Certificate in Advanced Taxation (Postgraduate)

Graduation 30s
Postgraduate / Short Course
1 Semester
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Blended Learning
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Course Overview

Become a Tax Specialist with a Difference in this Applied and Industry Led Course Led Course

The Certificate in Advanced Taxation is a postgraduate course which enables accounting professionals to significantly extend their skills, knowledge and client engagement rates in the increasingly complex domestic and global taxation environment.

Utilising a highly practical approach taught by a lecturing team with outstanding industry experience. This course develops both technical and legal know-how in taxation, augmented by the development of a wider strategic management mindset.

Why Study Advanced Taxation at Griffith College?

Taxation is a highly technical and complex area which changes frequently and requires ongoing monitoring of policy. However, it is not only the tax knowledge that needs constant updating, but also the application of that knowledge and how we conduct ourselves with clients (both internal and external), that needs to be considered. There has always been a requirement for tax specialists, and this will continue to be the case. This course is designed to meet that need and will provide students with:

  •  Extensive industry collaboration with thought leaders in tax, nationally and internationally
  • A clear client centred focus and more qualitative, innovative consultancy insights.
  • Deep knowledge and application across a broad range of taxation issues, for Irish tax frameworks and international considerations.
  • A combination of research and consultancy to provide a highly specialised and sought after range of skills and competencies
  • Access to a network of employers and industry leaders through applied assessments, including live client cases

Intake Dates

We run one intake for this course, commencing as follows:


  • Autumn: September*


*subject to sufficient numbers


Course Details


This module develops skills in not only in the interpretation and understanding of Irish tax legislation, but also in the application and provision of appropriate value added tax advice to meet each client’s needs, whether that client be an individual, a family business or a corporation.

This module analyses the principal features of the International Tax Law system, including the OECD Model Income Tax Convention and EC law as it affects Member States’ tax systems. It examines important issues such as the different approaches to Corporate Income Taxation, tackling International Tax Avoidance, International Tax Law as it applies to developing countries, and the issues in modifying established International Tax Rules to regulate E-commerce activity. This module is especially suited to those seeking a career within the tax department of multinationals.  

This module uses applied and live clients to develop students' strategic and critical thinking, integrating taxation knowledge and skills within the broader organisational, strategic taxation context. It is designed to build the competencies needed to work in a professional taxation environment, together with developing soft skills (namely teamwork, oral and written communication and IT skills).


Timetables to be confirmed

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to hold an approved honours degree of at least an H22 standard or a professional body qualification in an accounting/finance-related field. Applications on the basis of prior experiential learning are welcomed in line with the college's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.



Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: €2,850


The programme is intended for applicants who wish to pursue a successful career, with a specialisation in tax. Successful completion of this programme offers a pathway to the Postgraduate Diploma or Masters of Science in Accounting and Finance Management with 15ECTS available as APL grades.

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