Master (MA) in Financial Crime and Criminal Justice

OBJECTIVE OF THE MASTER (MA) IN FINANCIAL CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE The Master in Financial Crime and Criminal Justice reflects the priorities of the University’s mission, is designed to provide a course of studies that meets local and national... Read More | Share it now!

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

1.5 academic year (3 academic semesters, 90 ECTS)

In accordance with the relevant announcements made by the Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education, students have the opportunity to complete their postgraduate studies in two academic semesters (12 months) as long as they start the conduction of their Master’s Dissertation during the first or second semester of their studies, including the summer period. In this case, the completion of the Master’s Dissertation may be prolonged during the summer period, for one or two months. In any case, the total ECTS remain 90.

Furthermore, a more flexible part-time route is offered. Students have the opportunity to complete their postgraduate studies in maximum three (3) years. Students will have to complete minimum 15 ECTS per semester.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The duration of the studies is three semesters. Postgraduate Program Enrolments for the Postgraduate Program are held in September and February / March of each academic year. Each course lasts an academic semester. All students enrolled in the Postgraduate Program either in the winter semester or the spring semester can choose from the courses offered in the relevant semesters. For successfully completing their studies, students need to accumulate a total of 90 Credits (ECTS).

In accordance with the relevant announcements made by the Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education, students have the opportunity to complete their postgraduate studies in two academic semesters as long as they start the conduction of their Master’s Dissertation during the first or second semester of their studies, including the summer period. In this case, the completion of the Master’s Dissertation may be prolonged during the summer period, for one or two months. In any case, the total ECTS remain 90.  Furthermore, a more flexible part-time route is offered. Students have the opportunity to complete their postgraduate studies in maximum three (3) years. Students will have to complete minimum 15 ECTS per semester.

During the first semester the students attend four courses, one compulsory and three elective from the total offered. In the second semester, students also attend four courses, one compulsory and three elective, from the total offered. Each of the courses (compulsory and elective) is equivalent to 7.5 Credits (ECTS).

During the academic year, for each of the courses (compulsory and electives), 13 lectures are held for three hours each with the instructor of each course, who is responsible for informing, guiding, advising and evaluating the students

In order to obtain their Master’s degree, students are also obliged to conduct a master’s dissertation. . The research proposal is submitted by the student, who may propose as a supervisor one of the lecturers. The dissertation can be submitted for up to one academic year after the successful completion of the second semester of study. The dissertation must be relevant to the content of the postgraduate student’s studies, be original, be based on research or full use of the published sources and exhaustive study of the relevant international literature and concluding with convincing conclusions. The extent of the dissertation cannot be less than 10,000 words and more than 15,000 words. The conclusions, the bibliography and the abstract are included.

The curriculum of the Master (MA) in Financial Crime and Criminal Justice is structured as follows:

CodeCourse TitleTypeECTS

Semester: 1

LLM502Economic Crime with Emphasis on AML/CFTCompulsory7,5
LLM501Anti-Corruption in Criminal LawElective7,5
LLM510Criminal Capital Market LawElective7,5
LLM511Economic and Financial Criminal Law: General PartElective7,5
LLM512The International Dimension of Corporate ResponsibilityElective7,5
LLM513Penal Protection of Professional SecrecyElective7,5
LLM514Introduction to the FATF Countries’ Mutual Evaluation SystemElective7,5
30

Semester: 2

LLM515European Economic Criminal LawCompulsory7,5
LLM503Organized Crime: Substantial, Procedural, and International LawElective7,5
LLM504Prosecution and Investigation of Economic Crimes with Emphasis on Asset Freezing and ConfiscationElective7,5
LLM516Corporate Criminal Law and ComplianceElective7,5
LLM517Cybercrimes and CybersecurityElective7,5
LLM518Global Taxation Standards and Financial CrimeElective7,5
LLM575European Banking LawElective7,5
30

Semester: 3

LLM600DissertationCompulsory30
90

 

 

 

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