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The objective of the Master of Accounting programme is to further develop the academic and professional knowledge and skills of honours accounting graduates who aspire to accounting careers. The programme combines the advanced study of accounting as a basis for a successful career with the development of the student's professional and intellectual capabilities. It places significant emphasis on group work and the development of oral and written communication skills. The content of the programme has been developed with reference to the syllabus of Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI). Full exemption from CAI's CAP2 examinations is available to students who already have full CAP1 exemptions before taking the MAcc.

Subjects taught

The programme includes the following modules: Advanced Financial Accounting; Management Accounting; Taxation; Auditing; Finance; Skills for Accounting Research and Practice; Decision Theory and Analysis; and Strategic Management. Candidates also complete two summer schools in May/June including a KPMG-led Analytics in Auditing and Accounting Summer School.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
The minimum entry requirement is a 2.1 Honours Degree in Business or Commerce, with a significant specialisation in Accounting. Students are normally required to have full exemptions from the CAI's CAP1 examinations before embarking on the MAcc programme.

Application dates

Places will be offered on a rolling basis and candidates are advised to apply as early as possible. Applications will close when the programme is full.


1 year full-time.

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Career Opportunities
This programme is specifically designed for graduates who aspire to careers in the accounting and tax consultancy professions. Most participants in the programme are sponsored (and subsequently employed) by major accounting firms, such as KPMG, PwC, Deloitte and Ernst & Young.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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