Translation

    Faculty of Translation Studies

    degree-finish
    Bachelor’s degree, Qualification: translator and interpreter
    education-requirements
    Centralised examination in Spanish or English (applicant’s choice) and centralised examination in Latvian
    study-time
    4 years (8 semesters)
    study-type
    Full-time studies

    study-aim

    The strategic aims and main objectives of the program are determined by the state standard of second-level professional higher education (Cabinet Regulations No. 481 of 20 November 2001). The strategic aims of the study programme are to train qualified interpreters and translators for Latvian state and local government institutions, private economic entities in Latvia, other EU member states and countries outside the EU, and EU institutions after obtaining further qualifications; to ensure that studies are tailored to economic, cultural, and social needs; and to provide practical professional studies that are based on scientific theoretical foundations. The specific aim of the study programme is to train specialists who are able to professionally interpret and translate for various types of Latvian and foreign institutions, companies, and offices based on the acquired education and methodological basis as well as the acquired set of skills and abilities; to compete on the labour market and to react promptly to changes in it; and to successfully acquire further education in other educational institutions.

    study-tasks

    To provide students with theoretical knowledge and a set of practical skills and abilities for the provision of high-quality professional interpretation and translation services in sectors relevant for the economy (business, marketing, commercial activity, law); to promote the competitiveness of graduates in changing socio-economic conditions and in the international labour market; to encourage acquisition of in-depth knowledge which provides an opportunity to independently develop methodology for translation and to carry out translation orders in new fields as well as continue studies to achieve higher qualifications; to ensure conformity of educational quality with the level in European and other economically developed countries by improving methodological, scientific, material and technical support of the study process, increasing the qualifications of lecturers, and promoting cooperation with other Latvian and foreign higher education institutions; to modify the content and teaching methods of the program in a timely manner in response to changes in the translation labour market and to accurately predict future changes; and to establish a close link between studies and actual translation practices.

    Computer Science

    Faculty of Information Technologies

    degree-finish
    Academic Bachelor of Natural Sciences in Computer Science
    education-requirements
    General secondary or vocational education (level 3 qualification)
    study-time
    3 years (6 semesters)
    study-type
    Full-time studies

    study-aim

    To prepare highly skilled specialists in computer science with fundamental knowledge in computer science, advanced mathematics, and engineering that allows independent adaptation to professional activities in changing labour market conditions, and to prepare students for further studies in professional programmes of a higher level, master’s studies, scientific work and further self-education.

    study-tasks

    To provide students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge in computer science; to accustom students to independent learning, evaluation, and application of the latest developments in the computer industry; to develop students’ scientific analysis abilities and independent problem solving skills; to encourage their involvement in solving practical and scientific problems; to motivate the students and facilitate the satisfaction of their needs for further education, including continuing studies in professional and academic master’s or doctoral study programmes; to provide qualified teaching staff and modern training in the study process; to provide students with an environment and conditions conductive to creative learning.

    Business Administration

    Faculty of Economics and Management

    degree-finish
    Bachelor of Social Science in Business Administration
    education-requirements
    General secondary or vocational education (level 3 qualification)
    study-time
    3 years (6 semesters)
    study-type
    Full-time studies (in English)

    study-aim

    To train skilled management specialists for work in private companies and state or local government companies and institutions in Latvia and abroad. Graduates’ knowledge and skills must be in line with the world standard of the first academic degree in management (Business Administration).

    study-tasks

    Languages and Intercultural Communication

    Faculty of Translation Studies

    degree-finish
    Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities
    education-requirements
    General secondary or vocational education (level 3 qualification)
    study-time
    3 years (6 semesters)
    study-type
    Full-time studies (in English)

    study-aim

    To train qualified experts on international communication for national and local government institutions.
    To provide studies tailored to economic, cultural, and social needs.
    To provide practically applicable academic studies which correspond to educational standards and are based on theoretical scientific foundations.

    study-tasks

    To provide students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills and abilities needed to provide professional intercultural communication services in sectors relevant for the national economy.
    To promote the competitiveness of graduates in changing socio-economic conditions and in the international labour market.
    To encourage acquisition of in-depth knowledge which provides an opportunity to independently develop research methodologies, to apply research methodologies in new fields, and to continue studies to achieve higher qualifications.
    To ensure conformity of educational quality with the level in European and other economically developed countries by improving methodological, scientific, material and technical support of the study process, increasing the qualifications of lecturers, and promoting cooperation with other Latvian and foreign higher education institutions.
    To modify the content and teaching methods of the program in a timely manner in response to changes in the labour market and to accurately predict future changes.
    To establish a close link between studies and actual practices in multi-cultural companies.