M.Sc. European Studies

University of Latvia | Riga, Latvia
This inter-disciplinary academic programme offers students the possibility to study European economic, political and legal space, to acquire deeper knowledge of European integration process and to analyse EU functional principles, procedures and major policies beyond disciplinary boundaries.

Description of European Studies

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This inter-disciplinary academic programme offers students the possibility to study European economic, political and legal space, to acquire deeper knowledge of European integration process and to analyse EU functional principles, procedures and major policies beyond disciplinary boundaries.

The Programme allows specialisation in EU law, trade, energy issues, migration, regional and social dimensions, and external relations.

The programme provides studies in international environment of linguistic and cultural diversity. Working language: English.

Qualification awarded: Master of Social Sciences in European Studies.

Accreditation

The programme was accredited in 2003 and after that in 2009 until 2015 according to the Law of the Republic of Latvia on Higher Education Establishments in compliance with requirements of the European Union.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline EU/EEA mid a July; Non EU 15 May;
Tuition fee
  • EUR 3700 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 2140 Year (EEA)

1500 LVL per academic year for European Union, European Economic Area citizens and their family members; 1500 LVL for permanent residents (including long-term residents of the European Community) and their family members; 2600 LVL per academic year for other citizens;

Start date September  2015
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Partnership Joint
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Programme modules

  • EU: Government and Institutions
  • European Economic Integration
  • EU Regional Policy and Social Dimension
  • EU Funds and Project Management
  • Economies of the Baltic States
  • EU External Policy
  • Research Methodology Seminar
  • Master Thesis

Study period and classes time

The full - degree programme covers two academic years. Classes are in the evenings of working days.

Requirements for European Studies

1. A Bachelors degree or an equivalent degree;

2. English language proficiency¹;

3. Quality of CV;

4. Quality of Motivation letter.

It should include applicants intended subject of the Masters thesis and explanation of his/her motivation to study in the programme. The motivation letter should not exceed two pages.

¹If English is not your native language and/or your previous education is not obtained in English you must present results of one of the following internationally recognized language tests:

1) TOEFL IBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Test) score at least 80 or TOEFL PBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Paper Based Test) score at least 550

2) IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score at least 6

3) Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English C level or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English B level

Please note! If you have not taken any of internationally recognized tests you must present a satisfactory grade in English in the Bachelors degree diploma supplement.

Admission is arranged in accordance with competition rules and admission requirements set up by the Council of the Programme in line with the general University procedure accepted by The Republic of Latvia Ministrys of Education Inter-institutional Committee. Admission exam is based on a quality motivation letter. Results of the admission are submitted for approval to the Council of the Faculty of Economics and Management, UL, where the programme is implemented.

Necessary application documents

1. Certified copies of the diploma of undergraduate degree and diploma supplement in original language. If education documents original are not in Latvian or English, a certified translation must be provided. Education documents must be legalized ²

2. Motivation letter (12 pages) and CV in English

3. Document confirming proficiency of the English language (if necessary)

4. For international students completed application form

5. Copy of passport

6. One passport sized photo

7. Copy of application fee payment check

The application fee payment must be transferred to the bank account of the University of Latvia before applying for studies. The application fee is non-refundable.

Work Experience for European Studies

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

The programme was accredited in 2003 and after that in 2009 until 2015 according to the Law of the Republic of Latvia on Higher Education Establishments in compliance with requirements of the European Union.

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University of Latvia, Latvia

Latvia The University of Latvia (UL) with its 20,000 students, 13 faculties and more than 20 research institutes is one of the largest comprehensive research university in the Baltic States. The University offers more than 141 state-accredited academic and professional study programmes. At UL, research is conducted in over 50 research fields which represent four main areas: humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and medicine.