For best experience please turn on javascript and use a modern browser!
Master
Law & Finance (LLM)
Add to favourites

Study programme

The Master's Law & Finance has the ambition to set a new and higher standard for what may be expected of financial lawyers. It includes courses on financial and corporate law and regulation. The relevant subjects will be studied from a combined financial-legal perspective. Students will therefore be taught to think and practice in a thoroughly interdisciplinary manner.

Programme structure

Due to the measures related to the Covid-19 virus outbreak, we are currently offering hybrid education (i.e. on-campus and simultaneously online) for most courses and online education for some courses. Currently, most to all students attend the lectures live on campus. For the tutorials, due to space limitations, we work with rotation schedules to allow live on-campus tutorial attendance of approx. 15 students per time while the remaining students attend the same tutorial online simultaneously. In the study programme, attendance of all lectures and tutorials (on-site, when given this opportunity, or online) is required at all times.

COURSES SEM 1 SEM 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 EC
  • Accounting and Financial Reporting
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 1
    3
  • Business Organisations and Corporate Finance Law
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 1
    6
  • Financial Economics and Quantitative Methods
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 1
    3
  • Foundations of Finance and Corporate Governance
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 2
    6
  • Securities and Markets Regulation
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 2
    6
  • Insolvency Law and Corporate Finance
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 3
    3
  • Institutional Aspects of EU Financial and Monetary Law and Regulation
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 3
    3
  • Finance: Capital Structure and Corporate Reorganisation
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 4
    6
  • Prudential Regulation of Banks and Shadow Banks
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 4
    6
  • Financial Contracting
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 5
    6
  • Master's thesis
    1—6
    12
UvA Course Catalogue: Law & Finance

Semester 1

Semester 2

  • Block 6 (4 weeks)
    • Master's thesis (continuation and completion) (12 EC in total; see above at Block 3)

The information on this website is valid for the current academic year and may change for next year. In May the Course Catalogue is updated for the following academic year.

Jorrit Posthuma de Boer (Netherlands), Master’s student Law & Finance
Copyright: FdR
The programme’s challenging curriculum, combining law and finance, sets this Master’s apart from other programmes. It gives me a unique position and clear advantage on the jobs market. Jorrit Posthuma de Boer (Netherlands), Master’s student Law & Finance Read more stories from students

Discover the Master’s Honours programme

Are you looking for more challenge and academic depth? In that case the new Honours programme Academic Excellence track could be interesting for you!

Webinar Law and Finance
Watch the webinar we made of the admissions in 2019/2020 to learn more about the programme.