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Tax Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #119 (QS) ,
Tax Law programme offered at Queen Mary University of London provides a comprehensive study in tax law. It is designed to equip lawyers for the substantive, procedural and technical aspects of tax practice, and to expand and deepen the knowledge base of established practitioners, but no previous knowledge of taxation is required.

About

Overview

Tax Law programme offered at Queen Mary University of London offers a range of international, jurisdiction specific and subject specific modules, all of which are taught by leading academics and practitioners.

The LLM in Tax Law is widely regarded as one of the leading tax programmes in the world. It consistently attracts high-calibre international students from more than two dozen jurisdictions. Their varied academic and professional perspectives enrich the learning experience and provide many opportunities for networking.

In addition, students have the opportunity to take part in events organised by Queen Mary tax law academics, such as the London Alumni International Tax conference, the Avoir Fiscal Anniversary EU Tax Conference and the Summer Tax Programme, as well as workshops and seminars on current issues and developments. These events typically attract high profile practitioners, industry experts, academics and government officials.

Professional qualifications

The LLM in Tax Law qualifies students to sit the exams for the CTA Direct Tax route.  In addition, four modules on the LLM in Tax Law -- International Tax Law, US International Taxation, EU Tax Law and Transfer Pricing -- can be used to prepare for ADIT (Advanced Diploma in International Taxation) exam papers, and a dissertation on a tax topic can be submitted in lieu of the second or third ADIT paper.

Career

The School of Law has consistently been ranked in the top law schools in the UK for the quality of our research and teaching, and many of our internationally recognised staff act as advisers to governments, industry and NGOs, both nationally and internationally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Taxation 
  • International Tax Law 
  • International Tax Law Advanced Topics 
  • UK Taxation 
  •  UK Business Taxation 
  • UK Taxation of Corporate Finance 
  • US International Taxation
  • US International Taxation Advanced Topics 
  • EU Corporate Tax Law 
  • UK Taxation of Savings and Wealth 
  • Tax System Design and Policy in Emerging Economies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    185

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). 

Law graduates with 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    22150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    15100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Tuition fees for Home and EU students: Part time £7,550
  • Tuition fees for International students: Part time £11,075

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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