European and International Tax Law, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
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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 the Master's in European and International Tax Law at Lund University 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 crossborder 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 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 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.

Career prospects

The Master's in European and International Tax Law at Lund University 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 center 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 a job as tax specialists in their home country in various functions in both public and private sector. The Master's degree also adequately prepares students for PhD studies in European and International Taxation.

Programme Structure

Course content

The academic year is structured in two semesters, and each semester is divided in two parts.

Students will take compulsory elements during the first semester and will choose to specialise in direct- or indirect tax law during the initial part of the second semester. The thesis work is compulsory and students may chose to focus on either direct or indirect taxes.

Autumn semester

  • The Fundamentals of European and International Taxation I
  • The Fundamentals of European and International Taxation II

Spring semester

In the second semester, students choose between a course in either direct or indirect taxation. Both courses run parallel and are organised as follows:

  • European and International Taxation – Direct Tax
  • European and International Taxation – Indirect Tax

The thesis work is compulsory and students may chose to focus on either direct or indirect taxes.

  • Master Thesis in European and International Tax Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in law (LL.B.), including 15 ECTS credits in tax law or an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) in economics or business administration including 30 credits in tax law or the equivalent.
  • English 6/English course B.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12264 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12264 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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