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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:5 / 7.5
Course supervisor:Lidija Rozentāle
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Political Science
Branch of science:Law


To promote the development of a set of theoretical knowledge on issues related to:
1. administrative law sector;
2. the competence of officials (duties, rights, responsibilities);
3. administrative process in state and local authorities;
4. the stages of the administrative procedure;
5. the procedure for challenging and appealing against the decision.
With the help of independent works, improve the ability to apply theoretical knowledge in the process of performing practical tasks.


Foreground in the basics of public administration is required.

Learning outcomes


Will know the sources of administrative law and the nature of their application. Demarcate administrative acts from other legislation.


Skills to analyse, synthesize and evaluate the place and role of administrative process rights in work, develop scientific-research skills.
Communication skills – to discuss the problem of the administrative process, to demonstrate social skills and emotional intelligence. Build reasoning and the ability to listen to opinions.
Orientation for further learning skills – constantly structure your learning, analyze your level of knowledge and rationally complement, select and evaluate literature sources. Identify and formulate the problem, find causation, i.e. the "root" of the problem and offer constructive solutions to the problem.
Other general skills are to take responsibility for their decisions and actions, to take critical decisions and to find solutions in unforeseen and changing circumstances, to adapt to new situations and to be open to change, to take the lead and initiative and to respond to the consequences, to comply with ethical norms, to demonstrate a wide range of general knowledge and competences. Improve the ability to listen to different opinions.


Ability to perform specific tasks related to the administrative process, ability to use knowledge and skills in professional and personal development. The application of the rules is not only 'mechanical', but in accordance with the public interest and priorities, thus synthesizing the skills to work with the legislative framework and the understanding of the law in general. To offer not only formal solutions to the problems of the administrative law sector, but to find solutions that serve the wishes and priorities of the community (the local community) and improve public administration as a whole.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Regional Politics and State Administration, RPVPM1Master’sRequired