|Application deadline:||9 July 2014 - Later applications may be submitted but they are subject to availability of places|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2015|
|Credits (ECTS):|| 60 ECTS Details |
Official length of the programme in credits: 60 ECTS credits (40 Latvian credits)
|Credits:|| 40 Details |
Official length of the programme in credits: 60 ECTS credits (40 Latvian credits)
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
|More information:||Go to university website|
The programme is aimed at students interested in working with international public law issues, including human rights, in a national or international environment. It offers in-depth studies in fundamental issues of public international law and human rights law, the interaction between the two areas of law, and in current trends of their development.
Available to individuals with at least 240 ECTS credits (160 Latvian credits) Bachelor, Masters, or equivalent degree in law or related fields, on condition that basic knowledge in law and corresponding work experience is acquired. Accepted proof of English language proficiency: IELTS 5.5+, TOEFL IBT 69+ or TOEFL paper based test 525+
Courses cover following topics:
The programme consists of academic studies and thesis writing. Following successful completion, students are awarded a master's degree (LL.M) in Public International Law and Human Rights.
Civil Society Leadership Awards are available for the applicants for this programme.
The LL.M programme is also offered on a part-time basis. Duration of the part-time Masters programme depends on the schedule chosen by the student. In general, the duration of the programme is double that of the full-time programme.
Students have to complete 6 mandatory courses and 2 optional courses chosen either from the tracks of European Union Law and Policy or Transborder Commercial Law, as well as specialized courses and defend their master thesis at the end of the programme.
The 6 mandatory courses are as follows:
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 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.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Available to individuals with at least 240 ECTS credits (160 Latvian credits) Bachelor, Masters, or equivalent degree in law or related fields, on condition that basic knowledge in law and corresponding work experience is acquired.
At least four years of undergraduate or combined with graduate studies are required for access to this programme.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Latvian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Accepted proof of proficiency: IELTS 5.5+, TOEFL IBT 69+ or TOEFL paper based test 525+
As the teaching language is English, students must demonstrate a strong command of the language. Students whose native language is English or have completed their schooling or first degree at an English-speaking university or institution are generally exempt from the language requirement.
|TOEFL paper-based test score :||525|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||69|
An Early Admissions Lottery allows this year’s applicants to win one academic year of tuition-free studies – one spot in the Bachelor programmes and one in the Masters programmes. In order to participate, applicants should submit their documents for early admission before 17 March. Apply online: apply.rgsl.edu.lv
RGSL is pleased to announce a competition for the Civil Society Leadership Awards for an LL.M programme in Public International Law and Human Rights. 5 full Scholarships are on offer at RGSL to applicants from the following countries: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Laos, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. Successful applicants will receive the following support for studies at RGSL - tuition and mandatory university fees, monthly stipend for room, board, and other living expenses, program-related travel, accident and sickness insurance during the program, funds for educational materials and possible internship support.
Applicants must satisfy standard RGSL entry requirements with respect to educational background and English proficiency. Scholarships are available to individuals with bachelor’s or master’s degree in law or related fields (or will be awarded a degree prior to admission to the programme), obtained in at least four years long studies. Scholarships are available to individuals who in the future want actively contribute to the civil society development of their home countries. Applicants must indicate current place of employment and specify the applicant's future plans to contribute to the development of civil society in the home country after completing the LL.M programme. The deadline for the application submission is 17 March 2014. Learn more: Civil Society Leadership Awards. Apply online: https://apply.rgsl.edu.lv/courses/course/10
RGSL offers tuition fee waivers to foreign students on the Bachelor and Masters programmes for the academic year 2014/2015. RGSL strives to make their programmes more accessible to students from Europe and all over the world, and encourages students to enrol in the university that offers a highly respected international law education.
In order to apply for a scholarship which shall cover tuition fee for one academic year, the candidate must submit application documents and a letter of motivation concerning the opportunity to receive this scholarship. The RGSL Tuition Fee Waivers Committee shall review all applications, taking into consideration the applicant's academic performance (overall average grade) and compliance with admission requirements according to the Rules of Admission and Study Agreement. Only those students, who are not currently registered as residents of Latvia, are considered as foreign students and eligible for a study place tuition waiver. The commission may take into account geographical criteria when considering tuition fee waivers.
In the next academic year RGSL will offer one free study place in each Bachelor programme – "Law and Diplomacy" and "Law and Business", and one spot in the Masters programmes – "Law and Finance", "Legal Linguistics" and "International and European Law" (and its sub-programmes).
The deadline for the free study place application submission is 17 March 2014. Apply online: apply.rgsl.edu.lv
RGSL offers free study places to outstanding local secondary school graduates for the academic year 2014/2015. The Excellence Award for Outstanding Local Applicant, which covers tuition fees for one semester, has been established to give the most promising students who strive for excellence a chance to choose quality education in their homeland. RGSL will offer one free study place in the Bachelor study programme "Law and Diplomacy" and one in "Law and Business".
In order to apply for the Excellence Award, future students must submit their application documents and a motivation letter about the opportunity to study at RGSL for free. The RGSL Tuition Fee Waivers Committee will review all applications, taking into consideration the applicant's academic performance (weighted average grade) and compliance with admission requirements according to the Rules of Admission and Study Agreement. Only residents of Latvia are eligible for the Excellence Award for Outstanding Local Applicant. Apply online: apply.rgsl.edu.lv
In 2014/2015 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 10 July 16.00. For detailed information see Rules of Admission.
To acknowledge achievements of RGSL students, to celebrate academic excellence and to foster motivational atmosphere, RGSL have established RGSL Student Excellence Award. Every semester success of RGSL students will be evaluated and award granted to the best students on each bachelor and masters programmes. The Award will grant 100% tuition fee waivers for the next semester for one outstanding student in the Law and Diplomacy and one - in the Law and Buisness study programme at each study year. Additional 100% tuition fee waivers will be granted for Law and Finance and International and European Law (and related) masters programmes students - one spot for each programme.
To support students from various social groups, to support loyalty of students, graduates and RGSL employees and promote applications from prospective students, RGSL offers additional Fee Waivers for RGSL employees, children of RGSL employees, siblings of students of the RGSL, orphans, persons with 1st or 2nd degree of disability, graduates of RGSL bachelor programmes and graduates of SSE Riga. Learn more about the tution fee waivers at RGSL in the Riga Graduate Schoolof Law Regulation on Tuition Fee Waivers.
Other available sources for the grants and stipends
The Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme which is implemented under EU funding, aims to increase the number of experts in the EU field and support Turkey’s administrative capacity building efforts for the effective implementation of the EU acquis, within the framework of Turkey’s negotiation process for full membership to the EU. Approximately 130 scholarships will be granted for the 2013-2014 academic year. Deadline for applications is 10 February 2014.
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.