Master in European Economic and Financial Criminal Law (LL.M.)


The LL.M. in European Economic and Financial Criminal Law has been designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge and skills in this rapidly developing field of law. In one year, students will acquire 60 ECTS by successfully completing eight modules over two semesters.

The Programme will familiarise the students with the specific knowledge and skills needed to work in the field of European Economic and Financial Criminal Law through various teaching methods. Interactive courses are taught by leading European academics and practitioners who promote questions, comments and discussions – as well as essential argumentation and negotiating skills - as an integral part of their teaching effort. In addition, students prepare oral presentations to practice crucial briefing techniques. A moot court competition will provide them with an opportunity to demonstrate and improve their teamwork capacity. Being one of the few truly bilingual programmes, the LL.M. in European Economic and Financial Criminal Law will greatly enhance language skills in English and French.

During the second semester, students prepare a Master thesis of 15,000 words on a self-chosen topic.  To this end, a preparatory course will be held at the end of the first semester. To ensure that our students’ Master theses are of the highest academic standards, the supervising professor stays in close contact with the student throughout to discuss the progress at regular intervals. The thesis effort results in an oral defence at the end of the second semester.

Last but not least, the programme enables extensive contact with legal practice for a successful entry into the labour market. First of all, this contact is encouraged through the different courses taught by practitioners such as high-ranking EU officials, experienced advocates, and accomplished judges. Study trips to institutions in Brussels and The Hague will provide students with further ideas and contact opportunities. Beyond that, an internship in the second semester is probably the best stepping stone to get in contact with legal practice, excelling with the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the programme


Criminal Law curriculum (pdf)