Master of International Taxation (MIntTax)

Sydney Law School Postgraduate Coursework Video - The Tax Program



The Sydney Law School’s Taxation program is one of the world’s most respected and established. Since its inception, the Law School’s taxation staff members have acquired the best record in Australia for attracting competitive research grants as well as crafting a curriculum that meets professional requirements at a national and international level. The program is delivered in a variety of formats with tax professionals from Australia’s leading ranks and visiting professors, among the foremost international tax scholars in the world, sharing the teaching load with staff. Whether utilised to expand and enhance existing skills or to confront the challenges of international taxation, the Sydney Law School's tax program is equipped to meet a variety of academic and specialist needs.

Globalisation has fundamentally changed the international business and investment environment. In response to this change, Sydney's taxation program continues to place a strong focus on international and comparative tax study, which resulted in the introduction of the Master of International Taxation (MIntTax). A specialist degree in international and comparative taxation, it is designed to equip local and foreign tax professionals for working in the global economy, the degree builds on a candidate's knowledge of his or her own tax system through courses on international and comparative tax. In addition to broad-based comparative tax subjects, the program includes courses on tax treaties, regional tax systems and the tax systems of specific countries (particularly the United States and the United Kingdom).


Applications are still open. However, some units may have restricted class size and compulsory units may run early in the semester. It is strongly recommended that applicants submit their application on time to avoid disappointment. Please contact the Postgraduate Team for further details.

Please read through How to apply and ensure all relevant application documents are available to upload before applying online:

Program Co-ordinator

Professor Graeme Cooper

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Postgraduate Team

Admission requirements

An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline such as business, commerce, economics, taxation or law.

Program structure

The MIntTax requires the completion of 48 credit points of units of study. Each unit of study is equivalent to six credit points.

Attendance pattern

Each unit of study entails 26 contact hours. Units are offered on a semester length or intensive basis. Semester length units are taught once a week over 13 week semester on either a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening between 6pm and 8pm. Intensive units of study condense the 26 hours over a period of four to five days. The units are generally taught between 9am and 5pm over a block period. For example, an intensive unit may be taught two consecutive days one week and then two consecutive days in a fortnight's time. All classes are held in the Law School or another Sydney CBD location.

Planning Your Tax Studies

Duration

ATTENDANCE CREDIT POINTS(CP) PER SEMESTER MAXIMUM
(from first enrolment)
FULL-TIME 18-24 CP 6 YEARS*
PART-TIME max 12 CP 6 YEARS*
*Periods of suspension, exclusion or lapsed candidature will be added to the maximum completion times except that no completion time will exceed 10 years from first enrolment. Credit will not be granted for previous studies older than 10 years at the time of first enrolment. If a student is admitted with credit, the Faculty will determine a reduced time limit for completion of the award course.

Units of study

Please note: some units of study may have pre-requisite requirements or prohibition guidelines and may not be available to those without a law degree. Please check with the Sydney Law School directly if in doubt.


Units of Study Structure as of 1 January 2014
Students commencing from 1 January 2014 must complete a minimum of 30 credit points of core units of study:

Core Units of Study (2014)
Australian International Taxation
Chinese International Taxation
Comparative International Taxation
Comparative Corporate Taxation
GST - International Issues
International Import/Export Laws
Tax Treaties
Tax Treaties Special Issues
Transfer Pricing in International Tax
UK International Taxation
US International

 

Students may enrol up to 18 credit points of elective units of study

Elective Units of Study (2014) 
Capital Gains Tax
Carbon Trading, Derivatives and Taxation
Corporate Taxation
Economics of Tax Policy
Goods and Services Tax Principles A
Goods and Services Tax Principles B
Independent Research Project
Introduction to Australian Business Tax
Law of Asset Protection
Law of Not-for-Profits
Law of Tax Administration
Public Policy
Tax Avoidance and Anti-Avoidance
Tax Litigation
Tax of Business and Investment Income A
Tax of Business and Investment Income B
Taxation and Regulation of Superannuation
Taxation of Corporate Finance
Taxation of Corporate Groups
Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions
Taxation of Partnerships and Trusts



Students who commenced prior to 2014 may elect to complete the award under the new 2014 requirements or previous requirements as follows:

Compulsory Unit of Study (2014)
Comparative International Taxation

 

Elective Units of Study (2014)
Australian International Taxation
Carbon Trading, Derivatives and Taxation
Chinese International Taxation
Comparative Corporate Taxation
Economics of Tax Policy
GST - International Issues
Independent Research Project
International Import/Export Laws
Introduction to Australian Business Tax
Law of Asset Protection
Law of Tax Administration
Public Policy
Tax Avoidance and Anti-Avoidance
Tax Treaties
Tax Treaties Special Issues
Transfer Pricing in International Tax
UK International Taxation
US International Taxation

Staff

Members of the tax faculty are regularly invited to teach or give seminars at leading overseas universities and to act as consultants in the private sector and to government and/or international organisations. The tax faculty also includes part-time lecturers drawn from the ranks of Australia's leading tax professionals and benefits from visiting professors who are among the foremost tax scholars in the world. For further information please visit the Our People section of the website.