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.

Our Tax Program is taught by academics and practitioners who are internationally recognised leaders in their fields, supported by renowned international visitors.

Our participants come from diverse backgrounds in Australia and overseas, they are recent graduates and established practitioners, and they come from professional firms and industry, the private sector and government.

We offer a comprehensive range of study options, with sophisticated coursework electives, opportunities for guided research projects and special programs tailored for domestic and international participants.

If you have had limited exposure to the detail of Australian tax law so far in your studies or career, we recommend you start your study with our unit of study Introduction to Australian Tax.

Units are taught either throughout the semester or over shorter periods in intensive format.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $35,000 total course cost.
International Students: $46,500 per year full-time


1 year full time, 2 - 6 years part time

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

Entry Requirements