Master’s in European and International Trade and Tax Law

LL.M or MSc with a major in Tax Law or Trade Law | 1 year | 60 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. You can obtain a Master’s degree in European and international trade law or a Master’s degree in European and international tax law.

One programme – two tracks – two degrees

When applying to this programme, you elect either the European and international trade law track or the European and international tax law track.

Track 1: European and International Trade Law

This track offers two sub specialisations:

  • Contracts, trade and competition
  • Intellectual property law

This track leads to a Master’s degree in European and international trade law.

Read more about the European and International Trade Law track

Track 2: European and International Tax Law

This track offers specialisations in direct and indirect taxation.

  • Direct taxation
  • Indirect taxation

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. 

Read more about the European and International Tax Law track

About the programme

The Master’s in European and International Trade and Tax Law builds on previous studies in law, economics, business administration, political science or international relations.

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, in accordance with the choosen track. 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, automation and a general trend towards knowledge- and service based economies, creates 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. You will meet professionals from inter alia the European Commission and the Swedish National Board of trade. In the specialization in tax law you will also meet with tax practitioners working with relevant issues from, for example, EY and Deloitte.

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.

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Next programme start

28 August 2024

Arrival day

20 August 2024

Application deadline

15 January 2024


1 year, full time

Tuition fee

SEK 120.000. EU/EAA citizens are not required to pay tuition fees.

Class profile 2022/23






Male students


Female students

22 - 47

Age range