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.

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.

Key Facts
The only programme of its kind in Ireland, the Master of Taxation offers successful applicants the chance of obtaining exemptions from Part 1 (full) and Part 2 (partial) of the Irish Tax Institute's Chartered Tax Advisor examinations.

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester
• Personal Taxes
• Indirect Taxes
• Revenue Law
• Seminar Series 1
• Online Research Methods Module
• Professional Development 1
• Financial Analysis & Governance

Spring Semester
• Capital Taxes
• Business Taxes
• Principles of International Tax
• Seminar Series 2
• Research Methods in Finance 2
• Professional Development 2

Elective Module (choose 1)
• Corporate Social Responsibility
• International Monetary Economics
• Project Management in Practice
• Leadership, Influence & Change
• Wealth & Portfolio Management
• Risk Analytics and Big Data

Summer Semester
• Dissertation

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.

Application dates


Qualification transcripts and certificates

A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate


1 year full time

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

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.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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