WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,784 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Master of Commerce (MCom)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce
Campus:Upper Campus
Course Type:Master by Coursework & Dissertation
Application Deadline: 31 October 2021
Programme Overview

This is a part-time coursework and minor dissertation programme. The aim of the course is to equip successful candidates with the skills to be well rounded, competent practitioners in the tax field; to assess the tax efficiency of commercial transactions; to do research; to draft legal opinions; to deal with SARS on behalf of clients; and, to prepare for and execute tax litigation.


The programme is offered over two years, part-time. The programme starts in February. The first year consists of coursework and group projects (FTX5030W) and a methodology course (FTX4036S). In the second year either a 90-credit dissertation is completed (FTX5031W)

The period to complete the dissertation may be extended at the convener’s discretion.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
Honours degree in Taxation or CA(SA) or LLB or equivalent acceptable qualification/experience (evidenced by a submitted portfolio of academic and practical experience). Professional and/or academic references for all applicants may be requested. A curriculum vitae and academic transcript are required on the application. An entrance exam or interview may be required.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

How to apply
Postgraduate applications are only possible online and must be submitted at

If you need help in completing your application, or advice about your choice of programme, contact:
Tel: (021) 650-2128 or email:
The Admissions Office is located on Level 4, Masingene Building, Middle
Campus, and will where necessary refer you to a faculty office or department for more details information or advice.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities are;
– Tax Trainee
– Tax Manager
– Tax Consultant – Sandton
– Manager Income Tax Compliance Services
– Tax Compliance Officer

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,784
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,784

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

Students must pay the Course Fees for the selected courses, plus an International Admin Service Fee of R4, 000 plus the International Term Fee where applicable
– International Admin Service Fee – R4000
– International Term Fee from outside Africa- R49900
– International Term Fee Non-SADC – R37263
– South Africa and SADC Application fee – R100
– Outside of SADC region – R300

Relevant Contact

Mrs Tracy Johnson
Programme Convener
Heather Martin
Postgraduate Administrative Assistant