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Master of Taxation Law
Master of Taxation Law

Master of Taxation Law

  • ID:UWA610128
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have

(1)(a) a Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Laws, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;


(2)(a) (i) a bachelor's degree in a cognate area, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA, and (ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;


(3)(a) (i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA, and (ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent, and (iii) at least two years of relevant professional experience.

English Requirements

  • Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening 

  • IELTS (Academic) including IELTS for UKVI (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules)

  • PTE (Academic): Postgraduate Research Studies applicants: An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the reading and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the other sections.

Course Information

Tax law impacts the outcomes of all business and work activities. Distinguish yourself with specialist knowledge in this globally critical field.

This advanced program is designed to give tax professionals the expertise necessary to specialise in the complex and varied field of taxation law. You will have the option of specialising in domestic or international tax law and will develop an advanced understanding of the technicalities of tax law in a range of specialist areas. Subjects covered include international tax, resource tax, advanced capital gains and corporate tax, taxation of trusts and transfer pricing. The expertise of the UWA Law School allows the opportunity to undertake units rarely offered at tertiary level such as tax-dispute resolution, resource taxation and tax in China. The program is delivered by internationally recognised and award-winning taxation experts from academia and industry. 


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Course structure details


Take all units (12 points):

  • LAWS5237 Advanced Australian International Taxation (6)

  • LAWS5238 Goods and Services Taxation (6)

Option - Group A

Take units to the value of 24-36 points from this group.

  • LAWS5231 Advanced Capital Gains Tax (6)

  • LAWS5232 Double Tax Agreements and International Tax Law (6)

  • LAWS5233 Base Erosion, Profit Shifting and Transfer Pricing (6)

  • LAWS5234 Taxation of Trusts (6)

  • LAWS5235 Taxation Law of a Foreign State (6)

  • LAWS5236 Advanced Australian Corporate Taxation (6)

  • LAWS5239 Resource Taxation (6)

  • LAWS5240 Tax Dispute Resolution (6)

  • LAWS5694 Research Paper I (6)

  • LAWS5813 Legal Issues for Not-for-Profit Entities (6)

Option - Group B

Take units to the value of 0-12 points from this group.

  • LAWS5111 Corporate Governance for Resources Companies (6)

  • LAWS5132 Income Taxation Law (6)

  • LAWS5135 Select Topics in Insurance Law (6)

  • LAWS5176 Australian Financial Transactions Law and Regulation (6)

  • LAWS5224 Foundations of Public International Law (6)

  • LAWS5296 Technology Law and Governance (6)

  • LAWS5305 Mediation: Practice and Skills (6)

  • LAWS5507 International Oil and Gas Law (6)

  • LAWS5517 Mining Law (6)

  • LAWS5532 Energy Agreements: Oil and Gas, Alternative Energy and Sustainability (6)

  • LAWS5576 International Commercial Arbitration (6)

  • LAWS5695 Research Paper II (12)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This course equips you with the skills necessary to become an expert in taxation law. Experts in the field are in demand across a range of industries and fields both in Australia and internationally.

Graduates may find employment in one of the following areas: 

  • Tax practice in an accounting firm in Australia or internationally

  • Tax practice in a law firm in Australia or internationally

  • Working for a revenue authority

  • Working in government policy departments

  • Tax commentator or academic 

  • In house tax adviser in a large commercial company

  • Academic

  • Accountant

  • Analyst

  • Auditor

  • Author

  • Business administration manager

  • Chief executive

  • Company secretary

  • Corporate treasurer

  • Financial investment adviser

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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