BACHELOR

European Language and Culture Studies

3 or 4 years, Bachelor’s Degree in English and French language and culture studies, or in English and German language and culture studies, or in the English and Latvian* language and culture studies, or in English and Russian language and culture studies, or in English and Spanish language and culture studies

- Studies starts only in Fall intake (application deadline 1st July!)

- 3 years (with pre-requisites for the 2nd language) or 4 years (without pre-requisites for the 2nd language)

* Latvian language as foreign language - no language knowledge needed before the studies!

Study programme director: Elita Balčus, elita.balcus@liepu.lv 

Fee per year: 2200 EUR

Admission requirements:

  • Secondary (High) School Graduation Certificate and Transcript with good results. Education documents must be accompanied by English translations of all certificates and transcripts along with approval of the documents authenticity.
  • The grade in Mathematics from the GCSE 
  • The grade in English from the GCSE
  • IELTS  minimum overall grade of 5.5 or TOEFL iBT / paper based or English language profiency letter or LiepU English test
  • Recorded interview

About the programme:

The aim of the program is to provide the students an opportunity to acquire basic academic education and the Bachelor’s Degree in English and French language and culture studies, or in English and German language and culture studies, or in the English and Latvian* language and culture studies, or in English and Russian language and culture studies, or in English and Spanish language and culture studies, promoting acquisition of theoretical knowledge, independent research skills and techniques within the sphere of European language and culture studies, providing an opportunity to prepare oneself for independent professional activity in the spheres.

Achieved C1 or C2 level In English and B2 or C1 level for 2nd language according to CEFR levels.

Main subjects are:

Compulsory study courses - general education humanities studies: Introduction into Culture Studies, World Literature and Culture, Philosophy, Latvian Language for Foreign Students and English language and culture studies, Practical Phonetics, Practical Grammar, Lexico-stylistics, Written and Oral Communication, Culture Studies, 20th Century English Literature in Original Language, Translation Methods and Practice.

Optional study courses - French or German, or Russian, or Spanish, or Latvian language and culture studies: Practical Phonetics, Practical Grammar, Lexico-stylistics, Written and Oral Communication, Culture Studies, 20th Century French or Russian, or Spanish, or Latvian Literature in Original Language, Translation Methods and Practice.

Assessment

For the purpose of assessment of the academic success of the students, the 10 point system, approved by the Ministry of Science and Education shall be applied. At the end of the study course acquisition, the students shall take tests and examinations. For tests, cumulative assessment system shall be applied so, that to motivate the students for work throughout the entire semester. Description of the course acquisition assessment has been incorporated into each particular study course program. At the beginning of each study course, the students are introduced to the assessment system and requirements concerning acquisition of the study courses. Bachelor thesis should be written in chosen 2nd language, but defended in both languages!

Language of the programme

Programme is conducted in English and French/ Geraman/  Latvian / Russian/ Spanish

Uniqueness of this study program is that cultural studies are generally offered to students who already know very well the chosen foreign language, besides mainly only one foreign language has been offered to learn. We have included learning a second foreign language without pre-requisites, students are learning it and improving the level of English in a very high level. We are accenting on learning the culture, literature, arts of chosen languages. The programme is academic, which means that professional orientation can be chosen at the level of the Master's degree. The programme is coordinated with other Latvian and foreign universities where student can further study in such study programs as Translation, Writing Studies, Foreign Language Teacher, International Relations etc. Many students work in language specialties after getting a bachelor's degree.

- Program's director Elita Balčus