LLM in International and European Tax Law
Maastricht University, Faculty of Law
EUR 2,314 / per year *
01 May 2024
Earliest start date
* EU students: 2,314 euros | non-EU students 16,000 euros
Are you an analytical thinker? Are you interested in tax law, business, finance, and politics? And can you see yourself advising international companies or private individuals on international tax issues? Then why not study International and European Tax Law? In addition to corporate taxation and international tax planning, you’ll study a broad range of related economic, legal, and social topics. The program is taught entirely in English, but if you’re a Dutch student, you can take an advanced Dutch course in corporation tax that will allow you to meet the membership requirements for the Dutch Order of Tax Advisors. The demand for tax law specialists outnumbers the supply, so upon graduation, you'll find yourself in an excellent position. Almost all of our students find jobs as legal or financial consultants soon after they have graduated.
Why this program?
Which country has got the most advantageous taxation scheme in a specific situation? And what are the consequences of new tax laws on specific companies? Those are just some examples of the questions you’ll be confronted with as a tax specialist. Tax Law is a constantly changing field of law that will stretch your intellectual abilities.
- 1-year full-time LLM program (60 ECTS), taught in English
- problem-Based Learning: 8 contact hrs, 32 hrs independent study
- multidisciplinary approach: combines law, business, and policy
- detailed study of Tax Treaties and the effect of European Law on Tax matters
- great career prospects
- top 10 program on tax according to LLm Guide 2020
- starts in September
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Upon graduation, you'll be a legal tax professional with a thorough knowledge of financial and business matters. This will give you a strong position in the job market. You'll be particularly well-suited to work at international organizations or international tax law firms, but the growing influence of international and European tax law in domestic settings ensures that you will also excel in your national legal tax system. Practically all our students find a job soon after they have graduated. On average, their salary levels are higher than for students who have specialized in other fields of law. Unemployment is also significantly lower for tax law graduates.
Graduates have found positions as:
- Consultant in international tax and financial/legal matters for:
- Attorneys and accountants
- Banks, investment companies, and insurance companies
- Major international companies
- International organizations
- Universities, Courts