Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation
MSc in Taxation
The Oxford MSc in Taxation is a two-year part-time postgraduate degree offered by the Oxford University Faculty of Law, and is taught in association with the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation based at Saïd Business School. Both the Law Faculty and the Centre for Business Taxation are leaders in their field. The Oxford Law Faculty has a long, distinguished history and is one of the pre-eminent law faculties in the world.
The Centre for Business Taxation is a unique interdisciplinary tax research institute which produces cutting edge research in economics and law and is heavily engaged in tax policy debates and tax policy-making both in the UK and internationally. It serves as a meeting point for the world’s foremost legal, economic and accounting researchers.
Unusual among Masters in Taxation degrees, the MSc in Taxation has been designed by a combination of lawyers and economists. The degree is taught by lawyers and economists from the Law Faculty and the Centre for Business Taxation, as well as a select group of practising lawyers and other leading academics. This combination ensures that students not only acquire a detailed understanding of technical law, but also the ability to think deeply about the underlying policy considerations. An element of interdisciplinarity runs through the whole degree and, in addition, the in-built flexibility of the course allows students to tailor their studies to their individual preferences.
This flexibility is particularly important because the MSc in Taxation has been designed as a part-time degree to appeal to a range of students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. The degree aims to accommodate both those who are engaged in full-time careers and those who are taking a break but have other duties and responsibilities.
The MSc in Taxation is the ideal degree for practitioners in law and accounting firms who wish to move from a technical to a deeper understanding of taxation: insights that will propel their career forward. This approach also makes this the degree of choice for those working in revenue authorities and treasury departments, as well as for those contemplating an academic career in taxation.