M.Sc. European and International Tax Law

Lund University

Application deadline: January 15
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 13,090 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 60 ECTS
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The European Union is one of the world's largest and most important economies. Those interested in doing business with EU member states must know the taxes, rules and practice of relevant laws. In this programme you will gain a deeper understanding of the European Unions legal system and how the tax laws of EU's Internal Market operate in a global 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.

Thanks to our close connections with business community many courses feature guest lectures by highly specialized professionals providing you with practical and theoretical insights on European and International tax law claims. During the programme you will meet with tax practitioners working with these issues from, for example, Ernst & Young and Deloitte.

Your future careerThe Master's in European and International Tax Law prepares you for a career within law firms, multinational audit and tax agencies, tax divisions in multinational companies as well as finance departments and other government tax policy institutions.

Tax specialist work at the center of the corporate world or government policy, working with clients and other professionals to find the best tax solutions to deal with complex commercial and real life circumstances.


Structure of Tax Systems, Comparative Taxation, Sources of Law and General Principles (15 ECTS credits), Methods of Interpretation, Access to Treaty Freedoms, Judicial Remedies and Administrative Cooperation (15 ECTS credits), Specialised courses; Direct Taxation or Indirect Taxation (15 ECTS credits), Masters degree thesis (15 ECTS credits).


Admission requirementsAn undergraduate degree in Law including 15 ECTS credits in tax law or an undergraduate degree in Economics or Business Administration (Bachelor, LL.B. or equivalent) including 30 ECTS credits in tax law or equivalent knowledge. English 6/English Course B.

Selection criteriaBased on academic merits from university studies and a Statement of Purpose in which applicants should state their reasons for applying and, if necessary, an interview.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 575
TOEFL iBT® test: 90


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