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Postgraduate Diploma in International Taxation via Distance Learning

Advance your career with an online Postgraduate Diploma in International Taxation

Course Starting 2021

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The Postgraduate Diploma in International Tax can be used by students in preparation for ADIT, the international tax qualification and annual certification package awarded and administered by the Chartered Institute of Taxation. For more information about ADIT, visit

  • Expand your skills and gain knowledge in an area of considerable commercial interest which will enhance your employability potential in this area

  • Develop an in-depth and practical understanding of Cross Border taxation

  • Examine the latest policy developments and tax treatment of complex cross-border transactions that organisations need to deal with in an increasingly demanding regulatory environment

  • Undertake a flexible, alternative study solution to a traditional on campus programme, tailor-made for working professionals and studied 100% ONLINE

  • Improve your career prospects by gaining a high-level qualification without compromising your work commitments and gain the professional skills and practical experience that businesses are looking for today

This course, developed by leading international taxation specialists, at both advisory and in-house level, will provide a firm grounding on all must-know International Taxation areas. Upon completion, you will be fully equipped to confidently pursue a career in international taxation.

The central aim of this course, which consists of 4 modules, is to provide a comprehensive grounding in all aspects of International Taxation. The modules address the important issues within the sector, drawing out key points to ensure you gain a thorough understanding of the topics before completing the final exam.

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This is a distance learning course and all notes and lecture material will be made available via the internet through the KNect365 Learning Virtual Learning platform. Pre-recorded lectures will be conducted on the internet via the online classroom every week, followed a week later by a live online tutorial in a fully interactive classroom to give students the opportunity to ask questions. This ensures that students are part of a unique study environment that assists with balancing already busy professional lives. All lectures and tutorials are recorded and archived, making it very easy to refer back to previous lectures, or catch up on missed lectures.

Programme Structure

Module 1
Principles of International Taxation (30 credits)

Module 2
Jurisdiction of Taxation (30 credits)

Module 3
Transfer Pricing & Anti Avoidance (30 credits)

Module 4
Treaties & Emerging Issues (30 credits)

How will I receive my materials?

There are two books which you will need as part of the course, and electronic versions of these books will be available for you through the KNect365 Virtual Learning Platform:

  • International Tax Primer (3rd Ed) – Brian Arnold
  • OECD Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capital: Condensed Version 2017 (available online)
  • UN Model Double Taxation Convention

You will also be given access to selected online resources and will also have access to a database of tax research material.


Online resource

The course has its own secure website where the content can be viewed entirely online. This site offers you the option of viewing and accessing your course online and downloading and printing the materials at any location that has internet access. The site also offers access to:

  • student discussion forum
  • useful links
  • resources

The aim of the site is to offer a more flexible delivery system and to offer participants the platform to communicate with one another in a secure, dedicated environment.

Discussion Forum

You will use the forum to discuss any matters relating to the course. Throughout the modules, there are suggestions for you to do some further investigation or research into a chosen topic. Students are encouraged to interact with each other and exchange views on the discussion forum. This is a key part of the learning process and will help to enhance your studies and understanding of other participants’ perspectives on different issues.

Qualification: Postgraduate Diploma in International Taxation
Start date: 27th October 2020
Length of course: 1 Academic Year
Delivery: Online Distance Learning
Fees: £6000

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Some organisations which have already benefited from IITF programmes:

ArcelorMittal, Deloitte, E&Y, Ericsson, Federal Inland Revenue Service
(Nigeria), Glencore, KPMG, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, Mazars,
MTN, Nampak, National Treasury (South Africa), SAB Miller, South African
Revenue Service, Thomson Reuters, Uganda Revenue Authority, Unilever,
Zimbabwe Revenue Authority.

This course has been specifically designed as one of the most comprehensive Post Graduate Diplomas in International Taxation. The course is aimed at in-house tax and cross-border specialists from multinational companies, tax practitioners in private practice and revenue authorities.

Ideal for:

  • Finance Directors
  • Senior Executives
  • Group Tax Directors
  • Accountants
  • Heads of Corporate Tax
  • Transfer Pricing Specialists
  • Tax Accountants
  • Heads of Transfer Pricing
  • Lawyers
  • Senior Tax Managers
  • Benefit from regular interactive online support and feedback on coursework set by the academics to help you remain focused and motivated
  • Network and share ideas with like-minded fellow professional students and tutors via online forums, which provide additional support and professional development
  • Take control of where and when you learn
  • Apply your learning, knowledge, skills and expertise to your work immediately

To be eligible for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in International Tax you will need to pass the course as a whole. The student will be expected to complete three tutorial questions per module, four written assignments (1 per module) and at the end, complete the final assessment (1 overall written course assignment).

In summary, there are 3 assessment processes that take place over the academic period:

  1. Three tutorial questions per module – these are short tutorials that have to be completed for each module.
  2. There are four written assignments set for the academic year (1 per module).  Every assignment needs to be completed.
  3. Final Assessment – there is one final written course assignment that takes place at the end of the course.  Each student is required to complete this final assessment, irrespective of the marks obtained for the tutorials and assignments. The final assessment is in the form of a research paper and takes place over a period of 10 days. This is an online assessment.

Past Students of IITF Courses

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