Doctorate of Tax

Does such a thing exist, and how would one go about getting it?

I am far from a bright person most of the time, but if there is one thing I can do it is excel academically, so I figure Doctor Confused would be attainable (yes, in this one area I am exceedingly arrogant) and would give me something to do.  Now I could try and do it a subject I do well at, or I could learn some tax while I do it.  Tell me I could do a Doctorate in VAT!  That would be great!

I suspect a PhD is a job however, so I fear it would be work or PhD, not both.

Yes, I'm on the up point of my mood swings at the moment, its either you aim me at something academic or you see me on the news when I try and take over the world!

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taxhound's picture

CTA (fellow)

taxhound | | Permalink

You can spend years researching an area of tax ad nauseum and be awarded a CTA (fellow) for your efforts if you are already a CTA.  

johnjenkins's picture

The problem

johnjenkins | | Permalink

is not getting the academic qualifications it's getting a job afterwards. However I have heard that Asda, Tesco and the like are looking for the older, more qualified student to encourage sales.

Constantly Confused's picture

I have a job

Constantly Confused | | Permalink

johnjenkins wrote:

is not getting the academic qualifications it's getting a job afterwards. However I have heard that Asda, Tesco and the like are looking for the older, more qualified student to encourage sales.

 

If I had to leave it to study I think I'd give it a miss.

johnjenkins's picture

Bit late now

johnjenkins | | Permalink

Marion. Let's be really silly. What about a Doctorate in Doctorates that should really confuse.

johnjenkins's picture

And there's me

johnjenkins | | Permalink

thinking that the full moon only affects women.

full moon?

Marion Hayes | | Permalink

obviously not awake yet!!

johnjenkins's picture

On my second

johnjenkins | | Permalink

coffee already. Sausage sarny, then it's all stations go.

Constantly Confused's picture

I could

Constantly Confused | | Permalink

just do the CTA, but that is so mainstream.  Being a Doctor would be more fun.  Especially if someone chokes in a restraunt.

It does exist

exceljockey | | Permalink

A former employer of mine had a doctorate in tax - firstly trained as a lawyer and then did his PhD in tax and the constitution. It was at a uni in South Africa (which doesn't help you) but I am sure that a uni in UK would do it as well.

Doctorate in Tax

amaramb | | Permalink

 According to reliable source  university of St Thomas-faculty of law (US)

have a JD in International Taxation and also University of  Southafrica (unisa)  have many progrrames in tax  such as LLD,Phd and alsoDBA

afairpo's picture

It's not quite that difficult to become a CTA (Fellow) …

afairpo | | Permalink

We don't quite demand years of research!

Constantly Confused's picture

How about

Constantly Confused | | Permalink

afairpo wrote:

We don't quite demand years of research!

 

If I just did you a graph showing HMRC tax income, split by soure?  I could make it all pretty and animated if it would help?

Steve Kesby's picture

It won't help you perfect your Heimlich manouvre...

Steve Kesby | | Permalink

... but several universities offer an MA programme in tax.  If you want to fit it around earning a living, the IALS offer a course that can be pursued predominantly during evenings and over weekends.  There are possibly better ways to use £10,000 though.

Ever considered the "University of the Front Room"?

dstickl | | Permalink

When I was working in the Middle East, an Indian chortled about the need to verify degree etc certificate documents, because he had seen too many certificates from the "University of the Front Room" that consisted of a PC and colour printer etc!

As this is Time Out, why not consider cheering yourself up by printing a "Doctorate of Tax" degree certificate for yourself, in your "University of the Front Room"?

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