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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This study programme seeks to provide an opportunity for in-depth understanding of English studies from literary, linguistic, and language acquisition perspectives and ability to undertake independent research. These areas are in the focus of the core courses, while elective courses aim at enhancing the knowledge in particular areas. As English is the language of instruction and assignments, the study programme is fully accessible for international students.

Study period and classes time

The full–time degree programme covers two academic years. Classes are in the evenings of working days from 4.30 pm (or 6.15 pm) till 9.30 pm.

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 Master’s degree is completed in two years (four semesters) and it consists of coursework and a research thesis. During the first three semesters, the focus of attention is on deepening the knowledge through course work. It includes lectures, independent reading, and seminars in the stimulating environment of a whole range of core courses (54 credits), e.g., Literature and society, Discourse analysis and critical discourse analysis studies, Foreign language acquisition – theory and practice, Research methodologies, and other courses as well as elective courses (33 credits), e.g., Literature and media, Postcolonial novel, Syntax, Introduction to computational linguistics and other courses. In addition to course work, an elective internship (3 credits) is available during the third semester. The fourth semester is devoted to writing the research thesis (30 credits) in the selected area of interest. Some of the studies can be completed abroad by taking part in a student exchange programme.

Career opportunities

Studies enable students to consider a whole range of employment options – at educational institutions, public administration agencies, translation and terminology centres, non-governmental organizations, the EU structures as well as in media or publishing, business or international organizations. In addition, students’ exposure to job situations related to MA students’ study fields and consolidation of skills in these fields during their internship, expand their future employment opportunities. Master’s degree holders can also continue their studies at the Ph.D. programme.

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