|Type of study programme||Master degree|
|Degree||Master's degree (LL. M) in International and European Law|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 31-Dec-2020|
|Credit points||40 (ECTS: 60)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||During studies international students join groups of local students that follow the study program in English.|
|Fees||5500 EUR per year (whole programme) (2020/2021)|
|Grants||For information of grants and stipends: go here>>>|
|Study programme description||The core RGSL programme, International and European Union law, covers the fundamental pillars of legal science and theory through specialised tracks that include: European Union Law; Public International Law and Human Rights; International Commercial Law.
The one-year master’s academic programme consists of 33 ECTS (22 credits) of theoretical study with an interaction between law and other disciplines emphasised within each course track and 30 ECTS (20-credits) devoted to thesis writing. Following successful completion, students are awarded a master’s degree (LL.M) in International and European Law.
The programme is also offered on a part-time basis with the duration of the part time programme dependent on a schedule tailored to the student. Normally, the duration of study is doubled. For example, the one-year programme takes two years to complete if followed on a part-time basis.
to prepare students for professional careers in international organisations, private law firms, public and private institutions and academia. Students are able to tailor their own experience with courses from several tracks offered, including Public International and Human Rights Law, European Union Law and Policy, Transborder Commercial Law, and Law and Finance. The one year masters programme consists of 60 ECTS of theoretical study with an interaction between law and other disciplines emphasised within each course track, including 30 ECTS devoted to a thesis.Executive-style schedules allow ambitious students and professionals to combine work and studies. The programme is also offered on a part-time basis with the duration dependent on a schedule tailored to the student. Normally, the duration of study is doubled. For example, the one year programme takes two years to complete if followed on a part time basis. "Students have to complete minimum of 8 substantive courses, as well as defend their master thesis.
International Humanitarian Law and Responsibility
International Human Rights Law
Litigation at the European Court of Human Rights
Human Rights and Business
European Political Economy
Area of Freedom Security and Justice
EU decision making – Institutional Law
Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union
International Sales Law
European Private International Law
Comparative Contract & Commercial Law
The Foundations of Intellectual Property Law
Micro & Macro Economics
International Financial Management" skills to develop professional careers in international organisations, private law firms, public and private institutions and academia, in fields of their choice, like Public International and Human Rights Law, European Union Law and Policy, Transborder Commercial Law, and Law and Finance.
|Study programme link||www.rgsl.edu.lv/en/study/international-and-eu-law
|Requirements||1 year academic programme is open to persons who have completed a 160-credits (240 ECTS) Bachelor’s degree in Law or equivalent.
For detailed admission 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.