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M.Sc.Baltic Sea Region Studies

Tuition fee €3,699.00 per year
Application fee €100.00 one-time
Deposit €500.00 one-time
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This is a two year programme providing an excellent opportunity to obtain an interdisciplinary Master`s degree in Baltic Sea region issues. The programme offers education in humanities and several social and environmental disciplines, focusing on the Baltic Sea region countries. This is a joint-degree programme set up in cooperation with four partner universities: the University of Turku in Finland, the University of Tartu in Estonia, the University of Latvia and Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania. The programmes are compatible, and this partnership enables student mobility within the programme.

As a result of passing the program, the master students obtain qualifications to continue their academic research in doctoral studies.

Programme structure

Master’s degree programme BALTIC SEA REGION STUDIES
1st Semester
code Credit
Research Methods and Organisation A VadZ5027 4
Concept of the Baltic Sea Region A VadZ5030 6
Europe Integration – Theory and Practice A VadZ5026 4
European Economies and Integration Development A Ekon5057 4
Baltic Sea Region Geography A Ģeog5005 2
2nd Semester
code Credit
Economics of the Baltic States A Ekon5031 4
The Aspects of Baltic Cultural History A Vēst5150 4
Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region A VidZ5030 2
Sociolinguistic Situation and Language Policy in the Baltic States A Valo5178 2
Baltic music A MākZ5007 4
History of Cinema in the Baltic Sea Region B MākZ5023 2
The cultural and historical aspects of Latgale in the context of Baltic
regionalism B Vēst5079 2
3rd Semester
code Credit
Development of Population and Society in the Baltic Sea Region Countries A Demo5003 4
Cultural aspects of ethnic minorities in the Baltics A Vēst5078 4
Comparative International Human Rights Law in the Baltic States A JurZ5050 2
Literature of the Nations Around the Baltic Sea A LitZ5140 4
Cultural Contacts and Contrasts in languages of Nordic Countries I B Valo5316 4
Developments in Education in the Context of the Baltic Sea Region B Peda5026 2
4th Semester
code Credits
Master Thesis A SDSK6006 20
A – Mandatory course
B – Mandatory elective course (specialization)

Career opportunities

Graduates of the programme of the Baltic Region Studies will have a possibility to work in various state, non-governmental and private institutions such as government institutions, diplomatic structures, representative offices at the international organizations, e. g. the United Nations, UNESCO, NATO, European Council, etc., economy units, international organizations which have interests in the Baltic region e. g. institutions of higher education and scientific research.

Apply now! Fall semester 2018/19
Jun 30, 2019 23:59
Europe/Riga time
Application deadline
Jul 30, 2019 23:59
Europe/Riga time

Autumn Intake

Studies commence
Sep 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States