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Undergraduate Course: Taxation (LAWS10079)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaLaw Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionTheoretical aspects of taxation; the law and practice of tax and estate planning.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Taxation Ordinary (LAWS08103) OR Revenue Law (LAWS08118)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesPlease note that you are very unlikely to get a place on an Honours Law course unless you are on a direct exchange with the School of Law (this includes Erasmus law exchange students).
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Full Year, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  No Quota:  26
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralLecture1-27 14:00 - 15:50
First Class Week 1, Tuesday, 14:00 - 15:50, Zone: Central. Room L05, Old College
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
This course is concerned with the law and policy relating to taxation in the UK and elsewhere. It aims to:
develop knowledge of tax law and policy, with particular but not exclusive focus on the UK
develop an understanding of how particular taxes interrelate and how tax policy impacts on economic and social issues
provide an understanding of the impact of European Community law on the UK tax system
encourage critical understanding and evaluation of areas of controversy
foster the ability to criticise constructively current laws and suggest and evaluate possible reforms
to develop both oral and written communication skills through class discussion and written assessments
to facilitate teamwork through group tasks.

By the end of the course, students should be able to
research and identify the UK tax implications of particular strategies or transactions
to make critical comment on the UK tax system
make suggestions for viable alternatives
assess the likely future development of UK tax law in an international context.
Assessment Information
Essay (1/3) and exam (2/3)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Contacts
Course organiserMs Sandra Eden
Tel: (0131 6)50 2627
Email: Sandra.Eden@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Susan Leask
Tel: (0131 6)50 2344
Email: susan.leask@ed.ac.uk
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