Theology and Science of Religions

The bachelor's study program in Theology and Religious Studies offers a high-level humanities education related to religious studies nowadays and in a historical context. Religious studies offer its students the opportunity to expand their knowledge about the sacred texts, practices, beliefs, history of world religions and study the phenomenology of religion, sociology of religion, anthropology of religion, etc. In theological studies, students become more familiar with the Christian faith and practice (New and Old Testament texts and their interpretations, history of religious ideas and institutions, Christian practice - worship, spiritual care, church pedagogy).


New and Old Testament theology, ancient Greek (koine) and Hebrew languages, various theological traditions, the most important ideas of well-known theologians, methods of religious studies, world religions and new religious movements, philosophy of religion, ethics, and psychology, and much more.

In fields related to religious research and analysis of current developments or processes (universities, institutes, media), administration (state and municipal institutions, religious organizations and non-governmental organizations) and practice (churches and other religious organizations - in the fields of spiritual care, support, and growth), as well as religious education and providing general services (for example, medical support for personal health care, mental health and social care providers, etc.).

3 years or 6 semesters (full time studies). Studies take place on working days, mainly from 8.30 to 16.00 depending on the study plan for the day.
EU/EEA/Switzerland and EU residents - 2200 €/year. Others - 2420 €/year.
Fall semester 2022 - 30 budget places.
Bachelor of Humanities in Theology and Science of Religions

General provisions

Secondary education

Competition criteria for persons who have acquired secondary education since 2004:

CE in Latvian

CE in English or CE in French or CE in German

CE in Mathematics*

Final mark in History

* For persons who have completed secondary education before 2008, the centralised examination in mathematics may be replaced by the average mark in mathematics indicated in the secondary education document (or the average mark in algebra and geometry)

Competition criteria for persons who have completed secondary education before 2004 (excluding), as well as for persons who have acquired secondary education abroad or for persons with special needs:

Average mark in Latvian Language and Literature

Average mark in English, French, or German Language

Average mark in History

Average mark in certain subjects

Advantages: Graduates of the Young Theologian and Religious researchers' University (Faculty of Theology, University of Latvia) in 2021 and 2022 receive additional 20 points.