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European Criminal Justice in a Global Context


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This Master's programme European Criminal Justice in a Global Context deepens the knowledge on EU criminal law and its interaction with national criminal justice systems. It is designed to prepare the student for today's dynamic, fast-changing and increasingly globalised legal environment. It intends to be an intellectual challenge as well as the platform for a legal career.

This LLM focuses on:

  • the constitutional foundations for criminal justice in a Europeanised setting, including the fundamental rights dimension and the harmonisation of defence rights and safeguards;
  • the effects and impact of EU law on domestic criminal justice and its relationships with administrative law enforcement in such areas as anti-money laundering, financial fraud and other serious cross-border offences;
  • the different legal regimes for transnational enforcement cooperation and exchange of information, including the European Arrest Warrant and European Investigation Order;
  • the relationships between national criminal justice and EU authorities such as Eurojust and the European Public Prosecutor’s Office;
  • the relationship between European criminal justice and its global context (external dimension).




Master of Laws


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530


Application requirements

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Language requirements

IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 Jun '24 1 Apr '24
1 Sep '25 1 Jun '25 1 Apr '25


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

Full Faculty Scholarship

Utrecht Sylff Scholarship

Erasmus+ Master Loan Scheme

NL Scholarship

The NL Scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands.

Student Grants program


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