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European Economic and Financial Criminal Law

24 months
400 EUR/year
400 EUR/year
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The Master in European Economic and Financial Criminal Law (LL.M.) at the University of Luxembourg 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. 

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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


English, French
IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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).
  • Applications must include a cover letter, CV, copies of diplomas and transcripts, as well as supporting documents showing evidence of the necessary language skills required to follow the bilingual programme (B2 or higher in French and B2 or higher in English). Applicants should also include at least one but a maximum of two letters of recommendation from their referees.

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.


Check the official programme website for information about funding options.

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