Programmes
LL.B.

Law and Business

Degree
Bachelor of Social Science in Law (LL.B.)
Programme duration
3 years
Study language
English
Credits
183 ECTS credits
Study form
Full time
Tuition fee
4100 EUR per year
Accredited until
16 June 2027

Programme details

Programme structure

The programme comprises 183 ECTS credit points. It is based on mandatory and elective courses as well as optional language courses. Up to three courses can be taken simultaneously.

Each course lasts six weeks with five class hours per week, plus research work on assignments and preparation for classes.

Each course concludes with an exam, while the programme concludes with a thesis.
 

Courses


Course materials are freely available on the RGSL intranet. Reading assignments mainly refer to materials in the compendia, articles in electronic format on the RGSL library portal, as well as books and other printed material available in the RGSL library.

Admission criteria

Criteria determined for admission to RGSL Bachelor degree programmes:

Proficiency in English confirming at least level B2 or higher in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR):
-    IELTS Academic Test (not older than 2 years) - the required score is at least 6.0;
-    TOEFL (not older than 2 years) - the required score is at least 550 points (for a computer test - 213; Internet-based test - 80);
-    The results of the centralised English language examination (for reflective students from Latvia), which corresponds to at least the B2 level; 
-    Applicants who have acquired previous education in English or are native English speakers are exempted from taking Proficiency tests in English (unless it conflicts with the conditions for obtaining a temporary residence permit in Latvia).

Centralised examination results of the secondary general education from applicants from Latvia in Mathematics, Latvian and English.

The average grade in the diploma supplement corresponds to the ECTS level of C or higher (at least 7 points).

The results of the interview (if applicable).

Admission rules for Bachelor programmes are available here.

Faculty

Law and Business programme is implemented by international faculty that comes to Riga to teach selected courses and local faculty. Lecturers represent both academic excellence and extensive practical experience, offering an education that is highly relevant for career development.

The core of the Law and Business programme:

Carlos Llorente (PhD), a leading expert on international commercial law. Teaches International Commercial Law
Waleed Gumaa (MBA) leverages his significant experience and expertise in business to offer an interdisciplinary education to RGSL students. Teaches Business Studies; Strategy and Project Management.
Paolo Paesani (PhD), Associate Professor from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, teaches Monetary Policy and Macrooeconomics. 

Key dates

Bachelor programmes Open House4 November 2023 at 11.00

Early Admission deadline15 April 2024
Admission deadline22 July 2024

Hear from our students

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.

Katariina Komulainen
Finland

“I found RGSL after 4 months of Googling and having idea of third-degree in law outside of Finland but within a reasonable distance. RGSL studies are extremely student orientated. In Finland, the emphasis is on conservative and subject-based teaching and learning whereas RGSL has adopted agile and continuous improvement in their core functions that enable the student satisfaction to be high at a constant rate.”

Viola Karjalainen
Finland

“I first came across with RGSL when I was searching for a law school that provides bachelor programs in English. I then noticed that the university will be presented at the student fair “Studia” in Helsinki, and after talking with the representatives there I decided to apply. I am extremely happy with my choice; the past three years in RGSL have been truly amazing.

Further information

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Bachelor Programme Manager.