This course allows you to deepen or to broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject and assists your professional development by enhancing your problem-solving skills in a transnational context. Designed to maximise students’ intellectual potential, it also keeps you grounded by drawing on the real-world experiences of practitioner-teachers.
Required subjects focus on the key building blocks of cross-border taxation to develop a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to interpret legal concepts relevant to a wide range of legal institutions, events and transactions that will be valuable in many areas of chosen practice. Optional modules facilitate expansion of knowledge in your chosen direction. The course also supports your simultaneous preparation for the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) Advanced Diploma in International Taxation.
You will need creativity, intellectual rigour and a willingness to work hard to be able to analyse legal and commercial concepts and then apply them to complex fact patterns. We think the rewards are worth it. Good tax skills are highly prized by professional firms, government departments and companies. Many leaders in business and government honed their analytical and creative skills in studying or practising tax.
King’s tax modules are open to those with or without previous tax experience. Our students include both recent graduates and established legal and accounting professionals as well as tax administrators and policy makers.
The LLM offers a sharpened focus on our key areas of excellence and a commitment to offer a premier course and a world class student experience.
Our aim is to provide you with the opportunity to obtain a systematic understanding of international tax law by reference to comparative national tax laws, international and European law as well as the role of international organisations such as the OECD and UN.
We seek to develop critical awareness of and insights into the taxation of cross-border situations that concern internationally mobile individuals and multinational enterprises. We study how citizens, businesses and governments manage the challenges of taxation in the international context.
In the first and second semester you study your selection of taught modules (half and full). These are in most cases assessed in the third semester (May/June) by written examination, or in some cases by the submission of an assessed essay.
Dissertation or research essays must be submitted in September, after the May/June examinations.