International Tax Law and EU Tax Law, LL.M.

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The Master Programme in International Tax Law and EU Tax Law provides a deep understanding of major issues of international and EU tax law. The programme has a duration of one year and is a full-time programme in English on advanced level taught on campus. The programme opens for careers in law and accounting firms, tax authorities, ministries of finance, multinational companies, and courts.
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The Faculty of Law at Uppsala University is the oldest law department in Sweden with one of Scandinavia’s most popular educational programmes. Our model of teaching is based on a foundation of high quality of research carried out at the Faculty and extensive international co-operation with other universities.

Professor Mattias Dahlberg is the programme director and Professor Bertil Wiman is chairman of the science board.

The International Tax Law and EU Tax Law programme has a duration of one year of full-time studies at advanced level. The general objective is to provide a deep understanding of major issues of international and EU tax law. International tax law refers to both domestic law that has international aspects and tax treaty law. Domestic tax law that is of interest concerns, for example:

  • how to determine unlimited and limited tax liability,
  • withholding taxes on cross-­border income, and
  • national law on the avoidance of double taxation.

These types of legislation will be discussed from a comparative perspective including special consideration of the legislation of the United States. Tax treaties are treaties of public international law concluded by states. The aim of the treaties is to mitigate the effects of internationalisation. Mostly the treaties are modelled according to the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Model Tax Convention and the United Nations Model Tax Convention. The application and interpretation of tax treaties concluded according to these models are dealt with thoroughly. Transfer pricing is also covered extensively.

The law of the European Union has an increasing impact on the tax legislation of the Member States and it affects both in­vestors within the EU and investors from other states. The programme includes the study of the effects of the primary law of the European Union on direct taxation (mainly the fundamental freedoms and the State aid provisions), as well as the secondary law that has been agreed upon by the Member States (the anti-avoidance directive, the merger directive, the parent-subsidiary directive, the interest-royalties directive, the savings directive and the directive on the exchange of information). The programme includes also an introduction to value added taxation (VAT).


The Master Programme in International Tax Law and EU Tax Law provides students with in-depth knowledge of both of these areas of law. A particular emphasis lies on train­ing of legal reasoning and the use of different sources of law in these areas. This knowledge is in demand by employers in the private sector as well as the public sector, including tax law­yers, tax officials, government officials and judges.


The programme leads to a Master of Laws (60 credits) LLM with Legal Science as the main field of study.

Programme Structure

First semester

  • Fundamentals of International Taxation of Individuals and Companies, 15 credits
  • International Taxation: Tax Treaty Law and Transfer Pricing, 15 credits

Second semester

  • EU Direct Taxation and Value Added Taxation, 15 credits
  • Individual thesis, 15 or 30 credits


Professor Mattias Dahlberg is programme director and professor Bertil Wiman is chairman of the science board.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: August 28, 2017
  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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For Master's level studies, applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university. Applicants who have not been awarded a Bachelor's degree but are in their final year of studies may be conditionally admitted.

Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in English, and this is usually done through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.

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Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 10542 International
  • Free EU/EEA
Application Fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
Tuition fee, total: SEK 100000


Uppsala University provides several different scholarships for students. The scholarships cover exclusively the tuition fees for courses within the programme, i e 30 credits per semester.

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