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EUROPEAN STUDIES, master’s degree programme
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The study programme is carried out by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in collaboration with The Centre for European and Transition Studies. This interdisciplinary academic programme offers  an opportunity to study economic, political and legal space of Europe, to acquire a deeper knowledge of European integration process and to analyse functional principles, procedures and major policies of EU beyond disciplinary boundaries. During studies, students can choose field for specialization, e.g. EU Law, trade, energy issues, migration, regional and social dimension and external relations.  


Study programme director prof. Tatjana Muravska 

Regional economy and European integration studies professor at University of Latvia. Since 1997, she has been involved in the creation of the Master’s degree programme European Studies and study process. Since 2000, Professor Muravska is head of The Centre for European and Transition Studies and UL Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and also Latvian European Community Studies Association president. For many years she has held lectures at foreign universities, including European Union countries, Canada and India. She has been involved in the European Commission, the United Nations and the Canadian government's development programs and research projects. Professor Muravska research work and scientific publications focus on issues related to European integration, regional and cohesion policy, as well as the EU socio-economic analysis.

Room 326, e-mail: 




Full-time - 2 years 


Master of Social Sciences in European Studies


 The Programme  provides studies in international environment of lingual and cultural diversity by attracting both international students and lecturers. In addition to interdisciplinary EU thematic course, also French language course is included in the programme. During studies students are offered to participate in national and international academic conferences and publish the results of their researches. Students are also offered to participate at EU supported research projects. The Programme offers and encourages interdisciplinary, interactive, and innovative teaching methods which are characterized by group works, study trips, practical case analyses and discussions lead by internationally recognized domestic and foreign experts with comprehensive academic and professional experience in EU matters, thus strongly ensuring both theoretical and professionally practical aspects during studies.


Competitive employment and excellent career – more than 500 graduates work in international, European and national public and private institutions, diplomatic services, international journalism, research centres and think-tanks. 

"I enjoyed my studies in this program. There was a friendly environment, including good relations between teachers and students and well as an organised program. Sufficient guest lectures by international professors and experts gave us another chance to learn more about the EU and its development from different points of view. The program included a study visit to Brussels which provides a wonderful opportunity to learn how the European Institutions actually function and to discover European political culture from the inside. Overall, I can say it was a worthwhile experience and I'm satisfied with my choice."

Graduate Andre V. Demarest, USA


2150 EUR per year

Contact information:

Programme study methodologist: Astra Zaļkalne, room 312, e-mail:

More information about study programme, application, and courses available HERE (in English) and HERE (in Latvian).