This programme is unique in the UK. It provides a route to obtain a MSc degree by production of a research thesis of a maximum of 40,000 words. The subject matter of the thesis must be related to taxation, but the focus of the specific topic chosen would be by agreement between the student and the supervisors as part of the application and registration process.
The acceptable research topic areas must be closely related to taxation. For example, to include one or more of the following topics; The impact of taxation on the decision-making behaviour of individuals and businesses (e.g. consumption behaviours, tax planning etc); role for and development of effective tax policy; development of tax administration systems; tax education; international taxation; comparative taxation; the politics of taxation; economic psychology of taxation; taxation in developing countries; understanding patterns of tax compliance, avoidance and evasion; tax and governance; tax and social policy (other tax topics may also be suitable); institutions of taxation; adjudication or dispute resolution. Personal experience of working in the proposed topic area of study is desirable.