Bachelor's in Cultural and Social Anthropology

General

Program Description

Highlights

  • Study location: Latvia, Riga
  • Type: Undergraduate, full-time
  • Nominal duration: 3 years (180 ECTS)
  • Study language: English
  • Awards: Bachelor (Bachelor of Humanities in Anthropology)
  • Accreditation: Study programme is accredited

Overview

The study programme provides students with a solid base of anthropological knowledge and research skills upon which to build in their later academic or professional career.

It covers both the main themes in anthropological theory, economic and political anthropology, as well as anthropology of gender and religion, and thus helps students to develop critical thinking and interdisciplinary analysis skills. 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.

Our senior programme staff holds doctoral degrees from world’s best ranking universities and are active in the public sphere, encouraging also their students to express their opinions and research results in the mass media.
The progrmme uses its ERASMUS exchange agreements to send students to other European universities and welcomes students from abroad visiting Latvia.

Application

Entry qualification

High school / secondary education (or higher)

Applicants applying for undergraduate degree studies are required to have completed their secondary/high school education.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Latvian

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

Applicants must upload education documents in original language, as well as translations into English.

Diplomas and transcripts issued outside EU must be legalized with a legalization stamp or Apostille.

You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.

Language requirements

English

Applicants must prove their English language knowledge. University accepts the following international language tests:

  • TOEFL IBT – at least score 72;
  • IELTS – at least score 5.5;
  • PTE General – at least level B2;
  • FCE – at least level B;
  • CPE – satisfactory pass;
  • CAE – satisfactory pass.

University can provide English language test for additional payment (97.50 EUR)

Applicants whose native language is English or previous education is obtained in English are exempt from this requirement (except citizens of India, Sri Lanka, Nepal).

Other requirements
  • For citizens of India, Sri Lanka and Nepal – Skype interview which includes questions about profiling subjects and motivation

Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue further academic studies or a professional career in the public/NGO/ private sector in Latvia and abroad.

Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

The University of Latvia has been founded in 1919 and currently, with its more than 14 000 students, 13 faculties and over 20 research institutes and independent study centers, is one of the largest c ... Read More

The University of Latvia has been founded in 1919 and currently, with its more than 14 000 students, 13 faculties and over 20 research institutes and independent study centers, is one of the largest comprehensive and leading research universities in the Baltics. The University offers more than 130 state-accredited academic and professional study programs. Read less