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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    Strand Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

This Tax LLM will equip you with the legal framework and intellectual tools you need to understand cross-border tax. With a reputation for exceptional teaching and contemporary expertise you will find your intellectual and creative abilities are both challenged and developed by this demanding but intensely practical subject.

Course detail

This course allows you to deepen or to broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject and assists your professional development by enhancing your problem-solving skills in a transnational context. Designed to maximise students’ intellectual potential, it also keeps you grounded by drawing on the real-world experiences of practitioner-teachers. Required subjects focus on the key building blocks of cross-border taxation to develop a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to interpret legal concepts relevant to a wide range of legal institutions, events and transactions that will be valuable in many areas of chosen practice. Optional modules facilitate expansion of knowledge in your chosen direction. The course also supports your simultaneous preparation for the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) Advanced Diploma in International Taxation. You will need creativity, intellectual rigour and a willingness to work hard to be able to analyse legal and commercial concepts and then apply them to complex fact patterns. We think the rewards are worth it. Good tax skills are highly prized by professional firms, government departments and companies. Many leaders in business and government honed their analytical and creative skills in studying or practising tax. King’s tax modules are open to those with or without previous tax experience. Our students include both recent graduates and established legal and accounting professionals as well as tax administrators and policy makers. The LLM offers a sharpened focus on our key areas of excellence and a commitment to offer a premier course and a world class student experience. Our aim is to provide you with the opportunity to obtain a systematic understanding of international tax law by reference to comparative national tax laws, international and European law as well as the role of international organisations such as the OECD and UN. We seek to develop critical awareness of and insights into the taxation of cross-border situations that concern internationally mobile individuals and multinational enterprises. We study how citizens, businesses and governments manage the challenges of taxation in the international context.

Teaching and assessment

In the first and second semester you study your selection of taught modules (half and full). These are in most cases assessed in the third semester (May/June) by written examination, or in some cases by the submission of an assessed essay. Dissertation or research essays must be submitted in September, after the May/June examinations.

Career prospects

In a competitive world we can give you the competitive edge to take your career to the next level. That’s why you’ll find our LLM programme is supplemented by opportunities to develop your skills and professional networks. The result is that students are presented with a wide range of employment destinations when they leave; from positions at the European Central Bank, European Commission and UN to commercial roles as investment bank analysts, tax or public affairs advisers, as well as careers in the legal profession; accountancy; management consultancy; human rights organisations and other voluntary bodies; academia.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 28,770per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

King's College London, University of London

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 103 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    215 98%

    3rd

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    87 87%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    55th

    32

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