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MasterRussian and Slavic Studies (sub-programme of academic program Linguistics, Literature and Regional Culture Studies)

Tuition fee €3,300 per year

NOTE! The tuition fees may change in 2024, please follow information regularly.

Application fee €170 one-time

The application fee is 170.00 EUR. The application fee is non-refundable.

Payment of the application fee and the diploma recognition fee should be paid only after the receipt of the invoice and must be paid BY the deadline of the invoice, if for any reason you have failed to pay the fees by the said deadline please contact the admission coordinator.
The application will be processed only after the payment receipt (the official receipt issued by the bank) has been uploaded in the Apply system, take note: in the event of any changes made in the application, you are to resubmit the application to confirm and save the changes.

Deposit €500 one-time

A one-time payment for students coming from third countries outside the EU/EEA is to be paid in full together with the full-year tuition fee payable upon arrival. The deposit is intended for coverage of possible immigration expenses and paid back upon request after graduation.

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The sub-programme prepares highly qualified, competitive specialists in the field of Russian and Slavic linguistics and literary studies. The sub-programme focuses on regional and intercultural studies, special attention is paid to the functioning of the Russian language and literature in a broad socio-cultural context, the description of Slavic languages and literature at the theoretical level, as well as the interaction of Slavic language and literature with Latvian language, literature and culture.

Within the programme, students will study common study courses and specialization courses of the chosen sub-programme such as Contemporary Russian literature and culture, XX-XXI century current problems of the theory and history of Russian literature, Problems of modern Slavic folklore, Literature in Slavic countries and postcolonial studies, Russian language in theoretical and business aspect, History and theory of Russian and Latvian language contacts, Theoretical grammar of modern Slavic languages, Ethnopsycholinguistics and political linguistics of Russian and Slavic languages, Russian and Slavic literature in the Baltic region, Slavic literature in translations, Russian culture in the Baltic region at the beginning of the 20th – 21st century, Ethnocultural stereotypes in Slavic languages, literature and folklore, etc.

The programme has been developed within the framework of the project “Design of Internationally Competitive Study Programmes Promoting the Development of the National Economy of Latvia at the University of Latvia” (project No. / 18 / A / 015).

Programme structure

The full-time degree programme covers two academic years. Classes are in the evenings of working days from 4.30 pm till 9.30 pm.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the study programme can work in various state, non-governmental and private institutions – diplomatic missions of Latvia and other countries, various Latvian and European institutions, including translation, universities and schools, research institutions, mass media and advertising agencies, editorial offices, libraries, language training centres, travel agencies, Latvian and world companies of various profiles, etc.

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