Bournemouth University

International Tax Law

The LLM International Tax Law is aimed at those considering a career in international tax consultancy or within in-house tax departments of multinational companies. It is also highly suitable for staff of foreign government finance ministries and tax authorities who wish to learn more about tax policy. The Stage 2 taught units can be used as preparation for an important qualification offered by the Chartered Institute of Tax, the Advanced Diploma in International Tax (Paper I, Principles), whilst the dissertation can be structured so as to be suitable for submission as a thesis in Paper II or Paper III of the same internationally recognised qualification. The course draws on our academic excellence in international taxation and public law. It includes a wide range of tax and law modules that are focused on comparative, rather than on UK law, so applications from international students are encouraged. Tax issues are relevant in tax and non-tax areas alike, such as competition law and family law, within its remit of marriage, divorce and estates. International business transactions and the management of state entities are both subject to the ramifications of UK and international tax.

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above or equivalent, and/or relevant comprehensive training/experience. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic) or above.

Course modules

Semester 1 Core units: Principles of International Law, International Organisations & the World Trade Organisation. Option units (choose two): Corporate Law - Theory & Practice, International Dispute Resolution, and International Cyber Law & Governance. Semester 2 Option units (choose three): International Indirect Taxation, International Direct Taxation, Law of International Trade, and Public Finance & Tax Policy. Semester 3 Core unit: Dissertation.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2018 14,000 (Whole course) International 12 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2018 7,000 (Whole course) Home/EU 12 12 Months
LLM Full-time January 2019 14,000 (Whole course) International 16 16 Months
LLM Full-time January 2019 7,000 (Whole course) Home/EU 16 16 Months
LLM Full-time September 2019 14,000 (Whole course) International 12 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2019 7,000 (Whole course) Home/EU 12 12 Months

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