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Law and Finance (Advanced Master Programme)

The Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Law & Finance is an intensive one-year programme that combines perspectives from both the legal and economic disciplines. The programme is open to legal professionals who wish to specialise in the area of law and finance as well as non-lawyers who wish to pursue advanced studies at a postgraduate level.

The programme provides students with profound knowledge of and insight into specific areas of law relating to the field of law and finance, such as banking law, capital markets legislation, (corporate) governance legislation, contract law, property law and private international law. The programme has a strong practical dimension and provides students with the tools to understand and work at the intersection of law and finance.

For more information on the programme, please visit the following website:
https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/master/law-and-finance

Year 1

In the programme, students are required to complete eight courses and to write a thesis. The courses are accompanied by a variety of assignments which offer training in practical skills, including writing a legal brief and practising oral arguments.

The courses are:

Foundation courses (mandatory for lawyers):

• Macro- and Monetary Economics and Policy
• Financial Reporting
• Corporate Finance & Valuation

Foundation courses (mandatory for non-lawyers):

• Essentials of EU Law
Two out of three: Macro- and Monetary Economics and Policy; Financial Reporting; and Corporate Finance & Valuation

Core courses:

• EU Financial Law
• Banking & Finance Transactions
• Thesis

Supplementary courses:

• Governance & Ethics
• Capital Markets
• Enforcement & Litigation

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Semester 1

Macro- and Monetary Economics and Policy 5
Financial Reporting 5
Corporate Finance & Valuation 5
Essentials of EU Law 5
EU Financial Law 10

Semester 2

Banking & Finance Transactions 10
Governance & Ethics 5
Capital Markets 5
Enforcement & Litigation 5
Thesis Law & Finance 10