Programmes
LL.M

EU Law and Policy

Degree
LL.M in EU Law and Policy
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 including 30 ECTS devoted to a thesis. Following successful completion, students are awarded a Masters degree (LL.M) in European Union Law and Policy.

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 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.

Courses

Students have to complete six mandatory courses and two optional courses chosen either from the tracks of Public International and Human Rights Law, Transborder Commercial Law, and  Law and Finance as well as specialised courses 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:

European Political Economy
Area of Freedom Security and Justice
EU decision making – Institutional Law  
Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union
Environmental Law  
Company Law 

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

Anete Kleinberga
Latvia

The highlight of my experience are the relationships that I formed, especially with the professors who came from abroad. They opened up a window of opportunities… the open-minded and broad perspective was guided by the international professors. 

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.

Marta Cera
Latvia

Most RGSL alumni, including me, like to say that RGSL teaches you a certain “way of thinking” rather than just basic academic knowledge. By using intellectually stimulating and practical approaches, this broad and open minded “way of thinking” has been the key quality RGSL has given me as a young professional.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Director of the Masters Programmes.
Waleed Gumaa
Masters Programme Director. Lecturer
  /  +371 67039 205