Studying tax law is not about numbers: it is about bringing to bear the best in legal and financial consultants and managers. Tax professionals operate in a globalised environment where trade and investment take place on a multinational level. Thanks to their broad-based expert knowledge of financial and business matters, tax specialists/lawyers are highly successful on the job market. Generally speaking, their salary levels are higher than for jurists who graduate in other fields of law. A specialist in International and European tax law will be particularly suited to work with major international companies and other clients.
International and European Tax Law focuses on corporate taxation and international tax planning. Its multidisciplinary approach combines tax law, European law, business and politics. The programme is for students with a bachelor’s in financial law, economics, business administration or a related field. Students gain insight into the interdependence of corporate structures, investment, cross-border employment and tax law.
Tax law forms the core of the programme. A broad range of economic, legal and social topics are discussed from the perspective of international and European tax law. Students gain a hands-on approach by discussing and solving real-life tax problems and cases.
The master’s programme in International and European Tax Law is an intensive, one-year programme taught entirely in English. This programme is accessible to students from all over the world who have a basic knowledge of the tax system of their home country or country of previous studies. For students with a solid background in Dutch tax law our programme offers the possibility of taking an advanced Dutch course in corporation tax instead of a comparative course in corporate taxation in order to comply with the relevant requirements set by Dutch professional organisations.
Graduates of the master's programme in International and European Tax Law are legal professionals with a thorough knowledge of financial and business matters. They have studied tax law from a multidisciplinary, international perspective. This gives them a strong position in the job market. Practically all our students find a job soon after they have graduated. Generally, their salary levels are higher than for jurists who graduate in other law fields.
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