International Taxation

What you will study

    1. The international law of taxation: basic terminology, institutions and actors
    2. The history of the international tax regime
    3. General principles in international tax law
    4. Sources of the international law of taxation
    5. Tax law and other areas of international law
    6. Comparative approaches to taxing individuals and companies in developed and developing countries
    7. Taxing internationally mobile employees, permanent establishments, cross-border services and multinational enterprises
    8. Specifics of taxing the digital economy
    9. Tax avoidance, tax evasion, tax havens and tax compliance
    10. Most pressing issues in international tax matters today

Key features of the course

    • Flexibility to suit your needs – allowing you to study anytime, anywhere
    • An emphasis on personal and professional development through independent learning
    • Relevance of topics and practical examples to the context of your own professional practice
    • Illustrative practice activities with solutions, “test your understanding” activities and tutor-marked assignments to reinforce learning
    • Certificate of completion from London School of Finance and Law

This non-credit four-month course is intended for students who want to gain general knowledge, learn a new skill, upgrade existing skills or develop personal interests in subjects related to international finance or tax law.

This course can be taken alongside your degree or professional qualification studies elsewhere or as part of your informal career development programme. It will be of particular value to undergraduate, postgraduate or professional students of business management, accounting and tax law. 

While other LSFL law courses relate to the UK legal framework only and are mostly of interest for UK tax specialists, International Taxation can be studied by tax practitioners from all over the world as it provides a comprehensive overview of today’s core topics in the field of international law of taxation relevant to internationally based legal professional practices.

Learning outcomes

    • Knowledge and understanding
    • Key skills
    • Cognitive skills
    • Practical and professional skills
    • Transferable skills

Career relevance

    • Accounting professions
    • Law or law-related fields
    • Tax advisory
    • Business administration
    • General management
    • Sales and marketing
    • Management consultancy
    • Professional bodies
    • Professional training
    • Coaching, mentoring and counselling in finance, tax advisory and business management
    • Government offices and NGOs

Study method

Online learning with tutor guidance and support

How long it takes

4 months (128 hours)

You need to be able to spend approximately 8 hours per week on studying this module.

Teaching and assessment

A tutor will guide you throughout the study process and mark and comment on your written work. You and your tutor will primarily communicate with each other through email.

The course work includes online practice tests, tutor-marked assignments and end-of-module assessment. You must use the online VLE-system to submit your tutor-marked assignments and end-of-module assessment.

The Pass mark for the module is 50%. Upon successful completion, students are issued a certificate of completion from London School of Finance and Law.

Study materials

All study materials are provided on the module website.

Microsoft Office presentations and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) versions of study material are available.

A computer with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this module. Functionality may be limited on mobile or tablet devices.

If you have a disability or particular study requirements, please tell us as soon as possible.

Fees and funding

Course fees for 2022/2023 academic year: £680

Course fees cover registration, course materials, tuition and assessment.

LSFL course fees depend on the level and duration of courses: check all tuition fee rates for the current academic year here.

You may be eligible for tuition funding.

Registration

Next term start date: 20 September 2022

The module website will be available to registered students three days in advance of module start. Module sessions will be opened on a weekly basis to enable tutor-led, gradual progression through the study materials and continuous assessment.

Course registration is open, but please be aware that due to the increased demand it may take us longer to respond than usual.

Registration closes 10 September 2022 (places subject to availability)

Registration for current students:

ENROL

Registration for new students:

You have to register as an LSFL student to study this course.

REGISTER AS AN LSFL STUDENT

Future availability

International Taxation starts three times a year – in January, May and September.

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English language requirements

There is no formal requirement to prove your English language proficiency to study our courses. If English is not your native or second language, or you would like to improve specialist language skills necessary for your profession, you may complete one of the following English language courses:  

Legal English

English for Finance

Business English

A full range of our English language courses can be viewed here.

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