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BachelorResearch and protection of Cultural and Environmental Heritage

Tuition fee €4,700 per year
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.

More information

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Overview

The “Cultural and Environmental Heritage” is a unique study program in Latvia providing academic education at the Bachelor’s level in the Natural Sciences. The uniqueness of this this study programme is in its pronounced interdisciplinarity – it has been developed in close cooperation with the Art Academy of Latvia. Apart from the lecturers from the Academy and the Faculty of Geography and Earth sciences, the courses are taught also by the teaching stuff from the Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of History and Philosophy, and Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Latvia. The best professionals of the field of cultural and environmental heritage are also involved in the tuition of the programme. The study content focuses on 4 main thematic modules: Environmental sciences, Environmental sciences and cultural heritage, Theory and methods of cultural heritage and Humanities and arts. Practical works and involvement of high level specialists and organizations from the field of Cultural and Environmental Heritage, such as UNESCO, ICOMOS, etc. in the study process makes this programme even more valuable for the students.

This study programme is aiming to prepare academically educated specialists with appropriate knowledge, skills and competence required to successfully work in the field of assessment, preservation, protection and sustainable management of cultural and environmental heritage monuments and sites.

The programme have 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. 8.2.1.0 / 18 / A / 015).

Career opportunities

The labour market of graduates of the study programme is made up of companies related to culture, cultural and environmental heritage field, real estate management enterprises, including the direction of property development, sectors of tourism and hospitality, environmental and cultural protection, and scientific research of cultural heritage. The main area of competencies that determines the competitiveness of graduates of the study programme in the labour market is the knowledge, skills and competencies required to manage and protect tangible cultural and environmental heritage, ensuring its sustainable and economically justified maintenance. Although the study programme is expected to be academic, the theoretical knowledge and practical skills it provides allows students to be better prepared for the demands of the labour market in the cultural and environmental management and research field. In implementing the study programme, lecturers who are also the practitioners are involved, providing a connection between education, practice and science, developing the knowledge base and competencies. Since the study programme is implemented in cooperation with the Art Academy of Latvia, part of the study courses is organized with the simultaneous participation of lecturers from both universities. Such cooperation opens vast opportunities for developing joint scientific research and applied projects – both as students’ scientific works and as further cooperation projects whose direct goal is an application in practice.

Apply now! Autumn semester 2024/25
Application deadline
23 Jul 2024, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
2 Sept 2024
Apply now! Autumn semester 2024/25
Application deadline
23 Jul 2024, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
2 Sept 2024