Programmes
LL.M

Public International Law and Human Rights

Degree
LL.M in Public International Law and Human Rights
Duration
1 year
Language
English
Credits
60 ECTS
Study form
Full time / Part time
Fee
5500 EUR

Programme details

Programme structure

The one year masters programme consists of 60 ECTS of theoretical study within each course track of which 30 ECTS are devoted to a thesis. Following successful completion, students are awarded a Masters degree (LL.M) in Public International Law and Human Rights.

Courses

Students have to complete six mandatory courses and two optional courses chosen from other masters prorgamme streams and defend their master thesis at the end of the programme.

In addition to the selected mandatory courses, all students, regardless of the programme, have to complete a law foundation course as well as a course in legal research. 

Foundation courses:

Introductory course
Legal Research

Mandatory courses: 

International Law
International Humanitarian Law and Responsibility
International Human Rights Law 
International Adjudication 
Litigation at the European Court of Human Rights
Human Rights and Business
 

Admission criteria

All masters programmes are available to students who have completed a bachelor, masters or equivalent degree in law or a related field (on the condition that basic knowledge of law and corresponding work experience can be demonstrated). For those with a three-year bachelor degree, options are limited to the two-year masters programmes. 

English language proficiency: IELTS 6+, TOEFL IBT 80+ or TOEFL paper based test 550+.

Key dates

Admission ongoingApply by 25 August

Hear from our students

Reinis Znotiņš
Latvia

Some say law is not a profession but a way of thinking…. I was lucky; I got that and much more from my time at RGSL. Now I can refer to myself as a person with a start-up mentality, one who is ready to move fast and change the status quo, but at the same time stand firm with both my feet on the ground.

Moritz Wagner
Germany

The insight into EU and international law gained at RGSL provided a basis for the flexibility necessary to dive into other legal systems really quickly, and made me feel comfortable working in legal systems outside that of my country of qualification as a lawyer.

Tīna Vecvagare
Latvia

RGSL is a place where you, apart from your regular studies, are constantly given opportunities to participate in events such as discussions, workshops and moot courts where you add to your professional skills and network with already established professionals in the field, which is one of the many prerequisites for a successful career.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Director of the Masters Programmes.
Waleed Gumaa
Masters Programme Director. Lecturer
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