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European Economic and Financial Criminal Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Master in European Economic and Financial Criminal Law at the University of Luxembourg consists of six successive modules, providing students an in-depth view into several key aspects of European criminal law.

5 reasons to specialise in European Economic and Financial Criminal Law at the University of Luxembourg:

  • Graduate from a highly-specialised and unique programme in a rapidly developing field of law. The bilingual programme gives students a distinct advantage when working in the field of European criminal law.
  • Programme includes a mandatory internship at one of Luxembourg’s leading law firms, a national, European or international institution, a bank or other financial institution, or another stakeholder in the field.
  • Benefit from the proximity of several European institutions, notably the Court of Justice of the European Union, and close contact and collaboration with the field’s leading practitioners.
  • The Programme combines various teaching methods and tools to give students an opportunity to develop the practical skills necessary for a successful transition to a position in the field, such as interactive teaching in small groups, oral presentations, advocacy training, and special attention to effective legal drafting.
  • Study trips to European and international institutions, such as the Council of the European Union, Eurojust, Europol, the Court of Justice of the European Union and the International Criminal Court.

Career opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Enforcement of EU policies via administrative and criminal law
  • European criminal policies
  • Fair trial rights in the jurisdiction of the CJEU and the ECtHR
  • The legal framework and the actors of international cooperation in criminal matters in the EU
  • Law and economics
  • International criminal law: Moot Court
  • Corporate criminal law, compliance and special investigative techniques
  • Financial crimes


Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Required degree(s): A 4 year degree in law including  specific courses in European law
  • Selection criteria:  Selection based on the application form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Luxembourg

  • 1212 - 2070 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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