12 months
19300 EUR/year
19300 EUR/year
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How are international financial markets regulated? How do banks structure and document international financial transactions? What does it take to ensure the stability of the financial markets and to protect investors on those markets? Apply to the Law and Finance (Advanced LL.M.) LLM programme at Leiden University. 

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What does this the Law and Finance (Advanced LL.M.) LLM programme at Leiden University entail?

Think about the access to finance and opportunities to invest for organisations and individuals. You will then realise how, in today’s interconnected world, national and international financial markets have far-reaching effects on virtually all of us around the globe. That is why trading venues and financial institutions such as banks, asset managers and market intermediaries are  increasingly regulated. This leads to a growing need for: legal specialists with knowledge of the economic aspects that drive financial transactions; and financial experts who wish to increase their understanding of financial regulations. In the Law & Finance programme, you will be specially trained to work at the intersection of law and finance in this global world.

Reasons to choose the master degree in Law and Finance (Advanced) at Leiden University?

As a student of the advanced master’s in Law & Finance, you will benefit from:

  • Expert instructors: You will be taught by expert staff and guest lecturers who are internationally renowned in the field of law and finance. Many of our staff are prominent members of or contributors to organisations such as the World Bank, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), P.R.I.M.E. Finance, and various courts and regulatory bodies.
  • Professional skills: In addition to the theory you learn in the coursework, you will be trained in professional skills, including writing legal briefs, negotiating a financial transaction and oral presentations.
  • Site visits: You will be able to see how financial markets operate and are regulated by participating in site visits to the Amsterdam stock exchange and Dutch financial supervisory authorities.

Career prospects

Whether you continue to live in Europe or move abroad, the LL.M. in Law and Finance will prepare you for a successful career in a constantly growing global field.

The Law and Finance Advanced Studies programme is optimally designed to suit requirements for both national and international professional positions.

When you graduate, you will be qualified to work in a wide range of organisations such as:

  • financial institutions, such as banks asset managers and market intermediaries
  • European and national financial supervisory authorities
  • other governmental and inter-governmental bodies and public administration
  • law firms
  • judiciary and arbitration courts
  • companies
  • academic and research institutes

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Macro- and Monetary Economics and Policy
  • Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Finance
  • EU Financial Law
  • Banking & Finance Transactions
  • Capital Markets
  • Governance & Ethics
  • Enforcement & Litigation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A full degree in law offering access to legal practice in the country where it was obtained, or an equivalent law degree from a recognised university/law school;
  • or a degree at an equivalent level in another discipline, such as economics or business administration, with a sufficient background in law evidenced by, for example, certificates of courses in law successfully concluded or substantial professional legal experience; and
  • evidence of excellent academic performance.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19300 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    19300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19300 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • Part time: €9,650.

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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