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MSc in International Taxation
Starting 8 March 2023
Online Distance Learning

MSc Transfer Pricing - What you will study

On successful completion of all stages of the of the MSc qualification, students will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate, assess, and apply International Tax law concepts, theories, frameworks and policies to develop robust multinational transactions.
  • Successfully read, understand and apply International Tax caselaw.
  • Evaluate the complexities and use it to pursue both analysis and argument as appropriate within the international taxation environment.
  • Assist clients when navigating through, and dealing with, complex areas such as anti-avoidance measures, double taxation, hybrid arrangements taxation of management, taxation of the digital economy, base erosion and profit-sharing, transfer pricing.
  • Advice clients by incorporating practical considerations during dispute resolution.
  • Demonstrate originality in tackling key emerging tax issues and their tax impact to specific transactions and be able to put together solutions to support clients.
  • Comply with obligations and guidelines of the revenue services and corporations alike, when solving the complex issues.
  • Identify opportunities for International Tax planning.

* MSc subject to validation

Course layout

This award consists of 3 stages. For the MSc award all 3 stages must be completed consisting of 180 credits in total.

Stages 1 and 2

  • Each stage will contain two modules, with 30 credits awarded per module.
  • The learning will address important issues within the sector, drawing on key points, to ensure you gain a thorough understanding of the topics.
  • Students must complete and successfully pass the assigned coursework assessments and the final exam at the end of each stage to claim their award.
  • Pre-recorded academic lectures will be released each week, accompanied with the prescribed reading, any additional reading and/or research, as required. Directed reading will relate to provided case law, and will also include reading from legislation, books, articles, academic and professional journals.
  • The learning from the lectures will be emphasised with an array of case studies, practice examples and resources, to challenge thinking in a practical context. Engaging activities on the discussion forum, the use of quizzes, polls and other forum built-in activity will further validate the learning objectives.
  • Each main topic will end with a live-online tutorial, conducted by the lecturers. The tutorials are designed to be interactive, providing students with the opportunity to ask questions and to consider issues from different perspectives.

Stage 3

  • This stage is the concluding phase of the MSc qualification, culminating with the submission of a 15,000-word dissertation.
  • The aim of the dissertation is to develop a careful and detailed study of a proposed problem or concern in International Taxation. By implementing the knowledge gained from Stages 1 and 2 of the programme, students are required to conduct sufficient research to consider and respond to the respective problem.
  • Stage 3 consists of introductory lectures that cover the essentials of topic selection and the guidance to a well-written proposal and a structured dissertation.
  • Each student will be appointed a supervisor and will be required to book at least three sessions of live online interaction with their supervisor for guidance during the writing of their dissertation.

Assessment

Stage 1 and 2 

The assessment scheme for each module shall consist of the following: 

  • Coursework Assessment 1 (20 Marks)
  • Coursework Assessment 2 (20 marks) Final Assignment (60 Marks) 

Stage 3:  

Dissertation (100 Marks): A 15,000-word dissertation to be submitted.