|Type of study programme||Bachelor degree|
|Degree||Bachelor's degree (LL.B) in Law and Diplomacy|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 31-Dec-2020|
|Credit points||120 (ECTS: 180)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||During 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)|
|Fees||Full-time studies - 3500 EUR per academic year (2020/21)|
|Grants||For information of grants and stipends: go here>>>|
|Study programme description||This 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 link||www.rgsl.edu.lv/en/study/law-and-diplomacy
|Requirements||High 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.
For detailed entry requirements: go here>>>
RGSL is a centre of excellence linked to the University of Latvia, with programmes that are all taught in English. The international faculty comes from both academic and professional backgrounds. The campus is located in the Art Nouveau district of Riga and hosts an outstanding law library.
Masters programmes have since 1998 covered international and European law, as well as subjects such as finance and linguistics. Bachelor programmes focus on law, business, and diplomacy. All programmes are interdisciplinary in nature.
Graduates have found important positions in law firms, international organisations, and business corporations. A new PhD programme is offered in cooperation with international partners, which has increasing importance for professional career development.
The teaching method is case-based and directed towards practical application, but is also based on achieving a clear understanding of the complex underlying theoretical problems in the fields of study.
Population in the city of Riga: 632 614
Total number of students: 346 (2019/20)
Number of International students: 74 (2019/20)
Number of academic staff: 8 (2019/20)
Accommodation possibilities and costs: The RGSL does not have its own dormitory; however accommodation can be arranged at partner institution dormitories. All students admitted to the programme will receive information about housing opportunities in Riga.