The LLM or Master of Laws is an internationally-recognized postgraduate degree in law. LLM programs are usually open to those who have first obtained a degree in law.
While an LLM in Tax Law will provide specialized knowledge about tax law, the advanced degree alone does not qualify the bearer to practice law. An LLM in Tax Law is a good option to further the education of those with an undergraduate degree in law, accounting or a similar discipline.
Tax laws have become increasingly complex in the last century. More and
more anti-avoidance measures have recently been introduced to curb the
effectiveness of tax avoida
Tax laws have become increasingly complex in the last century. More and more anti-avoidance measures have recently been introduced to curb the effectiveness of tax avoidance structures, thus increasing the volumes of tax provisions applicable to day-to-day commercial transactions. The Master’s in Tax Law is a structured qualification intended to provide candidates with an in-depth understanding of the tax core as well as developing tax laws in South Africa and in the international community.
The minimum duration of this degree is two years and it is offered on a part-time basis. Classes or seminars in the taught modules are presented in the evenings on weekdays from 18h00 to 20h00 (one seminar per week per module). The next student intake will be in February 2018. In general, in order to be admitted, students must have attained an average of at least 65% for the law subjects in their LLB degree. In addition, an applicant’s mark for Tax Law at the undergraduate level will be taken into account....