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Advanced Master
International Tax Law (Advanced LLM)
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Study programme

This advanced Master’s is a full-time programme of one year. The curriculum covers both the established framework of international tax law and emerging issues. A fundamental premise is that a proper understanding of this area of the law requires studying both the “big picture” and the technicalities. Optional courses allow you to give your study a regional focus. 

Programme structure

Major themes of the programme include:

  • Evaluating the tax policy choices made by states, particularly in the context of cross-border structures and the flow of capital, income and persons;
  • Examining the interaction among the various forces that shape international tax law - domestic law, bilateral treaties, multinational agreements, inter-governmental organizations, case law and academic writing.

The programme also includes components that allow you to delve into selected issues in depth and, at the same time, develop your professional skills. Writing skills are particularly important and most of the course components conclude with a written exam requiring a number of short essays. You will also be required to write a final paper, giving you the opportunity to define and focus on your own research question. Throughout the programme attention will be paid to the structure of your written work as well as its content. 

COURSES SEM 1 SEM 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 EC
  • Foundation of International Tax Law
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    6
  • Tax Treaties I
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    6
  • Tax Treaties II
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    6
  • Transfer Pricing
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    6
  • Tax Treaty Negotiation
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    6
  • EU Tax Law
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    6
  • VAT/GST
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    3
  • International Tax Law Moot Court
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    3
  • Restricted-choice electives
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    6
UvA Course Catalogue: International Tax Law

The information on this website is valid for the current academic year and may change for next year. In May the Course Catalogue is updated for the following academic year.

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Degree certificate

After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master's degree in International Tax Law and the title Master of Laws (LLM).