Riga Graduate School of Law - Law and Diplomacy - Bachelor's undergraduate

Law and Diplomacy
Last updated on:2020-08-21
Type of study programmeBachelor degree
DegreeBachelor's degree (LL.B) in Law and Diplomacy
Licence/accreditationStudy programme accredited until 31-Dec-2020
Duration3 years
Study typeFull-time
Credit points120 (ECTS: 180)
Study languageEnglish (EN)
Study arrangementsDuring studies international students join groups of local students that follow the study program in English. Latvian language is offered as an elective course (3 ECTS)
FeesFull-time studies - 3500 EUR per academic year (2020/21)
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Study programme descriptionThis programme directs itself to students intending to work in the Foreign Service of their home countries as well as in international organisations. However, a balanced understanding of policy concerns and conflict resolution, together with legal constraints applying to international relations, will also make candidates attractive for employment in many other fields.

Legal issues take their point of departure in international and European Union institutions and how these are regulated in relation to international relations. To this is added an understanding of major fields of law with which international relations interact, along with fields relevant for diplomatic officers serving on postings abroad. This includes on the one hand specific diplomatic law, and on the other hand international private law as required for advising on conflicts of law in international environments.

Issues relating to diplomacy have a broad reach into history, culture, and political science, with special focus on conflict resolution and negotiation. Courses address these issues from a comprehensive theoretical perspective, but also relate theory to practical application and lessons learned from real world experience. Research tasks and course assignments support this double perspective on subjects.

Language courses focus on English as a world language, with a view to terminology in law, international relations, and business. Students may also follow courses in the traditional diplomatic language of French, as well as German. Other electives include courses in law, international relations, business, culture, and history.

The programme is operated jointly with the University of Latvia.
Study programme linkwww.rgsl.edu.lv/en/study/law-and-diplomacy
RequirementsHigh school / secondary education (or higher).

Eligible applicants will be admitted in an order of priority based on points awarded for:
- overall grade average on the final or latest grade transcript (priority to applicants with A and B levels according to ECTS ) – maximum 60 points
- grade in English (priority to applicants with ECTS levels A and B in English) – maximum 30 points
- additional points may be awarded for academic and scientific achievements, active participation in youth organisations, and other relevant activities – maximum 10 points.

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Higher Education Institution
Strelnieku iela 4 k-2, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia
Phone:+371 67039310; + 371 67039206
E-mail:start@rgsl.edu.lv; study@rgsl.edu.lv  www.rgsl.edu.lv