Master's in Baltic Sea Region Studies

General

Program Description

Highlights

  • Study location: Latvia, Riga
  • Type: Postgraduate, full-time
  • Nominal duration: 2 years (120 ECTS)
  • Study language: English
  • Awards: Master (Master of Humanities in Baltic Sea Region Studies)
  • Accreditation: Study programme is accredited

Overview

This is a two year programme providing an excellent opportunity to obtain an interdisciplinary Master`s degree in Baltic Sea region issues. The programme offers education in humanities and several social and environmental disciplines, focusing on the Baltic Sea region countries.

This is a joint-degree programme set up in cooperation with four partner universities: the University of Turku in Finland, the University of Tartu in Estonia, the University of Latvia and Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania. The programmes are compatible, and this partnership enables student mobility within the programme.

As a result of passing the program, the master students obtain qualifications to continue their academic research in doctoral studies.

Programme structure

The following courses are offered: General courses, Baltic States and Europe, Policy and human rights, Society and environment, Art and literature studies, Cultural history and education. Besides, students are entitled to choose one of languages (Latvian, Swedish, Finnish, Estonian, or Lithuanian).

Application

Entry qualification

Undergraduate diploma (or higher)

Applicants for Master degree studies are required to have completed Bachelor degree or higher professional education comprising at least 3 years of full time studies providing access to Master’s level study programmes.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Latvian.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

Applicants must upload education documents in original language, as well as translations into English. Diplomas and transcripts issued outside EU must be legalized with a legalization stamp or Apostille.

Language requirements

English

Applicants must prove their English language knowledge. University accepts the following international language tests:

  • TOEFL IBT – at least score 72;
  • IELTS – at least score 5.5;
  • PTE General – at least level B2;
  • FCE – at least level B;
  • CPE – satisfactory pass;
  • CAE – satisfactory pass.

University can provide English language test for additional payment (97.50 EUR)

Applicants whose native language is English or previous education is obtained in English are exempt from this requirement (except citizens of India, Sri Lanka, Nepal).

Other requirements

You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the programme of the Baltic Region Studies will have a possibility to work in various state, non-governmental and private institutions such as government institutions, diplomatic structures, representative offices at the international organizations, e. g. the United Nations, UNESCO, NATO, European Council, etc., economy units, international organizations which have interests in the Baltic region e. g. institutions of higher education and scientific research.

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