Master in European Economic and Financial Criminal Law (LL.M.)
The programme offers students a unique opportunity to explore the fast-growing field of European criminal law with a special emphasis on economic and financial criminal law.
The programme consists of six successive modules, providing students an in-depth view into several key aspects of European criminal law, comprising the following areas of European Criminal Law:
In the second semester, each student prepares a Master thesis and participates in an internship, through which he or she will have the opportunity to further expand his or her skills by applying the acquired knowledge to real-life situations.
Courses are taught by leading scholars and practitioners, including judges from the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU), EU officials, and partners of leading law firms.
5 reasons to specialise in European Economic and Financial Criminal Law at the University of Luxembourg:
This LL.M. provides students with a competitive edge to successfully enter the rapidly expanding field of European economic and financial criminal law in Luxembourg or abroad, for example as a compliance expert, white-collar crime lawyer or EU official. Moreover, the programme can also be a springboard for further academic studies at PhD-level.
Structure of studies:
Students applying for the Master in European Economic and Financial Criminal Law can enter directly into the second year of the Master programme (M2) with the goal of obtaining an LL.M. degree. This requires the successful completion of four years of studies amounting to 240 ECTS, typically by having obtained a Master degree in law or equivalent studies including courses in European law. Students will be admitted upon decision of an admissions committee.
Applicants who have successfully completed three years of studies amounting to 180 ECTS (typically a Bachelor in Law or equivalent studies) are eligible to apply for the common first year of LL.M. studies at the University of Luxembourg (M1). It offers a variety of courses in European and international law from which students may choose in order to prepare for the specific requirements of the second year (M2).
Programme at a glance