|Application deadline:||15 March (for foreign students and scholarships); June 28|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 60 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
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 masters 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 lawyers 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.
Applicants should deliver the following documents:
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||525|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||196|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||69|
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