LL.M. Public International Law and Human Rights

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR5500 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR5500 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Riga, Latvia
The Public International Law and Human Rights programme at the Riga Graduate School of Law 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.
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Courses cover following topics:
  • theory and development of international public law and human rights law
  • international humanitarian law and conflict resolution
  • international criminal law
  • European human rights law
  • business and human rights

The Public International Law and Human Rights programme at the Riga Graduate School of Law 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.

Advanced international graduate education
  • Research based teaching in law, business, politics and legal linguistics
  • Evening and executive style schedules to accommodate work and studies
  • Internationally competitive and fully accredited diploma

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Tuition fee
  • EUR5500 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR5500 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.


Part time programmes - 3550 Per academic year (EUR)

Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Credits 40
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

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:

International Law System and Human Rights: Theory and Development
International Humanitarian Law
International Criminal Law
Changing European Human Rights Law
Business and Human Rights
State Responsibility in International Law

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.

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We are looking for outstanding applicants that value knowledge and strive for excellence. We will offer a study experience that reaches beyond borders of disciplines and traditional boundaries of thinking to prepare you for any challenge on your way to a spectacular career and international recognition.


  • Fill in an online application.
  • Attach certified copies of diploma and diploma transcript with an English translation, if the diploma is issued outside Latvia.
  • Attach official results of English language proficiency exams. Applicants who have acquired higher education in the English language (or may prove comparable knowledge) are released from taking TOEFL or IELTS.
  • Attach a copy of passport and a passport size photo.

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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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Riga Graduate School of Law

Riga, Latvia

Latvia Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) is a premier law school in the Baltic region with an international faculty and student environment. RGSL offers Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Programmes in EU and International Law, Finance, Linguistics and Diplomacy. Students from throughout the world are welcome to apply. All programmes are taught exclusively in English.

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