European Criminal Justice in a Global Context, LL.M. | Utrecht University | Utrecht, Netherlands
12 months
18332 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The European Criminal Justice in a Global Context programme at Utrecht University links the national criminal justice systems of the EU Member States to EU criminal law, EU constitutional law, including fundamental rights law, and EU administrative law.

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The European Criminal Justice in a Global Context  programme at Utrecht University is an opportunity to dive deeper into this stimulating area of debate. A debate which is at the core of any criminal justice system. 

It deepens your knowledge on EU criminal law. It analyses the interactions with the criminal justice systems of other EU Member States or third countries under new, innovative forms of enforcement cooperation. It examines the relationships of national criminal justice with the sharply increasing number of EU enforcement agencies, like the European Central Bank. This unique and innovative programme provides an inspiring intellectual challenge, as well as the platform for a rewarding legal career at a national, European or international level.

Career opportunities

There is a growing demand, both in the governmental and wider public sector as well as private practice, for talented law graduates who are capable of looking beyond the boundaries of national criminal law and policy. The unique knowledge and skillset developed through the LLM in European Criminal Justice programme creates a path for graduates to work in diverse and wide-ranging areas of law and/or administration. You could find yourself working in legal practice at a national or European level, or in a wider international context.


Accredited by the NVAO

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Area of Freedom, Security and Justice;
  • Supranational Criminal Law Enforcement;
  • Indirect Enforcement of EU Law;
  • Transnational Criminal Law Enforcement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Eligible are graduates in law, this includes everyone who has completed the basic university curriculum in law, and has been awarded a law degree in their home country without necessarily having taken subsequent state or professional examinations which would allow them to practice law or be admitted to the Bar.
  • Eligible are students with a Liberal Arts Bachelor’s degree with a good basic knowledge of law. This requirement is fulfilled by students who have completed at least 45 EC on law courses at an undergraduate or graduate level, including courses on criminal law and European Union law.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18332 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18332 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 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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