Three research programmes in taxation are offered – a Master’s degree in Commerce (Taxation), a Master’s degree in Commerce (Accounting) and a PhD. Details regarding the three programmes are set out below. There are no specialization areas and any suitable topic in taxation is acceptable for all three programmes.
- MCom (Taxation) – this supervised programme comprises a course-work component with a weighting of 40%, a course-work examination with a weighting of 10% and a mini thesis with a weighting of 50%. The course-work component comprises thirteen modules on which nine assignments are to be submitted. The modules are based mainly on case law in the more complex areas of taxation. The mini thesis is on a taxation topic of the candidate’s choice, subject to approval by the supervisor. The length of the mini thesis is restricted to a maximum of 30 000 words.
- MCom (Accounting) – this supervised programme consists of a thesis on a taxation topic of the candidate’s choice, subject to approval by the supervisor, with a maximum length of 50 000 words.
- PhD – this supervised programme consists of a thesis on a taxation topic of the candidate’s choice, subject to approval by the supervisor
Research methodology – all three of the taxation programmes include a module on research methodology for self-study by candidates, which aims to provide an introduction to research methodology and the writing of a research proposal.
All of the programmes can be offered on a full-time, in attendance basis, or on a part-time, not in attendance basis.
Contact person for research degree opportunities in Taxation: Professor Lilla Stack (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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