Course Description

The Master of Taxation (MTax) is a specialist qualification in Australian tax law, drawing upon the Sydney Law School’s Taxation program, one of the world’s most respected and established.

The curriculum has been designed to meet professional requirements at a national and international level and is relevant to those in the Australian tax profession, whether as lawyers, accountants, public administrators or academics, who wish to build on their experience and attain a high level of specialist tax expertise.

Sydney Law School is an international leader in tax education. The Sydney Tax Program is taught by academics and practitioners who are internationally recognised as leaders in their fields, supported by renowned international visitors.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $34,000 total course cost.
International Students: $43,000 per year full-time

Starting dates

March, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Law & Paralegal Studies postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 63.1% (national average 67.6%)
Improved skills: 74.2% (national average 73.2%)
Overall satisfaction: 82.4% (national average 80.2%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Law & Paralegal Studies postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 91.6% (national average 86.6%)
Studying full time: 2.9% (national average 6.0%)
Median full time salary: $91,800 (national average $72,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 008407A
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: MATAXATN2000

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