This specialist Master’s degree aims to develop the necessary skills for tax consultancy within both the legal and the accounting professions.
The course comprises an intensive examination of the law and practice of taxation, and involves extensive case and legislative analysis of an advanced professional standard.
Due to the inter-disciplinary nature of taxation, the programme is offered jointly by the School of Accounting and the Faculty of Law.
This programme is also available as an MCom in the Faculty of Business & Economic Sciences.
1 year (full-time)
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be admitted to the studies for the degree of Master of Laws/Magister Legum in Taxation only if they:
- have obtained the degree of Bachelor of Laws/Baccalaureus Legum or the equivalent thereof, or
- have, in the opinion of Senate, attained through practical experience or otherwise a level of competence that is adequate for the purpose of postgraduate studies in Taxation.
(Please note that these are the specific programme admission requirements - the university has its own minimum admission requirements.)
Qualification Minimum Statutory Entry Requirement
- National Higher Certificate: Pass NSC, together with any other university requirements.
- Diploma: Pass NSC with an achievement rating of 3 (40-49%) or better in four subjects, together with any other university requirements.
- Bachelor’s Degree: Pass NSC with an achievement rating of 4 (50-59%) or better in four subjects from the designated list, together with any other university requirements.
Qualification type: 9 (Master's Degree)
Approval letter(s): Department of Education (DOE)