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Starting 13 March 2024


MSc Transfer Pricing - What you will study

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

Course layout

This award consists of 3 stages. For the MSc award you only need to complete stage 3, having completed the Postgraduate Diploma (or an equivalent award).

Stage 3

  • This stage is the concluding phase of the MSc qualification.
  • To be enrolled for the MSc, students must have completed the PG-Diploma in Transfer Pricing (or an equivalent award).
  • To successfully complete this stage, students are required to work towards 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 acquired from the PG-Diploma stage. 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.


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

Students must submit their final dissertations on their chosen research topics. Feedback will be given throughout the research project period from approval of the topic until submission.

On successful completion of this programme (PG Diploma + MSc), you 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.