Taught course

Taxation (Masters)

Institution
University of Limerick · Kemmy Business School
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Time
Overview

The Master of Taxation 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. It also provides an opportunity for students to progress to study for the leading Irish professional tax qualification, AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA), and become a member of the Irish Tax Institute.

The practice of taxation, both domestically and globally, has grown significantly in complexity and importance over the last two decades, creating exciting and dynamic opportunities nationally and internationally for tax experts. The Master of Taxation was developed by the Department of Accounting and Finance in the Kemmy Business School in collaboration with the Irish Tax Institute, in response to the expressed needs of the tax profession. It offers students the opportunity to be educated in tax in a holistic, integrated and sustainable manner. Graduates from the programme will be entitled to exemptions from Part 1 (full) and Part 2 (partial) of the Irish Tax Institute professional exams, subject to minimum grade requirements.

Taxation is technical and interdisciplinary, taking in elements of law, economics, computational techniques, social sciences and critical theory. The Master of Taxation creates a distinctive opportunity for students to take their knowledge of taxation beyond the practice of compliance and planning to a deeper understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline.

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.

CONTACT

For academic queries contact the Course Director:

For general enquiries contact the Course Administrator:

Course Director: Kieran Gallery
Lecturer in Taxation
Department of Accounting and Finance
Kemmy Business School
University of Limerick
Limerick, Ireland
Telephone: +353-61-213319
Email: kieran.gallery@ul.ie

Programme Co-ordinator: Kathy Ryan
Taught Postgraduate Programmes
Tel: +353-61-234389
Email: Kathy.Ryan@ul.ie

Graduate Profile

This Masters programme will prepare graduates to pursue a variety of careers in the tax profession and progress to study for the professional qualification, AITI Tax Consultant, and/or to engage in further tax research.

Programme Content

The Master of Taxation is a one-year, full-time programme which will be available from September 2012. The programme consists of ten taught modules, completed over two academic semesters and a research dissertation that will be completed during the summer semester.

PROGRAMME DELIVERY

A variety of educational approaches will be employed in the delivery of the programme including interactive lectures and tutorials, guided reading, small group team work, seminars and workshops, e-learning and action learning through case studies and guest speakers from industry. Approximately a quarter of the student workload will be taken up by formal contact hours. The remainder of the student workload should be divided between independent and private study and the preparation of projects and examinations.

Autumn Semester Spring Semester Summer Semmester
  • TX6001 Personal Taxes
  • TX6012 Indirect Taxes
  • TX6021 Revenue Law
  • TX6041 Seminar Series 1
  • FI6111 Research Methods in Finance 1
  • CO6001 Professional Development 1
  • AC6061 Financial Analysis & Governance
  • TX6002 Capital Taxes
  • TX6011 Business Taxes
  • TX6022 Principles of International Tax
  • TX6042 Seminar Series 2
  • FI6112 Research Methods in Finance 2
  • CO6002 Professional Development 2
Elective Module (choose 1)
  • AC4906 Corporate Social Responsibility
  • AC6072 Risk Analytics and Big Data
  • EC6012 International Monetary Economics
  • MN6062 Project Management
  • PM6072 Leadership, Influence & Change
  • FI6091 Weath & Portfolio Management
  • Dissertation

Content of modules can be found by using the search option on the book of modules.

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:2 honours primary degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) 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. 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. Candidates may be interviewed as part of the selection process to determine their suitability for the programme.

WHAT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION:

  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
  • English language qualification if English is not your first language
  • Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.
  • A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

Months of entry

September

Course content

Overview

The Master of Taxation 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. It also provides an opportunity for students to progress to study for the leading Irish professional tax qualification, AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA), and become a member of the Irish Tax Institute.

The practice of taxation, both domestically and globally, has grown significantly in complexity and importance over the last two decades, creating exciting and dynamic opportunities nationally and internationally for tax experts. The Master of Taxation was developed by the Department of Accounting and Finance in the Kemmy Business School in collaboration with the Irish Tax Institute, in response to the expressed needs of the tax profession. It offers students the opportunity to be educated in tax in a holistic, integrated and sustainable manner. Graduates from the programme will be entitled to exemptions from Part 1 (full) and Part 2 (partial) of the Irish Tax Institute professional exams, subject to minimum grade requirements.

Taxation is technical and interdisciplinary, taking in elements of law, economics, computational techniques, social sciences and critical theory. The Master of Taxation creates a distinctive opportunity for students to take their knowledge of taxation beyond the practice of compliance and planning to a deeper understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline.

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.

Fees and funding

The University of Limerick is offering 10 taught postgraduate scholarships to potential applicants for the 2018/19 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

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Kieran Gallery
Email
kieran.gallery@ul.ie
Phone
+353-61-213319