M.Sc. Baltic Sea Region Studies

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR3699 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    EUR2000 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Riga, Latvia
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.

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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: one semester should be taken at a partner university, without paying extra tuition fee.

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

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: embassies, trade, culture and other representative offices in foreign countries, representative offices at the international organizations, e. g. the United Nations, UNESCO, NATO, European Council, etc., economy units, e. g. banks of business investments, international funds, international organizations, business companies which have interests in the Baltic region, educational institutions, e. g. institutions of higher education, institutes of scientific research.

Graduates of the programme of the Baltic Sea region studies are offered the possibility to continue their studies in the post-graduate programme in the fields of social sciences and humanities. After these studies they will be granted doctoral degrees.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • EUR3699 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • EUR2000 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Partnership Joint
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Programme
  • European Economies and Integration Development
  • Baltic Sea Region Geography
  • Europe Integration - Theory and Practice
  • Research Methods and Organisation
  • Concept of the Baltic Sea Region
  • Economics of the Baltic States
  • Baltic Music
  • Politics and Policy in the Baltic States
  • Sociolinguistic Situation and Language Policy in the Baltic States
  • The Aspects of Baltic Cultural History
  • History of Cinema in the Baltic Sea Region
  • The cultural and historical aspects of Latgale in the context of Baltic regionalism
  • Development of Population and Society in the Baltic Sea Region Countries
  • Comparative International Human Rights Law in the Baltic States
  • Literature of the nations around the Baltic Sea
  • Cultural aspects of ethnic minorities in the Baltics
  • Cultural aspects of ethnic minorities in the Baltics
  • Latvian language
  • Estonian
  • Master Thesis

Requirements

Admission requirements
  • Bachelorís degree or a diploma proving equivalent level of education from an institution of higher education;
  • English language proficiency.
Enrollment criteria (for students competing for the state-financed study place)
  • The grade obtained in final Bachelorís exam or the average grade obtained in final exams (40%);
  • The grade point average of undergraduate studies (60%)
Please note! Only EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and EU long-term resident status holders can compete for a state-financed study place.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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