Specialization Course in European, International, and Economic Criminal Law

General Objectives of the Course

The Institute of Criminal Law and Economic Committee [IDPEE] is a university research and teaching centre at the Faculty of Law, of the University of Coimbra, in the legal form of an Association, which proposes conducting research, publishing studies and providing teaching on economic and financial crime. In collaboration with the Faculty of Law, of the University of Coimbra, [IDPEE] now offers the Specialization Course in European Economic and Criminal Law open to everyone holding a university degree (graduation) in any area.
The course program reflects the concern to consider the problems posed by economic crimes in their various dimensions: dogmatic, criminological, political, and criminal-procedural. In addition, recent developments in the European integration process do not leave untouched the legal and criminal legal systems of the member states, especially in the area of economic crimes and should, therefore be a thematic framework itself. Thus, the dogmatic and political-criminal analysis, of the program covers topics that are the cornerstones of a 'general part' of economic crimes/Laws, followed by others that give shape to a selection of their 'special part', dedicated to the monographic study of certain crimes. On the other hand the specificity of criminological reflection and of processing procedure that the phenomenology of economic crime calls upon, requires a separate consideration of issues in criminology, criminalistics and criminal procedural law.
Finally, it is intended that this traditional academic training is complemented by lectures on issues that fall within the problematic circle defined by the topics, though not directly involved in criminal justice discourse. In order to achieve this, the Course has the honor of counting on the collaboration of personalities with merit in several areas (judiciary, law, economics and public finance, banking, securities market, etc.).

Admission Requirements


Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Approved, Good, Very Good, Excellent, Dropout, Absent, Without conditions to be evaluated.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

The course provides for a training with high scientific standards and of great pragmatic interest, capable of giving its participants the skills to deal, in their professional lives, with the increasingly complex and frequent problems arising from European criminal and economic law.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Not Applicable

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Regulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC).

Graduation Requirements

The evaluation consists on the presentation and discussion of a final report in the matter of european or economic criminal law.

Study Programme

Economic, International and European Criminal Law

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 297 HORAS

ECTS Credits: 11.0


Call for Applications (only in portuguese)