Programmes
LL.M

International and European Law

Degree
LL.M in International and European Law
Duration
1 year or 2 years
Language
English
Credits
60 ECTS or 120 ECTS
Study form
Full time / Part time
Fee
5500 EUR (academic) or 8500 EUR (professional)

Programme details

Programme structure

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. Following successful completion, students are awarded a Masters degree (LL.M) in International and European Law.

The two year professional masters programme consists of 120 ECTS of which 51 ECTS are course work, 39 ECTS devoted to internship, and 30 ECTS devoted to a thesis. Following successful completion, students are awarded a Masters degree (LL.M) in International and European Law; and a Latvian lawyers qualification. 

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.

Courses

Students have to complete minimum of 8 substantive courses, as well as defend their master thesis if they have chosen the one year programme.

Alternatively, 13 substantive courses, an Internship and defence of a master thesis is required if students have chosen to follow a two year (professional) programme.

Foundation courses for both masters programmes:

Introductory course
Legal Research

Mandatory courses (two year professional masters programme):

Advanced Legal Research
Legal Ethics and Psychology
Internship (26 weeks) 

Substantive 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
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
International Sales Law
European Private International Law
Comparative Contract & Commercial Law
The Foundations of Intellectual Property Law
International Arbitration  
Micro & Macro Economics
Monetary Policy
Finance
International Financial Management

 

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. 

One year academic programme is available to individuals with bachelor or masters degree in law or related fields, if basic knowledge in law or corresponding work experience is acquired, obtained in at least four years long studies; second level professional higher education, professional bachelor or masters degree in law or other related fields, if basic knowledge in law or corresponding work experience is acquired.

Two year professional programme is available to individuals with bachelor or masters degree in law or in related inter-disciplinary programme with  substantial law component; second level professional higher education, professional bachelor or masters degree in law or in related inter-disciplinary programme with substantial law component.

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

Key dates

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Hear from our students

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

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.

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. 

Contact person

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