Romance Languages and Culture Studies - master Study Programme

Romance Languages and Culture Studies study programme provides an academic education in Romance field (French, Spanish, Italian languages), including a professional orientation in culturology, language teaching and translation. Graduates have the possibility to continue the academic education in Latvia or abroad.

Programme Director

Dr. philol., Prof. Jeļena Vladimirska

Main study modules: French – Spanish – Italian languages; Romance area studies (French – Spanish – Italian literature, history of art, geography); professionally oriented courses (translation: French – Spanish – Italian); Applied Linguistics; Basics of Economics and Legal Science; Diplomacy and Politics in France, Spain and Italy.

Graduates have the basis for a professional career in business, in government and international institutions and in non-governmental organizations. They may work in education and in different social areas (e.g. French, Spanish or Italian language, literature and culture researcher, lecturer, translator, interpreter, tour guide, expert of the language policy and terminology, adviser in Romance area countries issues e.g. geography, history, art, culture, politics and economics).

Full time studies – 2 years (4 semesters)

In autumn semester 2020, study places for tuition fee - 10; tuition fee 2100 EURO per year

In autumn semester 2020, state-funded study places - 10

Master of Humanities in Romance studies

Bachelor's and/or Master's degree or second level professional higher education, or comparable higher education

Admission requirements for Latvian students

General rules (here)

Competition evaluation calculation formula: weighted average grade (60 x 10 = 600) + finals total (or average) grade (40 x 10 = 400);

Rights to a registration without competition: graduates of LU Bachelor's study programme "French Philology" in academic year 2019/2020 who have acquired a Bachelor's Thesis grade of 7 (good) or higher;

Additional requirement: persons who are not LU Bachelor's study programme „French Philology” graduates are required to have French, Italian or Spanish proficiency certified by international language test results specified in article 1.13 or a grade in French, Italian or Spanish in their previous education document (grade needs to be no lower than 7 (10-point scale) or „good”) except in cases where the previous education is acquired in French, Italian or Spanish. French, Italian or Spanish proficiency requirements for foreigners who have acquired their previous education abroad are specified in article 1.12

Admission requirements for international students

French, Italian or Spanish language proficiency.

Enrollment criteria (for students competing for the state-financed study place)
1. The grade obtained in final Bachelor’s exam or the average grade obtained in final exams (40%);
2. The grade point average of undergraduate studies (60%).

Please note! Only EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and EU long-term resident status holders can compete for a state-financed study place.

Autumn Intake (application start: 1 Jan 2020; studies start in Sept 2020)

Apply here!

Programme Assistant Inna Budoviča, e-mail: inna.budovica