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How are international and transnational crimes prevented, investigated and prosecuted? Is criminal law an effective tool in the present context of globalized criminality? These questions will constitute some of the criminal law's biggest challenges for the years to come and are the focus of the Global Criminal Law LLM track, which explores the application of the criminal law - both substantive and procedural - in the context of global criminality, such as organized, transnational and international criminality.

The LLM programme in Global Criminal Law focuses on the application of the criminal law – both substantive and procedural - in the context of global criminality, including organized, transnational, and international criminality. This track offers you the two-fold opportunity to study substantive and procedural criminal law from a comparative and international perspective but also to specialize in the study of specific criminal behavior: organized and financial crimes, cybercrimes and international crimes.

By studying in the one year LLM track in Global Criminal Law, you will join a very dynamic and vibrant environment which attracts students from all around the world. The programme offers a unique insight into transnational criminality and you will benefit from the expertise of renowned academics as well as from specific training into research and presentation skills, with a view to fully equip you for careers within international organizations and judicial institutions as well as within intergovernmental and national government agencies.

The programme is specifically tailored to train students into becoming well-equipped legal professionals with both academic skills and practical knowledge of criminal law. Graduates can apply their specialized understanding of substantive and procedural criminal law in domestic, regional and international contexts. In particular, the programme meets the requirements of a career within the int. organizations and judicial institutions as well as within inter-governmental and nat. government agencies.

Admission Requirements (General)

  • The basic requirement for admission is a university Law degree which entitles the holder to practise in his/her country of origin or signifying completion of the academic stage of legal education (e.g. LLB)
  • The transcript of studies must reflect a GPA (Grade Point Average) equivalent to 7/10 (Dutch grading scale);
  • Proof of English proficiency (minimum scores required);
  • Letter of motivation;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • One academic reference

Specific requirements can be found here.

Application deadlines (course starts September 1, 2019)

  • EU/EEA students: May 1, 2019
  • Non-EU/EEA students: May 1, 2019

Tuition fees

  • EU/EEA students: € 2083
  • non-EU/EEA students: € 14650
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated October 18, 2018
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