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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

    Finance

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 Year Full Time

  • Course Type

    Other

  • Course Fees

    EU €7,000 Non-EU €12,000

  • Last Updated

    26 March 2018

Course content

The Master of Taxation aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in the knowledge and application of taxation theory, law and practice as applied to individuals and corporate entities both nationally and internationally. It also provides an opportunity for students to progress to study for the leading Irish professional tax qualification, AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA), and become a member of the Irish Tax Institute.

 The practice of taxation, both domestically and globally, has grown significantly in complexity and importance over the last two decades, creating exciting and dynamic opportunities nationally and internationally for tax experts. The Master of Taxation was developed by the Department of Accounting and Finance in the Kemmy Business School in collaboration with the Irish Tax Institute, in response to the expressed needs of the tax profession. It offers students the opportunity to be educated in tax in a holistic, integrated and sustainable manner. Graduates from the programme will be entitled to exemptions from Part 1 (full) and Part 2 (partial) of the Irish Tax Institute professional exams, subject to minimum grade requirements.  

Taxation is technical and interdisciplinary, taking in elements of law, economics, computational techniques, social sciences and critical theory. The Master of Taxation creates a distinctive opportunity for students to take their knowledge of taxation beyond the practice of compliance and planning to a deeper understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline. 

Why should you consider the Master of Taxation programme?

  • To develop the tax technical skills required for personal and corporate tax compliance and consulting work.
  • To gain an understanding of the underlying theory behind the discipline, the techniques of taxation and their implications in a social context.
  • To develop the ability to appreciate the ethical aspects of personal and corporate tax planning and the protection of the national tax base.
  • To acquire the skills necessary to research technical tax issues.
  • To develop key personal and professional skills including decision-making, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and presentation skills.

Programme Content

A variety of educational approaches will be employed in the delivery of the programme including interactive lectures and tutorials, guided reading, small group team work, seminars and workshops, e-learning and action learning through case studies and guest speakers from industry. Approximately a quarter of the student workload will be taken up by formal contact hours. The remainder of the student workload should be divided between independent and private study and the preparation of projects and examinations.

Autumn Semester

  • TX6001 Personal Taxes
  • TX6012 Indirect Taxes
  • TX6021 Revenue Law
  • TX6041 Seminar Series 1
  • FI6111 Research Methods in Finance 1
  • CO6001 Professional Development 1
  • AC6061 Financial Analysis & Governance

Spring Semester

  • TX6002 Capital Taxes
  • TX6011 Business Taxes
  • TX6022 Principles of International Tax
  • TX6042 Seminar Series 2
  • FI6112 Research Methods in Finance 2
  • CO6002 Professional Development 2

Elective Module (choose 1)

  • AC4906 Corporate Social Responsibility
  • EC6012 International Monetary Economics
  • MN6062 Project Management
  • PM6072 Leadership, Influence & Change
  • FI6091 Weath & Portfolio Management
  • AC6072 Risk Analytics & Big Data

Summer Semester

  • Dissertation

Visit the Master of Taxation page on the University of Limerick website for more details!

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