Master of Laws in Taxation

Type of programme
UIC Barcelona-specific Master's Degree *This programme does not grant graduates access to a doctoral degree
2 semesters
€178.00 / ECTS x 60 = €10,680.00. *Prices corresponding to the 2023-2024 academic year.
Monday to Thursday 18.00-21.00 [examinations on Fridays]
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Reasons for choosing this Master’s degree

  1. High quality of teaching staff
  2. Modern and practical methodology
  3. Compatibility with professional activity
  4. Personalised attention

The Master’s degree of Laws in Taxation (MAF) programme, organised by UIC Barcelona in partnership with Cuatrecasas and Gonçalves Pereira, offers young graduates the highest level of specialisation in providing taxation advice to companies and individuals.


Providing expert taxation advice is today one of the career opportunities most in demand in the legal field. The knowledge and practice from traditional degrees is not enough to achieve excellence in this specialism: to reach the highest standards of quality a specialised Master’s degree’s course is an essential addition to your training.

The MAF at UIC Barcelona is just what you need to reach this level of expertise.

The programme is much more than just adding to and delving further into what you learn about taxation in an undergraduate degree. It is designed by specialists in taxation advice, based on the idea that its graduates should be able join the teams of the most prestigious specialists at a national and international level. To make sure this is the case, the teaching team includes the best professionals from top firms, alongside employees from the upper echelons of the Tax Authorities, judges and university lecturers. The idea is that Master’s degree students give the very best of themselves, achieving results well above the average. This will help them meet the requirements of the most prestigious firms and consultancies and, at the same time, be prepared for providing their professional services within the country's leading companies.


  1. Excellent training of students to work in the profession of legal-tax planning and advice at the highest level,
  2. An wide-ranging teaching model,
  3. Making the most of the connection between the academic and professional worlds, and
  4. Providing a wide-ranging and complete vision of the current reality and economic situation.

Who it is aimed at. Applicant profile

  • University graduates, particularly those coming from legal and economics degrees (Law, Business Administration, Economics).
  • Professionals who have recently entered the taxation advice employment market, and who require more in-depth knowledge of the different areas of taxation, a review of the knowledge they have acquired in their working life and a skills update.
  • Professionals from other sectors, especially auditors, financial and administrative directors, accounting officers, asset managers and those working in corporate banking, for whom knowledge of taxation has become an important addition to their work.

The Master’s degree has been designed to be compatible with people who are in employment, since it is considered to be a course that will complement professional practice.

Competences. Course objectives

The main objective of this Master’s degree is to enable students to enter the professional world of taxation advice; to this end we try to emphasise the skills specific to the profession, but also include the human and personal perspective that should always be present. This allows us to ensure that during the course students acquire certain unique qualities:

  • Hard workers: excellent individual and team working skills
  • Excellent professionals: excellence in professional knowledge of taxation
  • Good colleagues: the interpersonal and leadership skills needed to advance in their career
  • Better people: professionals with an ethical perspective on the cases submitted to them

Study programme and subjects 2023-2024

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Contabilidad para Fiscalistas Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3.5
Delito Fiscal Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 1.5
Impuesto sobre Patrimonio, Empresa Familiar, Obras de Arte y Planificación Fiscal Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 2
Impuesto sobre Sucesiones y Donaciones Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 2
Impuesto sobre Transmisiones Patrimoniales y Actos Jurídicos Documentados Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 1
Procedimientos Tributarios Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3.5
Tributación Local Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 1
Consolidación Fiscal Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 1.5
Fiscalidad Inmobiliaria Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 1
Fiscalidad de Fundaciones y Mecenazgo Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 1
Habilidades Comunicativas Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 1
IVA, Impuestos Especiales y Aduanas Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3.5
Impuesto sobre la Renta de las Personas Físicas Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3.5
Planificación Internacional Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Reestructuraciones Empresariales Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Trabajo Final de Máster Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Work Experience Module Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 16
Impuesto de Sociedades Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 4.5
Precios de Transferencia Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1.5
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

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It includes course-related work experience, which has a high weighting in the final grade. The students spend several months on a work placement in legal firms or organizations and companies that partner with the Faculty of Law of UIC Barcelona.The work placement rounds off an extremely practical course, in line with the teaching plan.

The following are some of the firms and entities which are working with the Faculty of Law to provide work placements:

AGM DAS Seguros Oleart Abogados Cases Lacambra Grant Thornton Roca Junyent
Amat & Vidal-Quadras EY PwC CHR Legal Grupo Gispert Rousaud Costas Duran
Aquit Legal Fermín Morales Ramón y Cajal Clifford Chance Laboratorios Menarini Toda & Nel-lo Abogados
Baker & McKenzie Garrigues Rey Abogados Crowe Horwath Manubens Uría Menéndez
BM&A • Bufete Buigas Gilabert & Bofarull Ribas Asociados Cuatrecasas Martell Abogados Yúfera abogados
Molins & Silva        


Prerequisites & admissions

Admission requirements

  • Degree in Law, Business Administration, Economics or other suitable degree, accredited or recognised in Spain
  • Good academic record

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate intellectual curiosity and determination in performing tasks, good argumentation skills and ability to work hard, as well as capacity for teamworking with initiative and supportive of others.

Admission process

If you have decided to apply for the MAF at UIC Barcelona, follow these steps to complete your admission process.

1. Online application
2. Send documentation
  • Simple copy of degree certificate or document recognising degree, or receipt for payment of degree certificate issue costs.
  • Simple copy of academic transcript for university studies completed, with average grade (1-10).
  • Two passport-sized photographs.
  • Photocopy of national identity card or passport.
  • Professional CV.
  • Letter stating student's personal reasons for choosing the Master’s degree, with special reference to applicability of the knowledge acquired (maximum 500 words).
  • B2 level certificate, equivalent or higher, in English.

(*) Students with an official degree from outside the European Union will be informed in due time of the additional documentation necessary

3. Interview

The candidate may be asked to attend an interview with the Master’s degree coordinator.


Once accepted, you can begin the enrolment process.

Admission criteria

Students are admitted to the MAF on the basis of a weighted assessment by the Admissions Committee of the following documentation:

  1. Covering letter.
  2. Academic record.
  3. Professional CV.

Grants & financial aid


Discounts for Alumni members.

Some other groups may be eligible for special discounts on certain programmes


Information and Admissions
Marta Subiñas
Phone number / WhatsApp: +34 651 82 61 57

Faculty of Law
Immaculada, 22
08017 Barcelona
Tel. 93 254 18 00