Programmes
LL.M.

Public International Law and Human Rights

Degree
Master of Social Science in Law (LL.M.)
Duration
1 year
Language
English
Credits
60 ECTS
Study form
Full time / Part time
Fee
5500 EUR
Accredited until
16 June 2027

Programme details

Programme structure

The one year masters programme consists of 60 ECTS of theoretical study within each course track of which 30 ECTS are devoted to a thesis. Following successful completion, students are awarded a Masters degree (LL.M) in Public International Law and Human Rights.

Courses

Students have to complete six mandatory courses and two optional courses chosen from other masters prorgamme streams and defend their master thesis at the end of the programme.

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

Foundation courses:

Introductory course
Legal Research

Mandatory courses: 

International Law
International Criminal Law
International Human Rights Law 
International Adjudication 
Litigation at the European Court of Human Rights
Human Rights and Business
 

Admission criteria

Public International Law and Human Rights (LL.M.) programme is available to individuals with bachelor degree or masters degree in law; second level professional higher education, professional bachelor or masters degree in law (at least 160 CP = 240 ECTS).

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

Admission rules for the Masters programmes available here: 

Key dates

Studies begin28 August 2023
Early application deadline17 April 2023
Open HouseTBC

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.

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. 

Elvīra Krēķe
Latvia

RGSL has undoubtedly helped me to develop, not only as a professional and in gaining the necessary academic knowledge to conquer the labor market, it has also provided me with personal skills which will benefit me throughout life. RGSL provides a variety of opportunities which help us to go beyond borders

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