Bachelor in Cultural and Social Anthropology
University of Latvia
EUR 2,420 / per year *
Earliest start date
* EUR 2,200 per year for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens, permanent residence permit holders and their family members.
- Faculty of Humanities.
- Awards: Bachelor of Humanities in Anthropology.
- Amount of credits: 120 credit points or 180 ECTS.
- Accreditation: Study programme is accredited (to be revised in 2024).
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 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.
Living in Latvia
Latvia is a member state of the European Union and Schengen area. Its capital, Riga is the metropolis of the Baltic region. Riga is listed among the world’s best student cities. It is a safe city. Life in Latvia is not expensive compared with Western European countries. Latvia offers affordable education. You can find more information in the practical handbook for international students.
It curriculum covers 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.
More information and study plan HERE.
Scholarships and Funding
- EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and EU permanent resident status holders can compete for a state-financed study place (a certificate of Latvian language proficiency is needed).
- EUR 500 per month - citizens from these countries are eligible to apply for a Latvian state scholarship.
- Temporary students’ residence permit holders can work 20 hours per week.
The programme allows for not only the preparation of academically-educated anthropologists but serves as the first step in personal and professional development, offering analytical, managerial and life skills that can be used in entrepreneurship or in the state, municipal or NGO sectors.
Students acquire skills necessary for entry- or intermediate-level careers within research companies or in analytical positions in enterprises or institutions. The programme allows for the development not only of anthropology-specific skills and knowledge but also those for work management, teamwork, systematic thinking and writing – in high demand in the labour market. Studies can be continued at the master’s level, strengthening research and analytical skills at an advanced level and laying the foundations for an academic career.