menu icon
Book your open day visit nowClick to book open day

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

The LLM in Tax Law is widely regarded as one of the leading tax programmes in the world. It consistently attracts high-calibre international students from more than two dozen jurisdictions. Their varied academic and professional perspectives enrich the learning experience and provide many opportunities for networking.

  • Study on a programme regarded as one of the leading tax programmes in the world
  • Develop your skills, whether you intend to enter or return to private practice, in-house employment or government service
  • The Tax Law LLM qualifies you to sit the exams for the Chartered Institute of Taxation CTA Direct Tax route.
  • Selected modules and dissertations can be used to prepare for the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) exam papers.


  • Free access to online databases and collections including: LexisNexis, Westlaw, Justis, Eur-lex, HeinOnline and many more
  • The Postgraduate School of Law Centre in Lincoln's Inn Fields and the Graduate Centre at Mile End
  • Queen Mary’s excellent Law Library and European Documentation Centre
  • Access to the University of London’s Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) and the Library at Senate House

Career paths

This programme will enhance your career options by allowing you to specialise in the highly sought after interdisciplinary areas of law, economics and finance. There is a very high rate of employment of our students within six months of graduation. We have dedicated law careers advisers who organise events and internship opportunities with top UK and international law firms.

Graduates of the LLM have gone on to work in:

  • private practice
  • government
  • international organisations
  • academia.


This module provides students with an understanding of EU tax law, with an emphasis on EU corporate tax law. Sources of EU corporate tax law (legislative instruments, soft law and case law) are examined. A number of corporate topics are covered, including parent-subsidiary relationships, permanent establishments, passive income, reorganisations, anti-abuse provisions, proposed directives (CCCTB, FTT) etc. The module also examines recent developments and high-profile debates in the intersection of international tax law and European tax law. Topics such as international tax avoidance, corporate social responsibility, good tax governance, harmful tax competition, state aid and tax treaty abuse are considered from the angle of EU tax law and international tax law. The interaction of the OECD/G20's BEPS project with the European Commission's measures to fight tax fraud and tax evasion is also considered.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law or a degree with substantial law content. Law graduates with a 2:2 honours degree who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.