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MasterCultural and Social Anthropology

Tuition fee €2,600 per year
Application fee €141 one-time

The application fee consists of a 100 € registration fee and a 41 € payment for the recognition of education documents by the Academic Information centre of Latvia. 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.
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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

lu.lv/..udy-programmes/master-anthropology 

Overview

The programme offers an outstanding opportunity to acquire analytical tools with which to approach contemporary global and local social processes and trends. These include issues such as migration with its corollaries of increasing cross-cultural contact and new diaspora politics, financial crises and advancement of neo-liberal (and other) policies, both internationally and locally, transformation of political subjectivities in the context of shifting ideas about development, state-building and nation.

The MHum programme builds upon the 3-year BHum programme in Cultural and Social Anthropology, but it is open to graduates from other fields, seeing their previous academic and professional experience as a potential for productive interdisciplinary work. Our programme staff hold doctoral degrees from world’s best ranking universities. They apply high standards both in teaching and public discussions, thus encouraging critical analysis beyond the academic realm. The programme is mostly orientated towards public anthropology and the Baltic region, but students are encouraged to develop and explore their own research topics with the support of experienced supervisors within our department.

Programme structure

The programme provides students with a solid theoretical and methodological basis with which to critically explore a variety of pressing issues in (post)modern society. Through lectures, seminars and independent reading, students gain knowledge in social, and specifically anthropological, theory. A variety of compulsory and optional courses help students to develop a thoroughly anthropological approach to the themes of self and agency, gender, state and power, borders/migration, consumerism, art/performance. Working with texts is accompanied by ethnographic fieldwork whereby students not only advance their skills of data gathering but also learn to test and creatively develop their theoretical frameworks.

Career opportunities

The programme graduates can pursue academic career in Latvia and abroad (several graduates teach at the University of Latvia) or continue professional career in public, business or NGO sectors.

Apply now! Autumn semester 2022/23
Application deadline
27 Jun 2022 23:59:59
Europe/Riga time
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Autumn semester 2022/23
Application deadline
27 Jun 2022 23:59:59
Europe/Riga time
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States