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European and International Trade and Tax Law - Master's Programme

Master's programme1 year60 credits
Trade conditions and taxes are at the heart of many business decisions. In a world where trade is global, knowledge of only domestic rules is inadequate. With our Master's in European and International Trade and Tax Law you will be able to help businesses and institutions operate in a worldwide context with the European Union's legal framework in focus.

The Master’s in European and International Trade and Tax Law builds on previous studies in law, management and/or economics.

The programme provides an in-depth understanding of both the practical and theoretical aspects of trade and tax law within the EU as well as globally. Important law- and policymakers in these fields are, among others, the European union (EU), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

International trade evolves rapidly. Those interested in doing business within the EU and globally must know the rules governing their business-operations. Contemporary international trade law involves multiple fields of law, which affect all aspects of business. Firms and institutions must constantly be prepared to adapt to new challenges. For example, climate considerations and other issues of sustainability transform the business environment globally. In addition, digitalization, artificial intelligence and automation create new legal issues for businesses and legislatures.

The programme provides you with access to an international faculty with state-of-the-art knowledge in the field and experience from working with the courts and institutions of the European Union and in private practice. We offer you a unique combination of specialist courses with special focus on EU law. The courses are designed to meet the demands of the market for cutting-edge knowledge on multi-jurisdictional legal issues.

Due to our close connections with the business community our courses feature guest lectures by highly specialised professionals providing you with practical and theoretical insights on European and International trade and tax law issues. In the specialization in tax law you will meet with tax practitioners working with these issues from, for example, EY and Deloitte.

One programme – two tracks

When applying to this programme, you elect either the European and international trade law track or the European and international tax law track. The first track leads to a Master’s degree in European and international trade law and modules are possible to combine across the areas. The second track leads to a Master’s degree in European and international tax law.

Career opportunities

The EU and international law methods and the knowledge and skills taught in the programme are a necessity for consultants, legal advisors, judges and civil servants involved in international business and transactions, as well as for business decision-makers. The programme is suited for employment within private practice, national and EU institutions, international organisations and legal research.

More information can be found at https://lusem.lu.se/study/masters/programmes/european-international-trade-tax-law/overview

APPLY NOW! The application deadline is 15 January


This programme is open for applications for studies beginning in autumn (late August) 2020

Contact

Contact programme coordinator Sofia Rosendahl: master [at] har [dot] lu [dot] se

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

General:

  1. An undergraduate degree in Law or an undergraduate degree in Economics or Business Administration (BSc, LL.B. or equivalent), including 15 ECTS credits in Law or equivalent knowledge.

  2. A good command of English language, both spoken and written, equivalent to English 6 (advanced level) in the Swedish secondary system.

 

Additional requirements for tax law: An undergraduate degree in Law, including 15 ECTS credits in Tax Law or equivalent knowledge or undergraduate degree in Economics or Business Administration (BSc, LL.B. or equivalent), including 30 ECTS credits in Tax Law or equivalent knowledge.

Selection criteria

Based on previous university/college studies and Statement of Purpose.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.

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Important dates

Start Autumn semester 2020

Study period

Application

daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

August 26, 2020 - June 6, 2021

Last application date January 15, 2020Apply now

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
 

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
  • Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline
     

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline

*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.

*Svensk student? Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se.

Programme-specific documents

In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must also submit a CV and a statement of purpose with your application.

For further instructions, see www.lusem.lu.se/supporting-documents.

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 120 000

First payment: SEK 60 000

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions


*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations