Programmes
LL.M.

Law and Finance

Degree
Master of Social Science in Law (LL.M.)
Duration
1 year or 2 years
Language
English
Credits
60 ECTS (1 year) or 120 ECTS (2 years)
Study form
Full time / Part time
Fee
6500 EUR (1 year) or 11000 EUR (2 years)
Accredited until
16 June 2027

Programme details

Programme structure

The one year masters programme consists of 60 ECTS of theoretical study with an interaction between law and finance disciplines emphasised within each course track with 30 ECTS devoted to a thesis. 

The two year academic masters programme consists of 120 ECTS of theoretical study of which 30 ECTS are devoted to a thesis.

Following successful completion, students are awarded a Masters degree of Social Science in Law (LL.M.)

Courses

In the one year programme, students have to complete six mandatory courses and two optional course chosen from other masters streams, and defend their masters thesis. 

For the two year programme, students have to complete 22 substantive courses from various streams, in addition to the mandatory courses, and defend their masters thesis at the end of the programme if students have chosen to follow a two year programme. These courses cover areas such as commercial law, private law, international law, economics and finance as well as policy and regulation.  

In addition to the selected mandatory courses, all students have to complete a law foundation courses as well as a course in legal research. 

Foundation courses:

Introductory course
Legal Research

Mandatory courses:

Micro & Macro Economics
Finance 
Comparative Contract & Commercial Law 
Monetary Policy
International Financial Management
Banking and Financial Market Law

Additional mandatory courses for the two year programme:

Competition Law
Knowledge-based Capital and Fundamentals of Venture Capital Industry
International Insolvency Law
Mergers and Acquisitions
 

Admission criteria

Law and Finance (LL.M) programme is available to individuals with bachelor or masters degree in law, economics, finance, management or related fields, obtained in at least three years (120 KP = 180 ECTS) for 2 year programme or four years long studies (160 KP = 240 ECTS) for 1 year programme; second level professional higher education, professional bachelor or masters’ degree in law, economics, finance, management or related fields.

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

Admission rules for the Masters programmes are available here:

Key dates

Admission deadline15 August 2021
Studies begin30 August 2021
Open House3 June at 16:00 - online

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.

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. 

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