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.
- Solving difficult practical case studies and important international tax problems.
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.
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Master's Thesis International Tax Law4—612
- Compulsory courses (36 EC)
Experiential education: the Amsterdam Law Practice (9 EC)
In the courses of our unique experiential learning programme, you apply your academic knowledge of the law and the skills you have learned by putting yourself in the shoes of a legal professional, in practice or in simulated situations. By reflecting on who you are as a lawyer, you work on your professional identity. The courses therefore build a bridge to society and the future professional field.
Restricted-choice electives (6 EC)
- EU Tax Law (3 EC)
- Transfer Pricing - Advanced (3 EC)
- Transparency, Exchange of Information and the Collection of Taxes (3 EC)
- VAT - Advanced (3 EC)
Master's Thesis International Tax Law (12 EC)
The Master’s degree programme is concluded by writing a Master’s thesis. Students will research and write their thesis on an approved topic under the supervision of their faculty adviser.
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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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), protected by Dutch law.