European Studies

Course Info

 The content of the program consists of courses such as analysis of the development of the European idea, current problems of political theory, methodology of comparative politics, EU policy and decision-making, European integration and current problems in Latvia, quantitative analysis of EU policy. Elective courses form special knowledge related to the problems of European politics and the development of the political course of the European Union, the integration of Latvia into the EU, as well as the problems of international relations between the EU and other countries. These include courses such as the political economy of EU integration, economic aspects of EU social policy, globalization and glocalization, EU constitutional law, analysis of EU-US relations, analysis of EU-Russia relations, analysis of EU-Eurasian relations, and social technology for managing society.

Career Opportunities

Specialists of European studies are expected to have a wide field of nature in foreign institutions – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, departments of Foreign Relations of ministries, various public and business organizations, research institutes and firms. The obtained specialty provides an opportunity to work as advisers in political institutions of different levels, as well as as as consultants, analysts and officials.

Application requirements

  Bachelor’s degree or a second-level professional higher education
        Transcript of grades

    Good command of English*

    Eligibility for Master’s studies in the country where Bachelor’s degree was acquired

 * International test score (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.)/ secondary school grade