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Course Director: Kieran Gallery
e: kieran.gallery@ul.ie
t: +353-61-213319
Course Administrator: Kathy Ryan
e: kathy.ryan@ul.ie
t: +353-61-234389

AY 2019/20 Course Fees                                           Click to view the Programme Brochure
Full Time:  EU €7,625  Non EU €13,007
(including UL Student Centre levy, €90)  

Ranked #47 Best Masters in Taxation Globally

Taxation is technical and interdisciplinary, taking in elements of law, economics, computational techniques, social sciences and critical theory.  The tax profession, both domestically and globally, has grown in complexity and importance over the last two decades, creating exciting and dynamic opportunities nationally and internationally for tax experts.  This programme, offered by the Department of Accounting and Finance in the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, and developed in collaboration with the Irish Tax Institute, offers students the opportunity to be educated in tax in a holistic, integrated and sustainable manner in response to the expressed needs of the tax profession.  Graduates from the programme will be entitled to exemptions from Part 1 and Part 2 of the Irish Tax Institute professional exams subject to minimum grade requirements.  The programme creates a distinctive opportunity for students to take their knowledge of taxation beyond the practice of compliance and planning to a deeper understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline.  It also provides an opportunity for students to progress to study for the leading professional qualification, AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA), and become a member of the Irish Tax Institute.

This programme aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in the knowledge and application of taxation theory, law and practice as applied to individuals and corporate entities both nationally and internationally. 

Students from the Master of Taxation programme attending the Harvard Kennedy School/Irish Tax Institute Global Tax Policy Conference, October 2013.

Why should you consider the Master of Taxation?
  • To develop the tax technical skills required for personal and corporate tax compliance and consulting work.

  • To gain an understanding of the underlying theory behind the discipline, the techniques of taxation and their implications in a social context.

  • To develop the ability to appreciate the ethical aspects of personal and corporate tax planning and the protection of the national tax base.

  • To acquire the skills necessary to research technical tax issues.

  • To develop key personal and professional skills including decision-making, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and presentation skills.



Autumn Semester
Spring Semester
Personal Taxes Capital Taxes Dissertation 
Indirect Taxes BusinessTaxes  
Revenue Law Principles of International Tax  
Seminar Series 1 Seminar Series 2  
Research Methods in Finance 1 Research Methods in Finance 2  
Professional Development 1 Professional Development 2  
Financial Analysis & Governance Elective Module  
Elective Module Choices:
Corporate Social Responsibility
International Monetary Economics
Project Management
Leadership, Influence & Change
Wealth and Portfolio Management


Applicants will possess a minimum 2:2 honours primary degree in a relevant discipline (for example, business, commerce or law). However, students from cognate backgrounds are also encouraged to apply. An interview may form part of the application process. Applicants who cannot satisfy the minimum 2:2 honours primary degree requirement may be accepted on the basis of relevant professional experience.

In the case of international students, applicants must hold a qualification that is equivalent to an Irish or UK honours bachelor's degree (NQAI level 8). The degree must be in a discipline relevant to the postgraduate degree sought. To find out if you have the correct qualifications to apply for a programme at UL check the specific requirements for your home country.

Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, the candidate should meet the University’s English Language Requirements


A variety of educational approaches will be employed in the delivery of the programme including interactive lectures and tutorials, guided reading, small group team work, seminars and workshops, e-learning and action learning through case studies and guest speakers from industry.

Approximately a quarter of the student workload will be taken up by formal contact hours. The remainder of the student workload should be divided between independent and private study and the preparation of projects and examinations.


This Masters programme will prepare graduates to pursue a variety of careers in the tax profession and progress to study for the professional qualification, AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA), and/or to engage in further tax research.