ADIT students have the option of writing a 15,000-20,000 word extended essay, as an alternative to one jurisdiction or thematic exam module.
Submitting an extended essay is a great option if your chosen area of international tax is not covered by any of the available ADIT module options; if you are completing a dissertation as part of an LLM or masters degree in international tax (you can sumbit a version of your dissertation in fulfilment of the ADIT extended essay option, provided it meets the ADIT extended essay requirements); or if you simply wish to gain the experience of researching and writing a scholarly paper that contributes to the academic discourse on an international tax topic.
ADIT extended essays are expected to be broadly equivalent in scope, detail and complexity to a master's degree dissertation at a European university (or a master's degree thesis at a North American university).
The IBFD library hosts some of the most successful ADIT extended essays as part of its Dissertations and Theses Collection.
For full information on ADIT extended essay requirements and procedures, please click on the link below.