Faculty of Humanities
Sub-programmes: English Language; English- Scandinavian Languages; European Languages and Business studies
Awards: Bachelor (Bachelor of Humanities in Language Studies)
Accreditation: Study programme is accredited
Nominal duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years part-time
The programme curriculum is aimed at the students interested in advanced English studies, anglophone or Scandinavian culture and general business. The obtained academic and professional competence in translation, editing, teaching, research, intercultural and business communication is applicable in a wide range of contexts in the local and international markets.
The programme consists of three sub-programmes which students choose before starting their studies.
It is a classical study programme in English studies which provides knowledge in general and applied linguistics, literary and culture studies, studies of the main anglophone regions- the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Canada as well as develops high level communicative competence in English and other European languages (French, Spanish, German, Swedish or Norwegian). It is offered as a full-time and part-time study mode.
English- Scandinavian Languages
In addition to English studies students acquire knowledge about Swedish and Norwegian cultural heritage as well as develop high level communicative competence in English and Swedish or Norwegian. In the academic year 2021/2022 students will acquire Norwegian as a second language. It is offered only as a full-time mode.
European Languages and Business studies
The sub-programme provides knowledge about the English Language, the UK, USA and Canadian culture, business and economics basic principles, develops intercultural communication skills, entrepreneurship skills, team work and other transversal skills as well as high level communicative competence in English and other European languages (French, Spanish, German, Swedish or Norwegian). The programme is implemented in cooperation with the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics of UL in a full-time and part-time study mode.
General secondary high school diploma (both in original language and a notarized translation in English)
Transcript of grades or final examination results (both in original language and a notarized translation in English)
Diplomas and transcripts issued outside EU/EAA countries, United Kingdom or Switzerland must be legalized with a legalization stamp or Apostille. More information available HERE.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally arrive at the University.
Applicants must prove their English language proficiency. The 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.
If you don’t have any chance to take English test, University of Latvia offers to take online Pearson test.
If your previous studies have been obtained in English but in the country where English is not native language, then you have to present an official letter from your previous educational institution (secondary school, etc.) where is stated that all your studies were in English (medium of instruction is English), and you have to pass interview where the University of Latvia will evaluate your language skills.
Applicants who have obtained previous education in English in one of the bellow listed countries do not need to provide separate language proficiency: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Internationally recognized foreign language certificate does not have to be presented if the applicant has acquired secondary education in a EU/EEA country, United Kingdom or Switzerland and in his secondary education certificate is included an assessment of foreign language skills, which are comparable to at least level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
As a part of the admission process applicants will be asked to participate in an online interview.
The programme prepares the graduates for different careers in the public and private sector in the local and international labour market, which require the application of profound knowledge of foreign languages, literature and culture in applied social contexts such as education, business, law, the arts, politics and the media employed as translators, content managers, editors, assistants to department and project managers, teachers in language centres and universities.