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About the programme

The Advanced Studies programme teaches you to navigate the complex and rapidly changing field of European tax law.

Please note:

The Master Advanced Studies in European Tax Law will no longer be offered at Leiden University effective from the academic year 2019-2020.  Please contact the International Tax Center: coordinator@itc-leiden.nl

More information: www.itc-leiden.nl

Programme overview

The programme offers both broad and in-depth knowledge of EU tax law. You will develop a strong foundation in:

  • international tax law
  • tax treaties
  • European Union law
  • direct & indirect taxation
  • state aid law

You will not only be taught on a high academic level, but you will also learn practical skills such as presentation and writing skills.  When you graduate, you will be well qualified to work in positions with EU institutions, the government and in the private sector that require high-level theoretical and operational knowledge of EU tax law. The programme covers a full year, starting in August, and is comprised of nine courses.

More information about the programme structure.

Educational methods

The teaching takes place in small, seminar-style classes, which require your active participation. You will be taught by expert faculty from the International Tax Center Leiden, visiting international professors and distinguished legal practitioners specialised in specific aspects of European tax law.

While maintaining the highest academic standards, this programme will help you further develop your professional skills, such as presentation and writing skills. You will complete the programme by writing a thesis.

Student support services

The programme coordinator will be your first point of contact before, during and after the programme. The coordinator can help you with all kinds of practical questions related to your programme and can refer you to someone else if necessary. 

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