European Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English


The Master’s degree study programme European Studies at University of 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. The Programme allows specialisation in EU law, trade, energy issues, migration, regional and social dimensions, and external relations.

  • The Programme also provides studies in international environment of lingual and cultural diversity by attracting both international students and lecturers.
  • In addition to interdisciplinary EU thematic course, also French language course is included in the programme.
  • During studies students are offered to participate in national and international academic conferences and publish the results of their researches.
  • Students are also offered to participate at EU supported research projects.
  • The Programme offers and encourages interdisciplinary, interactive, and innovative teaching methods which are characterized by group works, study trips, practical case analyses and discussions lead by internationally recognized domestic and foreign experts with comprehensive academic and professional experience in EU matters, thus strongly ensuring both theoretical and professionally practical aspects during studies.

Career Opportunities

More than 500 graduates of the Programme have professional and academic careers:

  • in EU/international and national public institutions and private companies
  • as political, economic, and legal advisers
  • in diplomatic services
  • as lobbyists at EU level
  • as international journalists
  • in universities and research centres
  • some pursuing a Ph.D. studies.


The programme is accredited until 2019 according to the Law of the Republic of Latvia on Higher Education Establishments in compliance with requirements of the European Union.

Programme Structure

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or a diploma proving equivalent level of education from an institution of higher education.
  • English language proficiency.
  • Quality of CV.
  • Quality of Motivation letter.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2150 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2150 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2150 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2150 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Riga

  • 503 - 790 LVL/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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