|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014|
|Credits:|| 60 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
|Duration part-time:||24 months|
The core RGSL programme, International and European Union law, covers the fundamental pillars of legal science and theory through specialised tracks that include:
Each course track comprises a period of theoretical study and class work, followed by a master’s thesis. The programme is structured as:
The 1-year master's programme consists of 20 weeks of theoretical study with an interaction of law and other disciplines emphasised within each course track and 20 weeks devoted to thesis writing. Following successful completion, students are awarded a master's degree (LL.M) in International and European Law.
The programme is also offered on a part-time basis with the duration of the part time programme dependent on the schedule tailored to the student. Normally, the duration of study is doubled. For example, the one-year programme followed on a part-time basis takes two years to complete. The programme is structured as:
The two-year professional master's programme consists of 35 weeks of theoretical study, 26 internship weeks, and 20 weeks devoted to thesis writing. Following successful completion, students are awarded a Master's degree (LL.M) in International and European Law; and a Latvian lawyer’s certification.
Courses are offered from each of the three specialised lines of the school, comprising Public International Law and Human Rights, Transborder Commercial Law and European Union Law and Policy.
Students have to complete minimum of 8 substantive courses, specialized courses, as well as defend their master thesis if they have chosen 1 year programme. Alternatively, 11 substantive courses, additional specialized courses and defence of the master thesis is required if students have chosen to follow 2 year (professional) programme.
The following substantive courses are offered:
During the teaching weeks, students will normally follow 2 courses offered for each 6-week period. Students may also choose to study on a part-time basis, following only 1 course at a time. Thus a part-time study will normally take double the time of a full-time study, but students may also choose a mixed part-time and full-time approach.
The full-time teaching week usually comprises 12 contact hours, with lectures and seminars in the 2 selected courses, as well as specialized courses consisting of master thesis support sessions, legal English, legal research and legal ethics.
The teaching is based on case discussions with active student participation, involving both general studies and specific course assignments. Different teaching methods are used to encourage student participation, including Moot courts and study groups. Within the full-time teaching week, in average 26 academic hours are reserved for student preparation.
The thesis support comprises individual work together with individual tutoring and joint sessions, where the purpose is to give feedback on the work in progress, and to assist the student in choosing the topic and methodology of the thesis.
Available to individuals with a Bachelor, Masters, or equivalent degree in law or related fields, on condition that basic knowledge in law and corresponding work experience is acquired
Applicants should present the following documents:
An application is considered complete only when the RGSL has received complete application package consisting of all listed documents. Students may be invited for an interview at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. Applicants from countries requiring a visa for Latvia are required to pay a Processing fee of 100 EUR (does not apply to applications from member states of the EU, countries of the European Economic Area and Swiss Confederation).
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||525|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||196|
RGSL has introduced tuition fee waivers for the first year of studies on the Bachelor and Masters programmes for applicants that are not already resident in Latvia. The purpose is to open the programmes more effectively for students from other countries, and in this way to increase the international study environment. For the 2013/2014 study year, 6 full and 12 half tuition fee waivers are available.
Tuition fee waivers will be awarded based on an overall evaluation of requests from qualified candidates. The request must be made in writing, with a statement of the grounds for the request, and a maximum of 2,000 characters. Requests must be submitted either together with an application for admission to the Bachelor programmes or with reference to an already submitted and pending application.
The deadline requesting tuition fee waivers - 15 March 2013.
Russia, Byelorussia, Ukraine, all countries listed in region of South Eastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro and Serbia, all countries listed in region of Central Eurasia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
Deadline for the academic year 2013/2014 academic year - 15 March 2013.
In 2013/2014 study year student grants will be available and financed by the Latvian State at the Legal Linguistics masters programme.
Grants will be available for candidates from Latvia and EU countries. The entrance test will take place on 9 July 16.00. For detailed information see Rules of Admission.
Azerbaijan, Austria, Belgium (Flanders Community and French Community of Belgium), Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.
RGSL is fully accredited institution without time limitations. All seven RGSL Masters programmes and two Bachelor programmes are accredited.RGSL has a solid tradition in providing various programmes with a focus on law and with an interdisciplinary approach to other fields of study.
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