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

131 UWA (131 892)

International

(+61 8) 6488 1000

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

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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.

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


 

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


 
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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.

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 - 2021
$39,500.00

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

(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;
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.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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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. You’ll develop an advanced understanding of the technicalities of tax law in a range of specialist areas.

Master of Taxation Law

Quick details

Status
  • Available
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
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
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Taxation Law

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

CERTIFICATION

                                        

The UWA Law School is certified by the Australian Law School Standards. 

CERTIFICATION
UWA is ranked 88th in the world for law (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021)
Meet the staff

Course coordinator Professor Nolan Sharkey

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 staff

Western Australia's premier Law School

The UWA Law School is ranked in the top 100 law schools in the world (QS 2021, THE WUR 2021). 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.

STUDY YOUR WAY

Why study this course?

  1. Learn from internationally recognised and award-winning taxation experts from academia and the profession.
  2. Gain the specialist tax skills demanded by the main employers in the tax profession.
  3. Engage in intensive face to face learning with tax experts.

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, Senior Associate at Hall & Wilcox
Master of Taxation Law '18

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QILT 2019

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

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