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Advanced Master

International Tax Law (Advanced LLM)

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The University of Amsterdam and the world’s leading tax research institute, IBFD, have combined their expert knowledge to create a unique Advanced Master’s programme in International Tax Law. This one-year, full-time programme is based in the diverse and cosmopolitan city of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

What is this programme about?
Students and lecturers from this LLM will tell you what you can expect from this programme and discuss career opportunities once you have graduated.

The study programme

The advanced Master’s in International Tax Law 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. 

At least one course in your study programme is part of the Amsterdam Law Practice, our unique experiential education. A contemporary way of learning, in which you learn by doing and develop your professional identity by reflecting on who you are as a legal professional.

Academic staff

‘Our faculty is not only academically excellent but also connected to the practice: private practice, tax authorities, government and the judiciary. Our ambition is to train highly-skilled, good international lawyers who stand out in the market and can make a difference!’ – Prof. dr. Sjoerd Douma

‘There has never been a more exciting time to study international tax law than now – the topic is firmly on the public agenda and you can see the whole field developing before your eyes just by reading the news.’ – Dr. Joanna Wheeler

‘We make sure that the students stay up-to-date on current developments by organizing technical meetings throughout the year. During these meetings, we discuss topical issues with our students, e.g. the impact of MLI, or EU State aid law or issues related to taxation of digital economy.’ – Mr. Vassilis Dafnomilis

Is this programme for you?

  • You have a good command of written and spoken English
  • You have an international and European tax orientation and intellectual curiosity.
Master's student International Tax Law
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Core teaching staff from UvA and IBFD and guest lecturers

The staff from UvA and IBFD is complemented with guest lecturers from a wide range of countries and backgrounds

Optional courses and skills training exercises

Additional there are a Moot Court and Tax Treaty negotiation courses

Small-scale classes of selected students

You will be part of an international classroom with motivated students

Excellent career and networking opportunities

There is a growing demand for international tax law specialists

After graduation

There is an urgent need for professionals with a thorough understanding of international tax law. Therefore, the Advanced Master's International Tax Law is an important specialization. The two main branches of the profession are tax advisory and industry on the one hand, and government on the other. Other possibilities include the judiciary, inter-governmental organisations such as the OECD and United Nations, and academia. This programme also provides an ideal basis from which to embark on a PhD. 

Facts & Figures
Degree programme LLM
Type Contract teaching
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 66456