Politics and State Administration - Riga Stradiņš University

Politics and State Administration

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The Bachelor’s programme of Politics and State Administration is open to exchange students who wish to learn more about the geopolitics of the Baltic region. The Department of Political Science offers several courses in English on comparative Post-Soviet politics and Baltic politics, including ethnopolitics and ethnic Issues in international relations, as well as a theoretical course in foreign policy analysis.

Title of Study Programme:

Politics and State Administration

Head of Study Programme:

Mārtiņš Daugulis, MscPol, Lecturer

Form of Study Programme:

Full-time studies

Length of Study Programme and ECTS:

6 semesters, 3 years, 180 ECTS

Degree Awarded:

Bachelor’s degree of Social Sciences in Political Science

Aim of Study programme:

The aim of the programme is to convey theoretical and practical knowledge and to prepare educated experts for state and municipality institutions at the Bachelor’s level whose knowledge would correspond to conventional criteria and who would master the basics of political science, and be prepared to continue their studies at the Master’s level.

Main objectives of  Study Programme:

  • Convey knowledge about the political processes of the world and Latvia by learning to analyse the role and significance of history, economy and other scientific fields in the development of political theory.
  • Help develop skills to approach empirical political processes and events analytically by encouraging students to do independent scientific research grounded on modern methodical and methodological principles.
  • Improve students’ skills to apply adequate methods for the research of political processes and phenomena.

Assessment methods:

At the Faculty of European Studies, the module system is used. The length of a course is 5 weeks; usually amounting to 10 classes (6 lectures and 4 seminars). Upon a successful completion of a course, at the end of the 5th week the student takes an exam. An important part of the evaluation and assessment system is participation in lectures, seminars, writing essays, passing tests and exams.


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