Extended Essay option

The extended essay option 

As an ADIT student, you may choose to write an extended essay of 15,000 - 20,000 words as an alternative to one jurisdiction or thematic exam module. 

This can be a great option if: 

  • Your chosen area of international tax is not covered by any of the available ADIT module options 
  • You are completing a dissertation or thesis as part of an LLM or master's degree in international tax* 
  • You wish to gain the experience of researching and writing an advanced level extended essay that contributes to the academic discourse in a specialist area of international tax. 

*A version of your dissertation or thesis may be submitted in fulfilment of the ADIT extended essay option, as long as it meets the ADIT extended essay requirements. 

What academic level is required for the extended essay? 

Your essay should be of publishable quality. That means it must 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. 

Where can I find more information? 

For more information, including rules and guidance notes, please download our ADIT extended essay brochure. 

Other FAQS: 

What type of essay topics are permitted? 

Please download our Approved ADIT extended essay topics document. 

Where can I find examples of successful extended essays? 

Please download our successful ADIT extended essays document. 

Where can I submit a proposal? 

You may submit a proposal using the extended essay proposal form, which is available here

If your proposal is approved: 

If approved by the ADIT Academic Board, it will be subject to a registration fee of £195. You will then need to complete the extended essay declaration form, which you can download here.