Master Program in Amsterdam Netherlands

Top Masters Programs in Amsterdam Netherlands 2016/2017

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Amsterdam is known for being open, progressive, and welcoming to those who choose to visit, whether for tourism, work, or study. With an abundance of museums, cafes and restaurants, there is never a dull day or night in Amsterdam. Amsterdam has managed to maintain it’s beauty and charm and those that decide to pursue a Master in Amsterdam will have a truly enjoyable experience.

Due to Amsterdam’s open and tolerant society, Master in Amsterdam programs are diverse and international, attracting people from all over the world. Universities offering Master in Amsterdam degrees value a student’s ability for independent, creative, and innovative thinking, and challenge students to be intellectually stimulated. The are many Master in Amsterdam programs that students can choose from, such as business, economics, computer science, social policy, religious studies, literature, law, physics, and so many more.

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Master in Coaching Amsterdam

Johan Cruyff Institute
Campus Full time 8 months May 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The study program of the Master in Coaching is based on Johan Cruyff’s vision: coaching is about managing yourself, the players & staff, the team ánd the environment. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Amsterdam Netherlands. The study program of the Master in Coaching is based on Johan Cruyff’s vision where coaching is more than the use of tactical and technical knowledge. It is about managing yourself, the players & staff, the team and the environment. Each participant’s personal background is a base for further development and better understanding of oneself as a coach and/or manager. The principle of coaching is that you then apply this insight knowledge in counseling others. This program is interesting for those who are a coach or manager in sports, but it is also appropriate for (team) managers, staff memeber, leaders, counselors and HRM-consultants from the business sectors. For example, students came from, the Police department, an insurance company, an energy provider and a big congress center. The classes of the Master in Coaching are delivered at the Johan Cruyff Institute Amsterdam, located next to the Olympic Stadium. The Olympic Stadium hosted the 1928 Olympic Games, providing a link between the history and future of sport. This unique setting inspires our staff and students to excel in coaching. OBJECTIVES AND CONTENT The focus of the coaching program is on self-knowledge and self-development. You will gain insight into your strengths as a coach (that you’ll develop during the program), and those of athletes / employees, with the goal to understand them better in order to improve performance. After completion of the program you will have developed your personal coaching style, and you’ll be able to put this style into practice. You will be able to present yourself effectively. You will know what is needed for individual and team success, and how you can manage this success. LEARNING OUTCOMES After completion of the program you will have: Profound understanding of the principles of leadership, coaching and team dynamics. Profound understanding of a personal coaching style; Continuous reflection on behavior and actions. The ability to effectively handle team dynamics: building successful teams. The ability to execute professional coaching sessions (individual / team); Performance Coaching, helping others to reach their full potential in any area in their lives. The ability to coach in any situation: winning, loosing & under pressure. The ability to effectively handle the media; Professional communication skills. AIMED AT This Master in Coaching is right for you if: You’re a sport coach who wishes to further develop your coaching skills to guide athletes to excel in sports and life. You have built up experience as a coach and you want to develop a professional career in the sports industry. You are a manager who wishes to further develop your coaching skills from a sport perspective. You are a manager who wants to develop a career in sport coaching. PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Graduates are more aware of professional actions and how they can apply their coaching skills effectively in their job. They know how to excel as coaches, how they can maintain professional success and further develop their careers, and are able to further develop their personal coaching style. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
 To be admitted to the Master in Coaching, you´ll have to meet the following admission requirements: Minimum of three years of professional experience as a (sports) coach or manager / supervisor. "After 18 years in professional sports, I studied the Master in Coaching. I saw it was a terrific opportunity to delve into the discipline of coaching instead of focusing on sport tactics, which is what you mainly do as a team athlete. The program also challenges you to look at yourself, focusing on personal growth and transferring your skills and knowledge to others. This is something that's very useful in my current work with the Police Department." Femke Dekker, Former Olympic Rower “One of our main goals since the recent changes in our organization is to increase our coaching level. We aim to achieve this through this Master program and individual guidance of the coaches by experienced coaches. We are proud in working together and improving our prefessional skills and team performances through this prestigious program.” Merijn Zeeman, coach of a professional Cycling Team [-]

Master of Business Administration in International Hospitality (MBA)

Hotelschool The Hague
Campus Full time 13 months September 2016 Netherlands Amsterdam

The <strong>Master Programme of Hotelschool The Hague</strong> educates the next generation of hospitality leaders and focuses on hospitality concept innovation, business development and change. [+]

The Master Programme of Hotelschool The Hague educates the next generation of hospitality leaders and focuses on hospitality concept innovation, business development and change. The programme, based in Amsterdam, starts in September 2015 and runs for 13 months. In this time you will enhance your knowledge and leadership competencies, providing you with the tools and perspectives necessary to forge your own strategy and implementation scenarios for your future career. On completion of the programme, Hotelschool The Hague will award you the diploma and degree title ‘Master of Business Administration in International Hospitality’. This highly international hospitality management programme is open to graduates with a hospitality related or economics/business management Bachelor’s degree. Programme Structure Small classes with a maximum of 25 students guarantee personal contact with the faculty and interactive, stimulating discussions. The Master of Business Administration in International Hospitality creates and sustains an action oriented learning environment of creative, analytical and conceptual thinking where men and women from different origins learn together. The international hospitality management programme is divided into 5 blocks, each of 10 weeks. Each block addresses a number of courses which are based on inspirational, professional assignments and are supported by guest lectures, field trips and workshops. A study trip abroad also forms part of the programme. A Master’s thesis is the final project of this programme. Your Hospitality Career A Hotelschool The Hague’s Master’s degree opens doors to strategic and corporate positions in fields like business development, consultancy, hospitality management, facility management, marketing-/ brand management and entrepreneurship. We have placed hospitality concept innovation at the centre of this Master’s curriculum. Why? Because hospitality is becoming one of the leading differentiators in many industries. The industry requires a new breed of leaders: our Master’s students are people who combine business brains with a hospitality heart. They can build bridges, develop new business models, and find creative solutions in a fast changing world where creating memorable hospitality experiences is essential to every service provider. Both in- and outside the hospitality industry. Graduates remain connected to the power of the Hotelschool The Hague brand: an outstanding reputation of hospitality excellence, respected by many different industries all over the world. Your profile You hold a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management or a related field. It is also possible you hold a non-hospitality related economics or business Bachelor’s or Master’s. You want to broaden your horizon and you have a genuine ambition to contribute to hospitality innovation in the wider context of the service industry. You are open-minded, ambitious, creative and always searching for new challenges, all of which will help you to become a future hospitality innovator. You also like to be around, interact with and learn from ambitious students from different international, experiential and cultural backgrounds. How to Apply Each prospective candidate has to successfully pass a selection procedure in order to be accepted to the international hospitality management programme. All admission requirements are listed on the first page of the application form, which can be downloaded from this website by clicking the button ‘apply now’. After the initial screening, based on the application form and supporting documentation, a personal interview will be scheduled with the selected candidates prior to the selection board’s final decision. Applications will be processed continuously and interviews are conducted throughout the year. We advise people who require a visa to apply at least 2,5 months before the start of the programme. [-]

Master of Arts (MA) in Scandinavian Literature and Linguistics

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 Netherlands Amsterdam

At the University of Amsterdam of Amsterdam you get the opportunity to study the languages of Europe in both a broad and a narrow sense. You specialise in the linguistics of one of the European languages or language families [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Scandinavian Literature and LinguisticsIf you would like to specialise further in Scandinavian literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

European Literature Literature and Culture Literary Studies (research MA)

 

Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in Scandinavian linguistics, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

General Linguistics Linguistics of European Languages Linguistics (research MA)

 

Classical Languages

 

Starting from September 2012 onwards, the UvA and the VU University will join forces in the academic disciplines Classical Languages and Antiquity Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in German Literature and Linguistics

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 Netherlands Amsterdam

At the University of Amsterdam of Amsterdam you get the opportunity to study the languages of Europe in both a broad and a narrow sense. You specialise in the linguistics of one of the European languages or language families [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in German Literature and Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in German literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

European Literature Literature and Culture Literary Studies (research MA)

 

Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in German linguistics, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

General Linguistics Linguistics of European Languages Linguistics (research MA)

 

Classical Languages

 

Starting from September 2012 onwards, the UvA and the VU University will join forces in the academic disciplines Classical Languages and Antiquity Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Slavonic Languages and Cultures

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Netherlands Amsterdam

The one-year Master's programme in Slavonic Languages and Cultures offers a unique combination of specialised and general courses covering a wide range of topics from four major Slavonic... [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Slavonic Languages and Cultures

 

The one-year Master's programme in Slavonic Languages and Cultures offers a unique combination of specialised and general courses covering a wide range of topics from four major Slavonic traditions: the Russian, Czech, Polish and Serbian/Croatian. The professors and lecturers are all well‑known specialists.

 

 

Studying Slavonic Languages and Cultures at the University of Amsterdam

Slavonic Languages and Cultures at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has a long-standing tradition in both literary scholarship and linguistics. The programme has also produced a number of well‑known literary translators and lexicographers.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Italian Literature and Linguistics

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 Netherlands Amsterdam

At the University of Amsterdam of Amsterdam you get the opportunity to study the languages of Europe in both a broad and a narrow sense. You specialise in the linguistics of one of the European languages or language families [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Italian Literature and LinguisticsIf you would like to specialise further in Italian literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

European Literature Literature and Culture Literary Studies (research MA)

 

Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in Italian linguistics, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

General Linguistics Linguistics of European Languages Linguistics (research MA)

 

Classical Languages

 

Starting from September 2012 onwards, the UvA and the VU University will join forces in the academic disciplines Classical Languages and Antiquity Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in French Literature and Linguistics

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 Netherlands Amsterdam

At the University of Amsterdam of Amsterdam you get the opportunity to study the languages of Europe in both a broad and a narrow sense. You specialise in the linguistics of one of the European languages or language families [+]

Master's in French Literature and LinguisticsIf you would like to specialise further in French literature, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

European Literature Literature and Culture Literary Studies (research MA)

 

Linguistics

 

If you would like to specialise further in French linguistics, you can then choose from one of the following master’s programmes:

General Linguistics Linguistics of European Languages Linguistics (research MA)

 

 

Classical Languages

 

Starting from September 2012 onwards, the UvA and the VU University will join forces in the academic disciplines Classical Languages and Antiquity Studies.... [-]


Master in Humanities: Literary studies - Literature and Social Change (RM)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The focal point of this programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is the interrelation between literature and social change. Fiction matters because it shapes the way we view the world ... [+]

Master in Literary Studies (research)

The focal point of this programme is the interrelation between literature and social change. Fiction matters because it shapes the way we view the world, other people, and ourselves. It is through fantasy that we can begin to change reality. In this programme you will learn to analyse the form, language and material aspects of texts as carriers of cultural, ethical, religious, scientific and political systems of meaning. You will learn to design research that combines perspectives from literature studies and literary history with other disciplines, such as cultural and (post)colonial history, environmental and digital humanities, global history and visual culture.... [-]


Master in Linguistics: Language and Society

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's programme Language and Society has been set up for language students of various languages and language groups (English, German, French, Italian, Scandinavian, Slavonic, Spanish), who envisage a career in an international environment. In the programme students are prepared for such a career. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Amsterdam Netherlands. Knowledge of language and analytic skills In a world of globalisation a profound knowledge of European languages is required for intercultural business communication. Although global English may serve as the lingua franca in international contacts, in many situations a thorough knowledge of the use of the mother tongue of the business partner can be very fruitful. Besides a good knowledge of languages and their use in society, for many jobs well developed analytical and presentation skills are required. A Master’s study of Linguistics helps students to develop both types of skills. Students are trained in analysing corpora containing data of the language of their specialisation and in organizing and interpreting their data. Furthermore, students develop their oral and writing skills by reporting their research results in the form of presentations, papers, a research project (term paper) and a Master’s thesis. The Master's programme Language and Society has been set up for language students of various languages and language groups (English, German, French, Italian, Scandinavian, Slavonic, Spanish), who envisage a career in an international environment. In the programme students are prepared for such a career. Since parts of the courses are offered in English, all students of Language and Society will develop their receptive and productive knowledge of English next to the target language of their specialisation. Language and Society at the UvA The Master's programme Language and Society offers students the opportunity to study language use and foreign language teaching and learning within institutional educational frameworks. Students specialise in one of the European languages or language families. The language (groups) that you can choose from for your specialisation are: English French German Italian Scandinavian Slavonic Spanish The programme focuses on the analysis of language, language use and variation, and language policy. It comprises courses on linguistics of the language of your specialisation (English, French, German, Italian, Scandinavian, Slavonic, Spanish). In order to prepare students for a future in an enterprise or a non-profit organisation in an international context, they may combine courses in linguistics with an elective course from the European Studies programme and/or an internship. Degree certificate Language and Society is an accredited degree programme of Linguistics. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Linguistics and the title Master of Arts (MA). The Master's in Language and Society does not give access to a post-Master teacher training programme. Career prospects Graduates will be able to pursue a career in translation, education, publishing, journalism, media, communications, the civil service, consultancy, insurance companies, or the information technology sector. Graduates can also go on to a PhD programme at the UvA, another Dutch university or a university abroad. When pursuing an academic career, it is advisable to discuss the possibility of joining the two-year Research Master's in Linguistics at the UvA. [-]

Master in Science Business and Innovation

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time September 2016 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Science, Business & Innovation (SBI) group at VU University is all about innovation and the successful valorization of scientific knowledge. SBI explores both the science behind innovations and the business and social aspects of innovations. [+]

Commercializing Scientific Knowledge in Business and Society The Science, Business & Innovation (SBI) group at VU University is all about innovation and the successful valorization of scientific knowledge. SBI explores both the science behind innovations and the business and social aspects of innovations. Scientific themes The central scientific themes are Life & Health and Energy & Sustainability. Both themes are of the utmost importance for government organizations, business and society. We live in an era where ecological, social and sustainable energy usage and health become increasingly important. Energy & Sustainability and Life & Health are the innovation themes of the present and of the future. Educational programmes Together, the VU faculties of Sciences, Economics and Business Administration and Social Sciences offer a bachelor's degree programme and a master’s degree programme in Science Business and Innovation (SBI). Both programmes are rooted in the SBI research effort and aim to train academic professionals in the field of science driven innovation in business, knowledge institutes and government. Research Dynamics of Knowledge Valorisation Our research programme is called Dynamics of Knowledge Valorization. Within this programme we identify three research strands: Valorisation transferring knowledge towards the business community Valorisation embedded in research Valorisation in a triple helix (University-Industry-Government) constellation These strands are intertwined with research at the founding faculties, in the fields of: Life & Health Energy & Sustainability Embedded Entrepreneurship Technology & Innovation. [-]

LLM Law, Markets and Behaviour

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Netherlands Amsterdam

This Master's delivers lawyers who know their way in the wider arena of the future. The law still is pivotal. Tort law, contract law, corporate law, regulatory law and insolvency law are subjects at the heart of this Master's and the anatomy of these fields will be explored in depth. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Amsterdam Netherlands. The modern lawyer: not just the law, but finance and behavior as well Lawyers used to only deal with the law. Advise your client on the rules, if need be litigate, and you do a good job. In our changing world, this is no longer true. For a lawyer, to live up to the expectations of clients and society, you need to have broader skills. Lawyers also have to understand the underlying economic principles of transactions and procedures they are involved in. Furthermore, behavioral perspectives are key in the actual dynamics of the governance of a company, mergers and acquisitions and the formation of contracts and lawyers need to understand these dynamics. In other words: lawyers will fall short by just knowing the legal rules, even if they know them very well. This Master's delivers lawyers who know their way in the wider arena of the future. The law still is pivotal. Tort law, contract law, corporate law, regulatory law and insolvency law are subjects at the heart of this Master's and the anatomy of these fields will be explored in depth. But further perspectives are added. We will examine the legal side of corporate finance and also delve into the underlying balance sheets and profit and loss accounts; we will examine the regulatory framework in which banks operate and also question their role in society as a whole; we will examine the structure of contract law and also focus on the psychology behind contract negotiations and dispute resolution. In short, we offer a multidisciplinary Master's that both deepens your understanding of the law and fosters your knowledge of the fields with which the law interacts, such as corporate finance, psychology and ethics. A joint UVA-VU programme The law faculties of the UvA (University of Amsterdam) and the VU (Vrije Universiteit) have combined their expertise to cover the wide range of the programme. The programme is selective. [-]

LLM International and European Law: Public International Law

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

The programme introduces students to the core areas of general international law, including sources, international responsibility, international organisations, and human rights. There is ample room for elective courses (about half of the programme) and the wide variety of electives allows you to design a programme to match your specific interests and ambitions. [+]

Public international law has a long tradition but also an acute modern relevance. Its main functions are the facilitation of the co-existence of independent states and communities and the furtherance of international cooperation for shared interests. Both functions are of critical importance in an era of internationalisation and globalisation. The Public International Law curriculum provides students with a broad knowledge of general international law. Public international law encompasses a wide diversity of specialised fields. The wide variety of elective courses allows students to specialise in particular areas of public international law such as human rights law, humanitarian law/the law or armed conflict, international criminal law, international trade and investment law, and international environmental law. The Public International Law track aims to advance research and writing skills and to involve students in the practical application of international law. This may be accomplished through enrolment in the Amsterdam International Law Clinic, the International Law in Domestic Courts project or one of the international moot court competitions in which the University participates. The Public International Law track is taught by leading international law scholars with a high academic reputation and broad experience in the practice of international law. In addition to lectures, most courses are taught in smaller seminars or working groups allowing for a challenging exchange of ideas on the latest developments and academic insights in this dynamic area of law. Degree certificate Public International Law is a track of the accredited degree programme International and European Law. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master's degree in International and European Law and the title Master of Laws (LLM). Programme outline The programme introduces students to the core areas of general international law, including sources, international responsibility, international organisations, and human rights. There is ample room for elective courses (about half of the programme) and the wide variety of electives allows you to design a programme to match your specific interests and ambitions. The programme allows students to combine their study of the theoretical aspects of international law with its practical application, for example by participating in the Amsterdam International Law Clinic or in the various moot court competitions. [-]

LLM International and European Law: European Competition Law and Regulation

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

The programme allows students to combine the study of broader legal and theoretical perspectives on EU competition law and regulation with its practical application, for example by participating in the various moot courts, the Amsterdam Law Clinic or in individual research projects. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Amsterdam Netherlands. "The European Competition Law and Regulation Master’s track is about regulating businesses in Europe. Companies such as Google and Gazprom operate in the 'free market'. But what are the limits to free markets within the EU? What is the balance between individual freedoms and public interests? Can consumers regulate markets and if so, what kind of legal tools are available for them to do so? What is the role of independent regulatory agencies in market regulation?These are the types of questions this track focuses on. As part of this programme, you will learn about the law, economics and politics surrounding EU competition law and economic regulation." Prof. Rein Wesseling, Professor of Competition Law and Regulation The European Competition Law and Regulation programme offers a unique opportunity to specialise in competition law and study the regulatory framework applicable to European economic activities. The programme combines both theory and practice in a distinct manner and is taught by highly qualified international and European lawyers and lecturers. The track focuses on the law and governance of economic regulation and competition in the EU. It covers regulatory processes and sector-specific regulatory regimes such as those for the financial, telecom and energy sectors. Furthermore, students will explore other significant issues for the EU, such as banking and tax law, public procurement and intellectual property rights. The quality of the programme is enriched by UvA’s close academic partnership with the Amsterdam Centre for Law & Economics (ACLE) and the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG). Degree certificate European Competition Law and Regulation is a track of the accredited degree programme International and European Law. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in International and European Law and the title Master of Laws (LLM). Dutch students with an LLB degree from a Dutch university will in principle fulfil the requirements for 'civiel effect' upon completion of this Master's programme. Programme outline The programme allows students to combine the study of broader legal and theoretical perspectives on EU competition law and regulation with its practical application, for example by participating in the various moot courts, the Amsterdam Law Clinic or in individual research projects. The curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of strongly interrelated core courses, but there is also room for electives. [-]

LLM European Private Law

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

Private law in Europe has undergone a rapid transformation throughout the last two decades. Originating from a branch of law that was scarcely affected by EU legislation, it has become the object of a multitude of harmonisation measures. [+]

Private law in Europe has undergone a rapid transformation throughout the last two decades. Originating from a branch of law that was scarcely affected by EU legislation, it has become the object of a multitude of harmonisation measures. Intervention by the EU legislature has evolved from a sectoral approach to a horizontal approach, to the point that adopting a comprehensive European Contract Law instrument is now high on the political agenda. As a result of this development, there is a growing demand for lawyers with a thorough understanding of existing European private law and the ongoing Europeanisation process within legal practices, as well as national and EU institutions and academic research institutes. Studying European Private and Commercial Law at the University of Amsterdam Should fundamental rights be used by judges in solving private law cases? To what extent can shareholders of a company also be creditors in the winding up of this company? Is it possible for a company to change its seat to another member state? When can you claim compensation from the airlines in case your flight was cancelled or delayed? These and other private and commercial law questions are addressed in the diverse courses our Master's programme offers. The curriculum provides students with a unique opportunity to specialise in European private law, through a comprehensive set of courses covering the issues that are central to the Europeanisation of private law. Students study existing European rules, current harmonisation endeavours and compare –in fields of law where European rules are lacking- national rules of the most influential European systems. Lecturers for the Master’s in European Private Law programme have diverse European backgrounds and many also work with the University of Amsterdam’s Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL), which conducts research specifically on the consequences of European integration and globalisation for private law. Students are invited to participate in the bi-weekly guest seminars organized by the CSECL. European Private Law as a Part-Time Programme It is possible to complete the Master's programme in European Private Law through part-time study. However, classes are only given during the day. Part-time students are advised to complete the programme in two years. Programme outline The Master's programme in European Private Law offers a variety of courses on European and comparative private law. Students are expected to obtain 60 ECTS credits throughout the course of the degree, including elective courses for about one third of the programme and a thesis of 12 ECTS credits. Tuition €1.984 per year for EU/EEA students Master's one year: €14,700 for non-EU/EEA students Master's two years: € 10.450 per year for non-EU/EEA students [-]

Advanced Master's International Tax Law (LLM)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Netherlands Amsterdam

The advanced Master’s in International Tax Law is a full-time programme of one year. The curriculum covers both the established framework of international tax law and emerging issues. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Amsterdam Netherlands. Principles, policy and practice The growing globalization of the world economy brings with it a growing demand for international tax law specialists who have a thorough understanding of the underlying principles, who are familiar with the policy perspectives of countries at differing stages of development and who are aware of the practical implications of the law. The University of Amsterdam has joined forces with IBFD, an internationally renowned tax research institute, to meet that demand. What we call international tax law is actually a fascinating mix of domestic law, treaty law and soft-law initiatives and this programme offers you the insight and skills you need to deal with this complex area. Highlights of this programme are: Core teaching staff drawn from the University of Amsterdam and IBFD Guest lecturers from a wide range of countries and backgrounds Programme includes optional courses and skills training exercises Small class of selected students Active involvement of IBFD and access to IBFD resources Networking opportunities Degree certificate After succesful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master's degree in International Tax Law and the title Master of Laws (LLM). International Tax Law The advanced Master’s in International Tax Law is a full-time programme of one year. The curriculum covers both the established framework of international tax law and emerging issues. A fundamental premise is that a proper understanding of this area of the law requires studying both the “big picture” and the technicalities. Optional courses allow you to give your study a regional focus. Major themes of the programme include: Evaluating the tax policy choices made by states, particularly in the context of cross-border structures and the flow of capital, income and persons; Examining the interaction among the various forces that shape international tax law - domestic law, bilateral treaties, multinational agreements, inter-governmental organizations, case law and academic writing. The programme also includes components that allow you to delve into selected issues in depth and, at the same time, develop your professional skills, such as: A moot court in which you present both written and oral pleadings; A mock tax treaty negotiation, carried out in small teams over a period of several months under the guidance of a mentor with extensive experience of tax treaty negotiations. Writing skills are particularly important and most of the course components conclude with a written exam requiring a number of short essays. You will also be required to write a final paper, giving you the opportunity to define and focus on your own research question. Throughout the programme attention will be paid to the structure of your written work as well as its content. [-]