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Master of Taxation Studies

  • Masters (Coursework)

Our MTaxS is designed for professionals who wish to extend their understanding of the theoretical issues and legal structures that underpin the taxation system. The programme offers the opportunity for graduates to develop, and for practitioners to update and hone, their knowledge of tax law.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Dec
Domestic Fees
$18,821 per year

About this course

Our MTaxS is designed for professionals who wish to extend their understanding of the theoretical issues and legal structures that underpin the taxation system. The programme offers the opportunity for graduates to develop, and for practitioners to update and hone, their knowledge of tax law. With technical issues explained by academics and practitioners in the field, the courses predominantly cover legislation and case law applicable to taxation - but also draw from disciplines such as economics and accounting. Our programme provides flexible legal study for both full-time and part-time students. You can study while you work to keep up your professional momentum or go full-time to get to the next level even faster. Entry to the MTaxS is open throughout the year, offering the flexibility you need to accelerate your career. The MTaxS can be undertaken through coursework or a combination of coursework and research. This programme allows you to study specific areas of law. The programme offers courses that provide detailed analyses of particular areas of law, as well as courses that are more policy-oriented. Each course contains a significant research component, usually in the form of a 12,500-word research essay for 30-point courses. This programme allows you to study specific areas of law via coursework as well as conducting in-depth study in an area of personal interest to enhance employment opportunities.

Study locations

City

Course structure

The MTaxS programme offers two study pathways dependant on the length of your undergraduate degree. It can be undertaken by coursework or a combination of coursework and research.

1. The 120-point MTaxS option is available to professionals with a four-year degree
There are two ways to structure this degree:

1. Taught masters (MTaxS 120 by coursework)
120 points of taught courses.
To be completed in two full-time semesters (1 year) or four part-time semesters (2 years).
OR
2. Combination of taught and research masters (MTaxS 120 by 90-point thesis)
30 points of taught courses and a 90-point minor thesis (30,000 words).
To be completed in two full-time semesters (1 year) or four part-time semesters (2 years).

2. The 180-point MTaxS option is available to professionals with a three-year degree
There are two ways to structure this degree:

1. Taught masters (MTaxS 180 by coursework)
180 points of taught courses.
To be completed in three full-time semesters (1.5 years) or six part-time semesters (3 years).
OR
2. Combination of taught and research masters (MTaxS 180 by 90-point thesis)
90 points of taught courses and a 90-point minor thesis (30,000 words).
To be completed in three full-time semesters (1.5 years) or six part-time semesters (3 years).

Flexible study
We understand that personal, family and work commitments are important factors when deciding whether to study, so we offer options to fit with your lifestyle:

  • Full-semester courses taught in the early evening once a week
  • Half-semester courses taught for six weeks of the semester in the early evening once a week
  • All 15-point courses taught intensively over three consecutive days (normally Thursday to Saturday)
  • Independent research programmes.