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Professional LLM in Tax Law

12 months
14104 CAD/year
7601 CAD/year
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The Professional LLM in Tax Law from York University offers students an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the policies, principles and the internal logic of tax laws in Canada and internationally.

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The Professional LLM in Tax Law from York University  covers all aspects of tax law from the most basic rules underlying traditional personal tax planning principles to current developments in the sophisticated design of financial instruments. Courses are taught by a diverse range of highly qualified scholars and practitioners, all of whom are leaders in their areas of practice.

Specialization Structure

The full-time Tax Law LLM specialization is designed for full-time students and is not available via video conferencing (if you’re looking for a Tax Law specialization that can be completed while working full-time, you might be interested in our Part-Time Tax Law specialization. Completed over one full year of study, full-time Tax students complete their degree requirements through a combination of LLM course offerings and upper year JD tax electives. Courses take place at both Osgoode Hall and OsgoodePD campuses to provide students an opportunity to participate in campus life. The specialization accepts new students every Fall. Students can complete their degree requirements exclusively through course work or through a combination of course work and a Major Research Paper. Full-time students are strongly encouraged to consider completing a Major Research Paper.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Tax Policy, Statutory Interpretation and the Foundations of the Taxation of Individuals
  • Comparative VAT
  • Advanced Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
  • International Taxation
  • Major Research Paper: Tax Law
  • Managerial Tax Planning
  • Overview of US Taxation and Recent Developments

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • LLB or JD Degree

  • OR Strong academic record (Masters Degree Preferred) + Significant related professional experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14104 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14104 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7601 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7601 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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