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Taxes are at the heart of many decisions in business and government. In a world where trade is global, knowledge of only domestic rules is inadequate. With our Master’s in European and International Tax Law, you will be able to help businesses and institutions operate in a worldwide context with the European Union’s legal framework in focus.

The European Union is one of the world’s largest and most important economies. Those interested in doing business within EU member states must know the tax rules and practice of relevant laws. In this programme, you will gain a deeper understanding of the European Union’s legal system and how the tax laws of EU’s internal market operate in a cross-border context. Furthermore, you will learn how to find and use EU and international legal material.

We offer you a unique combination of specialist courses in both direct and indirect taxation with a special focus on EU law. The courses are designed to meet the demands of the market for cutting-edge knowledge on multi-jurisdictional tax issues. The programme provides you with access to an international faculty with state-of-the-art knowledge in the field and experience from working with the courts and institutions of the European Union and in the private practice of tax law.

Due to our close connections with the business community, our courses feature guest lectures by highly specialised professionals providing you with practical and theoretical insights on European and international tax law issues. During the programme, you will meet with tax practitioners working with these issues from, for example, EY and Deloitte.

Programme modules/courses

Core courses (15 credits each): The Fundamentals of European and International Taxation I (Structure of Tax Systems, Comparative Taxation, Sources of Law, Public Finance, General Principles, Human Rights and Taxation); The Fundamentals of European and International Taxation II (Methods of Interpretation, Access to Treaty Freedoms, Judicial Remedies and State Aid, Taxation and Transfer Pricing). One of the following: European and International Taxation – Direct Tax or European and International Taxation –Indirect Tax. The programme ends with a Master’s degree thesis (15 credits).

Career prospects

The Master’s in European and International Tax Law prepares you for a career within law firms, international audit and professional services firms, national tax authorities, tax divisions in multinational companies, as well as finance departments and other government tax policy institutions.

Tax specialists work at the centre of the corporate world or government policy, with clients and other professionals to find the optimal tax solutions adapted to complex commercial and real-life circumstances.

Graduates often find positions as tax specialists in their home country in various functions in both the public and private sector.

The Master's degree also adequately prepares students for PhD studies in European and international taxation.

Read more about this programme on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/european-international-Tax-Law

Why Lund University?

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.

If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.

The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se

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