Programmes
LL.B

Law and Diplomacy

Degree awarded
Bachelor of Law and Diplomacy (LL.B)
Programme duration
3 years
Study language
English
Credits
183 ECTS
Study form
Full time
Tuition fee
3500 EUR per year
Accredited until
30 June 2021

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 2019/2020  

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

•  Secondary education diploma + supplement (legalized copies and notarized English translation for applicants outside of Latvia) corresponding to ECTS level C or higher.

•  English language proficiency: IELTS 6+, TOEFL IBT 80+ or TOEFL paper based test 550+. 70% + in the English Centralized Exam for applicants from Latvia. 

•  Academic and scientific achievements, active participation in youth organisations, and other relevant activities are highly desirable. 

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 House16 June from 16:00 - 17:00
Admission for non-EU countries applicantsUntil 14 June 2020
AdmissionUntil 31 July 2020
Studies begin31 August 2020

Hear from our students

Richard David Egozov
Germany

"I chose to study at RGSL because of the international community and all the benefits that come from it. Another important point was that at RGSL you are part of RGSL instead of being just a student, and that was very appealing to me.

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.

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.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Head of the Study department. 
Liene Briede
Head of Study Department
  /  +371 67039 236