This Tax LLM will equip you with the legal framework and intellectual tools you need to understand cross-border tax. With a reputation for exceptional teaching and contemporary expertise you will find your intellectual and creative abilities are both challenged and developed by this demanding but intensely practical subject. You may also prepare simultaneously for the CIOT Advanced Diploma in International Taxation.

Key benefits

  • Opportunity to prepare simultaneously for the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) Advanced Diploma in International Taxation.
  • Exceptional teaching reputation; unique, sought-after expertise, contemporary experience and connections with the wider London legal community.
  • Unrivalled location in the heart of legal London; based in the magnificent East Wing of Somerset House on the Strand and minutes from the Royal Courts of Justice, the Inns of Court and offices of major City law firms.

Study Details:

LLM One year FT, two or four years

Module Details:

Required Modules

You will have to take one of the following writing projects:

  • Dissertation (40 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)
  • 10,000 word practice or research module (40 credits)
Optional Modules


In order to meet the 180 credit requirement, students must select at least 120-140 credits from a range of optional modules. Students who wish to specialise within a certain pathway must ensure that at least 120 credits are taken within that pathway.

Examples of modules available with the International Tax Law LLM:


  • EU Tax Law
  • International Tax Law
  • Taxation of Business Enterprise
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Value Added Tax
  • International Tax Law: Transfer Pricing

Student Destinations

In a competitive world we can give you the competitive edge to take your career to the next level. That’s why you’ll find our LLM programme is supplemented by opportunities to develop your skills and professional networks.


Full time UK fees: £15,000 p.a. (2017/18)* Full time overseas fees: £22,800 p.a. (2017/18)* Part time UK fees: £7,500 p.a. (2017/18)* Part time overseas fees: £11,400 p.a. (2017/18)* *These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Entry Requirements

Applicants who wish to enrol for the LLM in International Tax may apply for admission on the basis of one of the following two paragraphs:

1.  Hold an undergraduate degree with high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 65%) in Law or a degree with at least 70% law content, or an equivalent international qualification and grading.


2. The applicant must:

(i) hold a recognised first degree in any discipline of at least high upper second class honours standard or an equivalent overseas qualification (with a preference for degrees in accounting or other tax-related fields); AND

(ii) have at least 12 months’ appropriate work experience in the Tax sector.

Applicants fulfilling both the requirements contained in paragraph (2) may therefore apply to the LLM in International Tax even though they do not hold a first degree in law (or a degree with at least 70% law content) as would otherwise be required under paragraph (1) above. This entry route is intended for applicants who do not have a law degree but who have appropriate work experience in Tax, and who may previously have considered enrolling for our MA Tax programme (the MA Tax programme has been discontinued with effect from 2013-14).

Please note that applicants admitted to the LLM in International Tax on the basis of paragraph (2) above must enrol for this specialist LLM programme only. Following admission, they will not be permitted to enrol for any other specialist LLM (such as the LLM in International Financial Law or the LLM in Competition Law) or for our general LLM programme, and will be obliged to select only modules offered under the LLM in International Tax.

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