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Programme: MPhil International Taxation (Coursework)

Code Faculty Department
07255105 Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences Department: Taxation
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 180 NQF level:  09

Programme information

This programme aims to provide students with advance knowledge of international tax provisions and relevant tax topics as they arise from contemporary cross border transactions.

Contact: Department of Taxation (012) 420 4983

Admission requirements

  1. Relevant honours degree or relevant postgraduate qualification
  2. A cumulative weighted average of at least 60% for the BComHons degree or postgraduate diploma
  3. Relevant Taxation modules at postgraduate level (minimum of 40 credits)
  4. Relevant work experience in a tax environment

Additional requirements

Proficient in English (written and spoken).

Other programme-specific information

  • Please contact the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences with regard to University specific regulations pertaining to master degree programmes.
  • The offer of admission is dependent on a process of selection by the department.
  • Full particulars of the degree programme are available on the departmental website.

Examinations and pass requirements

Prerequisite for awarding the degree

  1. All the modules require a pass mark of at least 50%.
  2. The pass mark for the mini-dissertation is 50%. The provisions regarding pass requirements for dissertations, contained in General Regulation G.12.2, apply mutatis mutandis to mini- dissertations.

Pass with distinction

In order to be awarded the degree with distinction, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Obtain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 75% including at least 75% in the mini-dissertation;
  • Complete the degree within the minimum period prescribed;
  • Only the final mark of the first attempt to pass the modules or dissertation will be considered; and
  • The GPA will be not be rounded up to a whole number.

Minimum credits: 90

Core modules

Minimum credits: 90

Core modules


The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of students to familiarise themselves well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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