Master´s Degree Programme (one year) in Tax Law
One of the following Bachelor?s degrees:
? At least 180 ECTS credits in Business Administration or Economics including Tax Law I (15 ECTS cr.), or equivalent
? Master of Laws degree of 270 ECTS credits, or equivalent
? Law programme of at least 180 ECTS credits including an introductory course in taxation law (15 ECTS cr.), or equivalent
as well as
Upper secondary level Swedish 3 or B, or Swedish as a Second Language 3 or B, and English 6 or A, or equivalent.
EducationThis is a one-year master for those who hold a degree of at least 180 ECTS credits with a major in law, economics or business administration.
The program includes corporate taw law, international tax law, tax procedures and litigation in tax cases. Methodlogicial issues based on legal theory and constitutional and international law are also included and trained in interpretation of tax law in hard cases and prepares for writing a thesis finalizing the programme.
Form of InstructionTeaching is given in form of lectures, seminars, group work and role play. Students perform a role play and a moot court trial in the form of a negotiation in a tax case usually located to the Värmland county court.
ExaminationExamination is based on written exams, group work/role play, reports and a final thesis on a choosen tax issue under supervision by our tax researchers. Examination usually takes place at the end of each course.
Professional ContactDuring the program there are several opportunities to meet and discuss with practitioners and to gain experiences of relevance to the both the program and future work at a company or public agency
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|Company Taxation (Obligatory)||15|
|International taxation (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Tax Administration and Tax Procedure (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Methods in Tax Law (Obligatory)||15|
|Tax Law - Master's Project (one year) (Obligatory)||15|
Elective course: Students are free to choose among certain alternative courses, often depending on their choice of specialisation.
Optional course: Students are free to choose any course offered at Karlstad University or at other universities. Courses listed are examples of recommended or frequently chosen courses for a specific programme.