Taxation has been taught at LSE since its foundation in 1895. Post-graduate study of tax law at LSE began over forty years ago as part of the University of London LLM, the oldest tax LLM programme in Europe. The Taxation programme in LSE's new LLM continues this tradition, offering a range of courses covering some of the most innovative and academically challenging topics in tax law.
The Law Department is a very active centre for research in taxation, and offers good opportunities for PhD students interested in this field. Click here from more information about PhD research, and the research interests of our staff and postgraduates.
The Department also offers an undergraduate course in Taxation and co-organises a regular series of LSE Taxation Seminars.
Taxation for Undergraduates
Our undergraduate (LLB) courses include:-
Taxation for Postgraduates
At LLM level we offer the following subject specialisms in Taxation Law:
Opportunities for Research
An important part of our research activity is contributed by our research
students. We welcome applications for the
programme from anyone interested in doing research in taxation. Students
come from all over the world. Demand greatly exceeds the number of places
available and we have to be very selective. Students for both the MPhil and PhD
degrees are required to prepare
a thesis under the direction of a supervisor, as either a full-time or a part-time student. MPhil students whose progress is satisfactory may proceed to the PhD programme. A successful PhD thesis will be an original contribution to learning in its field not exceeding 100,000 words.
In addition to the other opportunities for financial support, LSE students intending to study for a PhD in taxation may apply for the Avery Jones Award by the Harbour Charitable Trust. Further details can be obtained from Ian Roxan at email@example.com Please note that this scholarship is not administered by LSE.
In addition, the Chartered Institute of Taxation offers up to five grants per year of up to £3,000 to PhD students studying Taxation at a UK university. The awards are intended to assist with items such as research related travel costs or general living expenses. Students interested should contact Rosalind Baxter, Head of the Institute's Education Department, by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 020 7235 9381 or by post at CIOT, 12 Upper Belgrave Street, London SW1X 8BB. There are two application deadlines each year, 1 April and 1 October.
We also consider applications for places as
Research Students. This is suitable for those who do not wish to
proceed to a higher degree, but want to pursue their own research with the
assistance of a supervisor. It can be useful in particular for teachers wishing
to spend a year on research and doctoral students registered at overseas
Resources for Research Students
The main resources for research students are the LSE Library, Library of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, other University of London college libraries and the University Library. The Department organises series of research seminars open to all research students. In addition, research students in taxation are welcome to attend the Taxation Seminars, and may also arrange to attend other seminars on taxation.