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
Accredited until
30 June 2021

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+.

Admission rules for the Masters programmes are available here: 

Key dates

Admission for non-EU countries applicantsUntil 14 June 2020
AdmissionUntil 31 July 2020
Studies begin31 August 2020
Open House9 July from 16:00 - 17:00

Hear from our students

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.

Elvīra Krēķe
Latvia

RGSL has undoubtedly helped me to develop, not only as a professional and in gaining the necessary academic knowledge to conquer the labor market, it has also provided me with personal skills which will benefit me throughout life. RGSL provides a variety of opportunities which help us to go beyond borders

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