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
4100 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 2023/2024 

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 House4 November 2023 at 11.00
Early Admission deadline15 April 2024
Admission deadline22 July 2024

Hear from our students

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.”

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.

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.

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