Masters degrees in Taxation offer advanced study of the policy and operations surrounding taxation systems across various industries within the public and private sectors.
Related subjects include Financial Management. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, such as Business Studies.
The purpose of taxation is to fund various public expenditures and help to regulate our monetary systems. As a professional in the field of Taxation, your career may be highly dynamic as industries, organisations and business change from day-to-day.
There are opportunities for specialisation across most courses, including international taxation and taxation law. You may wish to work within broad themes such as these, for example corporation tax for large organisations. Alternatively, you may wish to work on a relatively smaller scale with individuals, in practices such as superannuation and retirement planning.
Financial management is a key component of most courses, and may include training in capital gains tax, trusts, estate planning, indirect taxes and advanced taxation.
Careers in the field vary, and can include roles within commerce and industry, financial services, private client services or public services.
The MSc in Accounting and Taxation is a unique programme designed to offer you a high level academic understanding of contemporary developments in taxation policy and practice together with accounting both in the UK and in an international global context. In short, our aim is to give you the best possible preparation for a long and successful career in accounting and finance with a specialisation in taxation.
Alongside traditional accounting subjects, our programme covers all aspects of taxation including policy development and implementation and practical operation of tax systems in the UK and overseas. The programme gives you an understanding of a broad range of topics on which you can choose to focus in greater depth when developing ideas for written assignments and later, your Masters dissertation. The MSc in Accounting and Taxation offers you the opportunity to specialise if you choose to do so early in your career.
The double degree option enables you to gain a second Masters qualification by studying for a year with one of our prestigious partner universities. For more information on this and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages.
During the programme you will study modules (including the dissertation) totalling 180 credits.
Some examples of the compulsory modules are listed here; Comparative Tax Systems; Introduction to UK Taxation; Principles of International Taxation; Accounting for International Manager; Advanced UK Taxation; Advanced International Taxation; and Taxation Dissertation
You will choose two options totalling 15/30 credits from a regularly updated selection. Some examples of optional modules are as follows; Advanced Management Accounting; Digital Business Models; International Financial Management; and Sustainable Enterprise Economy.
Constituent modules and pathways may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list at http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/modules/.
This interesting and wide-ranging course is a conversion course, which is ideal for graduates who would like to change subjects or career direction.
Modern businesses, especially those who operate in the international market, need a firm understanding of their financial position and their tax affairs. Here at the Business School, we have one of the UK's strongest teaching teams in taxation, and are therefore best positioned to provide you with a unique set of skills that are in high demand.
We begin by developing your understanding of how corporations report their financial data (Financial Reporting), before moving onto examine the implications international taxation and taxation policy can have for the modern global corporation. This course will also provide you with the transferable skills needed for a successful future career in accounting and finance: effective teamwork, objective analysis and effective communication.
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