Below you will find the courses of the Master's programme European Criminal Justice in a Global Context.
You can also download the Master's programme European Criminal Justice in a Global Context year schedule as a PDF file for easy reference. Please note that the names of the courses may change next year.
The academic year consists of:
- A compulsory part worth (45 EC) that comprises compulsory four major courses (30 EC) and elective modules (Capita Selecta) (15 EC).
- A Research and Thesis Trajectory (15 EC).
Elective modules (Capita Selecta) (15 EC):
The elective modules comprises six short modules of three weeks each (each 2.5 EC) focussing on the topical issues of EU criminal law and research of the staff. One module is part of the Research and Thesis Trajectory. They are designed to help you master a specific topical issue quickly, a key competency of any good lawyer.
By way of example, these may include:
- combatting terrorism;
- combatting market abuse;
- criminal justice and the Charter of Fundamental Rights;
- digital evidence in criminal proceedings;
- law enforcement by EU agencies.
Research and Thesis Trajectory (15 EC):
Programme participants also complete a research thesis. Work on the research thesis runs throughout the Master’s programme, beginning in September and ending in late June. You will fully work on the thesis in the second semester, making use of different interactive teaching methods in conjunction with an individual trajectory with your supervisor.
Below you can see the overview of the educational methods in this programme.
Legal Skills Academy
The School of Law takes skills-teaching seriously, integrating professional, legal practice and academic skills into all our Masters’ curricula. Its new Legal Skills Academy puts skills-teaching in the spotlight, so that by the time you finish your Masters you have not only become proficient in the complexities of European Criminal Justice, but you also have the confidence and skills needed to perform as a professional in legal practice. Your participation in inter alia moot courts, blog-writing and simulated negotiations will give you valuable experience in applied lawyering that will help your CV stand out in a competitive job market.
The programme provides students with significant flexibility to complete practical placements. For example, undertaking an internship may entitle you to an extended enrolment in the LLM. Internships are also facilitated by the UU’s extensive network of professionals in a multitude of public and private organisations at national and international level.
Consult our Academic Calendar, where you can find more information about the Master's schedule per period, course registration periods and holidays.