WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$4,374 for the full programme
Part-time Study:2 Years
Applications Begin:January 2020
Final Award:Master of Law (LLM)
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce, Law & Management
Campus:West Campus
Application Deadline: April 2021
Programme Overview

**This course is offered as part-time only.

The Master of Commerce in Taxation provides students with a sophisticated understanding of the general principles of domestic and international taxation. It is designed to expose students to the rigorous academic challenges of tax law and give them the opportunity to examine the areas of financial theory and practice in which they are particularly interested. When completed, students will have a mastery of tax law, its practice, ethics and subtleties.


Students complete the following four compulsory courses:

  • Foundational Principles of Tax Law
  • Domestic Tax Law
  • International Tax Law
  • The Law of Taxation of Specific Entities and Transactions

LLM students in this field must pass two of the compulsory courses at the core level.

In addition, LLM students must complete the course Research Methodology and a 10,000-word Research Report in the field of Tax Law.

Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor of Laws with an average mark of 70 per cent

Additional Entry RequirementsSelection is based upon a demonstration of intellectual capacity and evidence of the applicant’s commitment and ability to overcome challenges in attaining a postgraduate qualification. In the admissions process, the Committee focuses primarily on applicants who are South African qualified chartered accountants or lawyers who have had at least two or three years of experience beyond the accountancy or law school and who have committed themselves to a career in taxation.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $7
Application Fees for International Students: $48

  • Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment. Click here to see an overview of the Wits applications process.
  • Please apply online. Upload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal, view academic application status, accept an offer (once certified hardcopies have been received by SEnC), apply and check residence application status, and generate a fees estimate.
  • Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.

Relevant Contact

Anzolette Saville
LLM Coordinator