European Studies and Economic Diplomacy

Study programme offers studies of European Union: management and institutions, current topics of Latvia's integration process, International political economy, Public international law, Research methodology. Graduates’ comprehensive interdisciplinary knowledge of European Union, diplomatic skills, analytical skills, and in-depth economic skills will provide solid basis for their work in different institutions of European Union, international organizations, as well as in national public and private sectors. Students are trained for analytical and managerial positions in economic, political, and social fields, for diplomatic service, for economic lobbying activities at 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. The highlight of the program is a study trip to EU and NATO institutions in Brussels, Luxembourg and Frankfurt which helps to master the environment of international institutions in practice. Study trip is subject to an epidemiological situation in the region. The full-time degree programme covers one academic year. Classes are in the evenings of working days.

Competitive employment and excellent career - economics, international law, and international politics studies are the opportunity for graduates to become senior executives, civil servants, employees of EU institutions, diplomats, journalists, consultants, analysts, lobbyists, entrepreneurs, as well as to work as lecturers and researchers.

Full-time (1 year).
EU, EEA, Swiss citizens, permanent residence permit holders and their family members - 2350 € per year. Other country citizens - 2585 € per year.
Master of Social Sciences in Economics
  1. Academic or professional bachelor's degree in the field of social sciences in economics, management science or a similar field with a total duration of studies of not less than 4 years or 160 CP.
  2. English language proficiency.
  3. Quality of CV.
  4. Quality of Motivation letter.
  5. As a part of the admission process applicants will be asked to participate in an online interview and fulfill the test.

Proficiency in English requires a test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based at least 72 points; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Essential at least 8 points; International English Language Testing System (IELTS ) at least 5.5 points; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) / C2 Proficiency any level; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) / C1 Advanced any level; Cambridge English: First (FCE) / B2 First – B; Pearson Test of English (PTE) General at least B2; LanguageCert International ESOL at least level Communicator B2 (written and oral exam).

When applying for the study program, foreigners who have obtained previous education are required to prove their English language proficiency with the above-mentioned results of international language tests, which are confirmed by documents issued during the last five years. Proficiency in English can also be confirmed by the result obtained at the University of Latvia English language test at least at B2 level. Proof of English language proficiency is not required if the previous education is acquired in English.