Study Programme Details
Country: South Africa
Admission Sessions: Summer Session
Study Format: Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree

Duration

24 Months

Scholarship Available

Yes

Language

English

About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey with the LLM in Tax Law at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. This dynamic program delves into the intricate web of transactions with potential tax implications, addressing contemporary issues that challenge traditional tax principles.

Explore the tax consequences of emerging trends like cryptocurrency transactions and navigate the complexities of cross-border business operations. Our program goes beyond theory, fostering critical thinking and honing skills in research, communication, problem-solving, self-management, and collaboration.

Consider the ethical dimensions of taxpayers structuring their affairs to minimize tax exposure, juxtaposed against the broader societal goals of wealth redistribution. Tailored for practitioners in commercial and corporate realms, as well as lawyers in private and public law, this program focuses on the tax nuances within contracts and transactions.

Linked modules include Domestic Tax, Foundational Principles of Tax, Taxation of Specific Entities and Transactions, and International Tax Law. Elevate your expertise and make an impact in the dynamic field of tax law.

Overview

Delve into the LLM in Tax Law at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where foundational tax principles meet modern challenges. Explore intriguing questions, from the taxation of lobola to the impact of cryptocurrency transactions. This program propels students beyond theoretical understanding, cultivating critical thinking and practical application.

Key modules include Domestic Tax, Foundational Principles of Tax, Taxation of Specific Entities and Transactions, and International Tax Law. Tailored for legal professionals, especially those dealing with commercial, corporate, or non-profit matters, this program equips graduates to navigate the evolving landscape of tax law.

Prepare to address real-world scenarios, balancing the rights of taxpayers to structure their affairs with the societal objectives of wealth redistribution. Join a community dedicated to advancing tax knowledge and shaping the future of legal practice.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with an average mark of 70 percent.
  • For LLB with an average mark between 65% and 70%, submission of a high-quality legal writing sample is required.
  • The admissions committee prioritizes South African qualified chartered accountants or lawyers with at least two or three years of experience.
  • Law graduates and legal professionals committed to advanced research in taxation are welcome.
  • Limited entry ensures a focused and dedicated cohort, enhancing the overall program experience.
  • Principles of Tax Law
  • Domestic Tax Law
  • International Tax Law
  • The Law of Taxation of Specific Entities and Transactions

The fee for this programme is 16280ZAR

Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of the LLM in Tax Law emerge as sought-after experts, poised for diverse career paths. With a profound understanding of both traditional principles and contemporary challenges, alumni find success in roles such as Tax Attorney, Corporate Tax Consultant, International Tax Analyst, Legal Advisor for Non-Profit Organizations, and Commercial Law Practitioner. The program’s emphasis on critical thinking and practical application ensures graduates are well-equipped to contribute meaningfully to the dynamic field of tax law.

Visa Requirements:

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