Postgraduate

Master of Taxation Law

Continue to build your career as a tax law specialist.
1
Year Full Time

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Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

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Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

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.
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.
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Further Study

You can elect to take a research component of your course which will provide a pathway to further studies. Research options include Doctor of Juridical Science, Master of Philosophy by research, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Laws.

You can elect to take a research component of your course which will provide a pathway to further studies. Research options include Doctor of Juridical Science, Master of Philosophy by research, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Laws.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
48
Total Course Fee - 2020
$38,000.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

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; or 
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; or 
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.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

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

About the course

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.

Master of Taxation Law

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Weekly contact time
  • Variable - includes intensive teaching blocks.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 21550
CRICOS code
  • 088236G
Master of Taxation Law
Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Weekly contact time
  • Variable - includes intensive teaching blocks.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 21550
CRICOS code
  • 088236G
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Taxation Law
Meet the faculty

Course coordinator Professor Nolan Sharkey

Winthrop Professor Nolan Sharkey

Winthrop Professor Nolan Sharkey is a full-time academic in the Law School and also a Barrister and a member of Francis Burt Chambers. 

Professor Sharkey’s research builds on his work in law, accounting and sociology to provide both technical and cross disciplinary perspectives on law, government and society with a particular focus on taxation and international taxation.

He is a leading academic on international tax in Australia, China, Singapore and Hong Kong. Furthermore, he is an appointed International Tax Expert for the United Nations, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Trust and Estates Practitioner (TEP).

 
Meet the faculty

Western Australia's premier Law School

The UWA Law School is ranked in the top 100 law schools in the world (QS 2019). You will join and contribute to 90 years of excellence: we were the first law school established in WA and the fifth oldest in Australia.

Our graduates include a Prime Minister, a Governor of Western Australia, State Ministers, Justices of the Supreme Court of WA, a Young Australian of the Year, Rhodes Scholars, and more.

While we have a long and proud history, we're also a closely-knit, creative and progressive Law School, fostering critical thought, ethical scholarship and practice, a deep connection to our Indigenous past and present, and supportive student culture based upon wellbeing and inclusion.

STUDY YOUR WAY

Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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Why study postgrad?

Why study PG

5 reasons to study a Master of Taxation Law at UWA

  1. Tax practitioners need the high level tax skills from this course.
  2. Gain more comprehensive training than from professional bodies.
  3. Enter new and specialised areas such as international tax if your experience is limited to other areas.
  4. Get to know other committed and learning tax professionals.
  5. Study under leading experts and benefit from their research insights.

What you'll gain from this course

  1. Your teachers have links to the highest levels of the profession. You'll receive face to face training in high-level tax courses - the only opportunity to do so in Western Australia.
  2. You'll have the chance to study specialist international tax subjects - few other universities offer these units anywhere in the world.
  3. Professor Nolan Sharkey and Professor Rick Krever are international leading tax scholars. Other staff such as Grant Wardell-Johnson (KPMG Australia) are industry leaders. Associate Professor Ian Murray is also a very highly-regarded resource tax scholar.
Meet our alumni

Andrew Giorgi

Andrew Giorgi

"The Taxation Law course at UWA was practical, comprehensive, and taught by subject matter experts. It's designed for those who have some experience in commerce and law and want to become specialists in taxation. The units are conducted efficiently and in a manner that allow full-time professionals to come to classes and complete the assessments without jeopardising their work-life balance.

The units contain a practical and research focus which allow students to gain a strong understanding of how the law operates, whilst also appreciating the tax policy, economic drivers and political landscape behind the statute.

My completion of the course coincided with my move to a private law firm. Ultimately, I believe the course allowed me to flourish in that environment as an adept tax professional. The Master's is very well regarded in the industry and has led to work engagements, invitations to present at business events and even the opportunity to lecture in taxation.

Before I started my postgraduate studies, I had a professional tax background. However, the coursework has contributed to me becoming a well-rounded commercial and tax lawyer."

Andrew Giorgi, lawyer at Hall & Wilcox
Master of Taxation Law '18

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Meet our law students

Monica Brierley Hay in graduation gown

Law School

The Law School at The University of Western Australia provides students with one of the leading and most progressive legal degrees in the world.
QILT 2019

Our Postgraduates earn more. The starting salary in Law and Paralegal exceeds the national average.

QILT 2019