The MA in Taxation (Law, Administration & Practice) is one of the foremost programmes of its kind in Europe. It is taught by world-renowned practitioners and academics, and it offers a wide range of courses covering the law, administration and practice of taxation as applied in the UK, EU and internationally.
The MA in Taxation is aimed at anyone who works, or wants to work, in the field of taxation, whether in government, legal practice or professional services. Applicants need not have a degree or professional qualification in law, accountancy or taxation, and applications are welcomed from overseas candidates. The programme’s philosophy is about attracting bright individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds.
The MA in Taxation can be completed in one year (full-time) or two years (part-time). Each candidate must complete either 10 modules or 7 modules and a 15,000-word dissertation supervised by one of the course leaders. Each module comprises 24 hours of classroom time and is assessed by an extended essay written by students after the completion of the teaching.
The teaching timetable has been designed to make the MA accessible to those who are working full-time. So, most courses are taught over weekends or in ‘block weeks’. Students are free to choose those courses they wish to be assessed on, which means there are no ‘core’ or ‘required’ courses. Moreover, provided there is classroom space, students are free to audit any or all of the courses on offer, which is an extraordinary opportunity in itself for anyone interested in taxation.