexibility, the skill of relevance to their further professional development of cultural, literary and linguistic understanding, and transferable to a wide range of professional local and international contexts in the labour market. This prepares the graduates for different careers in the public and private sector, e.g. public administration, general administration and management, non-governmental organizations and private companies, including publishing, editing, management of cultural and political organizations, public relations, research, teaching, translation.
  • independent and critical thinking and creativity as an intrinsic part of an intense learning experience and analytical and research skills in the philological analysis and argument, subsequently being able to pursue postgraduate studies at a master’s level and conduct research in the selected field or sub-field.
  • advanced level communicative language competence in English and a high level competence in a Scandinavian language (Danish, Swedish or Norwegian) or a second foreign language of their choice (German, French, Spanish, Italian or Russian).
Learning outcomes of the study programme

English Philology bachelor Study Programme learning outcomes have been defined in compliance with the requirement of the 6th level of  European Qualification Framework. Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will have developed the following knowledge, skills and competences.

 

Knowledge

The graduates are able to:

demonstrate the understanding and interrelation of  significant concepts in the relevant scientific branch or a professional sphere;

understand, articulate and explain concepts, theories and issues pertaining to linguistics and applied linguistics, literary studies in a systematic way;

demonstrate knowledge and understand literary methodological approaches applicable to the analysis of literary and non-literary  genres;

demonstrate advanced knowledge of the structure and use of English (including knowledge of its phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, lexis, critical terminology and pragmatics);

 

Skills

The graduates are able to:

apply the acquired theoretical knowledge and skills relating to philology studies and can use their cognitive abilities by analysing, synthesizing and applying the acquired knowledge in practice; 

display their advanced literacy and communication skills in English and one more foreign language orally and in writing by constructing and presenting coherent and sustained arguments;

apply argumentation and persuasion strategies by producing a fluent, accurate, logical, persuasive, register-sensitive and relevant spoken and written academic text complying with the scholarly conventions;

use effective study skills, including time management skills;

demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with groups and individuals in local and international contexts;

exhibit interpersonal, social interaction, and co-operation skills;

plan and work out projects, identify and solve problems, and take decisions in groups and individually.

 

Competences

The graduates are able to:

use their modern technology skills and information management skills; retrieve information from the Internet and evaluate it critically, obtain, select, analyse and synthesize information from relevant primary and secondary sources of information, including libraries, the Internet, corpora, independent fieldwork and data collection; 

critically read, analyse and interpret different types of texts and discourse; ask empirically motivated questions in relation to language, literature and culture; demonstrate knowledge and critical awareness of a range of social, cultural, and historical contexts relevant to the field of study; 

apply their research skills in conducting research and writing up the results in a bachelor thesis;

apply research methodology relevant to linguistics and literature studies and use the obtained data in argumentation;

recognize, interpret and synthesize potential connections between the aspects of English philology and their application in other disciplines and applied social contexts such as education, business, law, the art, politics and the media;

show self-motivation and the ability to be critical and self-critical of one’s own knowledge and skills and the ability to be self-reflective independent learners evaluate and appreciate the diversity and multiculturalism.

 

 

Admission requirements

Secondary education


Admission requirements for Latvian students


General rules (here)

 

Competition criteria for persons with an obtained secondary education on year 2004 and onwards:


CE in Latvian

CE in English

CE in Maths


Competition criteria for persons with an obtained secondary education up to year 2004 (not included) as well as persons who have obtained their secondary education abroad and persons with special needs:

   

final average grade in Latvian and Literature

final grade in English

final average grade in certain subjects


Preferential claims: Latvian state student scientific conference Foreign Linguistics and Foreign Literature Science and History section (English) degree 1 – 3 winners in years 2019 and 2020


Admission requirements for international students


1. General secondary high school diploma;

2. English language proficiency.


Enrollment criteria (for students competing for the state-financed study place)


1. The grade in English (60%);

2. Grade point average (20%);

3. A certificate of the Latvian language (20%).

 

Please note! Only EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and EU long-term resident status holders can compete for a state-financed study place.


Admission formulas


Contact-information

Faculty of Humanities, 4a Visvalža Street, Riga

Study Programme Director Assist. Professor Jana Kuzmina, e-mail: jana.kuzmina@lu.lv

Study Methodologist Samanta Matecka, e-mail: samanta.matecka@lu.lv, phone number: 67034913

English Philology   160
Mandatory part   86
UL Undergraduate Module   10
Ķīmi1059 Civil protection Test 1
Valo1576 Introduction to Studies and Research Exam 2
Valo1568 Basics of the Latvian Scientific Language and Terminology Exam 2
Valo1002 Latin Exam 2
VadZ1022 Entrepreneurship Exam 4
VidZ1032 Environment protection Exam 1
Mandatory part   66
Valo1391 English Spoken and Written Communication I Exam 4
Valo1392 English Spoken and Written Communication II Exam 4
Valo2277 English Spoken and Written Communication III Exam 4
Valo2278 English Spoken and Written Communication IV Exam 4
Valo3170 English Spoken and Written Communication V Exam 4
Valo1105 English Normative Phonetics and Phonology I Exam 2
Valo1113 English Normative Phonetics and Phonology II Exam 2
Valo1371 English Normative Grammar I Exam 2
ValoP830 English Normative Grammar II Exam 2
Valo2269 English Normative Grammar III Exam 2
Valo2271 English Normative Grammar IV Exam 4
Valo3032 History of the English Language Exam 2
Valo2418 Introduction to Linguistics of the English Language Exam 4
Valo1489 Integrated Text Analysis I Exam 2
Valo2411 Integrated Text Analysis II Exam 2
Valo2412 Integrated Text Analysis III Exam 4
Valo2273 Integrated Text Analysis IV Exam 4
Valo3249 Integrated Text Analysis V Exam 4
Valo4104 Integrated Text Analysis VI Exam 2
LitZ1044 Introduction into Studies of Literature Exam 2
Valo2180 Term Paper I Coursework/project 2
Valo3015 Term Paper II Coursework/project 2
Valo1430 Basics of Translation Theory Exam 2
Final examination   10
Valo4175 Bachelor Paper Bachelor`s Thesis 10
Restricted elective courses   72
English-English Philology   72
Contrastive Study Courses I   20
Contrastive Studies I-V: Danish   20
Valo1425 Contrastive Studies I: Danish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo1426 Contrastive Studies II: Danish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo2307 Contrastive Studies III: Danish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo2308 Contrastive Studies IV: Danish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo2309 Contrastive Studies V: Danish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Contrastive Studies I-V: French   20
Valo1405 Contrastive Studies I: French (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo1402 Contrastive Studies II: French (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo2287 Contrastive Studies III: French (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo2288 Contrastive Studies IV: French (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo3184 Contrastive Studies V: French (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Contrastive Studies I-V: Italian   20
Valo1393 Contrastive Studies I: Italian (2nd foreign language, from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo1394 Contrastive Studies II:Italian (2nd foreign language, from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo2279 Contrastive Studies III: Italian (2nd foreign language, from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo2281 Contrastive Studies IV: Italian (2nd foreign language, from beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo3177 Contrastive Studies V: Italian (2nd foreign language, from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Contrastive Studies I-V: Norwegian   20
Valo1423 Contrastive Studies 1: Norwegian (2 foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo1424 Contrastive Studies II: Norwegian (2 foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo2305 Contrastive Studies III: Norwegian (2 foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo2306 Contrastive Studies IV: Norwegian (2 foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo3208 Contrastive Studies V: Norwegian (2 foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Contrastive Studies I-V: Spanish   20
Valo2282 Contrastive Studies I: Spanish(2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo2284 Contrastive Studies II: Spanish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo2285 Contrastive Studies III: Spanish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo2286 Contrastive Studies I V: Spanish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo3182 Contrastive StudiesV: Spanish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Contrastive Studies I-V: German   20
Valo1408 Contrastive Studies I: German (2nd foreign language from the beginners’ level) Exam 4
Valo1409 Contrastive Studies II: German (2nd foreign language from the beginners’ level) Exam 4
Valo2999 Contrastive Studies III: German (2nd foreign language from the beginners’ level) Exam 4
Valo2290 Contrastive Studies IV: German (2nd foreign language from the beginners’ level) Exam 4
Valo3193 Contrastive Studies V: German (2nd foreign language from the beginners’ level) Exam 4
Contrastive Studies I-V: Swedish   20
Valo1427 Contrastive Studies I: Swedish (2nd Foreign Language from the Beginner 's Level) Exam 4
Valo1428 Contrastive studies II: Swedish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo2310 Contrastive studies III: Swedish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo2312 Contrastive studies IV: Swedish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo3215 Kontrastive studies V: Swedish ( 2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Contrastive Study Courses II   10
Contrastive Studies VI-VII: Danish   10
Valo3212 Contrastive studies VI: Danish (2nd foreign language from beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo4085 Contrastive Studies VII: Danish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 6
Contrastive Studies VI-VII: French   10
Valo3185 Contrastive StudiesVI: French (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo4071 Contrastive StudiesVII: French (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 6
Contrastive Studies VI-VII: Italian   10
Valo3179 Contrastive Studies VI: Italian (2nd foreign language, from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo3180 Contrastive Studies VII: Italian (2nd foreign language, from the beginner's level) Exam 6
Contrastive Studies VI-VII: Norwegian   10
Valo3209 Contrastive studies VI: Norwegian (2 foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo4083 Contrastive studies VII: Norwegian (2 foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 6
Contrastive Studies VI-VII: Spanish   10
Valo3183 Contrastive Studies VI: Spanish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo4069 Contrastive Studies VII: Spanish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 6
Contrastive Studies VI-VII: German   10
Valo3194 Contrastive studies VI: German (2nd foreign language from the beginners’ level) Exam 4
Valo4075 Contrastive studies VII: German (2nd foreign language from the beginners’ level) Exam 6
Contrastive Studies VI-VII: Swedish   10
Valo3216 Contrastive studies VI: Swedish (2nd Foreign Language from the Beginner's Level) Exam 4
Valo3225 Contrastive studies VII: Swedish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 6
Contrastive Studies: Russian   10
Valo2414 Russian as a Foreign Language (Level A2 1) Exam 4
Valo4244 Russian as foreign 3rd level (В1) Exam 6
Linguistics I   20
Valo3169 English Lexicology and Stylistics Exam 4
Valo2274 English Language Teaching and Learning Methodology* Exam 4
Valo3172 English Theoretical Grammar and Phonetics Exam 4
Valo4087 Introduction to Varieties of English Exam 2
Valo2732 Introduction to Applied Linguistics Exam 2
Valo1568 Basics of the Latvian Scientific Language and Terminology Exam 2
Valo2304 Translation Seminars (English Language) Exam 4
Foreign Literature and Culture Studies I   14
Mandatory part   8
LitZ3203 English 19th century Realistic Literature Exam 2
LitZ2207 English Literature of Classicism and Enlightenment Exam 2
LitZ3067 Modernism and Postmodernism Exam 2
LitZ1076 Medieval and Renaissance Literature Exam 2
Romanticism in Literature I   2
LitZ2212 American Literary Romanticism Exam 2
LitZ2213 Romanticism in English Literature Exam 2
Culture Studies I   4
SDSK3009 USA Cultural Studies Exam 4
SDSK1006 Canadian Cultural Studies Exam 4
SDSK3010 British Culture Studies Exam 4
SDSK2304 Celtic Literary and Cultural Studies Exam 4
Linguistics II or Foreign Literature and Culture Studies   8
Linguistics II   8
Mandatory part   2
Valo3424 Research Methods in Linguistics Exam 2
Study Courses of Limited Choice I   2
Valo4245 English Language Upgrading Practice Exam 2
Valo1907 Creative writing Exam 2
Valo1905 Language, culture, translation Exam 2
Study Courses of Limited Choice II   4
Valo3423 EU Institutional and Project Management Discourse Exam 4
Valo2734 Internship in Applied Linguistics Exam 4
Valo1465 Practical Latvian for International Students I Exam 4
Foreign Literature and Culture Studies II   8
MākZ4373 Introduction to Visual and Film Studies Exam 4
LitZ3000 Methodologies of Literary Research Exam 2
LitZ3200 Realism in American Literature Exam 2
English–Scandinavian Philology   72
Contrastive Study Courses   30
Contrastive Studies: Danish   30
Valo1425 Contrastive Studies I: Danish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo1426 Contrastive Studies II: Danish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo2307 Contrastive Studies III: Danish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo2308 Contrastive Studies IV: Danish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo2309 Contrastive Studies V: Danish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo3212 Contrastive studies VI: Danish (2nd foreign language from beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo4085 Contrastive Studies VII: Danish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 6
Contrastive Studies: Norwegian   30
Valo1423 Contrastive Studies 1: Norwegian (2 foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo1424 Contrastive Studies II: Norwegian (2 foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo2305 Contrastive Studies III: Norwegian (2 foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo2306 Contrastive Studies IV: Norwegian (2 foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo3208 Contrastive Studies V: Norwegian (2 foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo3209 Contrastive studies VI: Norwegian (2 foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo4083 Contrastive studies VII: Norwegian (2 foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 6
Contrastive Studies: Swedish   30
Valo1427 Contrastive Studies I: Swedish (2nd Foreign Language from the Beginner 's Level) Exam 4
Valo1428 Contrastive studies II: Swedish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo2310 Contrastive studies III: Swedish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo2312 Contrastive studies IV: Swedish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo3215 Kontrastive studies V: Swedish ( 2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 4
Valo3216 Contrastive studies VI: Swedish (2nd Foreign Language from the Beginner's Level) Exam 4
Valo3225 Contrastive studies VII: Swedish (2nd foreign language from the beginner's level) Exam 6
Linguistics I   20
English Linguistics I   10
Mandatory part   2
Valo2732 Introduction to Applied Linguistics Exam 2
Study Courses of Limited Choice   8
Valo3169 English Lexicology and Stylistics Exam 4
Valo2274 English Language Teaching and Learning Methodology* Exam 4
Valo3172 English Theoretical Grammar and Phonetics Exam 4
Valo2304 Translation Seminars (English Language) Exam 4
Scandinavian Linguistics I   10
Theoretical Grammar and Phonetics of a Scandinavian Language   4
Valo3214 Theoretical Grammar and Phonetics of a Scandinavian Language (Danish) Exam 4
Valo3211 Theoretical Grammar and Phonetics of Scandinavian Languages (Norwegian) Exam 4
Valo3217 Theoretical Grammar and Phonetics of Scandinavian Languages (Swedish) Exam 4
Stylistics of a Scandinavian Language   2
Valo3613 Danish Stylistics Exam 2
Valo1568 Basics of the Latvian Scientific Language and Terminology Exam 2
Valo3082 Scandinavian Stylistics (Norwegian) Exam 2
Valo1306 Scandinavian Stylistics (Swedish) Exam 2
Methodology of a Scandinavian Language   4
Valo3210 Teaching and Learning Methodology of Scandinavian Languages (Norwegian) Exam 4
Valo2731 Scandinavian Language Teaching and Learning Methodology (Swedish) Exam 4
Valo3213 Teaching and learning methodology of Scandinavian language (Danish) Exam 4
Foreign Literature and Culture Studies I   14
Scandinavian Literature and Culture Studies   10
History of Scandinavian Literature   2
LitZ1188 History of Scandinavian Literature I : Danish Literature till 1860 Exam 2
LitZ4001 History of Scandinavian Literature I: Norwegian Literature till 1860 Exam 2
LitZ2188 History of Scandinavian Literature I: Swedish Literature until 19th Century Exam 2
Realism in Scandinavian Literature   2
LitZ1189 History of Scandinavian Literature II: Realism in Danish Literature Exam 2
LitZ2015 History of Scandinavian Literature II: Realism in Norwegian Literature Exam 2
LitZ3132 History of Scandinavian Literature II: Romanticism and Realism in Swedish Literature Exam 2
Modernism and Postmodernism in Scandinavian Literature   2
LitZ4039 History of Scandinavian Literature: Modernism and Postmodernism in Danish Literature Exam 2
LitZ4041 Modernism and Postmodernism in Scandinavian Literature (Norwegian Literature) Exam 2
LitZ3133 History of Scandinavian Literature: Modernism and Postmodernism in Swedish Literature Exam 2
Scandinavian Culture Studies   4
SDSK2080 Scandinavian Culture Studies: Danish Society and Culture Exam 4
SDSK2024 Scandinavian Culture Studies: Norwegian Society and Culture Exam 4
SDSK2023 Scandinavian Culture Studies: Swedish Society and Culture Exam 4
English Literature and Culture Studies   4
SDSK3009 USA Cultural Studies Exam 4
LitZ3203 English 19th century Realistic Literature Exam 2
LitZ2207 English Literature of Classicism and Enlightenment Exam 2
SDSK1006 Canadian Cultural Studies Exam 4
SDSK3010 British Culture Studies Exam 4
LitZ3067 Modernism and Postmodernism Exam 2
LitZ4039 History of Scandinavian Literature: Modernism and Postmodernism in Danish Literature Exam 2
LitZ2212 American Literary Romanticism Exam 2
LitZ2213 Romanticism in English Literature Exam 2
LitZ1076 Medieval and Renaissance Literature Exam 2
SDSK2304 Celtic Literary and Cultural Studies Exam 4
Linguistics II or Foreign Literature and Culture Studies   8
Linguistics II   8
Mandatory part   2
Valo3424 Research Methods in Linguistics Exam 2
Study Courses of Limited Choice I   2
Valo4245 English Language Upgrading Practice Exam 2
Valo3613 Danish Stylistics Exam 2
Valo1907 Creative writing Exam 2
Valo3082 Scandinavian Stylistics (Norwegian) Exam 2
Valo1306 Scandinavian Stylistics (Swedish) Exam 2
Valo2730 Language, Culture and Translation (Scandinavian Languages) Exam 2
Study Courses of Limited Choice II   4
Valo3423 EU Institutional and Project Management Discourse Exam 4
Valo2734 Internship in Applied Linguistics Exam 4
Valo1465 Practical Latvian for International Students I Exam 4
Foreign Literature and Culture Studies II   8
LitZ3000 Methodologies of Literary Research Exam 2
LitZ3200 Realism in American Literature Exam 2
MākZ2513 Visual and Film Studies (Scandinavian Culture) Exam 4
Elective courses   2
Science sector Linguistics
EKI level 6
Programme practical realization

Different teaching methods are used in the study process, proceeding from the specific features of the given course and tailoring them to the students’ needs. The teaching forms comprise lectures, seminars, practical classes, weekly tutorials, on-line tutorials, e-courses, independent research work, individual and group projects.

      In practical classes, the students improve their relevant linguistic, oral and written communication skills, academic presentation skills, the ability to argue their point of view, to use modern information technologies, etc. The students undertake practical work in phonetic transcription, grammatical and text analysis.

       In lectures and seminars, attention is paid to the discoursal, linguo-pragmatic interpretation of texts from a range of periods and genres. In the field of linguistics, emphasis is placed on the evaluation and testing of linguistic hypotheses and theories. In the field of literary studies, literary theory, the history of literary criticism, the processes of literary production and dissemination, and a detailed literary study of literary texts/works in the original language from a range of periods ranging from the medieval to the modern, and contexts is undertaken.

      The methods used include simulations, role plays, presentations, group and pair work. Critical thinking is integrated into courses: the students are given assignments to work out solutions to problems. Research projects conducted individually and in groups comprise administration of interviews, questionnaires, data and information collection, processing and systematisation, particularisation and generalisation, synchronic and diachronic investigation, etc. Encouraging creative thinking is an integral aspect of the BSP.

      Various e-courses are offered in the BSP. Survey results show that both students and academic staff hold the view that e-courses have a positive role in the study process. E-courses have revealed new approaches to the organisation of studies, as the students are more flexible in planning the time and place of their studies by receiving information from the teaching staff and/or peers. More than often the information is personally targeted at each relevant student, enabling him to realise his achievements in the respective course.

      The teaching staff can assess whether each student carries out the work planned regularly and successfully. The students also acquire assessment and self-assessment skills, which they apply in written and spoken communication classes. Besides, they develop the skills of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint use in studies and research. Study skills and the development of learning strategies are part of the course Introduction to Studies and Research. Moreover, their components constitute methodological components in all courses.

      With the help of the above-mentioned forms and methods, the graduates of the BSP acquire knowledge, skills and competences enabling them to be competitive in the labour market and/or pursue master level studies in Latvia and abroad. The BSP graduates continue their academic studies in the master’s programmes offered by the   FoH, e.g. English Philology, Conference Interpreting, European Master's in Translation, Baltic Sea Region Studies. The BSP graduates successfully continue their studies abroad  and some of them were employed as English language teachers.

Programme price

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