MPhil Taxation (Coursework)

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Closing Dates

  • SA – 30/09/2022
  • Non-SA – 31/08/2022

Admission Requirements

  1. Relevant BComHons degree or an LLB degree
  2. Relevant work experience acceptable to the Departmental Postgraduate Selection Committee
  3. Successful completion of the African Tax Institute’s (in the Department of Economics) selection process, which includes an entrance examination
  4. Appropriate work experience within the public or non-governmental sector is required

Selection Process

Step 1:

  1. Interested candidates submit a provisional application to the African Tax Institute to [email protected]
  2. This application must be accompanied by the following documents:
  • A covering letter stating clearly why you want to enrol for the master’s Programme in Taxation
  • A two-page literature review (1.5 line spacing, 12 pt. font) on: “Factors influencing tax performance in African countries”. The report should be properly referenced in accordance with the Harvard referencing style, refer: (Chapter 5)
  • Certified copies of all degree certificates
  • An academic transcript listing all modules or courses taken and marks obtained
  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your contact details
  • A certified copy of the photo page of your passport
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Contact details of your sponsor or details of your financial position if you are not sponsored by your employer or another entity
  • Results of a recent TOEFL or IELTS language proficiency test (if available)
  • SAQA certification of non-South African degrees (if available)

Step 2: Provisionally selected candidates

  • Provisionally selected candidates will be required to write and pass and entrance examination written on the last Saturday in September of the year preceding the intended year of study
  • Logistics will be communicated directly to provisionally selected candidates
  • The final selection will be made from candidates who have passed the examination

Minimum duration of study

2 years, full-time

Faculty Notes

The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences aspires to be at the cutting edge of economic, financial and management education, as well as research and community engagement within the national, African and global context. Our mission is to advance relevant knowledge and develop employable, innovative and diverse graduates to co-create value for society.

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