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What will I learn?

The Master of Tax (MTax) is a globally-recognised specialist tax law degree. It’s ideal for lawyers, accountants and other professionals working as tax advisers in business or in government who are looking to take the next step in their careers.

The extensive and diverse tax range of subjects is designed to give you an advanced understanding of tax law and policy across core and specialist tax areas.

As a student in the Master of Tax, you’ll learn through a focus on practical case studies that equip you with detailed tax law knowledge, its underlying principles and its practical application.

Students must complete 100 credit points in total. All international students are required to undertake Foundations of Tax Law offered as an intensive in Semester 1 and 2. This subject provides a necessary grounding in Australian common law and statutory law of taxation, enabling a comparison with students’ home country tax systems. It provides the foundation for successful study in the other tax subjects studied in the course.

Students must complete at least 75 credit points from the prescribed lists and may select up to 25 credit points from the subjects offered in the Master of Commercial Law.

The Master of Tax is ideal for lawyers, accountants and other professionals working as tax advisers who are looking to take the next step in their careers.

As a student, you’ll develop an advanced understanding of the complex body of knowledge in the field of taxation law, including:

  • The theories and policies that underpin and influence the operation of taxation law
  • The operation of institutions that develop, administer and determine the application of taxation law (Treasury, the ATO and the courts)
  • Current developments in tax practice at the national and international level
  • Influential international trends in taxation law such as those proposed by the OECD
  • Current debates on proposed reform of taxation law.

Which department am I in?

Melbourne Law School

CRICOS

075002M

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$44,416.00 (24,06,067) per year
Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Melbourne

Parkville Campus,

Grattan Street,

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3010, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Graduate coursework programs normally require the satisfactory completion of an undergraduate degree either from the University of Melbourne, another Australian institution, or a university in another country. English language requirements for Coursework degree: IELTS (academic English Only) - 6.5 overall, with written 6.5 and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (paper-based test) - 577 + TWE 4.5; TOEFL (internet-based test) - 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13); Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 58 + no other communicative skill below 50; Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 176 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill. English language requirements for Master of Philosophy: IELTS (academic English Only) - 7.0 overall, with written 7 and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (paper-based test) - 600 + TWE 5.0; TOEFL (internet-based test) - 94 + (Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13); Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50; Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.

For international students

Applicants must have completed:

A degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent) leading to admission to practice, at honours standard, or equivalent
or
A degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent) leading to admission to practice, or equivalent and two years of documented relevant professional experience
or
An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and two years of documented relevant professional experience
or
An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline; and successful completion of four subjects in a cognate graduate diploma and one year of documented relevant professional experience.

English language requirements:

IELTS (academic English Only): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
TOEFL (paper-based test): 577 +, TWE 4.5;
TOEFL (internet-based test): 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13);
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 +, no communicative skill below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 +, no skill below 169.

Application closing dates: Semester 1: 31 October.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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