LLM (International and Comparative Tax Law)

Our LLM (International and Comparative Tax Law) programme will help you develop a detailed understanding and knowledge of selected key principles, rules and concepts of business taxation (including international taxation) in the UK and United States. With it, you can compare and evaluate how the law of business taxation has adapted to the modern business environment in relation to your syllabus subjects.

The LLM (International Comparative Tax Law) degree is awarded by BPP University.

Programme details
Location

London Holborn

Start Date

September, January and May

Length of programme

One-year, full-time
Two-years, part-time

Modes of study

Classroom

Assessment

Memorandum of advice on a practical legal issue (30%), a written examination (70%) in each module (core and electives) and a dissertation of 10,000 words on a topic within the compulsory module

How to apply

To apply online, please apply direct or for more information request a call back

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Key Information

  • Outstanding careers support and an opportunity to gain legal experience by working on real-life cases through our award-winning Pro Bono Centre to help you improve your employment prospects
  • Learn to apply tax strategies as part of a portfolio of units on commercial and corporate law
  • Interact with a mix of academic, judiciary and practitioners from various legal systems
  • Funding available through Scholarships, interest-free payment plans and Future Finance student loans^

Programme details

The BPP University LLM in International and Comparative Tax is designed for law graduates, qualified lawyers, finance managers and professionals with an accounting background. It gives you an advantage in an increasingly competitive market, by providing you with a practical and relevant knowledge of key issues in international and comparative tax law.

Is this programme right for me?

The BPP University LLM International and Comparative Tax Law Master's degree is particularly suited for those intending to work within in International and Comparative Tax Law, including:

Law graduates intending to work in an International and Comparative Tax law environment

Finance and accounting professionals who are interested in an in-depth study of UK and International tax principles

In-house corporate counsel interested in tax planning strategies for their employers

Barristers or solicitors in private practice or in-house lawyers who wish to specialise in or increase their knowledge of International and Comparative Tax Law

Those already in an International and Comparative Tax practice who want a deeper understanding of this area of law

How will I be taught?

To ensure you get the most from your study, modules are taught with a mix of lectures and small group seminars, supported by comprehensive online material. Our lecturers are experts in their relevant subject areas, many having international reputations and current practical experience.

You will receive excellent teaching and support, and will be encouraged to research and study independently with the support of your personal tutor, and when it comes to your dissertation a dedicated supervisor.

Comprehensive learning material can be accessed anytime, anywhere via our virtual learning environment. Most lectures are also available on MP3 and MP4 files.

How will I be assessed?

The method of assessment for each module is made through a combination of:

Memorandum of advice on a practical legal issue (30%)

Written examination (70%)

You must also submit a dissertation of 10,000 words (maximum) on a topic in International and Comparative Tax Law. Your dissertation will be supervised by an academic/practitioner from the relevant area of law. Throughout the programme you will receive feedback and support, ensuring you achieve your full potential.

How the programme is structured

You can choose to study one-year, full-time with the option of three start dates in September, January and May. See the 'Modules' tab for further details of how you can structure your programme. Study Mode: Ten hours of lectures and 30 hours of seminars.

Modules

In addition to the compulsory module and a 10,000-word dissertation, students are required to select three electives from the optional modules listed.

Compulsory

  • 10,000-word dissertation (60 credits)
  • International and Comparative Tax Law

Optional

  • Advanced Corporate Law (30 credits)
  • Business Organisations’ Law (30 credits)
  • Business Tax Law (30 credits)
  • Chinese Business Law (30 credits)
  • Chinese Finance and Investment Law (30 credits)
  • Chinese Public Law and Human Rights (30 credits)
  • Commercial Law (30 credits)
  • Comparative Commercial Law (30 credits)
  • Corporate Finance Law (30 credits)
  • Corporate Securities Law (30 credits)
  • Financial Regulation and Compliance (30 credits)
  • Fraud and Financial Crime (30 credits)
  • International and Comparative Tax Law (30 credits)
  • International Business Law (30 credits)
  • Islamic Business Law (30 credits)
  • Islamic Finance Law (30 credits)
  • The Law relating to Financial Transactions (30 credits)
  • Transnational Criminal Justice Law (30 credits)
  • UK and International Banking Law (30 credits)
  • The Law of Investigations (30 credits)

Entry requirements

To apply for the BPP University LLM (International and Comparative Tax Law) you must meet the following minimum admissions requirements:

You should hold an equivalent to one of the following:

  • Minimum 2.2 law degree
  • Minimum 2.2 degree in law and another subject
  • Minimum 2.2 non-law degree and a pass in the GDL or CPE
  • Minimum 2.2 non-law degree and appropriate/relevant professional experience
  • Non-graduates with appropriate professional experience will also be considered

English language

  • IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent

Educational background

  • You must be 18 years or over at the start of the programme
  • You should hold an equivalent to:
  • Minimum 2:2 law degree (2:2 is a Lower Second Class Honours); or
  • Minimum 2:2 degree in law and another subject; or
  • Minimum 2:2 non-law degree and a pass in the GDL or CPE; or
  • Minimum 2:2 non-law degree and appropriate/ relevant professional experience
  • Non-graduates with appropriate professional experience will also be considered

Our International Office can assess your certificates and advise if you meet the entry requirements. You can also visit our website for a list of entry requirements from your country. If you do not think you meet the entry requirements, but have other qualifications or work experience, please contact us.

Study locations

The BPP University LLM International and Comparative Tax Law is taught in London - a global financial centre and hub of international trade. Based in the London Holborn centre.

Paying for your programme

January 2017

The part-time programme fee is £11,500.
The full-time programme fee is £11,500.

A deposit of £250 will need to be paid within 48 hours of accepting your offer, in order to secure your place.

May 2017

The part-time programme fee is £11,500.
The full-time programme fee is £11,500.

A deposit of £250 will need to be paid within 48 hours of accepting your offer, in order to secure your place.

September 2017

The part-time programme fee is £11,500.
The full-timeprogramme fee is £11,500.

A deposit of £250 will need to be paid within 48 hours of accepting your offer, in order to secure your place.

Additional charges

In addition to your programme fees, there may be additional charges associated with your studies, which include:

Resit fees for assessments £75
Resit fees to repeat a 15-credit module £400
Resit fees to repeat a 20-credit module £530
Resit fees to repeat a 30-credit module £800

Scholarships

BPP University welcomes and supports applications for student scholarships. We offer a number of scholarships and discretionary awards for our law programmes.

Postgraduate Loans

Postgraduate Loans are available for eligible Master's courses, allowing you to apply for a loan towards your course and living costs. 

If you are applying for a programme beginning before Spetember 2017

You can apply for a Postgraduate Loan up to a maximum of £10,000

If you are applying for a programme beginning in September 2017 onwards

You can apply for a Postgraduate Loan up to a maximum of £10,280

You can apply online at www.gov.uk/postgraduateloan or for further information visit our student finance section