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MSc in Transfer Pricing
Starting 25 October 2022
Online Distance Learning

MSc Transfer Pricing - What you will study

Upon successful completion of the programme, students will have a comprehensive grounding in all aspects of Transfer Pricing. They will be able to address the crucial issues within the sector and be equipped to engage with the relevant international authorities in the field.

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

  1. Critically evaluate, assess, and apply Transfer Pricing concepts, theories, frameworks.
  2. Efficiently extract information from databases for comparability analysis.
  3. Evaluate complex material and use it to pursue both analysis and argument as appropriate within the Transfer Pricing environment.
  4. Assist clients when navigating through, and dealing with, complex areas as intra-group services, intangibles, cost contribution arrangements, financing, business restructuring and permanent establishments.
  5. Advice clients by incorporating practical considerations during dispute resolution. 
  6. Demonstrate originality in tackling Transfer Pricing problems and be able to put together solutions to support clients
  7. Develop robust Transfer Pricing policies from functional analysis as set out by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  8. Comply with ethical obligations of the revenue services and corporations alike, when solving the complex Transfer Pricing issues.

*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 Transfer Pricing. 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.