The Law & Diplomacy programme is designed for students who plan to work in the Foreign Service of their home countries, or in international organizations. Our graduates also build successful careers in public affairs, communications, and the NGO sector.

The legal programme covers major fields of public international law. Furthermore, it focuses on international organizations and EU institutions, and how they shape international relations. On the diplomacy side, the programme delves into history, culture and political sciences, with a special focus on conflict resolution and negotiations.



  • The programme comprises mandatory and elective courses as well as optional language courses
  • Up to three courses can be taken simultaneously
  • Each course lasts six weeks with five class hours per week, plus research work on assignments and preparation for classes
  • Each course concludes with an exam, while the programme concludes with a thesis
  • Course materials are free

Mandatory Law Courses

Introduction to Bachelor’s Studies / Introduction to Law I and II / Introduction to Latvian Law / Public International Law / Research Methods / European Union Law / Comparative Personal and Family Law / Research Paper in Law / Internal Market Law / Comparative Contract Law / Competition and State Aid Law / Constitutional Law / International Human Rights Law / International Private and Procedural Law / Research Paper in Law and Business / Legal Method / External Relations of the European Union / International Commercial Law / Advanced Research Methods / Bachelor’s Thesis

Elective Law Courses

Philosophy of Law / International Humanitarian Law / Introduction to Moot Court / Criminal Law / Comparative Criminal Law / Media Law / Banking and Securities Law / Investment Protection Law / Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution / International Economic Law / International Tax Law / Comparative Inheritance Law / Comparative Insurance Law / Administrative Law / Argumentation and Legal Reasoning / Art Law / Internet Law

Mandatory Diplomacy Courses

Theory of International Relations / Contemporary World History / Introduction to Diplomacy / International Security / Foreign Policy Analysis / International Organizations / Comparative Politics / Crisis Management in International Politics / Global Approaches to Public Diplomacy / Political Negotiations, Strategy and Tactics

Elective Diplomacy Courses

Diplomatic Law / Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution / Modern History of Central & Eastern Europe / Asian Policy Studies / Political and Economic Challenges in Europe / World Conflicts and Security / Organisational Communication / Social Psychology

Optional Language Courses

  • Diplomatic English I and II
  • Advanced Latvian
  • French Beginners I and II
  • French Intermediate I
  • Spanish Beginners I and II
  • German Beginners I and II

Degree: Bachelor in Law and Diplomacy

Duration: 3 years full time (180 ECTS)

Language: English

Fees: € 3,500 per academic year

“I have really enjoyed my time in RGSL. I think that the amazing team spirit of the students here is unique and something that cannot be achieved in big universities. On top of that, the international atmosphere and professional lecturers make RGSL certainly a school worth considering.”

Viola Karjalainen, Finland

Law & Business

1st year student

Learn more about our programmes, any requirements and the application procedure at Early admissions prior to 5 April 2018 receive a 10% discount on the fee for students with high average grades (B levels according to ECTS).

Open Days

Come and visit us on 17 March and 25 May 2018

Questions about our programmes or studying at RGSL?

Liene Briede, Bachelor’s Programme Manager

Phone: +371 67 039 236

Program taught in:
  • English

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