Taught course


University of Limerick · Kemmy Business School

Entry requirements

Normally the minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 honours primary degree in a relevant discipline (for example, business/commerce or law) or the overseas equivalent as determined by the Programme Team in consultation with University of Limerick Graduate School Admissions. Applicants with a 2:2 honours degree may be accepted on the programme subject to the discretion of the board.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme 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. Among the core aims of the programme are to equip students with the following:

The sustainable tax technical skill required for personal and corporate tax compliance and consulting work;
An understanding of the underlying theory behind the discipline, the techniques of taxation and their implications in a social context;
An ability to appreciate the ethical aspects of personal and corporate tax planning and the protection of the national tax base;
The tools necessary to research technical tax issues;
The research skills necessary to formulate, conduct and report on an independent piece of academic research;
Key personal and professional skills including decision-making, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and presentation skills.

Information for international students

Where English is not the first language of candidates, certified demonstrable achievement in TOEFL English Competency Test will be required. In exceptional circumstances an applicant who cannot satisfy the undergraduate requirement may be accepted on the basis of relevant professional experience.

Fees and funding

The University of Limerick is offering 10 taught postgraduate scholarships to potential applicants for the 2014/15 academic year. The value of each scholarship is €2,000. The successful candidates will receive the scholarship in the form of a reduced fee. The Scholarships will be allocated by the faculties on the basis of financial need and personal statement from the applicants. For more information on how to apply please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/scholarship-funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr. Elaine Doyle