Programmes
LL.B.

Law and Diplomacy

Degree awarded
Bachelor of Social Science in Law (LL.B.)
Programme duration
3 years
Study language
English
Credits
183 ECTS
Study form
Full time
Tuition fee
3800 EUR per year
Accredited until
16 June 2027

Programme details

Programme structure

The programmes comprise 183 ECTS credit points. They  are based on courses in both mandatory and elective fields. Students will be following up to three courses at the same time.

Each course lasts six weeks with 3-5 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. 

The overall duration of each programme is three years.

 

Courses

List of programme courses in the academic year 2021/2022 

Course materials are freely available in the form of compendia 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 Diplomacy programme is implemented by international faculty that comes to Riga to teach selected courses and local faculty. Lecturers represents both academic excellence and extensive practical experience, offering an education that is highly relevant for career development.

The core of the Law and Diplomacy programme:

Ilze Rūse, Professor in International relations, Director of International Organizations and Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, former Latvia’s Ambassador to the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg; PhD in Political Science from Salzburg University; teaches EU Policy and Diplomacy.  
 

Key dates

Bachelor programmes Open House19 January 2023 at 16:00 – online
2 February 2023 at 16:00
Early admission17 April 2023
Studies begin28 August 2023

Hear from our students

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.

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.

Svitlana Yelanska
Ukraine

"Enrolling into RGSL, I didn't know much about the school. All I knew was - I wholeheartedly wanted to study law. After almost two years at RGSL, I'm convinced there's no other place where I would rather be doing that.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Head of the Study department.